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    How Ornithologists Figured Out How to Preserve Birds

    How Ornithologists Figured Out How To Preserve Birds .....a couple of good, informative reads (links) within this article. The Development of Taxidermy and The History of Ornithology John Edmonstone: the man who taught Darwin Taxidermy Thought it was worth sharing...
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    Rufous or Allen's - San Angelo Texas USA

    Rufous or Allen's Hummingbird...?? That's all I got, no tail feathers other than the 'green back, rufous rump' showing it's length. Taken on 27 April 2021; bird visited my home for 3 days. Tks r/
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    A World on the Wing with Scott Weidensaul

    The latest ABA podcast - A World on the Wing with Scott Weidensaul The interview is about 27 minutes long, it starts at the 6:30 mark. Here's the direct link to the player...
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    Infections killing.....species in Monterey County CA USA

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    RUHU and the OCWA

    Let me rant a little, let me get it out......I'm stressed and I think this will help. So, I got this rogue Orange-crowned Warbler....he's been with me since the fall, he nothing but a pain in the a$$. First it was the Bewick's Wren; he followed 'em around, stickin' to 'em like glue, mimicking...
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    ABA - American Birding Podcast – In Defense of the Cowbird

    In Defense of the Cowbird with Sara Winnicki - S5E05 of the American Birding Podcast for the article or here to go directly to the player. I enjoyed this episode, found it informative; enough to post here for sharing. There's a few segments in this episode. The Cowbird with Sara Winnicki...
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    The Million Dollar Duck

    I didn't know where to drop this, it covers a lot of ground. I hope the people from the Wildlife Art forum find their way here. In the end, it's all about Conservation, so this is where it sits......unless the power that be sees fit to move it. I'm not sure of my memory; I believe there's been...
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    BirdNote - 2 Minute Radio Show

    BirdNote - I get a lot of enjoyment out of this radio show, I like it so much I need to brag on it and share it. Taken from their BirdNote Daily Shows webpage: BirdNote is a two-minute radio show that combines rich sounds with engaging stories, to illustrate the amazing lives of birds and give...
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    California fires....massive migratory bird deaths

    There's a pay-wall for the Las Cruces site, you get 3 free visits before you're locked out. The article is copied below. Here's the YouTube link to the Condor sanctuary being destroyed by fire. It's the same vid shown in the article. From the Las Cruces Sun News: 'Hundreds of thousands, if...
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    ABA – Birding Book Club

    May be of interest to others; ABA Podcast – Birding Book Club: All Of The Family Books discussed in this episode: Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight – Behrens, Ken & Cameron Cox Albatrosses and Petrels Across the World – Brooke, Michael & John Cox The...
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    “Missing” Southeast Arizona Bird Vocalizations

    I seem to hit this area once, twice a year; last visit 1/2020. Really glad to have this as my primer. From American Birding Association: Free Digital Collection of “Missing” Southeast Arizona Bird Vocalizations 117 audio tracks in citizen-science project, creating a digital album of new and...
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    Texotics....have ya seen 'em?

    Have you seen any of these Texotics? I mean loose on the side of the road, not behind the wire. I've seen two.....not counting the Aoudads running loose in Big Bend Ranch State Park.....but I didn't know it at the time and I still don't know what I saw. On occasions I would drive from San...
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    Sparrow - Wisconsin USA Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest USA

    Is this good for a juvie Swamp Sparrow...?? Taken on July 19th while hiking the Round Lake Trail, Park Falls, Price County, WI, USA. Caught the bird on the edge of a bog. Thanks, appreciate ya.
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    Waterthrush - Wisconsin USA Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest USA

    Taken on July 22nd at the Round Lake Logging Dam, Flambeau River, South Fork, Park Falls, Price County, WI, USA Northern or Louisiana, I don't know..?? Thanks for the help.
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    Bartel Grassland Cook County south of Chicago Illinois USA

    Bartel Grassland Cook County south of Chicago Illinois - July 18,2019 Single bird, found sitting in a snag overlooking a pond on the edge of Bartell Grassland south of Chicago Illinois. The pond is out of the picture on the left side of the wood line. About 2 acres in size, the pond has a wood...
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    Unkn Audio - Wisconsin USA Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

    Wisconsin USA Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Hiked this area for 10 days mid July, only heard this song once on 19 July. This day I was hiking the Round Lake Trail on the Pike Lake chain. Here's eBird's bar chart for Price County, may help someone wager a guess. The audio is a loop of...
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    Box Turtle - Shaw NR Missouri USA

    Hiking a spur off the Bluff Overlook Trail in the Shaw NR on 12 July at 10am or so. Found the turtle sitting in the middle of the trail. Pretty sure it's an Eastern Box Turtle but the diminished pigment has me confused. If I wrong or you care to comment I'd appreciate hearing about it.
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    Unkn Snake - Shaw NR Missouri USA

    Hiking the Wildflower Trail in the Shaw NR on 12 July at 10am or so. Rounded a bend on a bluff on the edge of the Meramec River flood plain located between oak-hickory woodland and a long lush glade. Sighted the tail as it slithered into the bush. Thinking a Black Kingsnake, Black Rat Snake...
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    ‘Ecological Apocalypse’ In Great Britain

    Chris Packham and the ‘Ecological Apocalypse’ In Great Britain
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    The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

    The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson The NatGeo article: How an Obsession With Rare Bird Feathers Turned Criminal This link opens to the The Feather Thief book site. I have it opening on the Gallery page. Mouse over and left click an image for info. This link opens to the Home page with...
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    Galveston Island Tx - NOWA or LOWA

    Galveston Island, Tx - Laffite's Cove - 21 March 2018 4 of the best shots... Am I wrong thinking it's either of the Waterthrush's? Thanks for the help.
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    High Island Tx - YCNH confirmation

    22 March 2018 - High Island Texas - S.E. GAST RED BAY SANCTUARY. Only two shots I have. I believe it to be a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. It's a lifer for me, if you would please, I'd appreciate confirmation. Tks
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    Black-chinned....heading north.

    The 1st hummingbird of the season showed up at my feeder this morning, Black-chinned, they're always the firsts. Won't be long before the Ruby-throated get here.
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    Mediterranean Gecko

    1st gecko out of hibernation; 14 March. Caught him sticking out of a crack in the brick facade. He went down mid to late November. Year before I forgot to keep an eye out. My ID request was...here...and...here.
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    Bewick's Wren - 2018 w/3 broods

    I'm off to a good start. I gotta hope it goes better than last year. One of the pair disappeared sometime during feeding, the mate couldn't keep up and the five chicks died. 2nd clutch time drew a blank, no other wrens move in. On to 2018...... Yesterday I put up 4 fence line boxes. This...