Arizona Hummingbird Disaster Relief

In the midwest, our main hummer is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The west is far more diverse, especially the southwest! Food source loss from things like drought and fire become disasterous to the birds when they already have limited habitat. Fortunately, when disaster strikes, there are people eager to help. Ruby-throated Hummingbird The 2011 summer fires

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Bird Photography Weekly #161

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Three Cheers for the Ring-billed Gull?

While at the Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio last weekend the Birdfreaks’ Mom netted two LIFERS: a Greater Black-backed Gull and a Bonaparte’s Gull. I don’t always give gulls a lot of credt: I tend to look through them to find terns and “better” birds. One of a “million” Ring-billed Gulls around Lakeside, Ohio

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Midwest Birding Symposium – Beyond Birds

A reoccurring theme from speakers at the Midwest Birding Symposium was the interaction of other natural wonders in addittion to birds. The insects birds eat, plants they use, habitats – it’s all interconnected. Jim McCormac‘s talk, Birding Going Beyond Birds, was a wonderful example of how all of nature meshes together. The relationships with birds

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Bird Photography Weekly #160

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