Fall Backyard: Start Your Native Plant Meadow

October 25th, 2016

Fall Backyard: Start Your Native Plant Meadow

If you have even a little bit of a yard, don’t wait

to plant a native plant meadow.

I planted a small meadow in the fall as an experiment a few years ago, and if I hadn’t seen for myself the magnetic attraction it has for birds [...]

Confusing Fall Warblers

September 13th, 2016

Confusing Fall Warblers

It’s that time of year again when even the most experienced birder might be puzzled by the fall plumage of warblers.  For new birders, fall warblers can be a real challenge as not only are they much quieter (so it’s often difficult to make the ID with sound), but their molt takes them [...]

Your Fall Backyard Tuneup

September 13th, 2016

Your Fall Backyard Tuneup

In fall, birds’ needs start changing. The bird houses you set up in spring and which saw a lot of activity are now vacant. Pressure to secure food for hungry mouths in the nest has subsided, and now many birds are bulking up for migration. To create a friendly backyard [...]

Late Season Nestcams

June 29th, 2016

Late Season Nestcams!

Many of the birds from the nest cams we have previously been watching are growing up or have successfully fledged.  Now we have a new Guillemot nest, as well as chicks and juvenile birds from some of the nests we have been following. We especially love watching [...]

A Day at the Beach

June 29th, 2016

A Day at the Beach

What could be more summer-like than a day at the beach? Who doesn’t love having fun in the water and on the sand? And the beach is a popular spot for wildlife as well. Terrapins cross busy streets to get from the marsh to

Piping Plover chick

the sandy shores to [...]

Your Summer Backyard

June 29th, 2016

Your Summer Backyard

Your backyard in summer is different from the rest of the year. In each season,
birds have different needs, and summer can be extreme – both because of the heat and the additional pressure of feeding baby and juvenile birds. You may be providing a lot of food [...]

More Nestcams!

May 27th, 2016

More Nestcams!

‘Tis the season!
Birds are still nesting, and this month, there are a few new nestcams including

Atlantic Puffins, Arctic Terns, Allen’s Hummingbird, Peregrine Falcons, Osprey and Double-crested Cormorants.

NEW nests with lots of chicks and behavior to watch!

Allen’s Hummingbird, California

Atlantic Puffins, Maine

Arctic Terns, Maine

Peregrine Falcons, Idaho

Osprey, Maine

Double-crested Cormorants, Maine

Peregrine Falcons, [...]

Watching Migration Fly By

May 27th, 2016

Watching Migration Fly By

We couldn’t resist this terrific piece of info on migration from  Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Using millions of pieces of data from ebird combined with other sources, they put together an animated map of 118 species of birds and their movements including migration, throughout one year. It’s fascinating to see [...]

More Nestcams!

April 26th, 2016

More Nestcams

We can never get enough of nestcams! Nesting season continues with new great views of nesting condors, lots of Great-horned Owlets, and this nest of seven seriously adorable Long-eared Owlets.

NEW nests with lots of chicks to watch!

California Condor, California

Long Eared Owls, Montana

Great Horned Owls,  Montana

CATCH UP on what’s happening with the chicks:

Layasan Albatross, Hawaii

Red-tailed [...]

New Birdwatching Guide

April 26th, 2016

New Birdwatching Guide

New York City’s Central Park was recently identified as one of the five most important places to see spring migration in the US by Smithsonian Magazine. Those of us who live in New York City know how amazing migration can be here, and I am excited to tell you about the release of [...]

 

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