Wisdom The Albatross, World’s Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg — News : NPR

Wisdom is known to be at least 68 years old and nests each year at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She survived a tsunami and is believed to have laid nearly 40 eggs over her life. (Image credit: Madalyn Riley/USFWS Volunteer/Flickr)

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Mountain Bluebird — nature has no boss

A Mountain Bluebird with a Killdeer behind forage for insects that thrive in the warm waters of a Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The warm waters provide food for birds that have arrived early this year before the spring thaw.

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Bird’s ID – Black Skimmer — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Black Skimmer The Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar birds species in the skimmer genus Rynchops in the gull family Laridae. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical Pacific coasts, but the South […]

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Malibu Lagoon Field Trips: Sunday, 25 November, 8:30 & 10am. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Lots of migrants and wintering birds and dwindling crowds of humans make it a great day for the lagoon. Usually sunny, sometimes cool, with dolphins dancing in the waves. Forget those Thanksgiving table birds: see your birds here with us. Some of the great birds we’ve had in November are: Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Surf […]

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The Sound of Birds — from A to Zed (Acorn Woodpecker to Zone-tailed Hawk), with Don Klabunde – Evening Meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

in this audio-visual tour of over 100 species. A short technical description of how birds vocalize and why is followed by a flash-card style presentation of each species. First the bird’s song and/or call, followed by Don’s photographs as the species name is revealed. How many species can you get by calls and song alone? Audience shout-outs are encouraged. Be prepared for a […]

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