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The “Rufa” Red Knot is now protected under the Endangered Species Act

58 minutes agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the “Rufa” population of Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) as a threatened...

No Cute Title, Just an Owl Swimming

10 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

I have backlogs of bird news to wade through for you, but couldn’t help singling out this spectacular story. There’s...

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

20 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC) is often held up as the best system of wildlife management and...

Birds On The Brink

There’s been some interesting bird research lately, having to do with the origin of birds (new analysis of new and...

Wilson's Warbler

The Wilson's warbler is a small new world warbler. They breed across Canada and the western United States. The typical breeding habitat consists of open woodlands, with plenty of undergrowth, typically ponds, lakes or bogs. The nest is built primarily by the female. Show More Summary

A Holiday Tradition For Birders

It's that time of year when the annual Christmas bird counts are taking place all around the northeast. Prior to 1900 it was tradition to shoot as many birds as possible. Counting them seems to be much more in the Christmas spirit. I participated in a local count over the weekend. Show More Summary

2014 Arenal Bird Count

When the proprietors of Costa Rica’s Finca Luna Nueva Lodge graciously invited Corey and me to visit, we were both...

Gray-necked Wood-Rails are Awesome (and Kind of Obnoxious)

On our first morning at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, Mike and I were making our way to the tower in...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2014)

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas Bird Count! That’s right… the yule birding season is officially upon us, which means a...

Striated Heron-rufous morph

The variation in colour of Striated Herons can be quite remarkable and around Broome they are generally very pale along...

Hummingbirds in Costa Rica Love the Rain

Eddy Rabbitt sang about loving a rainy night but in Costa Rica, hummingbirds love a rainy day. They sing the...

Birdchick Podcast #181 Can Owls Swim?

Good news on the Vikings Stadium. 3M is set to step in an test out a film to prevent bird strikes. This seems hopeful. World's oldest living wild bird is back and ready to mate at 63 years of age. That is one heck of an albatross. Cool video of a peregrine diving after pintails. Show More Summary

The Biggest Urban Pygmy Cormorant Roost in the World

It all started during the icy February of 1996. The night temperatures in Belgrade, Serbia, were already below minus 10...

Underbirded

It was Bryant Park that got me thinking. Everyone knows about Bryant Park… but what if you didn’t? Who would...

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2014?

Now that we are officially in the holiday season, weekends tend to get pretty hectic with parties, shopping, and end-of-year...

Birding in Honduras, Part II: Pico Bonito Lodge

After wrapping up our time in the highlands of Honduras, Chris Lotz (owner of international bird tour company Birding Ecotours)...

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival Website Ready for Registrations!

Yes! After what I can only presume were some very frustrating delays, registration for the 2015 Space Coast Birding and...

My tribute to Roger Tory Peterson in Sweden in America magazine

In 1996, when Roger Tory Peterson died, the Swedish Council of America wanted to publish a tribute to the famous Swede's life in their magazine, Sweden in America, and their editor wrote to me asking if I would write it for them. I suspect...Show More Summary

More about Bird Tongues than a Normal Person Would Want to Know

Ruby-throated Hummingbird showing off her tongue. From the time I was a very little girl, I wondered about bird tongues. Well, actually, I wondered about all tongues. Dog tongues lolled out, dripping with saliva. Cat tongues were scratchy and much drier. Show More Summary

Collared Aracari at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, Costa Rica

Few if any species are as emblematic of the Neotropics as Ramphastidae, the family that includes the toucans, toucanets, and...

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