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Pigeon De-toed

Pigeon De-toed

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

A few years ago I received an email from someone in Hawaii wondering why so many pigeons on Maui were missing toes. I had no idea so I emailed the ornithologist at the...
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Emotional Support Birds

Emotional Support Birds

10 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

I'm not a fan of caged birds. I understand why people want to keep birds in cages and I don't have a particular problem with budgerigars, cockatoos, or canaries as they have...
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Blue Gemstones with Wings: Lazuli and Indigo Buntings

Blue Gemstones with Wings: Lazuli and Indigo Buntings

One year ago   |   All About Birds   |   9 articles

Lazuli and Indigo Buntings. Illustration by Bartels Science Illustrator Jessica French. From the Summer 2019 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now . More From Living...
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The Hearing of Birds

The Hearing of Birds

2 years ago   |   Ornithology

Cooper's Hawk listening Birds' songs and calls are important for survival. The ear of a bird is very much like that of a mammal's with two important exceptions. The external...
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"THISTLE" little finch &"DANDELION" yellow canary

"THISTLE" little finch &"DANDELION" yellow canary

3 years ago   |   Shelter Dogs of Portland

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! Thistle here's my Mcas weblink animal id 583634 A bit of cheer & color in an tiny size package. I am a Zebra finch...
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Combined Beats' list

Combined Beats' list

4 years ago

April was a good month for the list with a couple of our big-hitters weighing in to boost the numbers and The Management engaged in a beat recruitment drive in a cynical...
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Madikwe; Paradise Restored

Madikwe; Paradise Restored

4 years ago   |   2 articles

Great wildlife preserves, reserves and parks exist for a number of reasons. In some cases someone was blown away by the scenery and thought "this needs saving". In some cases...
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The true "Mediterranean" Gull

The true "Mediterranean" Gull

4 years ago   |   3 articles

It has come to my attention that this blog needs more gulls. Of course this is self-evident as you can never have enough gulls on a bird blog, but this blog here is in an...
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Medicinal Uses of Birds

Medicinal Uses of Birds

4 years ago   |   3 articles

Returning from a short visit to the east coast, I had a lot of time on planes and in the airport to read. In some newspaper, a full page ad touted Hyaluronic acid, made from...
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Birdy Words - from Birds they Came

Birdy Words - from Birds they Came

4 years ago   |   3 articles

We use bird names or references everyday in our lives. Here are a few lists I have come up with. Can you add to them? Birdy Sayings, Proverbs, and Descriptions A little bird...
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The Crow's Story

The Crow's Story

Birds are intelligent, especially parrots and crow relatives - jays, nutcrackers, ravens, jackdaws and others. The Clark's Nutcracker stores conifer seeds in the late summer... Read more ...

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

One of the more common shorebirds along Broome's beaches is the Curlew Sandpiper- Calidris ferruginea. They are often found in large mixed flocks and many have recently arrived... Read more ...

Getting Good Bird Video with a Phone Skope Adaptor

Two weekends ago I was scheduled to take part in a live birding video, one of twenty birders from across North and South America who were out and about looking for good birds... Read more ...

Best Bird of the Weekend

October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny. Where I live, the full splendor of fall foliage coupled with initial fingers of frost refutes the notion that... Read more ...