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What to Watch For: Duck Courtship [video]

By on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - 7 Comments

By Jessie Barry As winter’s chill sets in, ducks are heating things up. Winter is the season when many ducks pick their mate for the year. Our featured video gives you a mash-up of some of the best duck mating … Continue reading

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A Snowy Owl Sequel?

By on Friday, January 16th, 2015 - 11 Comments

By Pat Leonard. Top image: Snowy Owl by Missy Mandel/GBBC. Last year’s blizzard of Snowy Owls in the Great Lakes states, the Northeast, and down the Atlantic Coast was epic, an unprecedented irruption. Now some birders are asking, is it happening again? Snowy Owls … Continue reading

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Using the new eBird Targets app to find Tropical Kingbirds in Puerto Vallarta

By on Monday, January 12th, 2015 - 3 Comments

By Jennie Miller. Top image: Tropical Kingbird by Penny Hall via Birdshare. For most birders, there’s almost always an opportunity to add a new species to a list—a migrant, a vagrant, an irruptive, or just a bird that you’ve never … Continue reading

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Raptors of Winter

By on Monday, January 12th, 2015 - 23 Comments

With the leaves off the trees and a barren landscape, winter is a time when raptors become more conspicuous. Plus, there are fewer daylight hours and lower prey abundance, so hawks and falcons are out hunting more intensively. Where you … Continue reading

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Birds of the Mono Lake Basin [video]

By on Monday, December 1st, 2014 - No Comments

Join photographer Marie Read on a journey exploring the birdlife of Mono Lake and its surrounding basin in California’s Eastern Sierra. Mono Lake is a spectacular birding hotspot, famous for bizarre tufa towers and highly saline and alkaline water. Enjoy Read’s … Continue reading

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