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Pledge To Fledge

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I may have taken Pledge to Fledge a little too seriously this weekend at a cookout…

How will you get people interested in birds? The next Pledge to Fledge will be April 2013, but you can do it at any time.


Birding By New York Subway

whistling ducks

I’ve used my time in New York for some odd birding. I love all the artwork that can be found around the city and I had a few things on my list to find: a Bansky, an Edvard Munch. Like birding, I had to follow a series of directions and when I finally got to [...]

Be The Eagle

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Got this via @wr3n on Twitter. I think we should adopt this attitude today.

Thank you, Internet.

Spring Migration, It’s On!

American robin

We have turned a corner winter wise up in Minnesota–I was up and at ‘em early in the morning this weekend and I heard a robin singing on territory in my neighborhood! I took the above photo of an American robin outside of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha on Sunday (that’s roughly 80 [...]

Big Year Movie News & Rumors

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I had a very interesting day tracking down information about the movie The Big Year (the movie based on the book with the same name about 3 guys who try to see the most birds in North America in one year) starring Jack Black (above), Steve Martin (above) and Owen Wilson.

First, let’s clear [...]

A Plea To Birders

I posted this on Facebook and Twitter, but I’m going to add it here as well. There was a segment on the Katie Couric news show about the Great Texas Birding Classic and while I think it’s awesome that birders were in the news and equally awesome that most of those birders were wearing Swarovski. [...]