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Birds In a Changing Climate: A Primer

11 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Climate Change.  The vast majority of you reading this accept it is happening, and for the time being it is...

"The Dress" and bird colors

"The Dress." The center photo is the version that went viral. On the left and right are how that photo appears when "corrected," with the light balanced toward white and gold, and toward blue and black. Last weekend, after a wedding on Colonsay, a Scottish island, the bride posted a photo of the dress her mother wore. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2015)

20 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Now that we’ve gotten February out of the way, the time has come to face facts: the next mass migration...

Birding Port Melbourne Beach

Well, another week has gone by here in Melbourne and I am managing to walk to a variety of locations...

Is Winter The Best Time To Find Butterflies?

I visited Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens up in South Deerfield, Massachusetts this morning. Within footsteps from my car I was transported from a 15 degree winter morning to a miniature tropical paradise. It was humid and about 80 degrees inside so it took a while before my camera lens stopped fogging up. Show More Summary

Cholla Birds

The internet appears to have nearly as many people getting caught up with Cholla Cacti as it has cute kittens...

In Sunlight or in Shadow

Those of you who go outside like actual birders and/or adults may not be aware of the latest craze to...

“Hawk” vs. Hawk

Does the product above strike you as black humor, only not funny? Let me introduce my guest blogger, Lisa Owens...

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of February 2015?

Every weekend deserves at least a little excitement, but I’m finding it difficult to get too worked up about another...

The Brazilian Pepper and the birds that love it

The Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) is widespread in south and central Florida. The sequence of events in the establishment of...

Not Everyone Is On Board With eBird

Almost everyone who is into birdwatching knows has heard of eBird. It's a great way to keep track of your bird sightings online in a way that you're able to share the information with others. Sounds like a great idea doesn't it? That is why I was surprised when I learned that not everyone in on board with eBird. Show More Summary

What’s So Special About the Gadwall?

Seriously? Just look at this drake. Pretty dapper wouldn’t you say? Pete Dunne calls the Gadwall (Anas strepera) the “Dapper Gray...

Waterfowl at Baisley Pond Park in Winter

Baisley Pond Park in southern Queens is a spot that few birders venture to despite it being a magnet for...

Green Jay

6 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The green jay is a resident of Mexico, Central and northern South America. The Mexican and Central American population is separated from the South American population and differ in size, color and call. It is possible that in the future it may be discovered that they are actually separate species or at least different subspecies. Show More Summary

Winter Birding (By Car) at Jones Beach State Park

Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, New York, is a great place to bird at all seasons. In winter,...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2015)

As members of an international community of nature lovers, we all experience the weekend in different parts of this wide,...

Birding Albert Park, Melbourne

As I mentioned last week, we have suddenly found ourselves in the middle of the city of Melbourne and I...

Bird News Roundup: Birds of a feather … well, you know the rest

If a blustery, snowy afternoon isn’t custom-made for catching up on bird news, then I don’t know what is. After...

A Birdy Lunch in the Caribbean Lowlands of Costa Rica

There’s nothing like a birdy, bird-filled lunch and I’m not talking about some lemon domesticated jungle fowl tagine either (although...

"Amazing Hummingbirds" at Home and Garden Festival

Our annual Home and Garden Festival is this weekend, February 21 and 22, at the Multi-Purpose Event Center (MPEC).On Sunday at 1:00 PM I'll be making a presentation, "Amazing Hummingbirds," in the main auditorium. I hope you can make it.Wild Bird Rescue will also be participating in the Home and Garden Festival in the main exhibit hall.Good birding!

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