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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 Window Strikes

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 3. 1 Reply

Urge nearby cities to dim high-rise lights during bird migration season....the average high-rise is responsible for 700 to 1,000 bird deaths a…Continue

Tags: high-rises kill birds, lights out programs, bird window collisions

Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 10. 0 Replies

Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight"Losing the ability to fly gave ancient penguins their unique locomotion style. But leaving the sky behind…Continue

How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly

Started by Joan Denoo Feb 18. 0 Replies

How to Make Your Yard Bird-FriendlyI am moving from an urban setting, to deep in the forest in NE Washington state. I have no idea what to expect and what plants to provide for…Continue

Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaska Scientists

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 3. 1 Reply

Thousands of dead seabirds have washed up on…Continue

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

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 22. 2 Replies

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

High-flying birds recruited for meteorology

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Oct 16, 2015. 1 Reply

Weather watching may soon be for the birds.Monitoring the flight…Continue

Arranged Bird Marriages Are Less Successful Than True Love

Started by Steph S. Sep 17, 2015. 0 Replies

Love ConnectionZebra finches have a lot in common with human couples: They…Continue

Songbird habitat affects reproduction, survival

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Aug 28, 2015. 2 Replies

A University of Montana professor who studies birds around the…Continue

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Comment by Daniel W on November 1, 2012 at 9:08am

google pics of Hoatzin. Maybe wishful thinking on my part - they remind me a bit of dinosaurs evolving into birds.

Comment by Daniel W on November 1, 2012 at 9:02am

Saw description of this bird on a bird blog and wanted to share.  This pic from wikipedia

Hoatzin. description in wikipedia. The Hoatzin is the only member of its species, genus, and family. It lives on leaves, and like ruminant mammals (cows sheep goats deer) obtains nutrition from a foregut fermentation. "

. No satisfying evolutionary hypothesis has been proposed, and the situation has become worse with the availability of DNA sequence data. On first hatching, huatzin have claws on their thumb and first finger, which enable them to climb tree branches.

They don't fly well, but humans and animals aare repulsed by the hoatzin's odor, so they appear relatively safe from predation.

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:28pm
A Bald Eagle - wow Lillie that is so wonderful! Happy you got to see that bird.
Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:27pm
Booklover thanks for the candy corn bird. My mom just loves candy corn - yummy!
Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:27pm
Joan thanks so much for the Aldo Leopold foundation link - I learned about him from one of my Wildlife Management classes.
Comment by Lillie on October 31, 2012 at 12:49pm

Some people are so clever.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 31, 2012 at 12:34pm

Oh, I like candy corn bird.  Hehehe.

Comment by Lillie on October 30, 2012 at 12:15pm

I have been seeing an adult Bald Eagle flying over my neighborhood recently.  This is so exciting.  Ten years ago this would have been unlikely.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 12:59pm

A Sand County Almanac 

The Aldo Leopold Foundation 

the dawn chorus as Leopold would have heard it!

http://www.news.wisc.edu/assets/11/original/Leopold.mp3?1347845292

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 12:48pm

Mr Peterdactyl, thanks for the lead for suet and buying in bulk price. I have an ACE hardware in the neighborhood. 

 

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