It’s not often that we aren’t talking about birding or conservation but last night we got news that one of the Dobermans we were sponsoring passed away. She was 14, abandoned at age 13 because her owners didn’t want to deal with her medical problems – treatable medical problems. At fourteen, this Doberman lived a
It was nice to get out again today when the weather was actually sunny and what might qualify as being “warm”. Sandhill Cranes were finally spotted – a nice flock of a dozen flew over and landed in a farmer’s field. There are still plenty of Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creepers, etc. fluttering about.
Yesterday we participated in the Midwest Crane Count, an annual count headed by the International Crane Foundation. The Birdfreak Team split into two groups. The event began at 5:00 AM and we were greated by a surprised Song Sparrow as we headed in the dark to our designated location. The early morning sounds were wonderful
There’s a really cool blog about the great outdoors in Texas called the Nature Writers of Texas. Reading through it I found a great post about one of the coolest backyards in the world. If you’ve been to Pharr, you know where this is! We went there in April of 2005 and plan to return
Here are a few recent posts from other birding blogs: Being the lover of the southwest that we are, we would like you to check out Aimophila Adventures’ post on Catalina State Park. Rick Wright got a beautiful shot of the Saguaro Cacti, with a Gilded Flicker on top! His blog is always a good
This reminds me of a post on December 1st, 2006… This is how our personal nature preserve looked today after the snow moved through. Now it is raining… Virginia Creeper
In light of winter’s refusal to give in to spring, here is a picture of a Winter Wren.
The Bird Conservation Alliance is a network of organizations with a shared interest in the conservation of wild birds. Through the Alliance, millions of birdwatchers and concerned citizens are united with conservation professionals, scientists, and educators to benefit bird conservation efforts. This organization has tons of bird conservation members and is working on a project