March is coming to a close and the busy months of birding and bird conservation are upon us. We have several projects and outings planned for the next few months, and of course we’ll be sharing them as often as possible! Bird Banding – we are working on creating a series about bird banding including
We spent part of Sunday morning searching for waterfowl and shorebirds. Unfortunately, we didn’t find much of either and the weather was drizzly. However, we did find a few cool birds along the backroads of Winnebago County, Illinois. Ring-necked Pheasant Turkey Vulture Common Grackle March is coming to an end shortly and migration is really
Today, Birdfreak had the privilege of leading a field trip for the North Central Illinois Ornithological Society (NCIOS), our local bird club. It was very chilly, but there was a full sun advantage. The goal was to search for various migrating waterfowl. The main lake (Pierce Lake) was unseasonably frozen. However, the two sections of
Our very first photo uploaded to Flickr. This photo was shot in southern Texas a few years ago. Pied-billed Grebe with a “friend”.
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, which we prefer to call Bird Conservation Stamps (Duck Stamps) are one of the best ways of creating and restoring habitat. 98 cents of every dollar goes straight to conservation funding making it the most cost-effective form of bird conservation. In 2007, approximately 1.6 million duck stamps were
Nearly every work day I try to get out at lunch to do a little birding. Having an hour break away from the computer is great not only for stress relief but for finding what birds are on the move. Brown Creeper – a lunchtime capture of a couple months ago Of course, birding for
In 2008 the American Marketing Association released their newest definition of marketing, as follows: “Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” If we as bird conservationists wish to increase our ranks, we should apply this
Continuing our Deer Run Bird Survey, we made our second survey for March today. The weather was much better than earlier in the week when it snowed 4+ inches and we added four new species to our survey list. Our grand total is 46 species and 2,295 individuals. New birds: Hooded Merganser Cooper’s Hawk Eastern