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…

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…

The Serious Hobby of Twitching

March 3, 2015 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…

Big “O” Birding Festival 2015

February 12, 2015 by  
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The 14th Annual Big “O” Birding Festival showcases the resident and migratory bird species in rural inland Florida March 11-15, 2015…

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…

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