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Explore the Costa Rican Bird Route Explore the Costa Rican Bird Route

Protecting close to 12,000 acres of wildlife habitat, the Costa Rican Bird Route... 

Macaw Mountain Bird Park – A Haven in Honduras Macaw Mountain Bird Park – A Haven in Honduras

Consisting of nine-acres of old growth forest, the Macaw Mountain Bird Park &... 

Black-throated Robin Rediscovered in China Black-throated Robin Rediscovered in China

The Black-throated Robin (Luscinia obscura ), also referred to as the Black-throated... 

Christmas Bird Count – Gathering Valuable Data Christmas Bird Count – Gathering Valuable Data

In the late 1800s wildlife conservation was unheard of and the hunting of birds and... 

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Finding a Reputable Bird Breeder Finding a Reputable Bird Breeder

You are looking to add a new baby bird to your family. You have chosen the best species... 

Adopting a Rescue Parrot Adopting a Rescue Parrot

Normally, if you are planning to add a new bird to your family, you have a specific... 

Birds Protect Costa Rico’s Coffee Crops Birds Protect Costa Rico’s Coffee Crops

Millions of people around the world could not imagine starting the day without a... 

Southeastern Kestrel Management on Fort Polk

In 1992, Fort Polk banded its first juvenile kestrels, which were from a nest located... 

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Finding a Reputable Bird Breeder

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. Still, you give them a call. But, once you talk to the breeder, you become even more concerned. They refuse to send photos,... [Read more of this review]

Adopting a Rescue Parrot

Normally, if you are planning to add a new bird to your family, you have a specific species in mind, because, after all, a parakeet is quite different from a macaw. You might look for someone with a good reputation who breeds this species. This is one of the most popular ways to obtain a bird. However, there is another great way to find a feathered... [Read more of this review]

Birds Protect Costa Rico’s Coffee Crops

Millions of people around the world could not imagine starting the day without a cup of coffee. Coffee production plays a major role in the economy of a number of Central and South American countries, including Costa Rica, where ongoing research has highlighted the role local birds play in protecting one of the most lucrative crops in the world –... [Read more of this review]

Southeastern Kestrel Management on Fort Polk

In 1992, Fort Polk banded its first juvenile kestrels, which were from a nest located in an enlarged RCW cavity. The kestrel nest tree was within 100 feet of an RCW nest tree, which indicates that RCWs and SAKs prefer the same type of nesting habitat. Both the RCW and kestrel had successful nests and fledged chicks. The SAK often hunts over large openings... [Read more of this review]

Southeastern American Kestrel in Louisiana

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 males have a prominent... [Read more of this review]

Spectacular Courtship Ritual of Peafowl

Best known for the spectacular courtship display put on by the males of the species, peafowl originate in Asia and belong to the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae (pheasant) family. While the term “peacock” is often used to describe the entire species, irrespective of sex, “peacock” is the correct term for the male in the species,... [Read more of this review]

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