In honor of Snowy Owl’s 30th birthday, here are thirty reasons to go birding this autumn and winter: 1. It’s fun! 2. It’s inexpensive. 3. On the really cold days, you’ll have the forest preserve to yourself. 4. Bring your scope; it’s a great time of year for water birds. 5. Get some exercise to
John Gould was born on September 14, 1804, in England. He became a known artist for his stunning bird prints, his most famous being the Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds.
Today is my (Birdfreak’s) 26th birthday!! Here are 26 facts about me. Enjoy! I was born on Labor Day in 1981 I belong to the “Sevens Club”, something my sister, Snowy Owl and I dubbed for friends and family members born on a seventh of a month I have a B.A. degree in Marketing from
Born September 2nd, 1841, in Cullenswood, Tasmania, William Vincent Legge was an Australian ornithologist who founded the Australasian Ornithologists Union. He wrote History of the Birds of Ceylon in 1880, which is considered a valuable source of reference on Sri Lankan ornithology. The Legge’s Flowerpecker (Dicaeum vincens) was described by one of William Vincent Legge’s
Disclaimer: I have never watched a single James Bond movie in all my life, and I have no desire to do so. Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels, wanted to give his hero a name that sounded â€œas ordinary as possible.â€ He was a avid birder living in Jamaica and was familiar
Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774, in Virginia. Along with William Clark, he led one of the most famous explorations of the United States that uncovered new species, documented geography, and led to many preserved parks and trails. There are historic trails along the large area of Lewis and Clark’s Expedition and they
The big 1-0 !! Today, August 7th, 2007 (8-7-7), the little naturalist – son of Veery and nephew of Birdfreak turned 10 years old. (Sometimes we refer to him as “Kingfisher” or “Little Kingfisher”). Only a fifth grader, Dakota has been to some great birding places and has a lifelist of 171 birds. He has
William Clark was born on August 1st, 1770. Clark’s fame stems from the great Lewis & Clark Expedition where, along with Meriwether Lewis, he voyaged across the western United States on assignment from President Thomas Jefferson. Numerous books have been written about this duo and Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge is named after the