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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 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 Steph S. on February 10, 2012 at 11:59pm
I just love Cardinals. I hear their birdsong during the dawn chorus and see them quite often - especially while hiking. They are such beautiful birds.
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.

 

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