51st Supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) Checklist

The American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) has released the 51st supplement to the AOU Checklist. Expert birder Michael Retter has an excellent summary of these changes. Bird sound expert Nathan Pieplow has additional info as well, including sounds. Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis), one of the species “split” These periodic changes occur when new scientific information is

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Bird Photography Weekly #100

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Wall Poster – Sibley Backyard Birds: Eastern North America

David Allen Sibley is one of the world’s top wildlife artists. His detailed birds grace the pages of the beautiful Sibley Guide to Birds and more recently, Sibley crafted The Sibley Guide to Trees. Now you can get Sibley’s birds as a jaw-dropping wall poster. Measuring 24″ x 36″, the Sibley Backyard Birds: Eastern North

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Bird Photography Weekly #99

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Review – Molt in North American Birds (Peterson Reference Guides)

Molt: (of birds, insects, reptiles, etc.) to cast or shed the feathers, skin, or the like, that will be replaced by a new growth. While it is something we are well aware of, molt is a highly complex part of a bird’s life history. There are many questions about why, when, how, where birds molt.

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