The Mississippi Flyway: An Essential Migration Route

The Mississippi Flyway: An Essential Migration Route

April 7, 2015 by  
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Starting in central Canada and stretching to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Flyway is the name given to the route followed by birds migrating from their breeding grounds in North America to their wintering grounds in the south…

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival 2015

March 23, 2015 by  
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This celebration of the Marbled Godwit offers the opportunity to explore the spectacular Redwood Coast and observe a host of bird species and wildlife…

Irruptive Migration of Bird Species

March 17, 2015 by  
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The main reason birds migrate is to ensure they have access to food all year round. For some bird species this may mean flying half way around the world, and their migration patterns are so predictable that birders arrange special events to welcome the weary travelers to their wintering ground, as well as to see them off when they depart…

Southeastern American Kestrel in Louisiana

March 7, 2015 by  
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The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest member of the family Falconidae in North America. The American Kestrel can be identified by two distinct black streaks on each side of the head that contrast with the white throat and cheeks, and by a blue-gray patch encircling a rufous-colored spot on the top of the head…

Great Louisiana BirdFest 2015

March 5, 2015 by  
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Taking place on 10-12 April 2015, the 19th Great Louisiana Birdfest is sponsored by the Northlake Nature Center offering birding enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the spring migration when large numbers of migrant birds of a variety of species pass through the area heading…

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