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  • How Does a Bird Hatch? By Ornithology   -   Jan 21, 2018

    HOW DOES A BIRD HATCH?

    I'll get right to the hatching part. Maybe in a later blog I can talk about how the egg is formed. After egg-laying begins , incubation...

    Chicken, Birds, Bird
  • Bluebirds of Happiness By Ornithology   -   Jan 12, 2018

    BLUEBIRDS OF HAPPINESS

    Bluebirds have become associated with happiness partly because of Native American legends but mostly because of the song “Bluebird...

    Birds, Bird
  • Archeopteryx and Evolution By Ornithology   -   Dec 29, 2017

    ARCHEOPTERYX AND EVOLUTION

    Archeopteryx bavarica Recent surveys indicate that only about 40% of American adults believe that evolution is a scientific fact. According...

  • Bird Banding By Ornithology   -   Dec 24, 2017

    BIRD BANDING

    Birds have been banded since ancient times. In one recorded instance a besieged Roman garrison was sent a swallow with three threads...

    Birds, Bird
  • Red Hawks By Ornithology   -   Dec 22, 2017

    RED HAWKS

    The Red-tailed Hawk were once called “Chicken Hawks” and the Red-shouldered the “Hen Hawk.” Undoubtedly they took a few chickens, but...

    Mammals, Mammal, Hen, Fish, Lizards, Dogs, Dog, Fishes, Chicken, Bird, Birds, Lizard, Cats, Cat
  • Canada Geese By Ornithology   -   Dec 17, 2017

    CANADA GEESE

    OK, first thing, let me get this off my chest. It's CANADA Geese, not CANADIAN Geese. I hear that misnomer a lot and it bothers me...

    Bird, Geese, Birds, Goose
  • Lumpers and Splitters By Ornithology   -   Dec 9, 2017

    LUMPERS AND SPLITTERS

    Northern Flicker All individual organisms that scientists have named have scientific names, given by international committees by agreement....

    Goose
  • Audubon Christmas Bird Counts By Ornithology   -   Dec 7, 2017

    AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS

    From the National Audubon Society, but edited for this blog: From December 14 through January 5 thousands of volunteers throughout...

    Health, Birds, Bird
  • Birds Falling From the Sky By Ornithology   -   Dec 3, 2017

    BIRDS FALLING FROM THE SKY

    Seems like every time there is an unusual event, conspiracy theorists and their ilk come up with farfetched explanations. Science generally...

    Bird, Food, Birds
  • Bird Books of a Feather By Ornithology   -   Nov 21, 2017

    BIRD BOOKS OF A FEATHER

    There is something like one bird book published every day in the U.S. Look in your local bookstore and you'll find a plethora of titles....

    Birds, Bird
  • Turkey Talk By Ornithology   -   Nov 19, 2017

    TURKEY TALK

    The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock at the end of 1620; by the fall of 1621, almost half of the 102 people who came over on the Mayflower...

    Food, Birds, Bird
  • 16 LB OR 7.248 KG TURKEY? By Ornithology   -   Nov 16, 2017

    16 LB OR 7.248 KG TURKEY?

    I'm sure those of us who are buying our Thanksgiving turkey at the local supermarket are weighing it by the pound rather than kilogram....

  • Media Ornithology By Ornithology   -   Nov 2, 2017

    MEDIA ORNITHOLOGY

    A while back I wrote a blog about ornithophobia and then I saw a TV episode of Big Bang Theory with Sheldon being afflicted by this...

    Ornithology, Birds, Bird
  • Mistletoe Birds By Ornithology   -   Nov 1, 2017

    MISTLETOE BIRDS

    Mistletoe Bird We kiss under it but mistletoe is important in nature; it provides food, cover, and nesting sites for many animals....

    Food, Bird, Birds
  • Birds and Animals By Ornithology   -   Oct 23, 2017

    BIRDS AND ANIMALS

    Birds and Animals of the United States I am a zoologist, ecologist, ornithologist, and professor; I am, bottom line, a scientist. One...

    Birds, Bird
  • Sapsuckers By Ornithology   -   Sep 15, 2017

    SAPSUCKERS

    Red-breasted Sapsucker I once thought that the name “sapsucker” was a pejorative appellation laid upon someone or just another version...

    Bird, Birds
  • Blogging About Birds By Ornithology   -   Aug 26, 2017

    BLOGGING ABOUT BIRDS

    Almost every week someone tells me they read my blog on Ornithology.com There are many other bird blogs across the U.S. and world,...

    Ornithology, Bird, Birds, Chicken
  • What Bird is That? By Ornithology   -   Aug 25, 2017

    WHAT BIRD IS THAT?

    What bird is this? You figure it out. It has been written that there are 81 million birdwatchers in the United States. Well, if you...

    Sparrows, Seas, Sparrow, Bird, Birds, Sea
  • Birds and the Solar Eclipse By Ornithology   -   Aug 22, 2017

    BIRDS AND THE SOLAR ECLIPSE

    There have been a number of anecdotes told about animal behavior during a total eclipse of the sun, but not much scientific evidence....

    Chicken, Birds, Bird
  • Birds Out of Boundaries By Ornithology   -   Aug 7, 2017

    BIRDS OUT OF BOUNDARIES

    Falcated Duck or Teal A couple of years ago there was a Falcated Duck visiting the Colusa Wildlife Refuge in Northern California, way...

    Goose, Bird, Birds, Ducks, Duck