Shrike the Impaler~ —

The Salton Sea in Southern California is home, at various times of the year, to 424 species of birds. The Loggerhead Shrike is a song bird who is a tough ten inches of feathered lethality! Listen to his song repertoire by clicking on the link (be patient, it takes him a bit to warm up!) […]

Shrike the Impaler~ —

Return of Bird of the Week: Downy Woodpecker — Wickersham’s Conscience

Male Downy Woodpecker, McCall, Idaho Common, very widely distributed and tolerant of humankind, the Downy Woodpecker is easily attracted to a suet feeder. Its range extends across North America, from the Seward Peninsula in Alaska to southern Florida, and from southern California to Labrador. A smaller version of the Hairy Woodpecker, it’s interesting because the […]

Return of Bird of the Week: Downy Woodpecker — Wickersham’s Conscience

“I GET AROUND”: PIPING PLOVER TUNA’S GUEST POST (3) — ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO

“I GET AROUND”: PIPING PLOVER TUNA’S GUEST POST (3) ABACO PIPING PLOVER WATCH was an amateur ‘citizen science’ conservation program to help investigate the winter season migrations of a tiny shore bird. It started in August 2015 and ended with Hurricane Dorian Sept 1st 2019. TUNA was the first banded bird we found, a summer […]

“I GET AROUND”: PIPING PLOVER TUNA’S GUEST POST (3) — ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO

COSEWIC Updates 2020 — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

‘Tis the time of year again – not the holiday season – instead the annual COSEWIC meeting. COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) is an independent advisory panel that provides information to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada. They are responsible for identifying and assessing the conservation status […]

COSEWIC Updates 2020 — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

Bird Photos from 2020 – Passerines — Wickersham’s Conscience

As you might suspect, WC finds birds and bird photography a refuge from the dumpster fire that is current events. For WC’s own peace of mind, if not yours as well, Wickersham’s Conscience will feature bird photo posts irregularly through the balance of the year. Some of these images may have appeared earlier this year. […]

Bird Photos from 2020 – Passerines — Wickersham’s Conscience

Golondrina Ribereña/Sand Martin|Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.345

Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaNombre en español: Golondrina Ribereña Nombre en inglés: Sand Martin|Bank Swallow Nombre científico: Riparia riparia Familia: Hirundinidae Canto: Jerome FischerEl avión zapador (Riparia riparia) es una especie de ave paseriforme de la familia Hirundinidae propia de Eurasia, América y África. Es un pájaro pequeño, de vuelo rápido y ágil y aleteo rápido, de unos 12 cm de longitud y 18 cm de envergadura. Posee una parte superior parda y una ventral más…

Golondrina Ribereña/Sand Martin|Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.345

Greater Roadrunner — Foraging — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I encounter Greater Roadrunners quite frequently as I drive around rural southern Arizona. These birds seem to be at home equally in desert and grasslands. They are tough and resourceful opportunists, preying on anything ranging from insects […]

Greater Roadrunner — Foraging — Sonoran Images

Birds and Islands, the Story of Cuba: Why the Island is Unique. Or Not. with Tom Hinnebusch – Evening Meeting Reminder: Tuesday, 1 December, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Societyis putting on our third ZOOM evening meeting.You’re all invited. On December 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm, Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE In addition to showing a variety of photos of Cuban birds, Tom will talk about why islands are special places, often the homes of interesting and unique […]

Birds and Islands, the Story of Cuba: Why the Island is Unique. Or Not. with Tom Hinnebusch – Evening Meeting Reminder: Tuesday, 1 December, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG