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So, I’m Writing a Field Guide

Yeah, I’m kind of surprised too. After all, while I like to believe that I am a pretty good bird...

Win (Gunnison Sage Grouse), Lose (Bird Flu), or Draw (European Blackbirds)

Finally some good-ish news for the Gunnison Sage Grouse: The boomers of the Rocky Mountain states have finally been granted “threatened species” protection....

Tundra Swan Song

Tundra swans. (NPS Photo/ Tim Rains/via Wikimedia) Twice in the past week I've heard calling (you can't really call it singing) tundra swans here in southeastern Ohio. The first time was last Friday night just about dusk. I was sitting...Show More Summary

Peregrine Falcon vs Brown Pelican?

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpM1LwKaak When doing some research for a presentation on cavity nesting birds of Northern California, I came upon a reference...

Scarlet Tanager

The scarlet tanager is an American passerine. They breed through out the eastern half of the United States and parts of southeastern Canada. During this time they feed primarily on insects which they typically glean from th trunk and branches of trees at the top of the canopy. Show More Summary

Move Over Counting Crows, Here are the Counting Robins

So the massive project I’m working on reaches its climax this weekend, and my laptop is still broken… so here...

November Birding in Bryant Park

Several Gray Catbirds are still in Bryant Park. This one was hanging out on a table in front of Sixth...

Back to the beach!

It is good to be home! There have been a lot of good birds seen in the Northern Territory over...

White-winged Dove in Queens!

This morning I was out at Fort Tilden on the barrier beaches of Queens at first light, hoping to take...

Five Benefits of Feeder Birding in Costa Rica

The survivalist birder scoffs at feeders. I recently became aware of this after an erstwhile interview with one of those...

Year of the Shrike

Yesterday I saw a Dark-eyed Junco while I was walking my dog. It was the Slate-colored form, of course. No...

Birding in Honduras, Part I: Highlands

In September, I had the fantastic opportunity to travel to an increasingly popular destination for birding: Honduras. Chris Lotz, the...

Cold Weather Car Brrrrrrding!

I generally tolerate cold weather fairly well but I was not ready for the sudden shock of temperatures in the 20's when I first walked out the door on Saturday. A persistent breeze made it even colder. I consulted with my car and we made an executive decision that it was going to be a birding-by-car-only day. Show More Summary

November 18

November 18th Let your heart's eye drift down. Past the snow covered branch... the clattering leaf. Past the early sun at the horizon, and follow the squirrel hopping to the ground. Only the sun rises - On a November morning. ________________________________________________________________________

November Birds

This morning, despite the frost, the pumpkin maintained a stiff upper lip. It was time to head out to the local metropark to drop in at the window on wildlife. Fox Sparrow White-throated Sparrow A closer look There are 10 birds in this photo :) _______________________________________________

I NEED SUNSHINE

So I'm posting a picture featuring SUNSHINE.

Trumpeter Swans: Don’t Shoot Them

Many years ago, back in the 1970s, I visited my sister, who lived in West Yellowstone, Montana, in the dead...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2014)

The year 2014 is approaching its imminent end, which means different things for different people. For those of us interested...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of November 2014?

Watching African Skimmers and a gorgeous sunset makes a person most thankful As we hurtle ever closer to the American day...

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common hummingbird found in North America. They are the only hummingbird that breeds in the eastern half of the continent, most of which is included in their breeding territory. During the winter they migrate to southern Mexico and Central America. Show More Summary

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