Founded by George B. Fell in 1958, the Natural Land Institute has protected, managed, and restored more than twelve thousand acres throughout Illinois and southern Wisconsin. These include prairies, forests, wetlands, and river corridors. The Natural Land Institute has been conserving land for 50 years. To celebrate they wrote up 50 Ways to Get Kids
Osprey Once a bird whose numbers were declining and now a success story of conservationalists, the Osprey can be found in bountiful amounts in coastal Virginia. On a recent family vacation to Virginia, Snowy Owl (Susie) encountered a large population of Ospreys along the Rappahannock River and the Slough Creek inlet of the Chesapeake Bay
You may have noticed (hopefully) that there has been a major change at Birdfreak.com. We are still focused on bird conservation marketing and promoting the joys of birding, but we decided it was time for an upgrade in our look. The biggest difference and our favorite part of this face lift is our new logo!
In order to take High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos of birds you have to be quick and they have to be pretty still. Movements on either end make the photo a bit junky, although a little bit is correctable. Photo 1 – Underexposed (-2) Photo 2 – “Normal” Exposure (0) Photo 3 – Overexposed (+2)
Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (commonly known as the “duck stamp”). Stamps are on sale today and can be purchased from a number of places: Online: The Postal Store In Person: Local Post Office and some sporting goods stores By Mail: Various organizations sell stamps including those
The Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii) is a shy little bird of shrubby habitats found in the midwest, southwest United States, and northern Mexico. With an estimated 1.5 million individuals, this vireo has declined approximately by over 60% since 1966. While hard to find in northern Illinois, some important breeding areas can be found in Arizona
Two weeks ago we had plans to go camping. The weather forecast was three days of thunderstorms so we postponed our trip to this past weekend. On Friday morning as we prepared to head out guess what happened: it rained. Our Coleman tent But as the sky cleared and the car was packed, we decided
Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea)are one of the few songbirds to nest in cavities and inhabit much of the southeast and Great Lake states. They nest in swampy forests and winter along the coast of Central and South America. Their mangrove wintering sites are rapidly decreasing. In our area, Prothonotary Warblers are uncommon but found yearly