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“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?

17 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

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

3 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!

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2015?

Keep your eyes to the skies for gulls, but don’t breathe in too deeply! Here we lie fallow in mid-February....

Bleak Midwinter Update

I’ve mentioned before the odd melancholy that comes from seeing extraordinary birds while knowing that the extraordinary circumstances that brought...

Great Miami Winter Bird Count 2015

For many in the birding community, Miami is a destination meant only for ticking off ABA-countable exotics such as Spot-breasted...

Some Yummy-scented Winter Birding

Not so long ago, there was a question on this blog: which is the most interesting gull in the world?...

Ferruginous Hawk

The ferruginous hawk is a large raptor found in the western plains of North America. They are a member of the buteo genus of hawks. Buteos are soaring hawks that are distinguished by their long wings and short tails. They ferruginous hawks are the largest hawk in North America and the second largest buteo in the world. Show More Summary

Red Slough birding festival

I keynoted at this great festival in 2013. Best looks EVER at Swainson's Warblers!

Minks and more on the Outer Banks

A couple weekends ago I headed out to the Carolina Bird Club’s winter meeting in Nags Head, North Carolina, on...

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