We’ve sent in our money for the 2007-2008 Duck Stamp and have to say that the stamps really are a cool thing. Each stamp costs $15.00 and $14.70 goes to bird habitat conservation. Can we hear a big WOWSER! Imagine for a moment if every birder in the U.S. bought one of this little gems.
Happy Fourth of July! What better fireworks to display than photos of red, white, and blue birds!
The Sedge Wren, whose name was changed to differentiate it from the Marsh Wren, is a tiny, rambunctious, energetic bird. Their call sounds like an insect, which is hard to identify unless familiar with their song. This cute wren, (as if any wren species were not cute), is one bird we believe does not get
An American Ornithologist born on July 2, 1850, Robert Ridgway was from Mount Carmel, Illiinois. He founded the American Ornithologists’ Union in 1883. Robert Ridgway developed a bird sanctuary in Olney, Illinois called Bird Haven which remains as a memorial to him. The sanctuary preserves 18 acres of native plants and is an Illinois Historical
The Common Yellowthroat shares the unfortunate first name of “common” like so many other birds – Common Loon, Common Raven, Common Goldeneye, Common Nighthawk, Common Grackle, etc. Not only that, but “yellowthroat” isn’t exactly the most original name, considering there is both the Yellow-throated Warbler and Vireo. Thus, we like to call this friendly warbler