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Delhi’s Birds Need Help!

Birders, nature lovers, anyone who can appreciate the triumph of compassion over seemingly insurmountable odds … here’s a chance for...

A Postcard from Space Coast.

Birders on a field trip for the Space Coast Birding Festival. Though I was late to the party this year, thanks to an overlapping event out west, the 2015 Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival was its usual spectacular self. A lot of...Show More Summary

African Pythons Targeted for Removal

The invasive Burmese Python (Python molurus) is well established in the Florida Everglade. Another species of Python, the African Python...

New Year's Resolution: eBird!

Every year at the end of January I start considering whether I made the right New Year's resolution, and how well I’m sticking to it. Last year I decided that this would be the year I committed to using eBird—a wonderful program created...Show More Summary

Cedar Waxwing

The cedar waxwing is a robin sized songbird that is found in the northern United States and southern Canada. Birds that breed in the northern US are typically year round residents while birds that breed in Canada often migrate south to the US, Mexico and Central America for the winter. Show More Summary

All Three Populations of North American Trumpeter Swans Are Increasing

Following my local list serve I was pleased to read that there were two Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator), one adult and...

Birdchick Podcast #183 Birder Humor

I just can't stop giggling at this from a Tumblr. Remarkable semi-palmated sandpiper journey. Western seabirds taking a beating this winter from goop to possible starvation. How women can pee standing up starting on page 18 of this ...

Whooping Crane at Joe Overstreet Road

This year was my third year helping to lead trips at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. Like my...

Snow-fronted Geese

Recently I ditched the coast and headed into the bowels of the Central Valley, to meet up with an old...

Driving slower is for the birds

Bald Eagles attracted to any form of roadkill are more vulnerable to being killed by cars, too. When I was researching 101 Ways to Help Birds, I grew increasingly discouraged about the many, many ways our civilization harms birds. People...Show More Summary

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

An unmistakable and improbable-looking bird. -Pete Dunne For me, one of the best parts of going to Florida for the...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of January 2015)

Chuck Palahniuk wrote, “The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell...

The origins of tanagers, warblers, and sparrows are coming into focus

A new paper out this month attempts to paint the most comprehensive picture yet of the origins and diversification of...

Grey Plovers and Ruddy Turnstones

One of our favourite walks at this time of year is to walk from Town Beach in Broome to the...

Good News for South Georgia Island’s Pipit Population

A bird species battling an onslaught of invasive rats just got a glimpse of hope. Researchers say that South Georgia...

A Few Ups and Downs of Forest Birding in Costa Rica

Tropical forests are the bastions of avian biodiversity. If you thought that migrant traps and spring in south Texas were...

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of January 2015?

We are well and truly into whatever season your part of the planet is in. The Southern Hemisphere is mired...

Back to Forest Park – and a Review of the Opticron Natura BGA

I was feeling fairly disheartened. My big year, after starting off with an incredible rarity, had fizzled. A literal wild...

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Tiger Afternoon

Maharashtra, February 2013 Trying not to inhale so much of the dust cloud that envelops us, I am sporting a...

Black-throated Green Warbler

The black-throated green warbler is a small passerine that breeds in the eastern half of North America. The breeding range includes the south eastern two thirds of Canada, the northern Great Lakes States, and the eastern United States from Maine down to Virginia and the Carolinas. Show More Summary

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