Birding

We love to travel to find new birds and participate in a lot of bird counts. We also created a Guide to Birding Field Guides and host a collection of over 200 birding links from all over the globe.

Conservation

While our main focus continues to be birds, we promote other areas of conservation as well. Conserving land not only benefits wildlife, but is hugely beneficial to people as well.

Year of the Young Birder

2013 is officially The Year of the Young Birder! We plan on spending the whole year promoting young birder clubs and sharing ideas on how to help student naturalists become lifelong conservationists.

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Owl Petting a Dog [Video]

December 12, 2011 | 2 comments

Looks like a young Great-horned Owl. The dog maybe is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon but we are not sure. You may need to hit refresh to view the video.

Horseback Riding Video From Hawaii

November 30, 2011 | No comment

I was looking through some videos from the Hawaiian Honeymoon and found this one of Stacia and I horseback riding down a cool tropical trail. Our guide, Bruce, told us a lot about the native and not-so-native wildlife, especially how much he deplores peacocks. Hit refresh on your browser if the video won’t load. You […]

Crazy Video of Paraglider Colliding With Vulture

November 1, 2011 | No comment

Crazy video of a vulture colliding with a paraglider over the Himalayas. Watch closely at around 29 seconds. They both made it to the ground safely. Hat tip: my wonderful wife (via BoingBoing). You may need to hit refresh to view the video.

Biomimicry – The Kingfisher and the Bullet Train

September 15, 2011 | 1 comment

This video comes from Habitat Seven and shows how nature can help solve problems through biomimicry: “the mimicking of life using imitation biological systems”. An engineer was faced with a problem that would potentially derail the Japanese bullet train but copied the design of the kingfisher to solve it! Definitely worth the watch! Note: you […]

Piwi the Kiwi – Video of Hurt Kiwi Bird Using Treadmill

September 14, 2010 | 1 comment

This is a video of “Piwi” the Kiwi who is undergoing rehab after breaking both legs. (Note: you may need to refresh to see the video.) From the Herald Sun Hat tip to Stacia for finding this one!!

Awesome Common Eider Video

August 13, 2008 | 1 comment

Found this through the cool Lab of Ornithology website redesign blog (Round Robin). This is footage taken by Joel P. Heath, Ph.D. at Belcher Islands, Nunavut. Common Eider we found in Rhode Island above the water… click the link below to see what they look like underwater! The video shows a Common Eider diving and […]

Video Wednesday – Cleanup on Aisle Downy Hole

June 11, 2008 | 2 comments

Our backyard Downy Woodpeckers have been busy the last few weeks feeding and taking care of their young. Here the male does a little cleanup. Includes slow motion! Downy Woodpecker Cleaning Up from birdfreak on Vimeo.

Video Wednesday – Jeff Corwin and the American Alligator

May 21, 2008 | 2 comments

This video was shot on our Nikon Coolpix 5100 so the quality isn’t that great but it is of Jeff Corwin discussing crocidilians and a group of kids holding an American Alligator! Jeff Corwin Shows us the American Alligator from birdfreak on Vimeo.

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