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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of July 2016)

23 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

As we put another July weekend in the book, so to speak, we should consider the difference between relative and...

Requiem for a Beloved Tree

In 1918 or so, a young soldier was killed in World War I. His little brother, living in my neighborhood, planted several spruce trees as a living memorial. In 1981, when I was walking down Peabody Street hoping to find a house for sale, I fell in love with one of those trees. Show More Summary

Common Moorhens at Hannover Zoo

The Common Moorhen still is in Germany what its name implies: common. Well, it is rather common and can even...

Doolena Gorge

Last November we were wandering the Pilbara and visited Marble Bar on a typical November day when the temperature was...

The 2016 AOU Supplement and the Costa Rica Bird List

Birders concerned with ticking off bird species from a list in North America already know all about the AOU Supplement....

Viva Montana

New York has wonderful birds. I love New York’s birds with a passion, from the parti-colored pigeons to the spring...

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of July 2016?

Much of the United States labors under what is being called a heat dome, and that doesn’t even touch on...

Urban birding at its best

And then, two canids appeared in my scope field of view… My plan was that the downpour should finally be...

You Think You Know Hummingbirds, But You Have No Idea

It’s coming right for us! Ruby-throated Hummingbird photographed by Corey If you’ve ever watched hummingbirds zip through a garden or...

Brown Pelican

5 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

Most people know how pelicans hunt. From an early age many of us have seen cartoons that feature pelicans whose bill can expand like a large pouch. This is fairly accurate at least when it comes to white pelicans. Brown pelicans however are a different matter. Show More Summary

Keeping up with the times

When I was 12 or 13, I was given a hand-me-down camera, and started taking pictures, It was at this...

Birding New Orleans

New Orleans. The Big Easy. NOLA. There’s no doubt that it is one of the most famous cities in the...

Fix for recent issues with Android app

Several users have had trouble with permissions in the Android version of the Sibley Birds app recently, and the developers at My Digital Earth looked into it. They have posted an updated version of the app in the Google Play store.Show More Summary

Why Would a Great Blue Heron Become a Vegetarian?

This past Saturday morning, 15 July, I was at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at 5:30 AM, heading out onto the...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2016)

This weekend, millions of people, young and old alike, were driven to explore the most unlikely corners of the world...

Are mockingbirds life-long learners?

Ornithologists have long maintained that Northern Mockingbirds are continual learners, adding new imitations to their songs year after year. The assumption has been that imitations of different sounds indicate the breadth of experiences a male has lived through, and that female mockingbirds are drawn to the most experienced males. Show More Summary

Bilyuin Pool

On our camping trip into the more southern areas of Western Australia we spent two nights camping at Bilyuin Pool...

King Wood Rails on the compost heap.

Interactions between birds and Man are not news to many of you. My mother’s favourite sight is a tractor being...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2016?

Summer is full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means a birder’s fancy turns to less predictable targets. Traditionally,...

How To Get A Bird Back Up The Chimney

It’s summer, you’re in your house, and suddenly there’s a commotion. There’s a small tap, then a really fast chittering...

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