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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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Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26. 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. 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. 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. 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 BarbaraSATX Jul 25. 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

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Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 11:16am

Wonderful posts of videos and pics of the Hoatzin. That is so very interesting. Appreciate it Sentient. And yes, they do remind you of the dinosaurs evolving into birds.

Many thanks.

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 1, 2012 at 9:08am

google pics of Hoatzin. Maybe wishful thinking on my part - they remind me a bit of dinosaurs evolving into birds.

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 1, 2012 at 9:02am

Saw description of this bird on a bird blog and wanted to share.  This pic from wikipedia

Hoatzin. description in wikipedia. The Hoatzin is the only member of its species, genus, and family. It lives on leaves, and like ruminant mammals (cows sheep goats deer) obtains nutrition from a foregut fermentation. "

. No satisfying evolutionary hypothesis has been proposed, and the situation has become worse with the availability of DNA sequence data. On first hatching, huatzin have claws on their thumb and first finger, which enable them to climb tree branches.

They don't fly well, but humans and animals aare repulsed by the hoatzin's odor, so they appear relatively safe from predation.

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:28pm
A Bald Eagle - wow Lillie that is so wonderful! Happy you got to see that bird.
Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:27pm
Booklover thanks for the candy corn bird. My mom just loves candy corn - yummy!
Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:27pm
Joan thanks so much for the Aldo Leopold foundation link - I learned about him from one of my Wildlife Management classes.
Comment by Lillie on October 31, 2012 at 12:49pm

Some people are so clever.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 31, 2012 at 12:34pm

Oh, I like candy corn bird.  Hehehe.

Comment by booklover on October 31, 2012 at 10:03am

Happy Halloween Bird-lovers!!!!

Comment by Lillie on October 30, 2012 at 12:15pm

I have been seeing an adult Bald Eagle flying over my neighborhood recently.  This is so exciting.  Ten years ago this would have been unlikely.

 

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