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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 Patricia on April 28, 2013 at 1:35pm

A Baltimore Oriole is a baseball player, isn't it? Hahahaha!!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2013 at 1:16pm

Steph and Dominic, a beautiful set of pictures to start my day! 

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 28, 2013 at 9:59am

Comment by Steph S. on April 28, 2013 at 9:36am

Baltimore Oriole

Comment by Steph S. on April 28, 2013 at 9:34am

Thank you very much Joan!

Yes, booklover it is a grumpy hawk.

Comment by booklover on April 28, 2013 at 8:14am

Steph, that hawk's face reminds me of Grumpy Cat. lol :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2013 at 12:35am

A very nice way to end a busy day! Such beautiful birds, Steph and Tony. 

Dallas, I was excited to see the "Weird Places: Göreme National Park" Turkey. I interviewed some women there about their lives living in caves. Exterior rooms eroded away exposing inside their homes; they carved deeper into the tuff. Beautiful art work from the 4th century to present still shows bright colors. They had a door system carved out solid rock that they rolled in place and invaders couldn't open. There were holes in floors to capture intruders who didn't know they were there. Very ingenious. 

Göreme National Park  images

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia (UNESCO/NHK)

 

 

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2013 at 10:02pm

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2013 at 7:57pm

Red-tailed Hawk

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2013 at 7:55pm

Dallas thanks for the Drunk Birds video!

 

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