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Pigeon De-toed

Pigeon De-toed

7 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

A few years ago I received an email from someone in Hawaii wondering why so many pigeons on Maui were missing toes. I had no idea so I emailed the ornithologist at the...
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Emotional Support Birds

Emotional Support Birds

One year ago   |   Ornithology

I'm not a fan of caged birds. I understand why people want to keep birds in cages and I don't have a particular problem with budgerigars, cockatoos, or canaries as they have...
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Blue Gemstones with Wings: Lazuli and Indigo Buntings

Blue Gemstones with Wings: Lazuli and Indigo Buntings

One year ago   |   All About Birds   |   9 articles

Lazuli and Indigo Buntings. Illustration by Bartels Science Illustrator Jessica French. From the Summer 2019 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now . More From Living...
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The Hearing of Birds

The Hearing of Birds

2 years ago   |   Ornithology

Cooper's Hawk listening Birds' songs and calls are important for survival. The ear of a bird is very much like that of a mammal's with two important exceptions. The external...
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"THISTLE" little finch &"DANDELION" yellow canary

"THISTLE" little finch &"DANDELION" yellow canary

4 years ago   |   Shelter Dogs of Portland

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! Thistle here's my Mcas weblink animal id 583634 A bit of cheer & color in an tiny size package. I am a Zebra finch...
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Combined Beats' list

Combined Beats' list

4 years ago

April was a good month for the list with a couple of our big-hitters weighing in to boost the numbers and The Management engaged in a beat recruitment drive in a cynical...
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Madikwe; Paradise Restored

Madikwe; Paradise Restored

4 years ago   |   2 articles

Great wildlife preserves, reserves and parks exist for a number of reasons. In some cases someone was blown away by the scenery and thought "this needs saving". In some cases...
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The true "Mediterranean" Gull

The true "Mediterranean" Gull

4 years ago   |   3 articles

It has come to my attention that this blog needs more gulls. Of course this is self-evident as you can never have enough gulls on a bird blog, but this blog here is in an...
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Medicinal Uses of Birds

Medicinal Uses of Birds

4 years ago   |   3 articles

Returning from a short visit to the east coast, I had a lot of time on planes and in the airport to read. In some newspaper, a full page ad touted Hyaluronic acid, made from...
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Birdy Words - from Birds they Came

Birdy Words - from Birds they Came

4 years ago   |   3 articles

We use bird names or references everyday in our lives. Here are a few lists I have come up with. Can you add to them? Birdy Sayings, Proverbs, and Descriptions A little bird...
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Into the Clouds

Into the Clouds

Trinidad's cloud forests typically aren't birded much. After all, the habitat is restricted to the highest and mostly inaccessible reaches of the mountain range across the... Read more ...

Maine Jumpstarted My 2021 Birding

Maine Jumpstarted My 2021 Birding

Like so many, the majority of my birding since the Covid-19 pandemic began has centered on my own backyard and local walking excursions. But as we kicked off 2021, I found... Read more ...

Paradise Regained

Paradise Regained

Among all the birding locations I have found, Pino Real was my first love. I was just getting back into birding, and had only gone to some urban sites, during 2012 and 2013. I... Read more ...

A Survey of U.S. Birders

A Survey of U.S. Birders

Comprehensive surveys of U.S. birders are rare, so the recent release of a “ National Survey of Birdwatchers: Nationwide and Flyway Comparisons ” is notable. Although the... Read more ...