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Sharpen Up Your Sharpie ID With New Crossley Raptor Guide

By on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - No Comments

(Click image to enlarge) We were pretty impressed with Richard Crossley’s first bird ID guide when it came out in 2011. So we can’t wait for the next installment: a guide dedicated specifically to raptors, due out in April 2013. … Continue reading

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Vote in March Migration Madness and Get Your Own Printable Bracket

By on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 - No Comments

Our third annual March Migration Madness tournament kicked off on Tuesday, March 12, when the Whooping Crane faced off against the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. After more than 2,700 total votes, the crane stretched its long legs and walked away with the … Continue reading

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Why So Red, Mr. Cardinal? NestWatch Explains

By on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - 65 Comments

By Jason Martin and Robyn Bailey In many parts of North America, handsome male Northern Cardinals are already singing to attract mates. A bird so visible in the winter landscape begs the question, “How does a flame-red bird that nests … Continue reading

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How Do Starling Flocks Create Those Mesmerizing Murmurations?

By on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 - 40 Comments

This post was written by Andrea Alfano, a Cornell University junior. Would you pull over your car just to watch some starlings? A gathering of only a few of these speckled, iridescent-black birds isn’t a very alluring sight—particularly in North … Continue reading

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Get ready for the 2013 GBBC with our 2012 photo contest winners

By on Friday, January 18th, 2013 - No Comments

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count is happening Feb 15–18. Last year’s count set a new record for participation, netting more than 100,000 checklists. This year could be even bigger, because for the first time ever, the GBBC is going … Continue reading

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