Birding blogs are fun to read (and fun to write!). Birds, birding, birders…a wonderfully huge topic, which means the variety of bird blogs is huge. Many Bird Bloggers have joined Fatbirder’s WebRing. We love Fatbirder‘s goal to link birders together, worldwide. Bird Blogs can’t really get boring because they are always jazzed up with awesome
Born on June 18, 1886, in the state of Wisconsin in the United States, Alexander Wetmore was an ornithologist who led many trips to find birds. Trips to Spain, South America, Central America, and North America. He became the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and was the director of the U.S. National Museum. He worked
The Callaway Nature Preserve is expanding again in the never-ending process of grass removal. Little by little, the C.N.P. has grown with a few new natives every year. Small in size and surrounded by houses and streets, this little preserve houses numerous backyard birds and provides a safe stopover for plenty of weary migrants. We
Want a new way to help with bird conservation? Buy bison (buffalo) meat! Bison once roamed all over the west and were part of the natural landscape of grasslands. The Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Co. states the benefits of buffalo meat over other red meats, such as less fat and the fact that they roam
House Sparrows have been around so long, it is impossible to imagine North America without them. In Britain, they are on the “red list”, it is too bad we can’t send them a few. We decided to share this old poem (wrote by Fred Mather in 1881) found in Kim Todd’s Tinkering With Eden, A
Great news from our home away from home, Wisconsin. The endangered Kirtland’s Warbler, famous for nesting in Michigan, has been confirmed to be nesting in Wisconsin. The nest was discovered on land in central Wisconsin owned by the Plum Creek Timber Company. This was from a press release from the Fish and Wildlife Service. Read
Where did this Chestnut-sided Warbler migrate from? Back in 1965, an ornithologist from the Illinois Natural History Survey, Richard Graber, pioneered a new way to track migrating birds. His method involved placing a small radio transmitter on the back of a Gray-cheeked Thrush, their size more able to carry the extra weight than other songbirds.
How does the fast-growing weed Kudzu affect our wild birds? Well, since the plant grows so rapidly and kills all native plants in its way, birds lose their habitat and natural food sources. And our birds are already losing enough habitat as it is. Kudzu has claimed seven million acres of land in the Southeastern