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Blinded by the Light: Hornby’s Storm Petrels in Lima-Peru

Featured photo: Courtesy of Alfredo Fernandez. Hornby’s storm-petrel (Oceanodroma Hornbyi) is a fairly common storm-petrels along the coast of Peru...

Mallard

The mallard is the most common duck that we see here in Minnesota. They have a very wide range, which includes most of North America, Europe, northern Asia and northern Africa. They have also been introduced into Australia and New Zealand. Show More Summary

Wood Ducks! Need I say More?

There is a hidden cove in Anderson River Park in Northern California where birders know they can almost always find...

My Little Bird Dog

On July 2, 1998, I drove down to southern Minnesota to pick up a brand new puppy—an 8-week old bichon frise. She was a tiny particle of light and energy, so I named her Photon. I’m not an assertive kind of person, so I need a dog that is even less assertive than I am. Show More Summary

Birding Borneo: Tambunan Rafflesia Centre

Tambunan was the bookend to my trip to Borneo, it was the first destination I birded and the last. As...

Historic Factory, Birdlife, & "Selfies" At Starr Mill

The building in this photo started out as a weapons factory in 1812 that produced pistols, rifles, and commemorative swords for famous historic figures like Andrew Jackson. Today the building is used for apartment rentals and small businesses such as art galleries, hair salons, yoga, and meditation centers. Show More Summary

An Early Spring Day Birding Sandy Hook, New Jersey

We were four intrepid birders heading out of New York City to the wilds of New Jersey for birds, birds...

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2014)

While spring is widely revered as the season of rebirth, many of us celebrate birth during this time as well....

Quoth the Ravens: We’re Ready for Our Close-up

You’ve probably heard of many different kinds of bird cams—web feeds that spy on the inner lives of birds. There...

Moving to Summer Birdfeeding

I am writing this this morning while watching the rain--it is such a joy to see water. Those of you in this area know how severe our drought has been.A few days ago I wrote about the end of this year's Project Feederwatch season. The end of the season also marks the end of winter bird feeding for me. Show More Summary

A special Pied Oystercatcher

I have followed the breeding activity of the Pied Oystercatchers in Broome along Cable Beach since July 2000 when I...

An Osprey Moment of Truth

The Ospreys have returned to Dunrovin. It’s a gamble every year, of course. When people are invested in identifiable individual...

Brazil’s Pantanal: A Birding Spectacle

The Pantanal is a vast, seasonally flooded wetland — the largest in the world — in the southwest corner of...

Where Are You Birding this First Weekend of April 2014

Keep your eyes to the skies for birds in migration, like these Snow Geese snapped by Heidi Spitzig March traditionally...

There it is, on a tree!

One more wakeup call way too early (quite often, when I should wake up early – I hardly sleep at...

A very lucky pup . . .

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Looking Up

My dear friend, Jonna... had to say goodbye to her long-time pup companion, Hudson.If you've had a fur-kid... if you've ever loved a dog... you know her pain. This is one of my favorite pictures of Jonna and Hudson.And you can see, that he was one lucky pup. ___________________________________________________________________

Birding Borneo with Non Birders

When you read trip reports of birders going to remote and interesting locations to see interesting (and not so interesting...

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The ladder-backed woodpecker is a small woodpecker that is fairly common in the southwestern United States, Mexico and northern Central America. The ladder-backed woodpecker is a year round resident in these areas nesting in cavities in trees and cactus. Show More Summary

Orlando’s Other Magic Kingdom

People, and by that I mean the general population, come to Orlando typically for one reason only. Amusement parks. The...

Don’t Mess with Capercaillie

A Swedish news reporter decided, for some reason, to try to interview a displaying male Capercaillie. It did not end...

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