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This group is for birding, birders and bird enthusiasts. One can be a pet owner, researcher, Ornithologist, birder that is advanced or novice. Anyone interested in birds!

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Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus.State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens.The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable…Continue

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

Started by Steph S. Apr 13. 0 Replies

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a…Continue

Gulf Oil Spill still affects US birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

Nearly five years after the Gulf Oil Spill, BP is still denying it's impact on wildlife. A National Wildlife Federation report cites 20 species still significantly affected. Migrating birds spread the toxins.The National Wildlife Federation’s report…Continue

Tags: BP oil spill

Why are snowy owls moving so far from their Arctic home? And where can I spot one?

Started by Steph S. Jan 4. 0 Replies

A snowy owl surveys photographer Conrad Kuiper from atop…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S. Sep 26, 2014. 0 Replies

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

Concentrated Solar Ravages Birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 25, 2014. 2 Replies

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-airI'm a solar power enthusiast, but this turns my stomach. We need a different approach.IVANPAH…Continue

Tags: mortality, bird, , concentrated, solar, arrays"

Climate Change and blood-sucking eye worms

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 16, 2014. 1 Reply

Climate Change raises the frequency of heavy rainfall events. If the sudden crash of quail in Texas in 2010 is a symptom of how deluges impact wild birds, we are in trouble.…Continue

Tags: quail, blood-sucking eye worms

Bird nests from my yard

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Jul 25, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Steph S. on February 28, 2013 at 9:32pm

Wow Tony - those are beautiful!! So happy about those pictures!

The Owl looks like a small torpedo.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2013 at 8:42pm

Male and female chaffinch in flight. Male upper, female lower.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2013 at 8:31pm

Pink headed fruit dove.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2013 at 8:23pm

Yellow Warbler.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2013 at 8:17pm

Owl in flight, from the side.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2013 at 8:16pm

Bald Eagle. Beautiful bird.

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 10:05pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 5:58am

Love the Owl Yoga! Funny

And the Taiwan Blue Magpie is so beautiful, Thanks so very much Tony.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 27, 2013 at 5:57am

Owl Yoga? lol

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 27, 2013 at 5:53am
The Taiwan Blue Magpie: Scientific name: Urocissa caerulea. The Taiwan Blue Magpie, also called the Taiwan Magpie or Formosan Blue Magpie or the "long-tailed mountain lady", is a member of the Crow family. It is an endemic species living in the mountains of Taiwan.
 

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