Periquito de Santa Marta/Santa Marta Parakeet/Pyrrhura viridicata — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #952

Nombre en español: Periquito de Santa Marta Nombre en ingles: Santa Marta Parakeet Nombre científico: Pyrrhura viridicata Familia: Psittacidae La cotorra de Santa Marta o periquito serrano (Pyrrhura viridicata) es una especie de ave psitaciforme de la familia Psittacidae, endémica de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Hábitat La cotorra de Santa Marta vive en el bosque de niebla, el bosque húmedo, bordes del bosque y potreros arbolados, en elevaciones entre […]

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House Finch At Sunrise — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. House Finches are birds that I see everywhere and that I never think about photographing. Of the species of birds that inhabit the Tucson area they may be the most populous. They are ubiquitous, showing up at […]

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Swimming through air — nature has no boss

An interesting new study by V. B. Baliga1, I. Szabo2, D. L. Altshuler entitled Range of motion in the avian wing is strongly associated with flight behavior and body mass suggested that rather than the shape of a birds wing per se it is the range of motion in the elbow and wrist joints that […]

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Audubon’s New Climate Report and What it Means for Birds in the Arid West — Coyote Gulch

From Audubon’s Western Water Initiative (Karyn Stockdale): Audubon just released a new scientific report, Survival by Degrees, showing that 64 percent (389 out of 604) of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. The good news is our science also shows that if we take action now we can help […]

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Join SIB for Bird Bingo & Game Night! — SIB

Event: Annual Bird Bingo & Game NightDate: Friday November 8, 2019Time: 5:30 pm Registration & Social 6:00 pm Program StartsLocation: Live Oak Hall, Lake House, Seabrook Island, SCMax: 80 Cost: FREE for members; $5 for guests – Join SIB for $10 and the event is Free! Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) invites members and guests to […]

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Western Kingbird — Farewell ’til Spring — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. A couple weeks ago I captured this image of a Western Kingbird. The lighting was beautiful and the bird photogenic in its setting. I was pleased to capture this image. That said, I felt just a tiny […]

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Giggity, Giggity, Quack! — Through Open Lens

F/11.0, 1/500, ISO 500. Ruddy Duck What did the calculator say to the cashier? You can count on me. Interesting Fact: Most males pair up with one female each for the duration of the breeding season, but some take multiple mates. Their eggs are proportionally the largest of all waterfowl. The ducklings hatch well-developed and […]

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For the Birds: DIY steps to help save birds — Birds of New England.com

Here’s the latest For the Birds column. The study released a few weeks ago that reported a 29 percent decline in the number of birds in North America since 1970 did not merely throw out some discouraging facts and leave it at that. It also included many reasons why bird populations are decreasing, most notably […]

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We need more snow geese — Birds of New England.com

You didn’t think I was going to post one snow goose photo and leave it at that, did you? Here’s the link to my previous post on snow geese in which I mention that New England, for the most part, misses out (but not by much) on the massive snow goose migrations. I found these […]

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