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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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Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus.State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens.The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable…Continue

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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Comment by Lillie on November 24, 2012 at 2:50pm

The Whoopers are safely in their winter home and were enthusiastically welcomed by a  friendly crowd of mostly dedicated birdwatchers.  Here is a video of their happy arrival:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrPI9UV-y1U&feature=youtu.be 

Comment by Steph S. on November 24, 2012 at 10:46am
Joan thank for sharing your thanksgiving happenings with us. I'm glad to hear that you had a good time with your family.
Tony that's a beautiful hummingbird!
Hi Melinda! How's it going?
Comment by Tony Carroll on November 24, 2012 at 9:28am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2012 at 3:19am

My Thanksgiving was just perfect, even as we missed my son and his family who live in Littleton, CO and my granddaughter and her family with all five adorable great-grand children who were with another set of grandparents! 
We had a nice full table of family, the turkey tuned out to be a perfectly deep brown and all the fixin's tasted yummy. We had great conversation, including all the forbidden topics. Just the kind of gathering I like around me. Everyone pitched in and made the day perfect. I like help in the kitchen and each one in the family knows how to help and not get in each other's way. My tiny little kitchen has served many a meal over the years. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2012 at 3:18am

Melinda, I am sorry I could not remember that you led us to that delightful photo of thanksgiving bird and cat! I laugh every time I think about it. Thanksgiving morning with the Turkey squabble just a couple of blocks from my home made us all laugh. Those creatures have become truly pets. 

Steph, thanks for the assist. 
Lillie, your story of the whooping cranes following their light weight flying machine master gives me goose bumps. Imagine the thrill is seeing that flight through. I hope there will be follow-up stories on this particular flock. 

Tony, your photos of birds and their diverse plumage reassures me of the great powers of evolutionary forces. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 23, 2012 at 10:27am

I went birding this morning - not shopping with the crazies.

I love the Puffbird Tony.

Thank you.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 23, 2012 at 7:07am

Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2012 at 9:41pm

Wonderful news Lillie - thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2012 at 9:40pm

Oh that picture Joan was from Melinda - she posted it in Hang with Friends.

Comment by Lillie on November 22, 2012 at 8:05pm

Five Whoopers are flying into St. Marks Wildlife Refuge south of Tallahassee tomorrow to over winter and are being led by their light weight flying machine master.  This will be the first time Whoopers will be over wintering at this refuge which will be exciting for bird watchers in the area.

 

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