Severson Dells Program – Monitoring Raptors on the Washington Coast

The Severson Dells Nature Center located in Rockford, Illinois is hosting a presentation on Washington coast raptors. If you are going to be in the area we encourage you to attend! The program is FREE but you must make a reservation. From Severson Dells Nature Center: Monitoring Raptors on the Washington Coast Friday, April 20,

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Bird Photography Weekly #187

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Tree Swallows Already!

On Sunday (March 18) I spotted my first Tree Swallow of the season. Seems early in northern Illinois but with temperatures topping 80 degrees and insects already in high numbers, it also seemed fitting. Tree Swallow digiscoped at Afton Forest Preserve in DeKalb County, Illinois.

Bird Photography Weekly #186

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Review of Secrets of Backyard Bird-Feeding Success

The Secrets of Backyard Bird-Feeding Success: Hundreds of Surefire Tips for Attracting and Feeding Your Favorite Birds by Deborah L. Martin is a bulky, thorough, and well-designed tome full of tips for the backyard birder. Whether you are new to the hobby of backyard birding or a long-time vet, you’ll find many nuggets of information

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Review of Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America

The following is a review of the beautiful book on tubenoses: Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide by Steve N. G. Howell. Steve N. G. Howell’s book on the tubenoses is thorough and highly enjoyable. No other single source provides so much information on such a complicated group of birds. These

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Bird Photography Weekly #185

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