Tropical Audubon Society Exotics Trip

Tropical Audubon Society Exotics Trip

November 13, 2013 by  
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Brian Rapoza and Paul Bithorn will lead birders in search of bulbuls, parrots, mynas and other introduced species…

Discover the Birds of The Big Apple

July 16, 2013 by  
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Known as the “city that never sleeps” and “The Big Apple”, New York City is a vibrant bustling metropolis that has more than a few surprises for visitors – and for native New Yorkers – who choose to explore its natural resources. The New York Water Taxi service offers visitors the opportunity to see the city from the harbor and its waterways. Working with the New York City Audubon Society…

Birdsong Apps Pose Threat to Breeding

June 18, 2013 by  
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Bird watching as a hobby has been traced back to the late-18th century as portrayed in the works of English naturalists and ornithologists Gilbert White, Thomas Bewick and George Montagu…

Tucson Audubon Society Field Trip

June 11, 2013 by  
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August 30 – September 2, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend) –Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon – 8:00 AM Q Ranch / Mogollon Rim /Tonto National Forest…

2013 Olympic Peninsula BirdFest

February 21, 2013 by  
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Organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest offers something for everyone, whether you are a beginner birder, or a seasoned expert…

Christmas Bird Count 2012

November 13, 2012 by  
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The 113th Christmas Bird Count is set to take place from December 14 through to January 5 all over the Americas…

Warblers – Specialty Workshop

July 16, 2012 by  
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The Tucson Audubon Society presents a Warbler Specialty Workshop with Homer Hansen. Learn to distinguish fall warblers, with key structural characteristics…

Cerulean Warbler Weekend

April 17, 2012 by  
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Organized by Michigan Audubon the Cerulean Warbler Weekend is held in the state’s best area for spotting these delightful little birds, Barry County.

Olympic BirdFest 2012

February 8, 2012 by  
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The Olympic BirdFest is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Dungeness River Audubon Center. Events during the festival will include a Totem Tour, birding at Sequim Bay, Dungeness Bay, Dungeness Spit, Salt Creek County Park, Ediz Hook and John Wayne Marina, photography workshops, a visit to the Endangered Waterfowl Breeding Sanctuary, wine tasting, a raptor presentation by the Northwest Raptor Center, the Olympic Owl Prowl, a banquet and silent auction and island cruises.

Christmas Bird Count – Gathering Valuable Data

December 6, 2011 by  
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In the late 1800s wildlife conservation was unheard of and the hunting of birds and other animals was generally unrestricted in the United States. In some states it was a common Christmas tradition to go hunting, with the hunter bagging the most birds and animals being declared the winner of the so-called “Side Hunt”. By the turn of the century, however, nature lovers and scientists began to express concern regarding the effects of hunting on bird populations, and it was at this time, when the Audubon Society was still in its infancy, that the society’s representative Frank M. Chapman proposed starting a new Christmas tradition in which birds would be counted, rather than hunted, and so the concept of the “Christmas Bird Count” was born – and enthusiastically supported.

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