Birds

Are East Texas Birds Toxic?

Are East Texas Birds Toxic?

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

Just returned from East Texas a short while ago. Did some birdwatching of course but saw nothing exotic or unexpected, but I was struck by the difference in coloration in East...
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Birding Bob

Birding Bob

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

There's a birdwatcher in Central Park in New York City who calls himself Birding Bob. He leads bird walks in the park for the nominal sum of $10. But according to the New York...
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The Science of the Syrinx

The Science of the Syrinx

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

A little anatomy today. In Chicago when I was a kid of about 10, I was sitting on my home's front porch when a parakeet landed on my head, obviously an escapee. A tame and...
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How Many Birds in the World?

How Many Birds in the World?

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

According to a recent study*, there are about 50 billion living birds in the world, six times as many as there are people. It was not easy to come up with that figure but the...
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Birds as Pollinators

Birds as Pollinators

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

Pollinator Week was June 21-27, 2021. Birds are key global pollinators of wildflowers and ornithophily occurs in more than 60 flower families. Bird pollinators include the...
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Bird Fossils

Bird Fossils

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

I have often mentioned that bird fossils are hard to come by, as compared to other vertebrates and hard-shelled invertebrates. It's mainly because they are lightweight and...
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Bird Mummies and Genetic Diversity

Bird Mummies and Genetic Diversity

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

Between 650 and 250 BC the Egyptians killed and mummified Sacred Ibises as sacrifices to Thoth , the Egyptian god of the moon, learning, writing, languages, magic and wisdom...
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Avian Home Invasion

Avian Home Invasion

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

News Nation Now reported via YouTube a story about birds invading homes in southern California in April by flying down chimneys. One pair of homeowners estimated the flock at...
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The Drought's Effect on Avian Survival

The Drought's Effect on Avian Survival

8 hours ago   |   Ornithology

Models of environmental conditions demonstrate that long term drought can affect the species diversity of birds. The lack of water and the temperature that goes along with it...
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The best-kept birding secrets of Belgrade

The best-kept birding secrets of Belgrade

11 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

The very best wetland birding around Belgrade, Serbia, is not to be found in the locally famous and tourist-promoted Obedska or Carska Bara Ramsar areas, but at Beljarica...
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When Sunshine wears her blue jacket, she's on the job as a Southeastern Guide Dogs puppy-in-training. Even if she's just sitting quietly while her “puppy raiser,” Nancy... Read more ...

Shelter Dog Can't Believe How Much Fun It Is To Go On Field Trips

Shelter Dog Can't Believe How Much Fun It Is To Go On Field Trips

As a shelter dog, life can be hard. Sometimes it's loud. Other times, it is stressful and sad watching people pass you by in your kennel, picking another dog instead. That's... Read more ...

In Memory of Daniel

In Memory of Daniel

Home In Memory of Daniel July 28, 2021 It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that we lost our 15-year-old male Bornean orangutan, Daniel over the weekend... Read more ...

11 Must-Follow Instagram Dogs That Will Inspire You To Get Outdoors

11 Must-Follow Instagram Dogs That Will Inspire You To Get Outdoors

There's nothing like getting to explore somewhere new with your dog. The world is full of so many things to be sniffed and chewed - why should we keep our pups cooped up at... Read more ...

Meet The Dogs In The Swedish Royals' Family Reunion Photo

Meet The Dogs In The Swedish Royals' Family Reunion Photo

As someone who grew up in Midwestern America, my personal interest in royal families tends to start and stop at their dogs. In general, I'm more interested in the lifestyles of... Read more ...

Police K9 Retires After 10 Yrs, Leaving New Department Pups With Big Paws To...

Police K9 Retires After 10 Yrs, Leaving New Department Pups With Big Paws To Fill

In Marshall County, Kentucky, the community is celebrating a good dog. Fox has been protecting and serving his community first with the Paducah Police Department since 2011. In... Read more ...

Moose The Beekeeping Dog Has His Own Custom Bee Suit

Moose The Beekeeping Dog Has His Own Custom Bee Suit

Even though it's one of their best traits, sometimes our dogs wanting to be wherever we are and do whatever we're doing can prove challenging. Most times, it's harmless, like... Read more ...

Cattle Dog Championship Goes On Despite Series Of Disasters

Cattle Dog Championship Goes On Despite Series Of Disasters

A village in New South Wales isn't letting any natural disaster-or series of disasters-put a damper on their championship dog competition. Rappville is located in the northern... Read more ...

Italian Lifeguard Dogs Leap From Helicopters To Save People

Italian Lifeguard Dogs Leap From Helicopters To Save People

Rescuing people struggling to stay afloat at sea is very challenging and potentially dangerous work. Sometimes, lifeguards or Coast Guardsmen need to use speedboats, hydraulic... Read more ...

Given A Chance, Frightened Former Stray Ralphie Slowly Learned To Trust

Given A Chance, Frightened Former Stray Ralphie Slowly Learned To Trust

If you didn't already know, part of each sale on the iHeartDogs.com store is donated to Greater Good Charities , which offers grants for programs like Rescue Bank. Shopping... Read more ...