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Great Backyard Bird Count Highlights

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was February 13 - February 16. I was traveling on the 13th, so didn't have the opportunity to bird that day(airports don't try to attract birds.) However, I did take part in two group counts on Saturday...Show More Summary

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

Pine Siskin 2015 is one of the magical years when lots of us are seeing gregarious winter finches that spend most of their lives in the northern reaches of Canada, Eurasia, Iceland, and Greenland, such as redpolls, or at least in the boreal forest of Canada and the northern reaches of the US, such as Pine Siskins. Show More Summary

Potpourri of Amazing Bird Science

I was going to have something for you this month about the dinosaur-bird thing, but I never got to it....

Snail Kites at East Lake Toho

Every time I go to the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival I make sure to go out of my...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2015)

A weekend in which we observe both Valentine’s Day and the Great Backyard Bird Count is one most of us...

Fifty Shapes of Grey

We are bound to suffer. Yes, winter has done it again: here in Heidelberg, we are subjected to the painful games...

Black Swans in Melbourne

Melbourne you ask…yes, Melbourne! With very little notice Grant was offered a short term job in the city of Melbourne...

Eagle Owl Sighting In Arctic Winter Conditions

I can imagine Clint Eastwood's voice coming out of this owl saying "Go ahead, make my day". It is actually a female Eurasian Eagle Owl and she is referred to as Big Mama. This photo gives some perspective of how large an Eagle Owl is. Show More Summary

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Whatever you intend to do today, do it with someone special. Make time for each other. Enjoy each other’s company....

How did you spend your Friday the Thirteenth and Valentine's Day?

I managed to find a unique way to combine both both bad luck and the heart to mark this year's back-to-back Friday the 13th and Valentine's Day. Thursday night I had a minor (VERY minor at that) heart attack. Yesterday, after everything was stable, they did an angiogram. Show More Summary

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of February 2015?

Don’t you wish this was your backyard? Ready to spend this weekend gazing adoringly at the ones you love? Perfect,...

Help for the Wildlife of Delhi

There’s time left! The campaign to provide one of two brothers who almost singlehandedly care for the injured birds of...

On Jacamars and Flycatchers

Jacamars live only in the neo-tropical rainforest of South America. Structurally, they resemble an oversize hummingbird, the coloring is more...

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) are one of my favorite raptors and I am fortunate to have them nesting near my...

Eastern Screech-Owl

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The eastern screech-owl is a small owl that is found in the eastern half of the United States, south-eastern Canada, and north eastern Mexico. They can be found in a variety of different habitats including suburban and metropolitan areas. Show More Summary

Great Backyard Bird Count This Weekend

The annual Great Backyard Bird Count is February 13 - February 16. This is a great opportunity for new birdwatchers to learn more about the birds and is also an excellent way to introduce young people to birdwatching in a painless way.Participation can be for as little as 15 minutes. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2015)

So many sexy snow birds pop up this time of year: Snow Buntings, Snow Geese, Snowy Owls… But if you’re...

Pale Male is Dead: Long Live Pale Male!

First, before I get to the point of this post, I would like to say that no, there is no...

Attack of the Drones

So you’re a bird just minding your own business—feeding, nest-building, mating, that kind of thing. You’ve adapted fairly well to...

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