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Meet the Birdchick Who's Making Birding a Hot Hobby
I don't know what birds are chirping about. I haven't a clue why they flit from tree to tree or perch on chimneys and belt it out like Caruso.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Shepley bird watching group marks end of an era as President steps down
She said: "I've always found the members so friendly and welcoming and the expert birders in the group are more than willing to share their love of birds and skills of bird recognition and identification with others with less experience. "I have enjoyed the many outdoor trips and remember particularly seeing in the teens of marsh harriers at Blacktoft Sands and some short breaks birding in Norfolk and Conwy have also been highlights."
Project to create Detroit River bird-watching spot
The Detroit Audubon Society, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the Detroit Recreation Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced full funding had been lined up for the project along the Detroit RiverWalk at Gabriel Richard Park. The birding spot will include scopes for spotting wildlife and an interpretive panel depicting bird migration by season.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Kids and the binocular trap
Why is it that when you share binoculars with an adult, perhaps a beginning bird watcher, you make sure that you share a solid, quality, even impressive, pair of binoculars, but when you go afield with a child, say, between 8 and 12 years of age, almost any pair of binoculars will do? Worse yet, why is it that inexpensive and light "compact binoculars" are almost always ascribed to kid use? It's a big mistake. Too often, the very people whom many bird educators value the most, youngsters, are left with the worst in introductory binoculars.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Audubon Rockies and Casper City Officials Partner to Bring Birds Back to Parks
Casper city officials and Audubon members partner for the "Pride in our Parks," project to provide bird watching areas in some Casper parks. Volunteers are needed to help in both Nancy English and Riverview parks putting up bird feeders starting next week.
The Jersey Journal
KENNEDY DANCERS The Kennedy Dancers, 79 Central Ave., Jersey City, began its annual Fall dance class season on Sept. 6. To receive the dance program's full schedule, visit kennedydancers.org/site/index.php/classes/new-2014-class-schedule.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
City earns Bird Town title
Ruby, a red-tailed hawk, shows off her wingspan for students at Franke Park Elementary on Wednesday with Bob Walton of Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
One of the older and least-used books on my natural history bookshelves is a volume entitled Collins Pocket Guide to Nests and Eggs by R. S. R. Fitter and is a complete guide to the nests and eggs of European birds. First published in 1954, it was something of a bible for egg collectors of those times when egg collecting was still a popular hobby.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
National Parks Traveler
What Bird Is That? Free Merlin App From Cornell Lab Of Ornithology Can Help
Whether you're a serious bird watcher or just have a casual curiosity about the avian world, there's a good chance that at some point in a park visit you've wondered, "What bird was that?" If you're a smart phone user, a free app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology dubbed "Merlin" can help provide the answer. A Cornell Lab of Ornithology spokesperson says "The iPhone version of the app, released in January 2014, has been downloaded more than 230,000 times and has helped people identify more than 700,000 birds."
Red Bluff Daily News
Variety highlights recent bird watching walk
There was quite a variety of birds out and about, including the resident bald eagle, osprey and a number of shore birds, sparrows of various stripes, goldfinches and what appeared to be a pair of yellow-billed magpies working on one of the nests along the lawn area. On the good news side, the no trespassing signs and most of the piping have been removed from the new slough and planting area.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Green Parrot focus for Bird Lovers this December
Join local Norfolk Island bird expert Margaret Christian, along with Derek Ball, Director of WildMob and Chair of Island Arks Australia on Norfolk Island 02-06 December. Their wealth of knowledge will provide a fun-filled week of bird watching and a highlight of the week being a presentation on the endemic and endangered Norfolk Island Green Parrot.
Photographing Birds: Taking Killer Shots That Are Better Than Bird Watching
Calling all bird lovers! If there's something even better than just watching birdsa it's photographing them. Think of it, when you go bird watching, you just catch glimpses of birds that you can't take with you afterwards.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Taking notice of our avian friends
There have been some "firsts" in my life where I didn't realize what I was missing until it happened - like the first time I saw a bald eagle. That was a special day for me.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Silence, patience lends itself to birdwatching in Elkhorn Slough
Birdwatchers peer through binoculars in the Elkhorn Slough Reserve near Moss Landing during a birdwatching tour Saturday. On Saturday morning, Fournier led a group of about 30 people on a four-hour walking bird watching tour at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Las Cruces Sun-News
Wetlands at Las Cruces Dam become bird watching hot spot
A viewing area is part of the 1.6 million Las Cruces Dam Environmental Restoration Project, which spans three miles along Telshor Boulevard, from Lohman Avenue north to Northrise Drive.. LAS CRUCES >> City officials said Friday the Las Cruces Flood Control Dam has become a haven for bird watchers and other recreational opportunities for residents are coming.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Hawkwatch program counts raptors in Mankato
Wearing a Green Bay Packers hat and holding a pair of large binoculars, Bethany Lutheran College professor Chad Heins is a familiar sight for many of the campus' fall visitors. Often seen standing outside the Marvin G. Meyer Hall of Science and Mathematics scanning the sky for the birds, he is coordinator of Bethany's Hawkwatch project, an ongoing effort to count the number of hawks, merlins, falcons and other birds that fly over the college.
Hatoful Boyfriend Review
An unusual take on the love sim genre, Hatoful Boyfriend depicts the romantic life of a bird-loving young girl and pigeons she meets at school. Hatoful Boyfriend isn't about skipping classes on bird watching and making out with your pigeon boyfriend behind the gym.
The Red Ferret Journal
Spy 8x Monocular & Long Range Sound Recorder - spy on your friends...
Spy 8x Monocular & Long Range Sound Recorder - spy on your friends and neighbors or just keep tabs on local critters from a distance bird watching, you'll probably want to invest in a bit of equipment that makes life easier. Sure you can wander around with a tin can stuck to your ear, or lugging a huge microphone and recording rig, but why not go more discreet with this Spy Monocular & Long Range Sound Recorder ? bird calls up to 300 feet away, and what's more you can record them too.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Scientists take first ever photograph of bird with a visible egg
Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A unique photograph has been taken of a bird with a visible egg showing after experts sent to study a critically endangered Mascarene Petrel on a remote Indian Ocean tropical island encountered an undeniably pregnant member of the species.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Climate change science aided by huge but 'invisible' efforts of amateurs
Ithaca, N.Y.- Hundreds of thousands of volunteer data collectors are due for some thanks from scientists, according to a new paper that reveals the role of citizen science in studies of birds and climate change.