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A Day in Anchorage

Birders know why Alaska is known as The Last Frontier. Because when you’ve painstakingly built your life list over the...

Fox Sparrows

(Script of For the Birds program that originally aired on October 25, 2010) Of all the autumn sparrows that visit our feeding stations, the one who catches our eye simply by its vigorous activity is the Fox Sparrow. Fox Sparrows throw...Show More Summary

Biofuels: Now With More Birds

When you hear the word “biofuel,” you probably think of corn, right? But other types of plant matter can power...

First Queens Big Sit at Fort Tilden a Rousing Success

The inaugural Queens County Bird Club Big Sit at Fort Tilden yesterday, 12 October, was as wonderful a time for...

A Jumping Spider Poses for a Portrait . .

He's in there... on the right... tucked into a leaf Making an appearance... I'm ready for my close-up... How's this pose ? How's about a dorsal shot.. ? Don't forget the belly. (Jumping spiders always go for your camera lens:)

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2014)

Why is camping so interesting? I ask because, despite my deep affection for warmth, indoor plumbing, and uninterrupted Internet access,...

Chestnut-breasted Mannikins

I have been challenged over the few weeks we have been in Palmerston in the Northern Territory by a little...

Birding Portugal In Autumn

Mértola, Portugal which is a big ole pile of history. If you need birding tour advice for Portugal, contact Birds and Nature Tours in Portugal. I was excited to test out the WordLens app on my phone. You hold up the camera lens on your phone to a sign and it tries to translate the sign into your preferred language. Show More Summary

Tanagers of Hotel do Ype, Itatiaia.

About half way between Brazil’s Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero, lies a mountain valley containing the Itatiaia National Park....

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 2014?

Keep your eyes to the skies for raptors on the move, like this Griffon Vulture over the Straits of Gibraltar...

Portrait of a Redtail with Grey Hoodie String

What follows will not be elegant artspeak about how certain photographers can capture not only the beauty but the spirit...

Birds Are Gumming Up the (Public) Works

As bird lovers, we’re happy that laws exist to protect birds, and that people are especially looking after protected species....

Keep Your Eyes on the Trail: Mad Cow Edition

One reason so many of us love birding is that the activity engages all of our senses. Getting out into...

Birdchick Podcats #178: Yay, new listing clarifications...

Interested in the new ABA rules and changes to your listing? Visit this. Duluth had a lot of migrants hit windows and cars. Solar Power plant stopped. Raptor Center losing rodent supply because of a lack of mice.

Join Me for a Big Sit in Queens!

On Sunday, 12 October, I’ll be in one spot all day long from predawn until post-sunset. That spot is Battery...

Big Sit This Sunday

Song Sparrow. Anybody want to Big Sit this Sunday? I organized a smallish Big Sit with my National Park this Sunday at Cold Waterspring from 7:30am to 6:30pm. I'll be there as a Park Ranger hosting with my fellow Ranger Gordon Dietzman as we tally the birds. Show More Summary

The Color of All The Sunsets and Sunrises Occurring on Earth

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Looking Up

That's why the moon - during an eclipse - takes on a rosy glow. We we're lucky early this morning. It was worth the effort to get out of bed and onto a hill behind my brother's in Loudonville, Ohio.

Raptor Migration across the Straits of Gibraltar

Peter Thoem settled in Canada many years ago. He lives at the west end of Lake Ontario which, twelve months...

Merlin Falcon

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

Most people think of an old guy with a beard and a staff when they hear the name Merlin, however merlin is also the name of a species of small falcons. merlins are a circumpolar species, which means that they are found in the Northern Hemisphere in North America, Europe and Asia. Show More Summary

Auto Collisions and Birds

Swainson's Thrush killed on Touve Road in Port Wing on October 6, 2014. In my book, 101 Ways to Help Birds, one of the more important suggestions is #60, “Drive at the slowest speed that is safe, courteous, and convenient.” This saves birds in many ways. Show More Summary

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