Ornithology.com Blogs

There are hundreds of short, 500 or so word, blogs for you to peruse. The most recent ones are excerpted below. Below them is a list of archived blogs by month all the way back to 2015. Enjoy and feel free to comment. And consider subscribing.

  • European Goldfinch

    Birds are a pretty homogeneous group. They all have feathers, lay eggs, and lack teeth, for instance. It’s easy to generalize, but there are nearly 11,000 species and each is unique. So once in a while I want to write about one particular species. Today, the European Goldfinch. The European Goldfinch is an iconic bird, …

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  • Airplane-Bird Strikes

    Orville Wright hit a bird with the Wright Flyer while flying over an Ohio cornfield in 1905. On October 4, 1960, Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 struck a flock of European starlings during take-off. All four engines were damaged and the aircraft crashed in the Boston harbor with 62 fatalities. Bird collision with aircraft is …

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  • The Eurasian Hoopoe

     Every once in a while, I like to step back from my usual patter about the interesting things in the bird world and just talk about one bird in particular. This is about one I have seen many times but they always surpise me with their unusual appearance. Widespread across much of the Old World, …

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