In November, Win Cornell Lab’s waterfowl identification course

In November, Win Cornell Lab’s waterfowl identification course Knowing who’s who at your bird feeders can unlock a world of discovery and entertainment. When you learn which species visit your feeders, what they eat, and how they interact, looking out your window becomes a ticket to the best show in town. We’ve partnered with Cornell […]

Bird Brains in a New Light

Bird Brains in a New Light BirdNote® Bird Brains in a New Light Written by Bob Sundstrom This is BirdNote. [Blue Jay calls, ML 13448, 1:01-1:05] It’s time to retire the insult “bird brain”. Many birds — especially jays, crows, and parrots — are remarkably clever, capable of problem-solving and even using simple tools. And […]

November 2021 eBirder of the Month Challenge

This November’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, highlights the value of splitting your day of birding into multiple lists. If you go out birding, whether it’s for a morning or the whole day, you’ll probably visit several different spots. Keeping separate lists for each distinct place you visit makes a […]

Birding Festivals and Events

Birding Festivals and Events Smith Point Hawk Watch San Quintin Bay Bird Festival Brew on the Bayou 27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Virtual Crane Fiesta 2021 Waterfowl Weekend at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge North Shore Birding Festival Soiree with the Swans 25th Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival Everglades Birding Festival Yuma Bird, Nature, […]

How Long Does a Robin Live?

How Long Does a Robin Live? BirdNote® How Long Does a Robin Live? Adapted from a script written by Dennis Paulson This is BirdNote. [American Robin singing and spring ambient] That pair of robins that keeps coming back to your yard to nest every year? They might not be the same two birds. Mortality rates […]

A World of Parrots

A World of Parrots BirdNote® A World of Parrots Written by Bob Sundstrom This is BirdNote.[Sulphur-crested Cockatoo calls, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/234725, 0.05-.07]This Sulfur-crested Cockatoo is one of more than 350 species of parrots spread out mostly across the warm places of the world. Parrots, including this cockatoo, have strong, hooked beaks that are great for cracking even […]

Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue

Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue [unable to retrieve full-text content] Whimbrels fly in front of a full moon. Photo by Andy Johnson. More From Living Bird Living Bird Magazine Archives Feature Articles A Long-Awaited Homecoming for Peregrine Falcons in the Finger Lakes Story and photos by Andy Johnson Montage: a young Peregrine Falcon and Taughannock Falls. […]

Ring-necked Pheasants in the Wild

Ring-necked Pheasants in the Wild BirdNote® Ring-necked Pheasants in the Wild Written by Bob Sundstrom This is BirdNote. [Ring-necked Pheasant crowing] Even though the Ring-necked Pheasant can be found across a large part of the United States, it isn’t actually native to this continent. Back in 1881, an American living in Shanghai sent a shipment […]

What Can Birds Tell Us About Pollinators? Walmart-Funded Study Aims to Find Out

What Can Birds Tell Us About Pollinators? Walmart-Funded Study Aims to Find Out A Dickcissel sings from a prairie blazing star, while a bumblebee sips from the flower. Photo by Michael Vance Pemberton. From the Autumn 2021 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. In April the Walmart Foundation announced a two-year, $500,000 grant for […]

Bird-friendly Planting in Fall – With Joanna Buehler

Bird-friendly Planting in Fall – With Joanna Buehler BirdNote® Bird-friendly Planting in Fall with Wildlife Gardener Joanna Buehler  By Chris Peterson This is BirdNote! [Calls of Spotted Towhee, foraging calls of Red-breasted Nuthatch & drumming of Downy Woodpecker] Before Seattle-area resident, Joanna Buehler, started planting at her home, the site was completely barren. Today, towhees, […]