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Inside Bird Conservation – March 2018

Will This Congress Be Good for Birds? – You Can Help Decide That  The United States Congress is now considering multiple bills that affect bird conservation. Those bills include the annual appropriations bill and the Farm Bill as well as … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Report, Mar 10, 2018

Birders, The weather didn’t cooperate, a lot of the birds were quiet, the mud accumulation on our shoes was quite measurable, we all grew taller by two inches, but we did manage to find 56 species including the elusive American … Continue reading

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The Barred Owl Cam Is Back Online With Two Eggs and a New Outside View

The female owl is currently incubating two eggs, with a third possible on Friday. Who’s (Back) On Cam For You? Nestled into a wooded backyard in central Indiana, a pair of owls have returned to breed for a fifth consecutive season on … Continue reading

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Limited Time Bird Print Sale!

In honor of the release of my new book, Birds of the Photo Ark, we are offering a limited time sale on these five hand selected signed prints! Click here Use the promo code BIRDS2018 at check out to get 50% off any … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Report

On this rainy morning, March 3, 2018, we had 11 birders and found 58 species. Snow Goose Canada Goose Wood Duck Gadwall American Wigeon Mallard Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Green-winged Teal Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Ruddy Duck Pied-billed Grebe … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Waterbirds

In WildlifeTags birding, coast, estuary, ocean, Water, waterbird, wetland  March 2, 2018   Steve Boyes THE AFRICAN JACANA HAS A POLYANDROUS BREEDING SYSTEM, WHERE FEMALES MATE WITH MULTIPLE MALES AND THE MALES CARE FOR THE YOUNG (EDWIN GODINHO) THE GREAT CORMORANT IS THE MOST WIDESPREAD CORMORANT SPECIES, THEY ARE FOUND FROM … Continue reading

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Top 25: Wild Birds on the Edge – February 9, 2018

A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED WHITE-BACKED VULTURE IN THE SERENGETI, TANZANIA. VULTURES WORLDWIDE ARE UNDER THREAT BECAUSE OF TOXINS IN THE CARCASSES THEY EAT, THESE TOXINS INCLUDE VETERINARY DRUGS, LEAD AND POISON LACED WITHIN CARCASSES TO KILL PREDATORS OR SOMETIMES VULTURES THEMSELVES … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Feb 17, 2018

Birders, Sorry for the delay—problems with internet, phone and passwords, etc.  It was a fun birding day— a couple learning sessions regarding teens and hawks. I mean terns, .darn that spellcheck. Charlotte managed to find in her photos the spotted … Continue reading

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EHL Newsletter • Winter 2018

EHL helps defend California gnatcatcher listing With this vital listing under legal attack by the building industry, conservation groups are mounting a defense. Read More San Bernardino work progresses EHL is working on multiple fronts to protect the last of … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #124

In WildlifeTags bird photography, birding, wild bird revolution, wild bird trust  Steve Boyes A BARN SWALLOW PHOTOGRAPHED BEAUTIFULLY IN FLIGHT (HEMANT KIROLA) THE RANGE OF THE ENDANGERED EGYPTIAN VULTURE IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON ITS PRIMARY FOOD SOURCES, LIVESTOCK CARCASSES AND HUMAN WASTE (RAJEEV TYAGI) BLACK KITES … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery Field Trip Result

Today, Feb 10, 2018, 17 people joined in under cloudy skies. 40 species recorded. American Widgen Mallard Great Blue Heron Turkey Vulture Cooper’s Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Great Horned Owl Anna’s Hummingbird Belted Kingfisher Acorn … Continue reading

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Birding and Drawing to Pathways of Observation

Hello!   Join Stacey Vigallon, LA Audubon’s Director of Environmental Education, for a day at the garden exploring the connections between drawing and birding and learning how both activities can enhance your observation skills. Ms. Vigallon will demystify the drawing … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – February 2018

Protecting Children, Pollinators, and Birds from Pesticides   Howdy Folks, several urgent items on pesticides. One threat to oppose involves draft legislation weakening of the Endangered Species Act for pesticide reviews. There are also two bills in Congress to support. … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #118

In Changing Planet    Steve Boyes A VIBRANT FEMALE INDIAN PARADISE-FLYCATCHER PHOTOGRAPHED BY VISHAL MONAKAR. THERE ARE 6 SPECIES OF PARADISE-FLYCATCHERS IN ASIA AND GENETIC STUDIES REVEAL THAT THE INDIAN PARADISE-FLYCATCHER IS LIKELY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL ANCESTORS OF THIS GROUP. THE … Continue reading

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Guajome Birding on February 3

Well Folks, it was a record count day at Guajome! We came home with 60 species. I might attribute this total to some very good birders and some birders who have very good ears. New birds discovered here were the … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #117

In Wildlife & Wild Places    Steve Boyes WHEN BIRDS USE THE SAME HABITAT AND SAME FOOD SOURCES, ONE WILL OFTEN OUTCOMPETE THE OTHER. IN NORTH AMERICA THIS WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH WOULD THEORETICALLY COMPETE WITH THE VERY SIMILAR, PYGMY NUTHATCH. HOWEVER THESE TWO … Continue reading

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Dos Picos and Rangelands Road Bird Walk Report

15 birders braved threatening skies, bracing breezes and cold weather to tally 63 species. Highlights included White-throated sparrow(seen by early birds Michael and Sonja only), Golden-crowned sparrow, 8 Hooded mergansers(1 male with 7 females (is he a lucky or unlucky … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #116

Changing Planet  Steve Boyes A SOUTHERN RED-BILLED HORNBILL PREENING ITS FEATHERS. THIS SPECIES OCCURS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, UP TO MALAWI AND ZAMBIA. THIS HORNBILL WAS PHOTOGRAPHED IN SOUTH AFRICA’S KRUGER NATIONAL PARK BY MICHAL RICHTER   THE BLACK-CAPPED KINGFISHER’S BRILLIANT BLUE … Continue reading

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