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  • 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
  • Belted Kingfisher By Ornithology   -   Jul 28, 2017

    BELTED KINGFISHER

    The Belted Kingfisher is most often seen flying along or above creeks as it makes its distinctive, raucous, chattering call, but it...

    Food, Mammals, Fishes, Frog, Frogs, Insect, Fish, Mammal, Insects
  • Pink Hawks By Ornithology   -   Jul 25, 2017

    PINK HAWKS

    Yes, there are pink birds. This is the Pink Robin of southeastern Australia Bird watchers' hopes in the discovery of a new species...

    Birds, Bird
  • Those Amazing Crows By Ornithology   -   Jul 21, 2017

    THOSE AMAZING CROWS

    Seen any crows lately? There are about 40 species of crows, found across the world except, curiously, South America. The four species...

    Birds, Bird, Fish, Fishes, Food, Insect, Insects
  • Ask the Expert By Ornithology   -   Jul 21, 2017

    ASK THE EXPERT

    There used to be a website called Ask the Experts on which you could submit a question, for free, on a large variety of subjects and...

    Birds, Bird
  • Poisoned Birds By Ornithology   -   Jun 22, 2017

    POISONED BIRDS

    POISONED BIRDS In 1959 Tom Lehrer recorded his notorious “ Poisoning Pigeons in the Park ” song. I hope no one does that intentionally...

    Ornithology, Fishes, Pigeon, Bird, Pigeons, Birds, Fish
  • Harbinger of Spring? By Ornithology   -   Jun 1, 2017

    HARBINGER OF SPRING?

    Bing Crosby, Al Jolson and many others sang the well-known song “When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbing along”... . And then...

    Food, Female, Females, Male, Bird, Males, Birds