There are few places on Earth where large areas of intact ecosystems remain and birds abound. The Boreal Forest is one of those places. The Canadian Boreal Forest encompasses 1.4 billion acres and is responsible for the breeding of billions of birds. BILLIONS of birds!! Helping the Boreal Forest means helping birds like this Bay-breasted
A special Phriday Photo thanks to Birdman Jon! We knew nutties were patriotic!! Learn more about young birder Birdman Jon.
At our backyard birding spot, the Callaway Nature Preserve (CNP), we get a fair amount of birds especially in Spring. A couple days ago we had some torrential rain that left the yard a flooded, muddy mess and has attracted a small army of American Robins. Pre-Robinian yard Hungry American Robin Snatching up a worm
This pair of Sandhill Cranes was WAY off in a field but after Dakota spotted them we discovered they were doing their pair-bonding dance. Background sounds include the car, camera shutter, Red-winged Blackbirds and Eastern Meadowlarks. Sandhill Crane Dance from birdfreak on Vimeo. If for some reason the video doesn’t work, please let us know
“Hey I heard a meadowlark!” says a birder. “Seems a bit early to me but I just heard an Eastern Wood-Pewee,” replies her birder friend. “But it just snowed yesterday. What’s going on?” APRIL FOOLS!! With the wild winter we had in northern Illinois, it is only fitting that the European Starlings have been practicing