• The Raven: Nesting in Philadelphia for the First Time?

    30 days ago - By Delaware Valley Birding

    Few birds are more intriguing than the Common Raven. Big, broad, and wholly black, the wedge-tailed raven is impressive, at times imposing, and always fascinating.
    Common Raven in Nome, Alaska June 21st, 2010

    With gurgles, croaks, and screams, they have an incredible repertoire of sounds , and they are superb aerialists. Often seen soaring like an eagle, other times they roll while on the wing, somersault, or slip sideways straight down out of the air. It is the largest songbird in the world, and one of the most intelligent animals in existence, plainly smarter than any Dallas Cowboys...
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  • The First Ever Philadelphia Bird Race

    The First Ever Philadelphia Bird Race

    30 days ago - By Delaware Valley Birding

    From May 9th to 17th in 2015, BirdPhilly hosted the first ever Philadelphia Bird Race and it was a marvelous success. The goal of the Philadelphia Bird Race is to get area residents outside and engaged in nature while raising funds for regional conservation and outreach initiatives. During the course of the PBR this year close to 200 people participated in the event.
    The Big Green Hour group at Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed led by Audubon Pennsylvania 's Keith Russell.
    The most popular way to participate was through the "Big Green Hour". A game practiced by young birders and adult...
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