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King Wood Rails on the compost heap.

Interactions between birds and Man are not news to many of you. My mother’s favourite sight is a tractor being...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2016?

Summer is full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means a birder’s fancy turns to less predictable targets. Traditionally,...

How To Get A Bird Back Up The Chimney

It’s summer, you’re in your house, and suddenly there’s a commotion. There’s a small tap, then a really fast chittering...

Kirtland's Warbler: Endangered Species Act Success Story!

In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Sally Albright orders a piece of pie in a restaurant saying, “I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side, and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if youShow More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #211 Pokemon Go vs Birding

So there's this think called PokemonGo... Frigatebirds can fly a long time! Army vet shoots down branch to help young eagle tangled with rope. Loons raising a goldeneye. This eagle is trying to land, it's not trying to take off with the boy.

Watch Northern Flickers As They Are Coaxed From Their Cavity Nest

Unlike cavity nesting ducklings which hatch precocial (eyes open, covered with down and ready to go), most cavity nesting birds...

American Oystercatcher

The American oystercatcher can be found around the coastal areas of North, South, and Central America as well as the Caribbean. They eat primarily shellfish, crustaceans, and other aquatic invertebrates. To catch their prey they typically stab their beak into a partially open shellfish before it can close its shell. Show More Summary

Pokemon Go Is for the Birds—and Other Avian News

Snail Kites photo by Corey There’s something for everyone in this week’s bird news—gotta get ’em all! First off, does...

Endangered Species Act: A Big Success!

One of the most frustrating elements for me of the toxic political climate today is how little facts seem to matter anymore in public discourse. It’s become a common belief that the Endangered Species Act hasn’t worked because, since its passage in 1973, only a handful of species have recovered enough to be de-listed. Show More Summary

The tail of the Motmot

Every time I travel into a new area, I try to do my due diligence and have a pretty good...

First Barn Swallow Babies of the Summer

When I was a kid, I used to spend all summer on Kennebago Lake in Maine. My siblings and I...

It Was 20 Years Ago Today...

Phoebe Linnea Thompson came into this world 20 years ago today: July 11, 1996. It made me a father and it was—hands down—the best thing that has ever happened to me. I never knew what love actually felt like until I held that precious little redhead in my arms. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (2nd of July 2016)

The dog days of summer are upon us though here at 10,000 Birds we call them bird days. This despite...

Tiny Hawk at Quebrada Gonzalez

The irony of birding in tropical forest is that although there are literally hundreds of bird species, a pretty high...

Lake Miranda

On our recent camping trip away that saw us going as far south as Burra Rock Conservation Reserve we travelled...

Bird Sex Voyeurs

Amy Evrard has a PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University and loves to write about human relationships with nature....

A white Great Blue Heron in Massachusetts

I wrote about white Great Blue Herons in 2007, and thanks to a recent comment there by David Ammerman alerting me to a whitish Great Blue Heron chick in a nest, I made the short trip to Bolton, MA yesterday (July 7, 2016). It was not hard to find the nest, and I was able […] The post A white Great Blue Heron in Massachusetts appeared first on Sibley Guides.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2016?

This time of year, with its excess of heat and humidity, gladdens me in a fundamental way that seems seems...

Three Impressions

1. Two more sparrows on the macadam ahead of me… In my early birding days, I would simply assume that...

To Save the Northern Bald Ibis

Juvenile Northern Bald Ibis photo by Mich77/Wikimedia Commons Among the most critically endangered birds on the planet is the Northern Bald...

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