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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 Steph S. on June 20, 2012 at 11:31am

Wow Lillie you have such wonderful birding stories. I would love to do some of those outings. How wonderful.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2012 at 12:42am

Lillie, your Puffin memories enchant me. A lovely scene indeed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2012 at 12:35am

George, stunningly beautiful flamingo film.  Thanks you so much for sharing. 

Comment by Steph S. on June 14, 2012 at 11:08pm

How wonderful Lillie!

Comment by Lillie on June 14, 2012 at 9:47pm

House Finch, White-eyed Vireo, Red Shouldered Hawk, Cardinal, Eastern Bluebird, White Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, and more.

Comment by Steph S. on June 13, 2012 at 10:57am

What birds have you seen lately?

Comment by Lillie on June 13, 2012 at 10:53am

Thanks, George.  Lovely--the flamingos and the music.

Comment by Steph S. on June 12, 2012 at 1:00pm
George thanks for the songs! And yes I did like Hitchcock's movie "the Birds".
Comment by Steph S. on June 11, 2012 at 1:25pm
Lillie what a wonderful Puffin experience. I would love to do something like that!
Comment by Lillie on June 11, 2012 at 1:15pm

Another wonderful experience I had off the coast of Grand Manan Island was with an Elderhostel birding group .  I had always said I could never die happy until I had seen the Puffins.  I signed on for this trip because you were guaranteed to see them.  We boated to one of the Puffin Islands and then transferred to canoes.  We paddled out among the Puffins and were very, very quiet.  They came right up to out canoes.  It was breathtaking.  I will never get over it as long as I live.  And now I can die happy.

 

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