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Tails From the Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream lies between 20-40 miles off the North Carolina coast, and to the unpracticed eye it looks scarcely...

Croc and rock birding trip part 2

15 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Following on from last week we are venturing up the Fairfield-Leopold Road and it really is in pretty good condition...

Squacco Heron

The Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides is an Old World heron, closely related to (and sharing a genus with) the eastern pond-herons....

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of July 2015?

The United States sets the fourth day of July apart to focus with white-hot intensity (splashed with red and blue)...

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all of my friends in the US. This handsome fellow is Othello. He is one of our education eagles at The Raptor Center.

Here Chick-a-dee-dee-dee !

Precious nieces on Cape Cod... Making friends with the locals.

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

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!

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

4 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...

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