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Great Horned Owls

The great horned owl is a common resident of forest through out most of North America and parts of South America. They are considered an edge species. This means that they prefer to nest in the woods close to open fields where they can hunt. Show More Summary

The Many Terns of Gulf Islands National Seashore

I love terns. I find them graceful, entertaining, and a symbol of some truly incredible migrations. Plus, there was once...

Less Sneaking & More Birding With Shore Pass

There are a good number of protected areas with public access along the Connecticut shoreline. Many of these protected areas seem to be comprised of marsh habitat that is a great place to find heron, Osprey (above), and many other species of birds. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #190

Is Putin in a flock of birds?Have you heard about the Every Kid In A Park initiative? Starting September 1, all fourth graders are entitled to a free national park pass. Remember the girl who got "gifts" from crows, her neighbors want to sue. There's an actual picture of a night parrot.

An Educational Mixed Flock

I was upstate again this past weekend, collecting Desi from his week with his grandparents, and took a couple of hours...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2015)

That breeze wafting through your weekend may have been blessedly cool or tantalizingly hot, but, meteorological considerations aside, the winds...

The little-known effect of the Egyptian Goose on the work load of the Florida Records Committee

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” Carl Sagan   The ABA checklist committee has recently added the Egyptian Goose to the...

Pied Oystercatcher nesting

Since discovering our first Pied Oystercatcher nest on Cable Beach in July 2000 we have observed the breeding of these...

A Grosbeak Tragedy, and Marianne Boruch's poem, Crushed Birds

Photo © 2015 by Becca Mulenburg. This week, while I was still in the happy afterglow of having helped rescue a baby squirrel and restore her to her mother, I got an email from Becca Mulenburg, who had made a grotesque discovery in her own backyard. Show More Summary

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of August 2015?

With migration about to kick into gear all over the world, birders might want to think about what species to...

15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

What are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why? I discovered this map a while...

The Birds at Itasca State Park Are All Wet

I’m writing this post a day late (sorry) from Itasca State Park, Minnesota. Over the last few days we’ve traveled...

What is the State Bird of Connecticut?

Few birds are as ubiquitous in the United States as the American Robin. Found in all fifty states except for...

Searching for Shorebirds on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

It being mid-August in New York City there is one place where I have to be as often as I...

A Happy Squirrel Story

This is NOT any of the squirrels in this story. Wouldn't you think I'd have taken at least one photo?! I love crows, even if sometimes I don’t like them, such as when they’re squawking early in the morning when we’re trying to sleep or raiding a nest of my backyard songbirds. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2015)

This time of year can seem filled with regret, especially among those students and teachers who have enjoyed a long...

Dragonhunter

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The dragonhunter is the largest dragonfly that we have here in the upper Midwest. It has an average length of about 3.3 inches, well short of the giant darner, which at 5 inches is the longest dragonfly in the US. The dragonhunter is beefier though. Show More Summary

Parrot, Parrot, Parakeet, Hummingbird

Because “duck, duck, goose” is a little too wintry (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) for a post written in...

Negri River birding

Our recent camping and birding adventure that took us along the remote Duncan Road saw us stopping at the Negri...

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