Welcome to Birdie Girl….some skillful advice for the creative fledgling.
Author: Janine Burke Research Fellow, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University Can the nests of some birds be regarded as works of art, as aesthetic creations worthy of our admiration? Charles Darwin wrote in The Descent of Man that...read more
FROM YOUTUBE VIDEO Hummingbirds of California--- some stay, some come to breed & some are passing through. Appearing here are Allen's, Anna's, Black-Chinned, Calliope, Costa's and Rufous Hummingbird. Enjoy. Special thanks for the people that filmed these. To see more...read more
Written By Kate Kondayen, Harvard Correspondent Growing up in the late 18th century, John James Audubon regularly skipped school and headed to the fields, spending his early years developing the techniques that led to his career as a famed naturalist who made...read more
By Mika McKinnon These days, a new feathered dinosaur may seem like just another addition to the growing catalog of these ancient beasts. But the latest fossil wasn’t just feathered, it was delightfully colorful. Sublimely preserved, the critter was dubbed Caihong...read more
Sculpture by Dave Towey, Richard Major, Michael Thomas Hill, Richard Wong (in Sydney Australia) and research scientist, Richard Major. Suspended above Angel Place, a pedestrian lane that runs between George and Pitt Streets in Sydney, there are scores of cages. In...read more
By Alastair Sooke A 362-year-old painting of a tiny bird has become one of the most popular of its time. But will we ever know what The Goldfinch means? On the face of it, it couldn’t be simpler: a small, charming painting, on a wooden panel, depicting a goldfinch...read more
Hurricane season takes toll on birds Massive storms can be a major setback to populations of already endangered species.
By VAL CUNNINGHAM~ A ruby-throated hummingbird clings to a twig whipping in the wind in coastal Louisiana, waiting out the worst of Hurricane Harvey before its 500-mile flight across the Gulf of Mexico on the way to Costa Rica. An Eastern meadowlark, on its way from...read more
~Written By Tom Stienstra, December 3, 2017~ A duck so rare to California that some believe it might be an imported exotic pet was sighted and photographed last week at Clear Lake. Rick Timmer looked out from his vacation home and amid a dozen mallards, saw one duck...read more
Provided by Florida Museum of Natural History New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could...read more
By Bill Gallo Jr. / email@example.com Above photo: A roseate spoonbill / unknown The hurricanes that have ravaged parts of the United States may be responsible for the arrival in this region of some rare species of birds not often found here, a report says. A...read more
PRESS RELEASE, Cornell Lab eNews, 30 Jun 2017; Photo by Tim Laman The Superb Bird-of-Paradise—the shape-shifting black bird of central New Guinea that woos its mate with an iridescent blue “smiley-face” dance—has an equally superb cousin in the isolated mountains of...read more
Camp Perry Turbine Would Have Set Dangerous Precedent - Washington, D.C., June 29, 2017 American Bird Conservancy (Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director of BSBO) have won their campaign to stop a...read more