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Manhattan’s first nesting Common Ravens

Common Ravens have, it seems, finally nested in Manhattan, the densest metropolitan area in the nation. The photo above depicts...

Do Not Feed Baby Birds Ham

Wildlife rehabilitators are a multi-tasking lot. Not only do we take care of zillions of injured and orphaned birds/mammals/reptiles/whatever, we...

Kamikaze Pigeons and a War to Extinction

3 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

A Hooded Crow. Two Feral Pigeons. Three Feral Pigeons. One more Hooded Crow. And so on… not much of a...

In Search Of Internet Birding Shows

I recently discovered the wonders of connecting my laptop to my tv with am HDMI cable. Any video or show that I find on the Internet can be played back on my big screen flatscreen television instead of having to watching it on a 17" laptop screen. Show More Summary

Henslow’s Sparrow at Jacob Riis Park, Queens, New York

7 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

We were at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in central Queens on Sunday afternoon. We being me, Daisy, and Desi, having a...

The Disappearing Scarecrow

8 months agoHobbies / Birding : Looking Up

There once was a Happy Scarecrow AND a very determined red squirrel. Seems he had winter on his mind. "Cozy" was a concern. First he went after the cravat. The scarecrow just looked on... He was determined... but the cravat held.. So he dropped to the belt buckle.. Show More Summary

Rehabber Slang Part 2, etc.

10 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

There is no excuse for putting a banner photo like this on a renowned birding site. It’s just that when...

The complete guide to Dodo relatives, living and dead

10 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) — that towering icon of modern anthropogenic extinctions — was a pigeon. Not, as Linneaus thought,...

“Winged Warnings” Sounds the Avian Alarm

10 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

When birds go from Least Concern to Near-Threatened to Vulnerable to Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

All about alcids: Extravagant divers of northern oceans

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Across the world’s northern oceans, 24 species of auklets, murres, puffins, guillemots, and related seabirds make a living catching food...

The Conspicuous Steller’s Jay

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is one of the ubiquitous birds seen at Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California....

Digiscoping With Clay & Sharon, Episode 4 Light and Photography

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

This is a fun episode, there are two cameos: our pet rabbit Dougal and Greg Miller (aka Jack Black's character in The Big Year). Please visit the pages of our generous sponsors if you see something...Show More Summary

Episode 3 - Digiscoping Techniques

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

  And here is episode three which includes a last minute cameo addition of a Lawrence's Warbler! How many bird shows do you know have one of those in an episode? Clay and I...Show More Summary

Digiscoping With Clay and Sharon, Episode 2

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

Here is episode 2! I noticed some people figured out the clue in episode one...will they get episode two and will that clue them in to the overall theme? Hmmmm. This episode is particularly special because we get to talk a little bit...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #167: Owl Rides A Train, Oil Spill

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 9.10.25 PM Yep. Another oil spill. Follow National Audubon on Facebook for the most up to date info. Here's a petition. Owl rides a train from Scotland to the UK. Eagle flirting gets out of control. Ravens to be culled in favor of spotted owls. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast: #151 Reindeer in a Tube

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

Sedish Breakfast When you have breakfast in Sweden you can put any number of things on your toast like honey, mountain berry jam, cheese in a tube, reindeer meat in a tube or caviar in a tube: The Spy Stork Story Facebook bands birding ad for referring to juvenile boobies. Show More Summary

Killdeers, Oh my!

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

I realized on Monday that since I came home from Europe, I hadn't done any birding apart from the usual mental notes of what is around me when I'm outside. We had a horrible storm that I'd been dealing with and some work that piled up. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #146: Swifts, Storms and Spiders

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

The national symbol causes 4th of July fireworks to be moved. Rumors abound that Australia's Night Parrot has been photographed. In Guam, spider populations explode as birds disappear. Why table sugar is ok for birds. The Thai version of Birdchick. Show More Summary

Lawrence's Warbler Around The Beehives

11 months agoHobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

With all my travel, I was worried I was going to miss one of my favorite parts of spring: But thanks to the cold, wet spring, the wildflowers were late and I did have some quality time among some trillium at Mr. Neil's. I think I have...Show More Summary

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