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New Bird Puzzles made from Sibley Guides art

Two jigsaw puzzles are now available from Eurographics, featuring over 100 species of North American birds with images from the revised Sibley Guide to Birds. The same collage of species is shown in either a 1000 piece puzzle, or a larger (and more challenging) 2000 piece puzzle. Show More Summary

What is Mexico’s National Bird?

12 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

One of the most impressive birds in North America is the Golden Eagle. It is found as far north as...

Five Reasons to Buy an American Birding Association State Field Guide

Scott & Nix has been publishing an excellent series of field guides that cover individual states. The first to publish...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2016)

As migration advances, most birders have enjoyed the frenzy of new first-of-year sightings. But evolving patterns of both weather and...

Red-necked Stint beyond the coast

Along Broome’s coastline we encounter literally hundreds of Red-necked Stint among all the flocks of migratory shorebirds that make Australia...

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

My bird feeding array has been set up outside the window of my study. I can gaze from here and...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of May 2016?

Have a magnificent weekend! Our world’s temperate skies teem with waves of weary passerines, migrating in their resplendent millions. Do...

Audubon: America’s Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery to Labrador

If you take only one thing away from this review, let it be this: Do not be intimidated by this...

Bird Lovers: This Scam’s For You

This is about the lengths to which people will go to scam you. The other day I came home and found...

Birdie Beauty Contest

I took a lot of bird photos over the last week and didn't know what to do with them so I thought I'd have a bird beauty contest. My favorite for this week was this Cedar Waxwing so I'm giving it first place. I thought these baby Canada Geese were kind of cute. Show More Summary

Birding By Ear Saves Time And Your Neck

For the first few years that I went birding during spring migration I would get a condition known as warbler neck. This is when muscles in the upper shoulders and neck stiffen up from looking up in the trees with binoculars trying to find warblers and other returning migrant birds. Show More Summary

Northern Flickers Have Found My Nest Box

As some of you may know, I have been monitoring about 35 nest boxes on three Bluebird Trails going on seven...

Snowy Egret

5 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

One nice thing about traveling to warm places during the winter is getting to see birds that you never get to see back home. In Minnesota the only egret that we usually see is the great egret.I still remember how excited that I got when I saw my first great egret as a kid. Show More Summary

This Week in Pop Culture: Bird Edition

It seemed like every time I glanced at a screen or opened a newspaper (okay, let’s be realistic, the newspapers...

Correcting Past Errors

I've mentioned this species in at least 278 For the Birds programs In the three decades I’ve been producing "For the Birds," I’ve done my level best to be as accurate as possible. I’ve produced over 3,000 programs, mentioning at least 722 species. Show More Summary

The truely Magnificent Frigatebird

One of the most common questions I get from first time, non-birding visitors to the Baja, is “What is the...

South Island Robins

It’s that time of year where I complain about the Austral winter, which arrived suddenly yesterday and has been inflicting...

Climate Change And Birds: Europe vs. North America

I want to alert you to a recent study (from April) that looks at the plight of bird populations under...

Spring Migration Update

More and more birds are arriving in the north woods now. On Thursday the 12th I had my first hummingbird of the season along with a Least Flycatcher and Black-and-white Warblers in my own yard, and I’ve had a few warblers here and there. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2016)

What a weekend, right? All my favorite birders were out at festivals, doing Big Days, or just racking up scores...

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