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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: 32
Latest Activity: Apr 11

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What songbirds tell us about how we learn

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 11. 1 Reply

When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your…Continue

Hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old history of remarkable change is far from complete

Started by Steph S. Apr 9. 0 Replies

The first comprehensive map of hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old family tree -- reconstructed based on careful analysis of 284 of the world's 338 known species -- tells a story of rapid and ongoing diversification. The decade-long study also helps…Continue

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 9. 2 Replies

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

Massive seabird mortality reported in Atlantic

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 7. 1 Reply

March 2014: Following the severe storms of the last three months, more…Continue

A Bird Flies South, and It’s News

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 7. 2 Replies

DUXBURY, Mass. — The snowy owl seemed almost complacent, showing the…Continue

Disinfect bird feeders twice monthly

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 10. 5 Replies

Studying the evolution of virulence in bird disease, researchers discovered that virulence increases once a disease is established in an area. They suggest that evolution toward virulence is assisted by easy transmission around bird feeders.Bird…Continue

Tags: disfinfect bird feeders, avian disease virulence

Human Expansion Is Leaving Osprey of Canaries Cornered

Started by Steph S. Nov 29, 2013. 0 Replies

Nov. 21, 2013 — A team of scientists from the GOHNIC Association in the…Continue

Add Your Voice to Protect the Red Knot from Extinction

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Liz E Nov 26, 2013. 1 Reply

The Red Knot has one of the most impressive migrations in the…Continue

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Comment by Sentient Biped on November 24, 2012 at 4:13pm

guiding migration pattern of whooping cranes reminds me a little of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.  My mind works in strange ways.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 24, 2012 at 3:16pm

I liked the Whooper video Lillie.  I teared-up while watching it just like I do in the movie "Fly Away Home", that I watch every year.

Comment by Lillie on November 24, 2012 at 2:50pm

The Whoopers are safely in their winter home and were enthusiastically welcomed by a  friendly crowd of mostly dedicated birdwatchers.  Here is a video of their happy arrival:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrPI9UV-y1U&feature=youtu.be 

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2012 at 10:46am
Joan thank for sharing your thanksgiving happenings with us. I'm glad to hear that you had a good time with your family.
Tony that's a beautiful hummingbird!
Hi Melinda! How's it going?
Comment by booklover on November 24, 2012 at 9:49am

Gorgeous picture Tony!

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 24, 2012 at 9:28am

Comment by booklover on November 24, 2012 at 8:24am

That's wonderful Joan!  I am happy for you that you had such a nice Thanksgiving. ~ Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2012 at 3:19am

My Thanksgiving was just perfect, even as we missed my son and his family who live in Littleton, CO and my granddaughter and her family with all five adorable great-grand children who were with another set of grandparents! 
We had a nice full table of family, the turkey tuned out to be a perfectly deep brown and all the fixin's tasted yummy. We had great conversation, including all the forbidden topics. Just the kind of gathering I like around me. Everyone pitched in and made the day perfect. I like help in the kitchen and each one in the family knows how to help and not get in each other's way. My tiny little kitchen has served many a meal over the years. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2012 at 3:18am

Melinda, I am sorry I could not remember that you led us to that delightful photo of thanksgiving bird and cat! I laugh every time I think about it. Thanksgiving morning with the Turkey squabble just a couple of blocks from my home made us all laugh. Those creatures have become truly pets. 

Steph, thanks for the assist. 
Lillie, your story of the whooping cranes following their light weight flying machine master gives me goose bumps. Imagine the thrill is seeing that flight through. I hope there will be follow-up stories on this particular flock. 

Tony, your photos of birds and their diverse plumage reassures me of the great powers of evolutionary forces. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 23, 2012 at 10:27am

I went birding this morning - not shopping with the crazies.

I love the Puffbird Tony.

Thank you.

 

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