Leelanau Birding Festival 2014

Leelanau Birding Festival 2014

April 30, 2014 by  
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The 4th annual Leelanau Birding Festival will take place on 28 May to 1 June 2014, celebrating more than 150 species of breeding birds, including two endangered species…

Some Fascinating Facts About Pelicans

February 18, 2014 by  
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Based on the oldest recorded pelican fossil found at Luberon in southeastern France belonging to the Early Oligocene era, it has been deduced that pelicans have existed virtually unchanged for at least thirty million years. Fossils of several birds…

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…

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…

Iowa Purple Martin Potluck

June 21, 2013 by  
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Anone interested in Purple Martins is invited to attend this event being held on Saturday August 17th at the Edgewood Park in Madrid…

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…

The Mississippi Flyway: An Essential Migration Route

December 18, 2012 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…

2012 Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

April 17, 2012 by  
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Individuals attending the 2012 Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua have a fantastic program to look forward to. A number of exciting field trips have been organised in a variety of habitats. Interesting presentations and workshops will be hosted including: Aerial Predators and Ecology, Nature Awareness: Fire by Friction and Primitive Shelters, Meet the Chipmunks,

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.

Physical Traits and Genetics in Pigeons

February 15, 2012 by  
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Believed to have been domesticated in the Mediterranean region up to 5,000 years ago, pigeons are providing new insight into the role of genetics in the development of physical traits. A study being carried out by the University of Utah, in the United States, has revealed that there is an enormous amount of diversity among these birds, with more than 350 breeds of pigeons differing in body size, color, patterning, beak size and shape, posture, skeletal structure, vocalizations, flight behavior and feather placement.

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