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The Great Cascades Caper: Found Pages From the First, and Last, Birding-themed Choose Your Own Adventure Novel

While on a top-secret mission, I found the following at the bottom of a box filled with Petersonania and cheaply-printed...

Juvenile chickadees

The artwork shown here is available for sale, click here to view current auctions After being nearly invisible for weeks, the local chickadees here in Massachusetts are suddenly everywhere. This is their typical pattern, and it’s common to many species. Show More Summary

Birding Adventure in Mexico, Part I: Colima

12 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Back in early March, Andrew Spencer asked me if I would like to go birding in western Mexico with him and...

Happy Fourth – Support Your Local Rehabber!

12 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

No, these are not highly-trained nestling Blue Jays posing artfully on an American flag. They’re just really cute orphaned Blue...

A Birder's View of the Grand Canyon

A Clark's nutcracker perched on the rim of a tiny piece of the Grand Canyon in dawn's early light. I recently returned from some training at the Grand Canyon and two things made an impression: 1. Nothing can really prepare you for the Grand Canyon. Show More Summary

The Bold and the Beautiful: The continuing saga of Duluth's Peregrine Falcons

Bud Tordoff, who was among the very first people to start Minnesota'sPeregrine Reintroduction Project. This photo was from the Midwest Peregrine Society, taken the last day Dr. Tordoff was in the field banding young birds. In 1982, Harrison...Show More Summary

The Andean Avocet

I am starting a series of posts where I introduce little known birds we can relate. These would be mostly...

‘Tis the season for baby birds

Birds are busy this time of year, trying to raise a family (or two or three) and then get ready for fall migration, and it all goes so fast. The young birds are full-grown just a few weeks after they hatch, and the opportunity to see them at these early stages are limited. In one […] The post ‘Tis the season for baby birds appeared first on Sibley Guides.

Nestling Williamson’s Sapsuckers and the Douglas Squirrel

Last weekend was our Audubon chapter’s annual campout at Lassen Volcanic National Park. I guess if you clicked on any...

Yellow-throated Vireo

2 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The yellow-throated vireo is a small song bird that breeds through out much of the eastern United States. Minnesota, where these pictures where taken, is on the western edge of their range. They prefer forest habitats where they can glean insect from foliage. Show More Summary

Birding and Fly-fishing in Belize

Oh Belize. A beautiful country on Central America’s coast, Belize boasts spectacular diving and snorkeling, immense cave systems, beautiful rivers,...

Red-eyed Vireo

The Red-eyed Vireo that hit my window; photo taken May 24, 1915 On May 24, I heard a thud on our kitchen window—the smallest window on our house—and ran out to find a Red-eyed Vireo lying on his back on the ground. That window took out a couple of other birds within a few days. Show More Summary

Window Collisions Part II

Evening Grosbeak Yesterday I discussed some tragic bird deaths at my own house's windows this spring. We had already put bird tape on our worst window—despite that tape, a Pine Siskin and a Blackburnian Warbler died. And a Canada Warbler was killed at the tiniest window on our entire house. Show More Summary

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Eating Fiddler Crabs at the Marine Nature Study Area

The Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside is one of the premiere places in New York to get great looks...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2015)

The past week has been invigorating for Americans who support freedom, dignity, and equality. Hopefully you celebrated by enjoying some...

5 Of The Most Hated Birds In Connecticut

Other than people who curse at pigeons and gulls for making a mess on their freshly-washed cars I don't think there are many bird haters in Connecticut. Surprisingly, most of the negativity I've encountered have come people who have an overall interest in birds. Show More Summary

The other Great Egrets

Great Egrets Ardea alba are confusing on many levels. The first level is the most harmless of them all since...

Croc and rock birding trip part 1

We have recently returned from a “croc and rock” birding trip that took us further into the Kimberley to visit...

Where to Stay on Your First Day of Birding in Costa Rica

It’s the end of June and up north, the birds are busy with their young, and taking full advantage of...

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of June 2015?

Spring migration surely qualifies as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, a brief blizzard of bliss which...

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