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I'm with her!

It occurs to me that the first person ever to sense the inevitability of a Hillary Clinton presidency was Charles Koch. The danger of a brilliant, hardworking, popular woman standing up to him and his empire is why he started an ugly...Show More Summary

Curve-billed Thrasher

2 hours agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

On our trip down to Texas last February we were fortunate to get some pictures of a curve-billed thrasher. We frequently see the long-billed thrasher when we are in Texas but the curved billed thrasher is usually more difficult to find.They live in scrub, mesquite and semi-desert in south Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico. Show More Summary

A New Wildlife Refuge Pass: Fellow Birders, Help Us Help You

Since we first launched the Wildlife Conservation Stamp Project, we’ve made our case to thousands of birders and photographers. We’ve...

Unintended Consequences: Bird-Friendly Yards and Bird Deaths

13 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

You won’t find Painted Buntings in Canada—Corey photographed these in Florida, where they are common feeder birds. In a cruel...

A Sunday morning cartoon memory

23 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx, californianus, an iconic bird that is the symbol of many Native American, and Mexican legends. This...

Don't bicker about how animals got here. Just take care of them!

As a child, my daughter had a rare sensitivity to mosquito bites. After a bite, she didn’t get the welt most of us do, and it didn’t itch. But hours later, the entire surrounding area was hot to the touch, and a histamine-filled blister started forming. Show More Summary

Nesting Red-bellied Woodpeckers: Final Update

The Red-bellied Woodpecker nest in my yard is no longer in use, and I’m not sure what exactly happened. The first and only day I saw a nestling peeking out the entrance hole was July 8. The chick looked strong and robust, and seemed about ready to fledge. Show More Summary

What is the National Bird of Venezuela?

I remember the very first time I saw the national bird of Venezuela. Out of the corner of my eye,...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of July 2016)

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

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...

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