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…