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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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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 Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 6:04pm

                                  Hyacinth Macaws

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 6:00pm

                                A Grebe family

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:59pm

                    Very rare bird. An Albino Hummingbird.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:55pm

                                Great Grey Owls

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:53pm

                       Crested Wood Partridge (male)

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:51pm

                                   Black Cockatoo

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:50pm

                                   Jackal Buzzard

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:48pm

                                A Reeve's Pheasant

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 7, 2013 at 5:16pm

Melinda, I was going to say orange owl, but I'll go with tangerine :) In any case, it's beautiful.  I also think the goslings peeking-out is cute.

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 7, 2013 at 5:05pm

At one time bird collectors thought they were different species.  They could not get these birds to breed because they would place green with green and red with red.  Parrots generally look pretty much alike.  A recent documentary i just saw, showed that these birds, as well as many others, actually have sex with many partners. They have a pair bond, but by "cheating" the other lovers help to feed the young, in case they are carrying their genes.  The spare lovers have pairs of their own.  So everyone is doing it, even educated birds and bees...

 

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