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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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Global seabird populations have dropped 70 per cent in past 60 years say researchers

Started by Steph S. Jul 23. 0 Replies

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have revealed…Continue

Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 16. 3 Replies

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat.... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossing his head back, trying to choke down the…Continue

Tags: tipping point, phytoplankton collapse, Gulf of Maine, Climate Destabilization, Petey the Puffin

Seabirds may navigate by scent

Started by Steph S. Jul 15. 0 Replies

Seabirds called shearwaters manage to navigate across long stretches of…Continue

Bird-Safe Wind Power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 30. 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

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Comment by Daniel W on February 10, 2012 at 10:28pm

That cardinal is beautiful.  Where I grew up in Illinois, cardinals overwintered in our yard.  I've never seen one here in western Washington and western Oregon.

Comment by Steph S. on January 20, 2012 at 10:54am

Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Comment by Steph S. on January 8, 2012 at 5:56pm
Joan - welcome to the group!
Comment by Steph S. on January 8, 2012 at 5:56pm
Pretty birds Sentient Biped! My mom had some that looked similar - she especially loved the blue bird variety of parakeet.
Comment by Daniel W on January 8, 2012 at 2:00pm

Statler and Waldorf (taken 5 min ago)

Sometimes they chatter for hours.  They are within view of the outdoor bird feeders, but there is no evidence that they see through the window.

Comment by Steph S. on January 8, 2012 at 1:45pm

Welcome Sentient! So nice to have you here.

Comment by Daniel W on January 8, 2012 at 1:40pm

This is a cool idea for a group.

Comment by Steph S. on January 8, 2012 at 1:36pm

I specialize in Ornithology. My mom always had parakeets as pets when I was little and that it what started my passion for birds. You can learn much from observing wildlife and how they interact with each other. I love to observe birds and recognize them by their bird song.

Comment by Steph S. on December 31, 2011 at 10:00pm

The Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja, (sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja) is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and the Gulf Coast of the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseate_Spoonbill

It's always a treat to go birding at the coast and see these birds.

Comment by Steph S. on December 31, 2011 at 9:46pm

Happy New Year!

 

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