Views Through the Blind

Views Through the Blind

March 24, 2014 by  
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The melody of wheezy whistle-like calls pulled my eyes upward in search of the Black-bellied Whistling ducks that broke through my daydream.The sound of my shoes crunching along the pebble strewn path, the throaty grunts and croaks of the nesting Great Egrets and Neotropic Cormorants…

Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival 2013

May 31, 2013 by  
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Ranked as one of the best annual birding festivals in the United States, the Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival will take place from…

Orlando Wetlands Festival 2013

December 7, 2012 by  
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Join fellow birding and nature enthusiasts at the 13th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival where the Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes…

Nantucket Birding Festival 2012

October 4, 2012 by  
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The second Nantucket Birding Festival will be taking place on 18-21 October 2012…

Pledge2Fledge 2012

August 23, 2012 by  
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Pledge2Fledge (P2F) is an international grassroots campaign organized by non-profit organization the Global Birding Initiative for birders to introduce friends and acquaintances to the pursuit of bird watching…

2012 Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival

June 15, 2012 by  
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Located at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains, Cochise College in Sierra Vista will be the venue for the 2012 Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival…

White-crowned Sparrow Males Unruffled by Younger Rivals

March 13, 2012 by  
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In the territorial world of nature, it’s not uncommon for older males to give way to the younger generation, albeit with a fight. Researchers have recently discovered that this is not necessarily the case with mature white-crowned sparrow males.

Southwest Wings Festival

March 17, 2011 by  
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The 20th Annual Birding and Nature Festival in Sierra Vista, or Southwest Wings, is both educational and fun, as participants learn about birds, reptiles, mammals and insects in southern Arizona. The festival boasts a busy schedule of events including 40 field trips (including overnight trips), a welcome reception, keynote address by Scott Weidensaul (the title [...]

A Bird’s Touch

March 5, 2010 by  
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Nature not only surrounds us with sheer beauty but also offers an abundance of fascinating new discoveries that continue to amaze us. Just when we think we know everything about an animal or bird, they seem to prove us wrong. More recently, birds have revealed that crests and beards are not merely used for finding a mate, but serve a greater purpose, allowing them to explore their surroundings as well. Research on birds, such as the auklet, has opened up a new door into the world of birds and their feathers.

Anting Behavior in Birds

January 14, 2010 by  
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Anting is a form of bird behavior that has yet to be explained by researchers and scientists. Even though hundreds of bird species engage in anting all over the world, no-one has been able to confirm the reason why birds choose to do so.

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