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Least Terns Complete Another Nesting Season in Florida

19 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The end of July marks the end of the Least Tern’s (Sterna antillarum) nesting season in Florida. Young Least Terns,...

Birdchick Podcast #173: Football and Birds and OMG AOU Checklist Changes!

At test for the new site. Are you interested in the American Ornitholigists' Union check list changes for 2014? The Vikings have some issues with their new stadium. The blog and podcast have a new RSS. Update your feeds!

Chestnut-sided Warbler

The chestnut-sided warbler is a colorful passerine that is easy to identify. They nest in the southeastern half of Canada and in the north eastern and north central United States.They spend winters in Central America, Northern portions of South America and the Caribbean. Show More Summary

Birding California: A Regional Primer

When one thinks of taking a birdcation somewhere in the U.S., the same few states always come to mind first…Alaska,...

Birds Of Wisdom Are Up At Dawn

I've found that one of the surest ways to a special experience is to arrive at your birding destination before dawn. I believe that nature has doors to secret rooms that are locked once the whir of the human machine starts to permeate the atmosphere. Show More Summary

The Conspicuous Steller’s Jay

The Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is one of the ubiquitous birds seen at Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California....

Birding by Volunteering

Well, it’s official. Over a decade since I was last there, I am finally heading back to Africa late this...

How Easy Is It To Fix The Vikings Stadium? Very.

Atlanta Falcons. Philadelphia Eagles. Arizona Cardinals. Seattle Seahawks (aka Osprey). Baltimore Ravens. Those are all NFL teams with bird names in them. You can't tell me that birds aren't important to football fans (or that people who are concerned about the new stadium design are anti-football). Show More Summary

Why The New Vikings Stadium Is A Problem

The new stadium being built for the Minnesota Vikings. I'm not a big fan of petitions but this is a rare case where I think we need as many signatures as possible. Even I signed this one. The Minnesota Vikings have been made aware of how lethal their glass design will be to migrating birds by Minnesota Audubon. Show More Summary

Tawas Point Bird Festival

Hey...does this website look different? Yep, we did a redesign. I hope it's easier for people to read. It's certainly going to be easier for me to maintain and enter content. The lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park. I've run into Shelly Moses-Martinez at the Biggest Week in Ohio a few times. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #172

Man attacks friend with hummingbird feeder for not partying hard enough...we have all witnessed those sorts of fights as some point... Should we capitalize bird names...do we care? Are these birds in the middle of Hurricane Arthur? The article Sharon referenced about a farmer who raises pigs but questions whether or not we should eat meat--really good and very in the middle.

Digiscoping With Clay & Sharon, Episode 4 Light and Photography

This is a fun episode, there are two cameos: our pet rabbit Dougal and Greg Miller (aka Jack Black's character in The Big Year). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i3L_gwdgtQ Please visit the pages of our generous sponsors if you see something...Show More Summary

Episode 3 - Digiscoping Techniques

  And here is episode three which includes a last minute cameo addition of a Lawrence's Warbler! How many bird shows do you know have one of those in an episode? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQDKYi3fhKY&feature=youtu.be Clay and I...Show More Summary

Digiscoping With Clay and Sharon, Episode 2

Here is episode 2! I noticed some people figured out the clue in episode one...will they get episode two and will that clue them in to the overall theme? Hmmmm. This episode is particularly special because we get to talk a little bit...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #167: Owl Rides A Train, Oil Spill

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 9.10.25 PM Yep. Another oil spill. Follow National Audubon on Facebook for the most up to date info. Here's a petition. Owl rides a train from Scotland to the UK. Eagle flirting gets out of control. Ravens to be culled in favor of spotted owls. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #165: Owls Again and Eggs

It's World Sparrow Day soon! Please everyone, let's just be reasonable about snowy owls? Maybe? Latest Project Snowstorm update. Swarovski Optik contest for SLC binoculars. Have a good campfire story? Endangered kakapo accidentally crushes her egg but wildlife rehabbers fix it with tape and glue. Show More Summary

Birding By Bike In Austria

Think I'll spend a day with cabin fever in frigid cold temperatures remembering adventures I never got around to blogging about in 2013. Generally, work takes me to fun places and in the last year or so, my meetings have involved some...Show More Summary

A Cleansing 2014 Post & Thank You.

Someone suggested that I needed to do a cleansing bird post... Breathe in the turkey vulture, breath out. Breathe it in once more, savor it aaaaaaand exhale.  And I remember all the reasons I love birds. In all the craziness of the last week of 2013 I forgot that it was quite the year and mostly I have you to thank for it. Show More Summary

Calling Out Sexism

I've had a few people tell me that calling out sexism when it happens isn't that easy and that I don't know what I'm talking about. Let me show an example. At first I didn't want to bring this up because I think the man who wrote this...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #161: Owls and Resolutions

Birdchick Here is the horrific bird house NBB and I were talking about: shiver and Ew! Zombie bird feeder. Here are the links we talked about: Snowy owl nest. Compilation of the best snowy owl pics so far this winter. Some crazy guy in Iowa (who thinks owls have paws) started a blog on feeding them. Goldeneye x hooded merganser hybrid.

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