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Podcast #197 More Snowy Owls,

This podcast is brought to you by Wildside Nature Tours. They offer a variety of tours. Check out the delightful Brome Birding News Cast. Audubon takes a firm stance in favor of collecting the mustached kingfisher for science. Also, here is the article that "literally" make a reader sick. Show More Summary

Every sperm is sacred

… especially if you’re a lady bird in heat. Because unlike those of mammals, avian ova need penetration by multiple sperm...

Won’t Someone Think Of The Children?

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

One of my favourite Monty Python sketches involves a rather enthusiastic documentary into the sordid sex lives of the mollusks....

Great Gray Owl Video

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : Hasty Brook

Check out this amazing video of two Great Gray Owls in northern Minnesota. The video was taken by Sparky Stensaas yesterday evening in the Sax Zim Bog. It's another great year for owls in northern Minnesota. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #192 Horse Porn For President

The title is in reference to an unfortunate post that showed up on a birding Facebook group. Pro tip: if something offensive shows up on a Facebook page, do not comment. If it's a public page, your comments will show up to your friends in your news feed. Show More Summary

Avian Oddities from Two Days of Birding in Costa Rica

3 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

One of the many things about birding that keeps us heading back into “the field” is the opportunity for the...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2015)

5 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Perfect summer weekends make me feel like the War Boy Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road does when he says,...

What is the State Bird of Minnesota?

5 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Picture this: you are on a lake, with dusk just beginning to fall. The surface of the water is calm,...

Manhattan’s first nesting Common Ravens

6 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

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

6 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

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

8 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

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

The Disappearing Scarecrow

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.

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

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

“Winged Warnings” Sounds the Avian Alarm

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

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

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

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