The Office Birder

The Office Birder

April 30, 2014 by  
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As an avid birder the only thing worse than an office job is not having a window nearby to catch a glimpse of a passing bird. Luckily, technological advancements provide a solution to at least one of those problems. As many birders out there may know, there is a lot of live footage from bird cams put in place by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a few other organizations that provide us access to the great outdoors…

F-J

May 15, 2009 by  
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Bird Species F-J Florida Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) Gadwall (Anas strepera) Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Gray Hawk (Asturina nitida) Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber) Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) Herald Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana) Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) House [...]

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is the largest of the heron family. They are approximately 38 inches in length, with a 70 inch wingspan. The male and females are similar, with white faces and crowns, and blue-gray and black plumage covering the rest of their bodies. These birds also have long legs and necks [...]

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a wading bird that can be seen near water across North America and breeds throughout the eastern United Sates, Western Texas and New Mexico. It is 14 inches in length, with short yellow legs and a wingspan of 25 inches. This wading bird has a black head that runs [...]

The Elegant Crane

May 22, 2008 by  
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Almost every culture has at least one story about the majestic crane and they have long been depicted in art in different countries. These large birds have long legs and necks and so they stand out from other birds very easily. There are also representatives of this group of birds on every continent with the exception of two: Antarctica and South America. Cranes belong to the Gruiformes bird order and are grouped into the family ‘Gruidae’.