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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!

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 Joan Denoo on March 30, 2013 at 12:22am

Dallas, this is such wonderful news! Interesting the way they discovered a bird and the ways they are tracking to establish its territory. 

There was a statement that puzzles me, "Three specimens of the diminutive 35g seabirds were collected off New Zealand in the 1800s and are held by museums overseas." I assume those three were collected, as stuffed specimens.

The sponsors make up an interesting group.

"The project has been funded this year by grants from Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, BirdLife International Community Conservation Fund, The Little Barrier Island Hauturu Supporters Trust and ASB Trust, Auckland Council, Forest & Bird Central Auckland Branch and Peter Harrison/Zegrahm Expeditions, with further support from the Department of Conservation, Hauraki Gulf Forum and Landcare Research."

Comment by A Former Member on March 29, 2013 at 11:31pm

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Crucial discovery of breeding ground of Critically Endangered New Zealand Storm-petrels

New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct for 200 years, found breeding just 50 km from Auckland City

February 2013. Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park near Auckland. The team of researchers is led by Chris Gaskin - Important Bird Area Programme Manager for Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) - and Dr Matt Rayner from the University of Auckland.

Not seen for 200 years
The seabird is listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife on behalf of the IUCN Red List and finding the breeding site is vital for their conservation. Three specimens of the diminutive 35g seabirds were collected off New Zealand in the 1800s and are held by museums overseas. Since its rediscovery, there has been speculation as to where this seabird breeds.

The team camped on the Poor Knights Islands, Mokohinau Islands and Little Barrier Island using radio receivers to zero in on the breeding site. [continue]

Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 10:16pm

Scarlet Tanager

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 3:34pm

I agree with Spud and Steph, Tony.  That is a GREAT picture!  It makes me happy when I look at it!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 11:52am

Nice Tony.  I like that scene of the birds eating sunflower seeds.

Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 11:17am

WOW - Tony that is so beautiful!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 29, 2013 at 10:35am

Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 9:15am
Hey Spud! I love the nom bird! I am adding it to my collection!
Thanks for the smiles.
It's Friday!
Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 8:04am

Saved the interesting Flying Duck orchid picture.

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 7:54am

Spud, I spoke too soon on Hang with Friends!  I asked if you had put your Nom bird up on this Group.  I love the look on it's face!  I wonder what he's thinking. :)

 

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