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Birding, Birders and all things Birds

This group is for birding, birders and bird enthusiasts. One can be a pet owner, researcher, Ornithologist, birder that is advanced or novice. Anyone interested in birds!

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Bird-Safe Wind Power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Chaska company designs wind turbine of the futureBird proof wind energy that harvests works in low wind, what a…Continue

Tags: bird safe, wind energy, SheerWind's INVELOX technology

Male peacocks keep eyes low when checking out competition

Started by Steph S. Jun 16. 0 Replies

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Eye-tracking cameras show that peacocks checking out…Continue

Go fish! Ancient birds evolved specialist diving adaptations

Started by Steph S. May 26. 0 Replies

Date:May 22, 2015Source:Taylor & FrancisSummary:A new study of…Continue

These birds provide their own drum beat

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 23. 1 Reply

Listen closely to a Java sparrow sing: Interspersed among the notes…Continue

Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus.State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens.The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable…Continue

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

Started by Steph S. Apr 13. 0 Replies

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a…Continue

Gulf Oil Spill still affects US birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

Nearly five years after the Gulf Oil Spill, BP is still denying it's impact on wildlife. A National Wildlife Federation report cites 20 species still significantly affected. Migrating birds spread the toxins.The National Wildlife Federation’s report…Continue

Tags: BP oil spill

Why are snowy owls moving so far from their Arctic home? And where can I spot one?

Started by Steph S. Jan 4. 0 Replies

A snowy owl surveys photographer Conrad Kuiper from atop…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on February 27, 2013 at 5:57am

Owl Yoga? lol

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 27, 2013 at 5:53am
The Taiwan Blue Magpie: Scientific name: Urocissa caerulea. The Taiwan Blue Magpie, also called the Taiwan Magpie or Formosan Blue Magpie or the "long-tailed mountain lady", is a member of the Crow family. It is an endemic species living in the mountains of Taiwan.
Comment by Steph S. on February 24, 2013 at 7:21pm

Joan thanks so much for the lovely picture.

Comment by Steph S. on February 24, 2013 at 7:20pm

DHK thanks for joining - welcome to the group. I am downloading the pictures off my camera - should have them up in a day or so.

Comment by amer chohan on February 24, 2013 at 5:03am

Name of Whooping Crane Festival, these wonderful pictures etc. all are expansion of beautiful side of reality for me(as they were non-existant for me before). I am thankful to you people for such additions.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2013 at 10:01pm

The wonders and diversity of nature, in all its forms and functions, boggles my mind. Not only the individual animal that evolves to its present characteristics, but the niche that it fills in the science of things amazes me. Nature supports only as much as it can sustain; the rest die off. Nature, wiser than humans, lives in balance.

Comment by Steph S. on February 23, 2013 at 9:40pm
Thank you so much Joan! I've enjoyed the beautiful birds here. It's so wonderful to get out in nature.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2013 at 8:16pm

Steph, I am really looking forward t your Whooping Crane Festival information and photos. Safe journey. 

Comment by Steph S. on February 23, 2013 at 8:09pm
Whooping Crane Festival has been so wonderful! Can't wait to share some pictures. Driving back tomorrow.
Comment by Steph S. on February 22, 2013 at 10:19pm
Amer that owl is just stunning! Beautiful! Thanks!
 

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