• Severson Dells Program – Monitoring Raptors on the Washington Coast

    Updated: 2012-03-29 10:09:58
    The Severson Dells Nature Center located in Rockford, Illinois is hosting a presentation on Washington coast raptors. If you are going to be in the area we encourage you to attend! The program is FREE but you must make a reservation. From Severson Dells Nature Center: Monitoring Raptors on the Washington Coast Friday, April 20, [...]

  • Killing wild pigs in Florida: legal vs. illegal

    Updated: 2012-03-28 22:33:07
    Last May, Janice and Ashley Ramirez (mother and daughter) were arrested and charged with cruelty to animals and fighting/baiting animals after a video appeared online of the women encouraging two dogs to attack a wild pig whose mouth had been taped shut. The violent, gruesome five minute video was filmed in an enclosed backyard in [...]

  • Baby Ducks

    Updated: 2012-03-25 20:49:00
    : Craig's Bird Watching and Nature Blog Pages Home Bird Pictures Butterfly Pictures Bee Pictures Wild Animal Pictures My Life List Hire Craig Sunday , March 25, 2012 Baby Ducks Posted by Craig Glenn at 3:49 PM Labels : Mallard Duck 0 comments : Post a Comment Older Post Home Subscribe to : Post Comments Atom Visit the Nature Store Nature Search Blog Archive 2012 7 March 2 Baby Ducks American Bald Eagle February 3 American Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Black Swan building nest January 2 Red Shouldered Hawk in Flight Scrub Jay 2011 35 November 8 Oleander Moth or Polka-Dot Wasp Moth Botany Photographs from Lyonia Preserve Florida Scrub Jay Part I Eastern Carpenter Bee Male Grasshopper Rescue Honey Bee on Lantana Eastern Carpenter Bee Boat-Tailed Grackles Bathing October 5 Female Cardinal Cassius

  • Bird Photography Weekly #187

    Updated: 2012-03-25 07:13:03
    Join in now on the 187th edition of Bird Photography Weekly!! Help spread the word with these badges: Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-wide.jpg" width="225"/></a> Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-smaller.jpg" width="125"/></a>

  • Air France negligent in deaths of animals

    Updated: 2012-03-21 20:28:13
    Worldwide protests against the transport of animals for the research industry have received a lot of attention recently; for example, in this article last week in the journal Nature. Air France-KLM is the world’s largest transporter of primates and other animals destined for laboratory experimentation. This week ARFF learned that Air France has received an “Official [...]

  • Watch Nesting Red-tailed Hawks Live on BirdCams

    Updated: 2012-03-20 15:14:04
    A new nest camera high above a Cornell University athletic field is streaming up-close views of a Red-tailed Hawk nest via the Cornell Lab’s All About Birds website. The new camera stream puts viewers 80 feet off the ground and right beside the nest, where they can watch the hawks arrive, see them taking turns [...]

  • “Kinda” Birding – Fort Worth, Texas

    Updated: 2012-03-20 14:31:44
    I (Jennie) had the good fortune to be able to travel to Ft. Worth, Texas for some special work training last week. I quickly found out how hard it is to be somewhere “cool and different” for birding and have NO TIME TO BIRD! All was not lost. I found large numbers of Great-tailed Grackles [...]

  • Tree Swallows Already!

    Updated: 2012-03-19 15:45:34
    On Sunday (March 18) I spotted my first Tree Swallow of the season. Seems early in northern Illinois but with temperatures topping 80 degrees and insects already in high numbers, it also seemed fitting. Tree Swallow digiscoped at Afton Forest Preserve in DeKalb County, Illinois.

  • Bird Photography Weekly #186

    Updated: 2012-03-18 05:12:21
    Join in now on the 186th edition of Bird Photography Weekly!! Help spread the word with these badges: Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-wide.jpg" width="225"/></a> Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-smaller.jpg" width="125"/></a>

  • American Bald Eagle

    Updated: 2012-03-16 19:43:00

  • Review of Secrets of Backyard Bird-Feeding Success

    Updated: 2012-03-15 15:18:24
    The Secrets of Backyard Bird-Feeding Success: Hundreds of Surefire Tips for Attracting and Feeding Your Favorite Birds by Deborah L. Martin is a bulky, thorough, and well-designed tome full of tips for the backyard birder. Whether you are new to the hobby of backyard birding or a long-time vet, you’ll find many nuggets of information [...]

  • Review of Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America

    Updated: 2012-03-13 13:25:26
    The following is a review of the beautiful book on tubenoses: Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide by Steve N. G. Howell. Steve N. G. Howell’s book on the tubenoses is thorough and highly enjoyable. No other single source provides so much information on such a complicated group of birds. These [...]

  • “Oops”

    Updated: 2012-03-12 23:51:41
    The final week of Florida’s legislative session is a frantic time, so we forgive legislators for not completely understanding each bill that comes before them for a vote. But we do expect the sponsors of bills and amendments to understand the changes they are asking for. So we were surprised when an aide in State Senator [...]

  • A Gross of Vultures

    Updated: 2012-03-12 00:15:10
    Is there such a thing as a “Gross” of Vultures? That would be 144 of them, eh? Well, if it were so, then what I saw last evening would be a “Half a Gross”, as I watched 72 vultures fly into their nightly roost in tall pines behind the supermarket off Rt. 9-W in Ravena, [...]

  • Bird Photography Weekly #185

    Updated: 2012-03-11 05:11:04
    Join in now on the 185th edition of Bird Photography Weekly!! Help spread the word with these badges: Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-wide.jpg" width="225"/></a> Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-smaller.jpg" width="125"/></a>

  • Rosy Finch in Western New York

    Updated: 2012-03-07 01:13:57
    Operating a bird feeding station has its own rewards. This is one of them: The home owners didn’t recognize this bird species. But who could blame them? It is one that has been recorded in New York State only once before – and that was on top of a Catskill Mountain peak only last December! [...]

  • Nominate a species for March Migration Madness!

    Updated: 2012-03-06 15:18:37
    We’re almost ready to start our second season of March Migration Madness—but we need your help to pick the last four competitors. We’re holding a tournament on our Facebook page, in which 16 of North America’s favorite birds take turns going head to head, throughout March. You can vote for your favorite, and the bird [...]

  • Small circus with big problems

    Updated: 2012-03-06 14:44:11
    Since 2009, ARFF has kept a close eye on the Liebling Bros. Circus, a small Florida circus that travels with one female African elephant named “Nosey,” as well as horses and two monkeys. In December 2011, the USDA charged the circus with numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act for inhumane treatment and dangerous handling of [...]

  • Reply to Did you receive more than 3 bird watching awards, Post here

    Updated: 2012-03-06 05:30:58
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  • Ohio Young Birders Meet Author Richard Crossley

    Updated: 2012-03-05 07:09:50
    Richard Crossley- author of The Crossley ID Guide The Ohio Young Birders Club was invited to meet field guide author Richard Crossley who presented at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio. He discussed his life and bird identification plus signed books (included Birdfreak’s!). Dakota traveled with fellow Ohio young birder Kayla [...]

  • Bird Photography Weekly #184

    Updated: 2012-03-04 05:25:54
    Join in now on the 184th edition of Bird Photography Weekly!! Help spread the word with these badges: Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-wide.jpg" width="225"/></a> Copy this code to place this badge: <a href="http://birdfreak.com/category/bird-photography-weekly/"><img src="http://birdfreak.com/images/bpw-sharing-logo-smaller.jpg" width="125"/></a>

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