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Birdchick Podcast #213 Duck Stamp Documentary and ABA Contest

The American Birding Association is having several contests this year in an effort to get new members and get former members to renew. We are also having a contest for people to join the American Birding Association. If you join theShow More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2016)

Maybe this is the kid in me talking, but summer beats every other season for me. It’s like Seals &...

Shorebird Clock=Right Tide And Right Time

Last weekend when I checked visited the Westbrook shoreline early in the morning. Right from the start I knew it was the right tide and right time for seeing shorebirds. As I started to walk up the beach a yellowlegs seemed to be leading the way. Show More Summary

Mortensen Riverfront Park Carribean Festival

I like to take some breaks from the usual birding routine to check out some of the area festivals during the summer- (a lthough, I did notice a few Double-crested Cormorants along this stretch of the Connecticut River). This a view of...Show More Summary

Langi Crossing

The closest place to Broome to get yourself beside a river is about 140 kilometres/ 87 miles along the Great...

Neotropic Cormorant

“Never eat anything bigger than your own head.” My dear demented mother’s advice often repeats on me after a large...

American Birding Expo 2016!

We're calling it "The World of Birding in One Place!" It's the American BirdingExpo and once again Columbus, Ohio, will be buzzing with birders and birding businesses for three busy fall days, September 16 to 18, 2016. Last year more than 2,500 people and 85 exhibitors, hailing from 35 U.S. Show More Summary

Kathy Hershey: Parker, the Playground’s Vulture

Today’s blog was written by Kathy Hershey, co-founder of Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators in Hope, Indiana. The voice on the other...

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2016?

How do you do it? How do you beat the birding doldrums, knowing that new species will arrive soon but...

The Million Dollar Duck (2016) – A Film Review

As a birder, this 72 minute documentary film about the Duck Stamp Contest didn’t accomplish what I was hoping it...

Boy Crazy: Why Older Loon Ladies Chase Young Studs

Image by John Picken/Wikimedia Commons When aging male Common Loons begin to lose their mojo or die off, females are still...

Butcher Birds, The Loggerhead Shrike

As a boy growing up, I scoured every bird book I could get my hands on. In each of them,...

Fall is here! A walk on the Western Waterfront Trail

A lot of people seem to think it’s still summer—yesterday’s sweltering 88 degrees contributes to that misapprehension. Birds know better. Days are noticeably getting shorter, most baby birds of the year are on their own now, and adults...Show More Summary

Eastern Screech Owl

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The eastern screech owl is a small owl found in the eastern United States and north eastern Mexico. Although they are fairly common many people have never seen one. Looking at the picture above you may be able to guess the reason why? Eastern screech owls have pretty good camouflage. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2016)

Doing a thing and writing about doing a thing differ in so many significant ways that even mentioning the dichotomy...

Pied Oystercatcher chicks arrive!

Our 23 kilometre stretch of beach that runs from Gantheaume Point to Willie Creek has finally seen the arrival of...

Birding at the Bog with Pip and Lisa

This weekend I headed to the Sax-Zim Bog with my little dog Pip and my good friend Lisa. We’re in the silent part of summer now, when parent birds are busy chasing their little ones around more than singing, but we got to hear a surprising number of birds on Nichols Lake Road when we first arrived at 6:30. Show More Summary

Combined Beats’ List – July 2016

The list was in danger of diminishing during July as an input error threatened to cut the Beats’ hard-won sightings....

Band-backed Wren Antics

This past week, I had the chance to do a day of guiding in foothill rainforests on the other side...

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2016?

Crazy at it seems, we’re already entering that part of the current season where we obsess over the next. In...

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