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Melbourne to Beaumaris along the coast

We both enjoy walking and Melbourne is an excellent city for walking in and the coast is not too far...

Ridiculous Views of Some Birds in Costa Rica

When I was in high school, We used the word “ridiculous” to describe anything perceived to be foolish, beyond fun,...

The Great Horned Owl: An In-Depth Study by Scott Rashid

Owls are among the birds with the greatest power to fascinate non-birders, for good and ill. From the ancient Greeks...

Climate Change vs. Wildlife?

The April 6 issue of The New Yorker carries an article by Jonathan Franzen titled “Carbon Capture: Has climate change made it harder for people to care about conservation?” The article is about how we must protect the birds we have even as we address the dire problems of climate change. Show More Summary

The mysterious sounds of the American Woodcock

Download a free one-page guide to American Woodcock display The flight display of the male American Woodcock has to be one of the most remarkable avian performances in the world. And yet, despite the fact that countless ornithologists...Show More Summary

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of April 2015?

Keep your eyes to the skies for exotics like this Red-masked Parakeet! Here in the United States, we’ve just observed...

Those Sea Serpents

One Common Raven is disappearing towards its nest among the branches of the poplar plantation, only to reappear a few...

Hermit Thrush Foraging Technique

Hermit thrush was foraging around my beehives. Patch birding has really made birding fun for me in a way I didn't expect. I've always enjoyed keeping an eBird tally of what I see around our beehives, but I'm really digging keeping track...Show More Summary

Migration Update

I have a new puppy, and I started keeping a life list of birds I see with her. I also just got new hearing aids. Because of these two changes in my life, I’ve been paying even closer attention to birds in my backyard than normal, and our sudden burst of spring is bringing in new arrivals every day. Show More Summary

Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

My connection with Ghana began rather unexpectedly (and as it turned out, rather humorously) more than ten years ago. I...

Birded Out

Two weeks ago it was the Easter long weekend, four days of relaxing, exploring and doing whatever the hell I...

Northern Pintail

The northern pintail is a large duck that is found through out much of the Northern Hemisphere. It is circumpolar and nests in Canada, northern Europe and Asia. They are found primarily in wetland habitats. These birds are migratory and will migrate as far as the Equator during the winter. Show More Summary

What is the State Bird of Florida?

Florida is one of America’s great avian hot spots, renowned for its impressive bird diversity. The official Florida checklist counts...

Don't Let Impatience Can Spoil Your Birding Day

It's hard for me to imagine having a bad day of birdwatching unless I were to encounter an unexpected mishap like losing my binoculars or having my car break down. However, there are times when I have uninspiring or disappointing days of birding. Show More Summary

Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

Ethiopia, a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa, has firmly established itself as one of Africa’s top birding...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2015)

We’ve entered that portion of the year where one season loosens its grip enough for the next to begin to...

One Tree Hill-Dandenong Ranges National Park

Having established that there are regular trains from the city of Melbourne to the Dandenong Ranges National Park with a...

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2015?

April showers, I’m sure you’ve heard, bring May flowers. They also bring spring migrants, as beautiful and colorful as the...

Red-tail Without a Cause

I was scanning through a few photographs that I captured recently during a visit to Woodlands Garden near Atlanta and was shocked...

Can Birds Be Safe? If Only.

Another product has been invented that could cut down on the number of wild birds killed by domestic cats. Created...

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