In northern Illinois we have seven regularly occurring species of vireos. In the U.S. there are 14. Each of these vocal vixens are often heard more than seen as they sluggishly skulk in the shrubbery. Problem is, their sounds are often similar, so identifying them can be a bit tricky. White-eyed Vireos might hide a
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is redesigning/upgrading their already wonderful website. They are offering suggestions on their redesign blog, Round Robin so we decided to not just comment, but give these tips. 1 – Add corporate blog or blogs Blogging is not some sort of quaint trend that will fizzle out in a few years.
Richard Louv’s national bestseller, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, has been out awhile but was more recently updated. If you haven’t yet read this wonderful work, make it a top summer priority. In fact, grab a drink and find a comfy chair outside, bring a notebook and get to
Our 3,000th photograph on the photo-sharing website, Flickr is no other than a first summer male Orchard Oriole
Our last Deer Run Bird Survey for May (31st) and warbler migration is definitely slowing down. However, we found several new species including some from the past week by other local birders. First, the new birds found from others: Bald Eagle Bay-breasted Warbler Canada Warbler Eastern Wood Pewee Green Heron Kentucky Warbler Philadelphia Vireo Ruby-throated
Murphy’s law is an adage in Western culture that broadly states that if anything can go wrong, it will. “If there’s more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way.” It is most often
When we first heard about The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (Peterson Field Guides) we knew this would be a great fit for our large bird book library, especially as one to be loaned out. We are constantly trying to promote birding to youngsters, and the region covered in the book