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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 Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 11:10pm

Spotted Woodpecker, curious over mallard egg

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 11:09pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 11:09pm

Spring Warbler 

Comment by Steph S. on May 24, 2013 at 5:45pm

Thank you Patricia That was funny. haha

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 24, 2013 at 4:10pm

 Lillie 18 hours ago

" a pair of house finches feeding on the seeds of Lyre Leaf Sage"

I looked for seeds or plants and so far have not found any close by. I will keep an eye out for that plant and hope to attract more house finches. I used to have many, almost all of them are gone. I supply plenty of bird plants, feeding stations, however, the varieties of birds dwindle each year. I have photos of 20 years ago and even had tit mouse ... no more. 

Comment by Lillie on May 24, 2013 at 3:52pm

lol. Patricia.  Heck. LMAO

Comment by Patricia on May 24, 2013 at 12:48pm

Another bad Government Study...

They found about 200 dead crows on the highway between Chatham and Palmerston , Ontario , and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.
The Ontario Government had a bird pathologist examine the remains of all the crows and he confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu, much to everyone’s relief. Console" size="4"">
However, he determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, and only 2% were killed by car impact. (Didn't know there was a difference!) Console" size="4"">
The Province then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine the disproportionate percentages for truck versus car kills. Console" size="4"">
The Ornithological Behaviourist determined the cause in short order. When crows eat road kill, they always set-up a lookoutcrow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. Console" size="4"">
His conclusion was that the lookout crow could say “Cah”
but could not say “Truck”.
I just wanted to make sure that you knew that your tax dollars were being wisely spent.
Comment by Steph S. on May 24, 2013 at 9:23am

Love the pictures Tony and Lillie.

Wonderful story Lillie - thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

Comment by booklover on May 24, 2013 at 8:44am

Lillie, that is a cool story! 

With all these absolutely gorgeous colors of birds, it just goes to show that no matter what humans can do with art, nature already has it beat!

Comment by Patricia on May 23, 2013 at 9:58pm

Amazing nature!

 

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