While it is unlikely a mobile phone or PDA application will ever replace a printed field guide, it is wonderful to see such applications being developed. The iBird Explorer Plus from the creators of Whatbird.com is the premiere portable field guide. iBird Explorer provides entries for 891 North American Birds and can be browsed by
Find out where all the yard birds are in Indonesia and see what the reward is for finding an Ivory-billed Woodpecker. More great posts can be found at the Nature Conservancy’s way cool blog: Cool Green Science.
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Today we participated in a Rockford Bird Club (NCIOS) sanctioned field trip to Starved Rock State Park (near LaSalle/Peru, Illinois) to search for odd gulls and Bald Eagles. Of course the wind was blowing hard, making for a fun battle against the cold to filter through the hordes of gulls. But before the search could
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) – DeKalb County, Illinois
In May 2008, a hawk was killed when it perched on a power line and was electrocuted. Each year tens of thousands of hawks, eagles, and owls die when their large wingspans create a circuit. Many of these deaths go unnoticed but one such incident sparked the beginning of a new movement. On that fateful
The Rusty Blackbird Technical Working Group needs the help of birders to locate important wintering grounds of an often looked over bird that is drastically in decline. Starting February 7th and running until the 15th, birders are being sought out (yes, you!) to find gangs of Rusties and report their findings to eBird. Rusty Blackbird
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