Tag: Birds

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 American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird

It has 360-degree vision. It binges on worms. And its spring mating ritual includes some of the funkiest dance moves in the bird world. Meet the American woodcock, a.k.a. timberdoodle.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: 10 Most Popular Projects

As Citizen Science Tuesday nears its first birthday, here is a retrospective of the most popular projects. It’s not too late to participate!

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How to Green Birding’s ‘Big Year’

In a “Big Year,” birders race to rack up as many bird species as possible, often at a great economic and environmental cost. The Big Green Year changes that.

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Boucher’s Bird of the Year: The Bornean Bristlehead

Birder Tim Boucher’s life list numbers 4929 species, but he still gets excited by new sightings. Join him on a journey to Malaysian Borneo as he encounters his best bird of 2014 — an elusive and little-known forest denizen.

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Winter Bird Feeding: Good or Bad for Birds?

Winter bird feeding is hugely popular, with more than 40 percent of U.S. households participating. But is it actually good for the birds? Ornithologist Joe Smith looks at the science behind this backyard activity.

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Review: Richard J. King’s The Devil’s Cormorant

Birders: looking for a good read in the new year? Author Richard J. King delves into the realm of cormorants, and finds a tangled web of human-nature connections.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Celebrate Urban Birds

A surprising abundance and diversity of birds is waiting for you right in the city. Celebrate Urban Birds will help you find, identify, and study them.

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The Hooting Season: Enjoying Great Horned Owls

The breeding and nesting season for most birds is months away. But not so for great horned owls. Here’s what you need to enjoy the hooting extravaganza at a park near you.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: SeaWatch

Where to see skies filled with seabirds? Take part in SeaWatch at Schoodic Point and gather important conservation data while enjoying a wildlife spectacle.

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The Great Turkey Shuffle: How Restoration Has Changed Gobbler Genetics

When reintroducing wild turkeys across the United States, conservationists paid little attention to turkey subspecies. Today, determining turkey subspecies can require the skills of a wildlife CSI team. What does this mean for turkey genetics — and future conservation?

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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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