Birds

An Insider's Look at Young Bird Families

Xcel Energy has eight bird cams in three different states, allowing people to watch raptor eggs hatch and the young birds grow.
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The Consolation of Animals

Check out Richard Conniff’s new book, Swimming With Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff With Animals.
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Mockingbirds Recognize Humans

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A Gathering of The Tribe

The weekend had the feeling of a powwow – a gathering of the tribe. To celebrate life, beauty and being with others of our kind. A weekend to share stories, to smile, to help each other find and identify birds.
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Hunting Season for White Pelicans?

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Books and Birds

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Bird-Watching Bust

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Review: Humans, Nature, and Birds

A virtual gallery of birds in art from cave walls to computer screens
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CBC Goes HD

Rangers in California use a HD camera for the Christmas Bird Count
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Tough Duck

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Odd Behavior: Young Ravens Don

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Watch Out: The Eagles Are Here

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A Storm of Snowy Owls

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Internet Crows Cracked Nuts Two Centuries Ago

An email with a link to a sensational web video buzzed around the Audubon magazine office last week. The clip featured crows in Japan dropping nuts into a busy intersection, waiting for them to be crushed by cars, then retrieving the bits. Some editors were skeptical and I was assigned to investigate. What I found is fascinating; what is now known as “avian prey-dropping behavior” was first documented by a 19th century London banker-turned-ornithologist named Howard Saunders.
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An Urban Birder

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Airports Order Up Bird Radars

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A Suitcase Full of Puffins

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My Own Close Call Over the Hudson

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Obama tourists swarm a land of disappearing forest birds

“I am Obama’s brother!” a stranger shouted to me through the open window of a matatu (small bus) as I was crossing the lush countryside of western Kenya. That was 2006. According to a New York Times article this week, cars in western Kenya “now sport bumper stickers with statements like ‘Obama, first cousin.’” Kenya has claimed America’s president-elect as its own, and the badge is revitalizing tourism, which plummeted following the gruesome riots during the country’s elections last December. Kogelo, the village where Obama’s father grew up, has become a hot ticket on Kenya’s tourist trail, according to the Times article. But there is another reason to visit the region: Kakamega Rainforest. Home to more than 400 species of birds and five types of monkeys, Kakamega is a bite-sized remnant of the vast tropical forest that once spanned the waist of Africa. The forest is being chipped away, but two guru birders aim to save it.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The 100th Staten Island Christmas Bird Count

I do it because it is a ritual and a ritual is something you just do.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine