Category Archives: Birds

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #81

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 31, 2017 A Barn Owl takes a rest from its nightly hunting duties. Photo by Ann Warner Spot-winged Tit by Shantanu Bhattacharya‎ The African Penguin is the … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – April 2017

Chlorpyrifos on Track to Poison Birds and People for the Next 5 Years Chlorpyrifos, one of the most-used pesticides in the United States, has been killing birds and poisoning the environment for the past half-century. Because of those risks to wildlife … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #80

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 24, 2017 The Wreathed Hornbill is also sometimes known as the Bar-pouched Wreathed Hornbill. Photo by Asim Halder An airborne encounter between two Whiskered Terns. Photo by … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #79

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 17, 2017 There is nothing in the world quite like the Osprey. This master of both land and sea has been given its own taxonomic grouping, the … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #78

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 10, 2017 A small, colourful, stubby tailed bird, the Indian Pitta can be seen (or more likely heard) hopping around the undergrouwth and Indian and Sri Lankan … Continue reading

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Merlin Bird ID: Merlin expands to Mexico, now supports Spanish

Merlin Expands to Mexico We’ve spent the last few months working to expand coverage of Merlin, and we’ve just released a new bird pack for the Yucatan Peninsula. Research at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology repeatedly points to the Yucatan … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #77

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 3, 2017 Grey herons are found throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. (Bhavesh Rathod) Cattle egrets have spread across the globe with the … Continue reading

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Bird Cams Hatch Alert: Endangered Bermuda Petrel Egg Is Pipping

Take a peek at the pipping egg inside the burrow of one of the world’s most endangered seabirds! Hatching Is Underway On The Cahow Cam Don’t miss your chance to watch an endangered Bermuda Petrel hatch from its egg, live … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Organizations Stand Together for Birds

Inside Bird Conservation – March 2017 Hundreds of Organizations Stand Together for Birds   Our nation’s environmental laws and regulations protecting wildlife and public lands face uncertain times. In response, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has been organizing support for key bird … Continue reading

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Owls Are Such Impressive Birds, Don’t You Agree?

The sounds of the owl are synonymous with night-time, and these nocturnal birds are often associated with great wisdom, but also as bad omens. These birds of prey are actually very effective rodent hunters, keeping fields clear of mice and … Continue reading

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Watch an Albatross Hatch Live

Mahealani takes a short break before settling back in on the hatching egg. The Albatross Season Begins on Kauai The first egg at the Laysan Albatross cam site on the North Shore of Kauai has begun hatching just in time … Continue reading

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FeederWatch eNews: Reminders and announcements

Dark-eyed Junco and American Tree Sparrow at a bark butter feeder, last week’s BirdSpotter Judges Choice Award winner by Shirley Donald, a FeederWatcher in Orillia, Ontario. Project FeederWatch eNews January 25, 2017 BirdSpotter Takes Flight The anniversary edition of our … Continue reading

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Stunning and Colorful Photographs of Taiwanese Birds

John & Fish, a brother and sister duo from Taiwan, have been photographing birds since 2006. Amazed by the beauty of nature, they began taking pictures of the birds of Taiwan and soon opened up aflickr account which promptly “exploded” … Continue reading

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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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