Join the Connecticut Ornithological Association to explore Sterling Forest – home to substantial numbers of Hooded, Cerulean and Golden-winged Warblers…
Organized by Michigan Audubon the Cerulean Warbler Weekend is held in the state’s best area for spotting these delightful little birds, Barry County.
Kirtland’s Warblers have very specific habitat requirements and are found only in the jack pine forests of Ontario, Michigan and Wisconsin. Due primarily to habitat changes, the numbers of these elusive little birds were declining drastically, but thanks to ongoing conservation efforts, recent research by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has revealed that the population not only appears to have stabilized, it may even have grown. More than twenty years ago the Kirtland’s Warbler population in northern Michigan had declined to a count of 167 pairs.
Many bird species across the world have been placed under protection, as the importance of conserving them has become necessary. Due to their declining numbers, ornithologist have been submitting requests for at least seventy species to be noted in the Endangered Species Act since the 1980s. These species were submitted from all over the world, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed that most of these bird species submitted would come under the Endangered Species Act. Now six foreign bird species have been entered onto this database.
Cuckoos have never been very popular amongst other birds species. They are known to be lazy parents and have become sophisticated in their methods of camouflaging their own eggs to look like those of other species, so that they are able to introduce their own eggs into the nest and have the other birds raise their chicks. But host birds are beginning to wise up to the counterfeit eggs being laid in their nests and have developed their own skills to fight off imposter eggs.
Uzbekistan is a bird watching paradise, with a variety of birds such as Alpine Swifts, Wheatears, Bearded Reedlings, Lesser Grey Shrikes, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Rose-coloured Starlings, Common Mynas, Hume’s Short-toed Lark and Paddyfield Warblers, to name but a few, being found throughout the country. The Uzbekistan Birdwatching Tour 2010, which takes place from the 23rd [...]
Bird Species C-E Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) Cape Verde Shearwater (Calonectris edwardsii) Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris) Common Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) Common Loon (Gavia immer) Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) Corn Crake (Crex crex) Crested Caracara (Polyborus plancus) Dark-Eyed [...]
Bird Species K-O Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) Laysan Albatross (Diomedea immutabilis) Little Stint (Calidris minuta) Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) Merlin (Falco colombarius) Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) Mountain Quail (Oreortyx [...]
The Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) is a little songbird that is found in the boreal forests of Canada, as well as in the New England area. During the colder winter months, the Cape May Warbler will migrate to the West Indies. Being only 4.25 inches in size, the most preferred food of the warbler [...]
One of the most rare members of the Paulidae family is the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii). This is a fascinating bird species seen on occasion in the jack pine forests of Michigan where it is reliant on very specific habitat. Kirtland’s Warblers are endemic to the USA and are found only in Michigan, Wisconsin [...]