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Birding, Birders and all things Birds

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!

Location: Austin, TX
Members: 35
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Bird nests from my yard

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Friday. 1 Reply

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Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 2. 2 Replies

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat.... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossing his head back, trying to choke down the…Continue

Tags: tipping point, phytoplankton collapse, Gulf of Maine, Climate Destabilization, Petey the Puffin

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 25. 6 Replies

Recently I went to view the Whooping Cranes at a Wildlife refuge - putting up a few pics for everyone.…Continue

Migrating Birds Could Inspire New Military Tech

Started by Steph S. May 21. 0 Replies

Hypersonic drones, flying armored cars, space planes — these are the kinds…Continue

'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds

Started by Steph S. May 8. 0 Replies

Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are…Continue

River Birds Affected by Hormone-disrupting Pollutants

Started by Steph S. Apr 29. 0 Replies

Studies have shown for some time now that endocrine disrupting substances from…Continue

Blue-Footed Boobies Declining in the Galapagos

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 28. 1 Reply

The population of blue-footed…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2012 at 3:26pm

This is my small city, & the lake is a sanctuary for many types of birds, including pelicans, geese, ducks, etc.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 2, 2012 at 12:22pm

Great story,  Tammy S. How does one untrain a parrot? 

Comment by Steph S. on September 2, 2012 at 10:00am

Comment by Steph S. on September 2, 2012 at 9:59am

http://www.portaransas.org/play/birding/33-whooping-crane-festival

Annual Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds from February 21 – 24, 2013.

This would be a good time to view them - I am hoping I can go.

Comment by Steph S. on September 2, 2012 at 9:57am

Comment by Lillie on September 2, 2012 at 8:10am

Steph, are the Whooping Cranes still in Texas?

Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 8:53pm
I wasn't able to get a picture - but found one online. Will post it later tonight when I'm using my MacBook in the hotel room!
Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 8:49pm
I saw (among many other shorebirds) a Long-billed Curlew flying overhead today! Beautiful sight in the morning!
Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 8:28pm
Joan eagles use updrafts to soar - but do not fly directly into a storm. I have a reference for you in the link.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_an_eagle_fly_above_the_storm
I'm at the coast birding and taking pictures. I will share some of them with the group.
How's everyone doing today?
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2012 at 7:52pm

Steph, my son heard something on the radio this morning that sounds ... impossible. When a storm approaches most birds find shelter; however the eagle does not, it flies above the storm clouds. Is that true? 

 

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