North, East and West Shoal Lakes Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

On August 8th we had our first IBA Blitz of the year (much later than normal of course, but better late than never!). Volunteers went out in the North, East and West Shoal Lakes IBA in search of Red-headed Woodpeckers. The day started off with perfect weather for our 15-member blitz crew to survey for […]

North, East and West Shoal Lakes Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

A Green Heron Colony — Elizabeth River Bird Blog

Douglas, a fellow FM Forums member, just posted some awe-inspiring Green Heron nestling photos. He took them 15 feet from the birds’ natal tree—one of many trees that line a Maryland lake. A few of the photos feature a nestling being fed by a parent, a spectacle everyone should see at least once. Karl’s comment, […]

A Green Heron Colony — Elizabeth River Bird Blog

I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 160. Least Sandpiper A Sandwich walks into a bar. The bartender says “Sorry, we don’t serve food here” Interesting Fact: Researchers studying Least Sandpipers discovered a new feeding mechanism. While probing damp mud with their bills, the sandpipers use the surface tension of the water to transport prey quickly from their bill tips […]

I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

Colibris del Holler II~ —

Hovering in mid flight, reaching speeds of 60 mph, with a tongue that is longer than their body, the only bird in the world that can fly backwards and upside down, weighing about a tenth of an ounce, and battling for turf and territory daily with their lethal spear beaks, hummers are flying, works of […]

Colibris del Holler II~ —

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Set # 102 Willet Ruddy turnstones engage in a variety of behaviours to locate and capture prey. These behaviors can be placed into six general categories: Routing — The turnstone manipulates piles of seaweed through flicking, bulldozing, and pecking to expose small crustaceans or gastropod molluscs hidden underneath. Turning stones — As suggested by its […]

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Cacatúa Ninfa/Cockatiel/Nymphicus hollandicus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.228

Foto: Nick AthanasNombre en español: Cacatúa Ninfa Nombre en inglés: Cockatiel Nombre científico: Nymphicus hollandicus Familia: Psittaculidae Canto: Frank LambertLa cacatúa ninfa, cocotilla o carolina (Nymphicus hollandicus)​ es una especie de ave psitaciforme de la familia de las cacatúas (Cacatuidae) y única especie del género Nymphicus. Es una especie endémica de Australia y una de las aves usadas como mascota más comunes. Foto: Andres Mauricio HenaoLa cacatúa ninfa es la única…

Cacatúa Ninfa/Cockatiel/Nymphicus hollandicus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.228