Protected: ID Bird Feathers – Lesson 3

  To learn more about Advanced Skills for Beginning Birders click this link Today's Questions What bird did feather number 1 come from? What bird did feather number 2 come from? What bird did feather number 3 come...

Protected: ID Bird Feathers – Lesson 1

Today's Questions Which of the following types of feathers are bilaterally symmetrical?  a. Primary b. Secondary c. Tail What is one way to distinguish a wing feather from a tail feather? Of the 4 feathers in the video above, see if you can tell if they...

The Spectacles of Bird Migration

The Spectacles of Bird Migration

The spectacles of nature that take place in the fall may be some of the most stunning of any time of year. Leaves transform from variations of green into every possible shade of color imaginable, foods with the capacity to remain viable for months in the form of nuts,...

Birds Know What’s Up in the Forest

Birds Know What’s Up in the Forest

Bird songs and calls offer a key to the secret world of nature. Almost all times of the day the sounds of bird songs and calls fill the air throughout the spring, summer and fall. After a long winter most people get really excited to hear the return of bird songs once...

How Did The Turkey Vulture Turn Into a Bald Eagle?

How Did The Turkey Vulture Turn Into a Bald Eagle?

A few weeks ago I was sitting on the bank of the river when I witnessed something that can only be described as magic.  The Turkey Vulture that I'd seen soaring up river transformed into a Bald Eagle right in front of my eyes. How did this happen? Check out today's...

Are You Scaring the Birds?

Are You Scaring the Birds?

Did you know that the birds will tell you how they are feeling? It's true. If we take the time to observe what they are communicating we'll get to see more birds in their natural state for longer periods of time. Plus, we'll be learning how to respect what they are...

What About The Ladies?

What About The Ladies?

I was leading a bird walk for a sassy group of women from Texas this summer and we were having a blast. Unfortunately, one of the women was constantly struggling to find the birds we were seeing in her field guide. I didn't want her to feel frustrated with her...

What are the Bluebirds Doing?

What are the Bluebirds Doing?

Recently, I've noticed strange behavior with some of the birds in my area. A small flock of Western Bluebirds appeared to be engaging in nesting behavior... in November. What's going on? Check out today's video to hear more about this story.  Click the link to the...