Definition: The Bird Conservation Movement (BCM) is the accumulation of efforts from birders, educators, parents, students, farmers, policy makers, businesses, and the community as a whole to increase efforts and results in bird conservation. We will be featuring more detailed articles about how to enhance the BCM, but here are some introductory ideas to get
When it rains it pours and when it pours, American Robins are happy. This was a couple weeks ago when the rain turned our yard into a lake. American Robin – CNP from birdfreak on Vimeo.
This is our ninth Deer Run Bird Survey and the best “migrationally” speaking. Sparrows (eight kinds) and warblers (four) were the main attraction. Deer Run is an excellent place for sparrows due to all the grasses in the restored prairie. Lincoln’s Sparrow Savanna Sparrow Lark Sparrow A huge surprise was one of our favorite birds,
If you’ve spent much time at a birding festival, belong to a bird club, or just page through a birding magazine you’ll notice something: nearly all birders are White. Considering how diverse bird species are, it is a shame that more minorities are not part of this fun, energizing hobby. Not only that, the lack
Birders tend to also be readers, and sometimes writers. If you enjoy reading literature about birds, you might want to check out LBJ, a new publication that has a unique concept. Instead of publishing articles about birding, this publication focuses on literature about birds. Following is a press release from LBJ: “The LBJ is a
At 1:35 PM on Friday, April 25th, 2008 our backyard willow tree made a fantastic display of what happens when a dead tree mixes with wind and gravity. With a loud rumble, 80% of the tree came crashing down, taking power lines and part of our fence with it but missing every living thing in
Two hundred and twenty-three years ago today John James Audubon was born and perhaps bird conservation itself. Audubon’s namesake lives on most notably with the National Audubon Society but also in the hearts of birders everywhere. Although John James Audubon was never part of the organization, “George Bird Grinnell, one of the founders of the
This week’s photo is courtesy of mesquakie8, our local birding friend and fantastic photographer. Eastern Meadowlark, up close and personal at Sand Bluff Bird Observatory in Winnebago county, Illinois View large size If you’ve never been bird banding before, we strongly suggest you go. It isn’t too often you can get these sort of looks