There used to be berries on the trees outside of our living room window. For weeks now a very large group of American Robins have been gathering in the tree line just past our yard and NOT eating those berries. February sixth, the day after a six inch snowfall and apparently having been told we
The 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is starting today! Are you taking part? The GBBC is a four day event that captures a “snapshot” of where the birds are across North America. By counting for fifteen minutes (or more) and tallying species by highest number of individuals seen at one time, anyone can
This past Saturday I was itchy to get out and take some bird photos. Birding has been slow and timing a good weather day around my ever-busying schedule has been difficult. I had gotten info that a Peregrine Falcon was hanging around downtown Rockford, Illinois so thought I’d take the
In an effort to drastically improve and enhance the Birdfreak Guide to Taking Kids Birding (a handy PDF we created in January 2008) we decided to overhaul it completely. We have been working diligently on crafting what will hopefully become a small book. We have changed the name of this “guide” to Take Kids Birding!
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Kroger Community Rewards Program – Kroger Stores are donating dollars to nonprofit organizations and one group has joined up to help bird conservation. The Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) in Oak Harbor, Ohio is part of the rewards programs and urges local shoppers to sign up via a simple online process. Each time a signed
The dust (snow) is settling around the big move to Ohio and blustery weather has not encouraged birding. Dakota and I have realized a good window view is perfect for those days that don’t go much beyond single digit temperatures. The welcoming committee from our living room window The discovery of a Northern Mockingbird pair
With so many birding field guides to choose from it is difficult to choose one. This is probably why many birders own several! There really is no “perfect” guide out there but some of these come close. Whatever guide(s) you use it is important to familiarize yourself with the format and order prior to going