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A Rehabber’s List of Worst Bird Myths

One might think that thanks to the Internet, all those ridiculous old wild animal myths handed down for generations would...

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of May 2016?

19 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Our celebration of mothers during the first Sunday of May finds symmetry in the natural world, where so many maternal-minded...

An Osprey Nest and The Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it unlawful at any time, by any means or in any manner, to pursue,...

Birdchick Podcast #208: Birders are Creepy and Eagles Eating Cats

Bird news: Why are the crows so violent in Canada?Bald eagle cam shows bald eagles bringing a young cat back to the nest. John James Audubon was kind of a punk ass troll. Oh...this isn't going to piss any birders off...at all. Apparently people think birders are as creepy as clowns. Show More Summary

Quoth the Raven: Who you callin’ bird-brained?

They may (or may not) be smarter than a fifth-grader. But Ravens (like the fine specimen above photographed by Corey) are no...

Belding’s Yellowthroat, Endemic and Endangered!

A couple of years ago, I was invited to participate in a community hummingbird Festival, in Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico....

Pied Starlings

Just a quick post this week, as I’m rushed for time and stressed about house buying. And you really don’t...

The Mississippi Ornithological Society meeting

Thank you to the birders of Mississippi for a wonderful weekend April 28-29 around Oxford. Special thanks to the MOS, Delta Wind Birds, The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Wild Birds Unlimited of Jackson, and the other sponsors for making it all possible. Show More Summary

"Dad" the Great Blue Heron

One year ago today, on May 3, 2015, I went birding in Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, NY, hoping to reconnect with someone very dear to me. He’d never once sent me an email or text, and I didn’t know if he’d show up while I was there, but hope springs eternal. Show More Summary

Sibley Birds East & Sibley Birds West: A Review

I purchased my first Sibley—The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America—in 2003. It was my second field...

South Florida Specialties Birding

On my recent short family vacation to Miami, I was granted a single day to get out and really bird...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2016)

After some weekends, we reflect on better views of birds we see all the time. Other times, however, find us...

Like Pieces Of A Puzzle Falling From The Sky

For most of the month of April spring migration was moving along gradually as swallows, phoebes, and early warblers started to arrive. While others like Dark-eyed Juncos began heading north. Saturday was a sunny day so I got an early start by checking the area surrounding our local reservoir. Show More Summary

Wichita Wingmen Take Flight May 2

L to R: Chuck and Dianne Theuson, Penny Miller, Sue and Warren King The Wichita Wingmen will take flight on Monday, May 2, competing in the Great Texas Birding Classic. This competitive event raises money for Texas Parks and Wildlife Conservation Grants.It's probably fairly obvious where the name came from. Show More Summary

Biting the bullet or jumping the shark? A potential Baikal Wagtail in Germany

I recently saw and photographed what appears to be a Baikal Wagtail (Motacilla alba-or-not baicalensis) in Germany. If I am...

Flock Bronzewings

Flock Bronzewings Phaps histronica are an interesting bird that can show up in pairs or even large flocks on the odd...

Birding in Costa Rica Off the Beaten Track at Hitoy Cerere

There is a regular birding route in Costa Rica that hits every major habitat in the country and makes an...

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of April 2016?

The last weekend of April may as well be May, which we know is a major month of migration. Don’t...

Savoring a Slow Spring

The first time I ever noticed my aspen tree in full bud, back in early May in 1982, at least one Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Yellow-rumped Warbler could be seen in its branches just about every time I looked.Show More Summary

The Joys of Urban Birding in SE Europe

Even before I turn the engine off, I hear the frog-like song of the Great Reed-Warblers. In a cold morning...

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