It’s World Sparrow Day soon!
Please everyone, let’s just be reasonable about snowy owls? Maybe? Latest Project Snowstorm update.
Swarovski Optik contest for SLC binoculars. Have a good campfire story?
Endangered kakapo accidentally crushes her egg but wildlife rehabbers fix it with tape and glue.
Photographer Jim Neiger pleads guilty to harassing endangered snail kites.
Mya Rose Craig is an 11 year old lister…she’s already hit 3000 and has optics sponsorship. Now that is what I call an upper echelon birder.
Because, you know, birders don’t have enough to argue about, here’s a totally unexpected development. It’s legal in Wisconsin to trip snowy owls for falconry…and some guy did. Boom! [...]
Really cool birds in flight video. Artist Dentist Hlynsky creates visual trails that illustrate the path of each moving bird in a flock. Really cool stuff!
White doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by hood crows and yellow-legged gulls. National Geographic has a [...]
Holy crap, birding has gone mainstream: it’s in the Boston Globe (on Neil Hayward breaking the North American big year record), Wall Street Journal (birders using taped calls) and USA Today (how birding is attracting “young fans” lol in their 30s and 40s). Is 2014 the year of the BIRDER?
Project Snow Storm: [...]
Here is the horrific bird house NBB and I were talking about:
*shiver* and Ew!
Zombie bird feeder.
Here are the links we talked about:
Snowy owl nest.
Compilation of the best snowy owl pics so far this winter.
Some crazy guy in Iowa (who thinks owls have paws) started a blog on [...]
We talked about scare crows, snowy owls, what you should really be concerned about with wind turbines going up on Lake Erie and oh cool this contest from Celebrate Urban birds…you have until January 15, 2014 to enter.
This is a hard story about the pet bird trade in Beijing but we need to read it. And before you think, oh these are birds, I’ll never see…check out the bohemian waxwing and red crossbill. On a side note, the US is offering a $1 million reward for information to help dismantle one [...]
This is what I feel like when I go birding:
Read names of people who said they loved the podcast (it’s on your phone).
Rome is inundated with starling poop.
Kayaker rescues hawk owl in Finland–amazing photo, here’s the English version.
14 year old birder named Khalid Boudreau discovered the second-known breeding spot of [...]
Brace yourselves, kids, there’s a new Sibley coming.
The company Toys R US has an advertising department that is full of complete and total jerks because of this ad:
Funny article about rules for the 20 something birder.
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Dr. Drew Lanaham wrote up the 9 Rules for a Black Birdwatcher…funny and not so funny at the same time.
Black hiker in the woods.
How birding is like Pokeman.
Is this new owl species hooting “Here comes the bride?”
Another bird with a satellite transmitter has been “attacked” for being a spy.
What we [...]