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Northern Flickers Have Found My Nest Box

As some of you may know, I have been monitoring about 35 nest boxes on three Bluebird Trails going on seven...

Noisy, but nice

Blogging is a peculiar activity. It initiates an internal monologue when one is alone in the field and keeps up...

Playback or Birding in the Dark

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

It is a cold night in early March and the young moon barely visible through the thick branches of the...

It’s Nestcam Season—Take Your Pick and Take a Peek!

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

In the Northern Hemisphere, at least, spring has sprung. Which means spring fever. Which, in the bird world, means babies....

Birdchick Podcast #203 Weezer, Vultures and the ABA

This flamingo report popped in the news just after I left Florida. Also...I don't think this person knows what a "money shot" is. Weezer sold a crazy package of birding in the Galapagos. Join the American Birding Association and say we sent you. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #200 Stories Sharon only tells in bars.

Thank you, Annie Aguirre for the art and incorporating my feelings about snowy owls and my love of Pokemon. What? We are giving away something from Mincing Mockingbird? It's the third book Prolonging Revenge Through Reincarnation: The Paintings of the Mincing Mockingbird Volume III Hardcover Art Book. Show More Summary

The Most Birds

6 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

A recent comment thread on Facebook about absurdly high counts of some species in the eBird database got me curious....

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

7 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

… 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?

8 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

8 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

9 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)

11 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?

11 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

12 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

12 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

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

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