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Calliope Hummingbird – 5th PA record

Hummingbirds are unique and fascinating birds – tiny, fiesty, and super-fast. Here…

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Season for Sparrows

Autumn is the season for sparrows, with abundant “LBJ’s” (Little Brown Jobs)…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-October

Fall migrants continue to wing their way through our Philadelphia backyard over…

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Global Bird Weekend Oct 17-18, 2020

Tomorrow, October 17, marks the beginning of the first Global Bird Weekend,…

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Our Favourite National Wildlife Refuges

Exploring wide open spaces is one of the greatest joys of being…

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BIG SIT at Heinz Refuge, October 11, 2020

On Sunday, October 11, I joined fellow Philly birders for the Big…

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National Wildlife Refuge Week October 11-17

National Wildlife Refuge week is October 11-17, 2020, celebrating the great network…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-September

The final two weeks of September have been quite birdy in my…

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Rhinos and Tourists – an intricate connection

This past week, beginning September 22, we recognized two notable days: World…

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Book Review: Bird Behavior by John Kricher

Birds are fascinating, and they are found everywhere. No matter where you…

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ELEPHANT DEATHS CAUSE DETERMINED

Elephants, intelligent and powerful giants of Africa, have been much in the…

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CALIFORNIA CONDOR VIRTUAL PUBLIC RELEASE Sept 26

We are delighted to learn that the 25th annual California Condor release…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-September

September is peak time for many of our breeding warblers to pass…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-August

It’s the end of summer, and birds are done nesting in my…

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Sunrises and Sunsets

Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful all year long, but summer is an…

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Surrounded by Superb Starlings

If you’ve walked in your local park or green space anywhere in…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-August

August is barely half over, but it’s already been a busy month…

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Are Birds Left-handed?

In honor of National Left Handed Day (August 13), it seems fitting…

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Kingfishers of the Americas

Kingfishers are among the most compelling birds – flying fast and straight…

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Big Bold Birds of the Pantanal

It’s August, the time of year when I would usually be in…

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World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day celebrated every September 27, was established to create awareness…

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Great White Heron Out-of-Bounds

Most birders love surprises, especially the kind that involve a rare bird…

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Flashing Mockingbird

One of my favorite local birding spots is a stretch of the…

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When a Gray Catbird isn’t Gray

A friend notified me that he had seen an odd looking bird…

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The Strange Shoebill

Rare and elusive, the inconceivable Shoebill is a bird to behold. The…

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Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Tracking Mountains Gorillas in the mountains of southwest Uganda, in Bwindi Impenetrable…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia – May

May is migration month in the Philadelphia area, and it was a…

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eBird Tips & Tricks: Have checklists shared automatically!

Our birding tours are thoroughly documented through eBird checklists by our guides….

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Red Knots on the Delaware Bayshore

May is a month when millions of shorebirds undertake a tremendous migratory…

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Marsh Magic at Dixon Meadow Preserve

Build it and they will come. ¬†This rings true at Dixon Meadow…

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