Category Archives: Birds

Sweetwater River Trip Report

Everyone enjoyed the clear sunny sky today after a rainy week. The water level in the river was the highest I’ve seen. There was much more trash and several “shanty towns’ on the walk. Thirteen birders saw 54 species. Please … Continue reading

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Your Plan for a Better, Birdier 2017

Your Plan for a Better, Birdier New Year This year, why not make some New Year’s resolutions that will actually be fun to keep? Here are a couple suggestions for making 2017 a great year for you and for birds! Become a … Continue reading

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17 Bird Mothers with Their Chicklings

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Mystery Woodpecker

Hello. We see lots of Acorn Woodpeckers at our suet feeders but one stands out with a two-tone cap and slightly pink eyes. She’s been hanging around here for a few months. Has anyone seen this anomaly before or have … Continue reading

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Beautiful Colored Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are a species of bird well known for their unique ability to hover and fly backwards.  Hundreds of species can be found throughout North and South America, each with its own beauty and colorful feathers. This elegant creature can … Continue reading

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Your plants are bringing birds. Here’s how to identify them.

One of the many benefits of growing native plants are the new feathered friends that these plants attract. The free Audubon Bird Guide app is a great way to identify, learn about, and track the birds you find. With over 820 species … Continue reading

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Grouse Threats Remain – Experts Call for National Conservation Network

Inside Bird Conservation – October 2016 Sage Grouse Conservation Initiative Making Progress but Threats Remain On the one-year anniversary of new federal Greater Sage-Grouse conservation plans, federal agencies released a report detailing accomplishments to date, and the Sage Grouse Initiative … Continue reading

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Vulture and Osprey Visit New Savannah Cam!

Savannah Great Horned Owl Cam Survives Adversity After surviving a falling limb and Tropical Storm Hermine, the remodeled Savannah Cam is back to hosting interesting visitors like the Black Vulture and Osprey. West Texas Hummingbird Cam Celebrates One Year Watch … Continue reading

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Want to bring more birds to your home?

By growing native plants, you provide the food and shelter birds need. To make your space bird-friendly and beautiful, check out Audubon’s native plant resources to find the best plants for your area. Search by the birds you most want … Continue reading

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Alert: Migratory Bird Funding and ESA Exemptions at Stake

As Congress Resumes, Migratory Bird Funding and ESA Exemptions at Stake Right now, the U.S. Congress is working to put together a bill to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2017. Congress has an opportunity to boost much-needed funding levels … Continue reading

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Pictures of Beautiful Birds

No matter if you are a bird lover or not, you cannot deny their colorfulness, their beauty, or the mystery they present as they fly high above us in the skies. Enjoy this wonderful photo series more than 30 of the … Continue reading

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The story of how a dying tree provides shelter and sustenance to a variety of birds and other animals

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The top 5 threats facing birds and what Audubon going to do about them

You love birds. And so do we. How such beautiful creatures can be so resilient, facing the everyday challenges of the natural world and the feats of long migrations, is truly remarkable. But over the next five years birds will … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Hummingbird

Perhaps one of the most sophisticated fliers on the Earth, these beautiful birds weave in and out of branches without rustling a leaf. The hummingbird is both strong and beautiful, possessing a unique sort of delicate beauty and mastery that few … Continue reading

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Bird Species Split of Two Birds Seen in San Diego

SD Birders, The AOU has recently released its 57th supplement to the *Check-list of North American Birds*. The two splits affecting San Diego involve Leach’s Storm-Petrel and Western Scrub-Jay. A three-way split of Leach’s Storm-Petrel yielded Leach’s, Townsend’s, and Ainley’s storm-petrels. … Continue reading

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The West Texas Hummingbird Cam Returns!

Black-Chinned Hummingbirds stop for a drink at the Perky-Pet® feeder. All Hummingbirds, All the Time We’re excited to bring you a second action-packed season of the West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam, sponsored by Perky-Pet®. This site is nestled in the mountains outside … Continue reading

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19 of the World’s Most Colorful Birds

There are estimated to be 10,000 species of birds in the world and nature has blessed some with the most incredible, colorful plumage. From bright blues to radiant reds and gorgeous greens, it is hard to believe that these birds … Continue reading

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology “The State of North America’s Birds 2016 report”

This report is based on the first-ever conservation vulnerability assessment for all 1,154 native bird species that occur in Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico. The assessment was compiled by a team of experts from all three countries. Of … Continue reading

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