Praying Mantis Snags Hummingbird

"What?!"

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Why Bird Watch?

I wanted to experience that every day of my life.  And, I do.

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Nest Watch

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is looking for more citizen scientists.

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Migration Mysteries

When I was in school I learned in the winter birds fly south.  In the summer birds fly north.  This isn't exactly the case - in fact, it is really not the case at all.

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Native Plant Search Engine

Audobon has put together a native plants search engine specific to the birds they attract

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The Northern Flicker

Flickers are one of my favorite birds - let's just be honest here - they are all 'one of my favorites'..  

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Is it A Downy or a Hairy??

When I first began birding figuring out whether the woodpecker common to my feeder was a downy or a hairy was one of the most frustrating identifications I had to work through.

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Why Male House Finches Can Be Different Colors

House Finches are common at my feeders - especially this time of year.

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The Dawn Chorus

The Dawn Chorus is relatively easy to hear this time of year with everyone singing in the morning as they pair up, define territories, and begin nest building as Spring rapidly approaches.

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Attracting Birds

People often ask me - being an obsessive bird watcher - if I have bird feeders what kind of seed do I use.

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Song Sleuth

Wildlife Acoustics has partnered with renowned birder and writer David Sibley to create a new birding app

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Great Backyard Bird Count

It's that time of year again!  It's time for the Great Backyard Bird Count

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Should you feed the birds?

This is a question that comes up often in conversations I have with folks.

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How Birds Survive Winter

On a cold winter day my feeders will be loaded with birds.

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