Blogging About Birds

Almost every week someone tells me they read my blog on Ornithology.com  There are many other bird blogs across the U.S. and world, most focused on local birds. Some are: 10,000 Birds , Bill of the Birds, Birdchick , and the Top 80 Websites for Ornithologists and Bird Lovers. You might…

What Bird is That?

[caption id="attachment_7652" align="alignleft" width="509"] What bird is this? You figure it out.[/caption] It has been written that there are 81 million birdwatchers in the United States. Well, if you include every person who looks out his or her window and observes it for a few seconds, then that figure might…

Birds and the Solar Eclipse

There have been a number of anecdotes told about animal behavior during a total eclipse of the sun, but not much scientific evidence. In the 1500's there were reports of birds falling from the sky. Since then there have been numerous other reports about birds becoming silent or perching and…

Birds Out of Boundaries

  [caption id="attachment_9755" align="alignleft" width="824"] Falcated Duck or Teal[/caption] A couple of years ago there was a Falcated Duck visiting the Colusa Wildlife Refuge in Northern California, way out of its normal range of Russia, China, Mongolia, Japan, and Korea. Of course this got birdwatchers all excited and some came to…