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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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Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26. 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. 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. 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. 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. 1 Reply

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Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 2. 2 Replies

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat.... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossing his head back, trying to choke down the…Continue

Tags: tipping point, phytoplankton collapse, Gulf of Maine, Climate Destabilization, Petey the Puffin

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 25. 6 Replies

Recently I went to view the Whooping Cranes at a Wildlife refuge - putting up a few pics for everyone.…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 9:33pm

hey Joan - yes we have Bluebirds here. I've seen them while birding.

Tony I love the Tanager photo. So lovely - and the flowers too.

Wonderful.

I thought the European Starling looks like it is embossed in gold.

So beautiful.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 15, 2013 at 11:32am

Burnished-Buff Tanager

Comment by booklover on February 14, 2013 at 8:05am

Thanks Steph!  That's a great picture! :) And that European Starling is absolutely stunning!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2013 at 11:15pm
Steph: European Starling, I have never seen a blue color on a starling, maybe black or brown, and of course the yellow beak.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2013 at 11:12pm

Steph, your bluebird is so pretty. Do you have them in your area? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2013 at 11:12pm
Tony:
Abyssinia Roller, the combination of blue and brown must be a sight to behold.
Sunbittern looks like Native American bead work … may be a pattern they observed and copied, it is lovely.
Nicobar Pigeon, encyclopedia reveals it is closely related to Dodo. It is such a beautifully colored bird.
Kestrel, such rich blues all these birds have, and mixed with brown and yellow, a nice color scheme for a room.
Indigo Bunting, another outstanding blue! What a treat!
Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2013 at 10:53pm

For you Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2013 at 10:51pm

Beautiful bird Tony! It's so spectacular looking. Very unusual.

Thanks for posting a picture. Appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 13, 2013 at 10:38pm

Abyssinia Roller

Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2013 at 9:47pm

European Starling

 

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