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)

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

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

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Eastern Bluebird The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards. It is the state bird of Missouri and New York. This species measures 16–21 cm (6.3–8.3 in) long, spans 25–32 cm (9.8–12.6 in) across the wings, and weighs 27–34 g (0.95–1.20 oz). Eastern bluebirds are found east of the Rockies, southern Canada to the Gulf […]

via Bird’s ID – Eastern Bluebird — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Bird’s ID – Eastern Bluebird — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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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.

via Mountain Bluebird — nature has no boss

Mountain Bluebird — nature has no boss

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Chilean Flamingo © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

via Photo Capture # 17 – Chilean Flamingo — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Photo Capture # 17 – Chilean Flamingo — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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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 […]

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

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

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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 […]

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

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

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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 […]

via 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

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

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Purple Martins Important note from H.J. “I wish you my fellow Americans a very Happy Thanksgiving! May G-d bless you and your loving family.” © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

via Photo Capture # 15 – Purple Martins — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Photo Capture # 15 – Purple Martins — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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Did you know or did you remember that years ago what is now the Freshwater Marsh was a weedy field and a center of contention among land owners in Playa del Vista, developers and advocates of the Ballona Wetlands? It was completed as the Freshwater Marsh in February of 2003 and wow! Look at it […]

via Ballona Freshwater Marsh: 3 November, 2018 — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Ballona Freshwater Marsh: 3 November, 2018 — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

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