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Blood-thinning rat poisons kill birds of prey too

Killing rats is killing birds Law-makers in Canada and the United States are making moves to restrict the use of rodent poisons based on bl…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Nov 19, 2012
Reply by Joan Denoo

Sanderling - a “True” Sandpiper

blog article by: Chris Petrak Audubon knew this bird as the Sanderling Sandpiper. Somewhere along the line, the mavens of nomenclature deci…

Started by Steph S.

3 Nov 16, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

A Hint for Identifying Sandpipers

  Good article from Birds.com It will help you to identify the many Sandpipers. Plus remember your field guide. I use Sibley.   Sandpipers…

Started by Steph S.

0 Nov 15, 2012

Golden-cheeked Warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)

Texas Status Endangered U.S. Status Endangered, Listed 5/04/1990 Description Adult Golden-cheeked warblers reach a length of 4.5 inches.…

Started by Steph S.

6 Nov 11, 2012
Reply by Jimmy McCann

Are Cats Really a Problem for Bird Populations?

Interesting blog post from 10000Birds website.  "Are there so many birds that cats don't matter".  Takes time to analyse the question.  I s…

Started by Sentient Biped

11 Nov 8, 2012
Reply by Jimmy McCann

WWII Messenger pigeon

guardian.com.uk Skeleton of D-Day pigeon found in chimney.  Coded message was found.  Cool! Countless pigeons successfully delivered mess…

Started by Sentient Biped

2 Nov 7, 2012
Reply by Sentient Biped

Why Birds Flock

How Does Flocking Help Birds? By Melissa Mayntz, About.com Guide Why do birds of a feather flock together? Understanding why birds flock ca…

Started by Steph S.

0 Nov 2, 2012

Goshawks fly through small spaces

A video showing a goshawk flying through small holes in a wall, of various shapes, in slow motion.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 5, 2012
Reply by Patricia

Autumn Birding/Hiking tips

Hiking 101: Autumn hiking tips Now that autumn is underway throughout the country, we all have several things to look forward to: pumpkins,…

Started by Steph S.

0 Oct 4, 2012

Golden-cheeked Warbler comes home

I've seen the Golden-cheeked Warbler birding with my fellow birders - it's a wonderful sight to behold!!! Soon the birds will be back and I…

Started by Steph S.

0 Sep 30, 2012

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