We came upon these Mexican Parrotlets in a coffee field while birding in Mexico a few years ago. One of my favorite aspects of world birding is directly engaging with other lifestyles and communities. Our guide didn’t drive, so he hired his friend Lupe, a taxi driver, and we had the most wonderful […]
Audubon has many virtual birding programs that you can watch from home in the next few weeks. Explore what’s happening across the Audubon Network at Discover Audubon Events
This week’s ABC Open Pic of the Week is a chatter of budgerigars looking more like a swarm of budgies near Onslow, Western Australia. Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor D. Joshua Brunner. Source: Pic of the Week budgie swarm – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
This article from BirdsCaribbean describes an excellent resource—Complete Checklist of the Birds of the West Indies (2019) along with a PDF of the checklist. It also provides a complete list of Caribbean endemics. The Caribbean is home to over 700 species of bird, including 171 species that are endemic to the region and found nowhere else in […]
Check out the new copy of CornellLab’s newsletter for tips on enjoying birds from home at eNews: Just When We Need It—Ideas for Enjoying Birds at Home It includes: How to Set Up Your Feeders for Great Bird Photos Bring sights and sounds of birds into your home with Bird Cams from all over the […]
Yesterday I went birding at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. I did the five mile auto loop with a friend. We had a number of Bald Eagle sightings. Most abundant were the Snow Geese, White-fronted Geese, American Wigeon, Northern Shovelers, Ring-necked Ducks and Coots. Click read more to see our list of species identified.
Idaho’s mountains host so many birds. Coming from western Washington, I had to buy a book, Birds of Idaho, to help me try to identify those that live here year-round and those that migrate through each spring and fall. I’m still learning. I never considered myself a birder – it seemed such a stodgy hobby […]
On August 18th, my friend E and I ventured to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for a bird watching adventure. Our first stop was at Kiptopeke State Park before continuing to Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge and then the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Overlook. I discussed our adventure at Kiptopeke in a previous blog post […]