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  • Long-eared owl
    Whats the difference from a Long-eared owl and a Short-eared owl?
    Well you may think, the ears are the only difference. Im going to tell you that their are more differences than just the ears. First lets talk about the Long-eared owl.The Long-eared owl is 13 to 15 inches tall and their wing span is about 3 to 3...
  • Adult Pacific loon
    Recent winter birding news for San Diego
    Mid-December is always an exciting time to go looking for unusual migrating birds in San Diego. Already this year, several rare or unusual birds have been spotted in odd locations throughout the county. Most of these birds are common birds that...
  • Birds in Stanley Park
    Birds in Vancouver's Stanley Park
    A Christmas Bird Count for Kids was held Saturday at Vancouver's Stanley Park Ecology Centre in partnership with Young Naturalists' Club of BC."This event is a fantastic way for children and their families to learn about local bird...
  • Want to know more about your Thanksgiving turkey?
    Want to know more about your Thanksgiving turkey?
    Happy Thanksgiving to all readers! Ever wanted to know more about your wild turkey you cooked up? Did you know,the turkey was Benjamin Franklin's choice for the United States's national bird?Wild turkeys mostly forage on forest floors, but...
  • Smithsonian's bird exhibits powerfully encourage preservation, fight extinction
    Smithsonian's bird exhibits powerfully encourage preservation, fight extinction
    "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art" soared into the Smithsonian American Art MuseumOct. 31, one of two Smithsonian avian exhibits that are as moving as they are timely, marking the 100th anniversary of passenger...
  • Wildbird Fund founder, Rita McMahon offers aid to an injured ovenbird
    Window collisions second largest source of bird deaths
    Another autumn arrives in New York with all the majesty and rich palette of changing colors and leaf fall and with it another fall migration. Bird watchers (and writers) entranced by the seasonal avian journey find skies full of winged travelers...
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher
    Fall birding in San Diego's desert areas
    Desert season is coming up and fall is migratory bird season, as well. This is a good time to get out to the desert areas in search of birds and enjoy the cooler weather. While October and November can have some hot days where it is over 90...
  • Feathers
    There are many birds in New Jersey and there is a refuge for them in Newark
    At the Jersey shore, you can see herring gulls and laughing gulls flying in the azure sky. When dusk starts to set in, the black shadows of the gulls against the backdrop of the sky is a breathtaking site. There are many varieties of birds in the...
  • Plovers and sandpipers
    How to tell the difference between sandpipers and plovers
    Not all shorebirds are sandpipers, but sandpipers are a lot of shorebirds. Some shorebirds are plovers, but many aren’t. San Diego is home to both sandpipers and plovers and telling the difference between them can be confusing. Knowing the...
  • Migratory shorebirds
    Salt works tours and other nature events begin again this Sunday
    The weekend of October 10-12, 2014 kicks off the fall birding and nature season. Unlike areas in the north, San Diego’s peak nature-watching season begins in mid to late fall. The weather is expected to be warm, but not hot like last weekend...
  • Wrist bones prove birds evolved from dinosaurs
    Wrist bones prove birds evolved from dinosaurs
    A great disagreement has existed between paleontologists and developmental biologists about the development of the wrist bones of modern birds and the possible evolution of modern birds from dinosaurs. The source of the century long argument has...
  • Archaeopteryx
    Birds didn't evolve from dinosaurs in one fell swoop, but over millions of years
    Dinosaurs didn’t suddenly give way to birds, a new study finds, but slowly transitioned into fowl though a piecemeal evolutionary process. Scientists have long understood that birds evolved from their more grounded brethren, but research...
  • Bald Eagle
    In southern Illinois, Makanda and Jonesboro are for the birds, well bird lovers
    If you’re a bird lover in southern Illinois or plan to visit southern Illinois, you won’t want to miss the wonderful opportunities here to appreciate our natural bird wildlife. Fall and winter can be the perfect time to take in some of...
  • Ruddy duck by Jennifer Miller
    2014 Duck Stamp winning subject a San Diego favorite
    The winning entry for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Service “Duck Stamp” competition is a San Diego favorite, the ruddy duck. Jennifer Miller of Olean, New York was the winning artist of the acrylic painting. The second place...
  • Birds: Making spirits soar in the Florida Keys
    Birds: Making spirits soar in the Florida Keys
    The beauty and value of birds in the Florida Keys may be measured by their frequent portrayal in art. Florida Keys artists seek to capture the allure and essence of the subtropical islands that dangle off the southern tip of Florida by portraying...