Tag: Birds

Citizen Science Tuesday: Kestrel Cam

Dive into a citizen science project combining nest cams and one of America’s coolest raptors with the American Kestrel Partnership.

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Nest Cam of the Month: Peregrine Falcons

High above the city, the peregrine soars, littering the sidewalk with bird parts. Take a look into the nest of one of the most incredible (and urban) predators on earth.

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Blood, Birds, and Ticks

Using data from the Mad Island Marsh bird hotspot, researchers are studying the ticks and tick-borne pathogens birds carry to the United States.

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The Hidden Hazards of Learning to Bird

The latest in the Zero to Hero: Birding series where — among other things — our newbie birder discovers that not everyone automatically assumes she’s using those binoculars for birding.

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A Day in the Life of A Bird Bander at Mad Island Marsh

A day in the life of a bird bander at the Conservancy’s Mad Island Marsh Preserve.

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What’s the World’s Largest Bird Feeder? You’ll Never Guess

What’s the world’s largest human-created source of bird food? Hint: it’s not in your backyard. And it creates an interesting dilemma for conservationists.

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Nest Cam of the Month: Barred & Barn Owls

Nesting season is in full swing! Check out April’s featured nest cams ⎯ barred and barn owls.

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Zero to Hero: Birding Edition

Can someone who can’t tell a house finch from a song sparrow become an expert birder in four months? Our blogger is about to find out.

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Counting Red Knots: Keeping Tabs on a Threatened Bird

Sometimes it pays to be old school. For two decades, two researchers have been counting shorebirds the old fashioned way, one bird at a time.

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Ready, Set, Bird: 6 Spring Migration Hotspots

Spring migration is underway, so dust off your binoculars and check out our picks for great spring birding hotspots.

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Nest Cam of the Month: Bald Eagles

Nest cams give you an up-close view of everyday avian drama. Check out March’s featured nest cam ⎯ the Decorah bald eagles.

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Osprey Nest Cam 2015: The Birds are Back for a Third Season

The ospreys are back! Enjoy live views, 24/7, of an Alabama osprey nest. And record your observations and ask our ecologist about what you’re seeing.

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Splish, Splash: Why Do Birds Take Baths?

Like people, birds love a good bath. But why? Ornithologist Joe Smith dips into the research on bird bathing, and reveals the science — and the mystery — of this backyard phenomenon.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Hummingbirds Journey North

It’s time to think about hummingbirds? Now? Yes! Watch for the green shimmer in your yard and report it to help protect these feisty migratory birds.

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Nest Cam of the Month: Great Horned Owls

Nest cams give you an up-close view of everyday avian drama. Check out February’s featured nest cam ⎯ a great horned owl.

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The Ospreys Are Back!
Live views, 24/7, of an Alabama osprey nest. Record your observations and ask our ecologist about what you’re seeing.

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