#31 of 31 Days to Better Birding and Conservation While we are not expert birders or all-knowing conservationists, we hope you’ve enjoyed this series of birding and conservation tips. We hope to provide information about bird conservation for years to come and to always promote birds and birding. But we are just a small part
Ovenbird Illinois birding just got a whole lot better. There is a new place for birders to go to find information about the birds and birding issues in Illinois. The Illinois Birder’s Forum offers an open place for discussion about conservation, laws, birding hotspots, rare birds, and more. Become a member today if you are
#30 of 31 Days to Better Birding and Conservation Unfortunately, the world is full of uncertainty and problems. Many of these require constant attention, debate, and can lead to utter despair. But the one thing that can bring birding and conservation up is a positive attitude. Much of the world’s native habitat has been destroyed
Birding Illinois by Sheryl De Vore is the premiere source for birding hotspots in Illinois. With over 110 locations discussed, Birding Illinois covers the state from top to bottom and east to west. Besides discussing where to bird, this book also breaks down when to bird, an excellent feature for resident birders as well as
#29 of 31 Days to Better Birding and Conservation Birding is sometimes hard to understand when discussing with a non-birder. Explaining why you would get up before dawn and count birds for twelve hours in sub-freezing weather is sometimes difficult to someone who would rather spend their Saturday at the mall. But if you can
#28 of 31 Days to Better Birding and Conservation Shade-grown coffee has been around for awhile now and is important to bird conservation. Coffee grown in the shade allows for conservation of native habitats in Central and South American countries, as the land doesn’t need to be cleared for “traditional” coffee production. Supporting the companies
#27 of 31 Days to Better Birding and Conservation Each year we participate in multiple Christmas Bird Counts and the Spring Count but that is often not enough. So we’ve decided to start our own counts in the months where there are not official counts. In May we did a 72-hour birding count where we
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum This fall there have been tons of Cedar Waxwings…this one was showing off by holding the branch with one foot.