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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!

Members: 34
Latest Activity: Apr 13

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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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Neonicotinoids kill songbirds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 11, 2014. 1 Reply

Second Silent Spring? Bird Declines Linked to Popular PesticidesResearch from the Netherlands…Continue

Tags: bird mortality, neonicotinoids

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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? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2012 at 7:50pm

Very full-of-wonder photos on this site this week. It is pure fun to scroll through comments and watch videos and photos. Thanks everyone for making this a special day.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 4:22pm

Lillie what a beautiful bird!

Thanks for posting the pic.

And you are right - only evolution can make that color.

Gorgeous! You bet!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2012 at 3:43pm

Looks like it was designed by committee.  Maybe a group of the Moron Gods. Hehe.

Comment by Lillie on September 1, 2012 at 3:23pm

Received an email that said "Only god can make this color."  I say, "Only evolution can make this color."  This is a Gouldian Finch native to Australia.  Gorgeous.

Comment by Steph S. on August 30, 2012 at 5:09pm
Loren welcome to the group! What a lovely trip you and your wife had. Thanks for sharing the pictures on the bird sanctuary with us.
 

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