Great Louisiana BirdFest 2014

Great Louisiana BirdFest 2014

March 20, 2014 by  
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The 18th annual Great Louisiana BirdFest takes place during the spring migration, offering the opportunity for birders to gather and share in the excitement of spotting many migrant bird species passing through south Louisiana…

The Spectacular Himalayan Monal

March 18, 2014 by  
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As one of the more colorful members of the pheasant family, the Himalayan monal features iridescent plumage in shades of blue, green and red. Its back is purple-black, with a dark brown breast, light brown tail feathers and white throat. Its white rump patch

The Serious Hobby of Twitching

January 7, 2014 by  
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Referred to as ‘twitching’, competitive birding has reportedly become an obsession with some birders as they attempt to beat rivals at adding birds to their list. While this activity is very popular in the United States, according to those in the know…

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…

New York Birders Conference 2013

October 14, 2013 by  
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The 66th annual New York Birders Conference offers birders the opportunity to view the fall coastal migration when it is at its peak, the ideal time to spot rare birds…

Finding a Reputable Bird Breeder

October 14, 2013 by  
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You are looking to add a new baby bird to your family. You have chosen the best species for your family. You pick up the newspaper and find an ad for someone who breeds this species. But their advertisement seems a little suspicious…

Southeastern American Kestrel in Louisiana

September 10, 2013 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…

Spectacular Courtship Ritual of Peafowl

August 27, 2013 by  
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The name for a group of peafowl – pride or ostentation – is very descriptive and this colorful bird has long been associated with high social standing and royalty, particularly in Asian cultures…

Snake Skin as Protection Against Predators

August 13, 2013 by  
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>Birds use all sorts of materials to build and pad their nests with, and are very good in general at adapting whatever is at hand to suit their needs. Some birds even use the shed skins of snakes in their nest building, raising the question…

AEWA: Supporting Habitat Conservation for Migratory Birds

July 2, 2013 by  
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Administered by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and developed in line with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is a program devoted to the conservation of migratory waterbirds…

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