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A Trick of the Light . . .

Anna's Hummingbirds sparkle with iridescence... with their emerald green back and hot pink throats — known as gorgets. But wait! Catch them in a certain light, and the sparkle goes away, or entirely new and vibrant colors appear. The microscopic structure of the feather barbules — not pigments —... read more »

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Crows and Ravens - Who's Who? Let's figure it out!

Out of the 810 species of North American birds, only crows and ravens are completely black. But they have much more in common than color. Along with their cousins, the magpies and jays, they’re among the smartest birds on the planet. But which is which? And who’s smarter? Let's check it out. And... read more »

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Pileated Woodpecker roosting holes

Photographer Gregg Thompson had a stroke of good fortune. He wrote:In late September, I noticed a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers on this tree trunk. It was too late in the year for them to have any chicks, and after I read a bit, I decided this was a roosting tree. It could have been a nesting site... read more »

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Celebrating "National Wildlife Refuge Week"

National Wildlife Refuge Week - October 13 - 19, 2019White Reddish Egret © Joanne KamoGreen Jay     © Joanne KamoThe Green Jays of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge - Listen NowPectoral Sandpiper     © Joanne KamoThe Arctic National Wildlife Refuge -... read more »

South African Adventure, September 27 - October 14, 2020

Join us for 18 days of wildlife viewing and cultural attractions!Travel to South Africa with BirdNote during the best time of year: the transition into spring and early summer. Visit the Greater Kruger Conservancy to see iconic animals and birdsEnjoy special excursions to observe whales,... read more »

2020 Birds of BirdNote Calendar

Featuring some of the photos from a few of our hundreds of contributorsBirdNote stories – joyful, positive, and packed with facts – share every amazing detail of birds’ lives. They connect us and inspire us to care.And every day, members of the BirdNote corps of photographers bring the stories to... read more »

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Topics & Themes:  photography

5 Things to Do for Birds in the Autumn – And One Thing for Yourself!

 Autumn ... Feels like a new year.We all remember the feeling of starting back to school at the end of summer. A serious change of scenes and seasons. And there's a lot to be done for the birds, too. With winter coming on, think of what you can do to help...1. Clean out your nestboxes.It's a... read more »

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Topics & Themes:  birdfeeding, gardening

Vultures! Nature's Clean-up Crew

In celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day!King Vulture © Patricia van Casteren                                  ... read more »

The Kids Are Growin' Up

Late summer — and this year's young birds are growing up. Mike Hamilton's camera has found themunfurling new feathers, practicing essential skills, and sometimes . . . looking a little confused by it all.[We've named the birds below their pictures, so you can guess what they are. Have fun!]This... read more »

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Look Up: How Falconry Transformed a Family

Rodney Stotts had a hard life growing up — he lost his father to violence when he was young, was arrested for dealing drugs, and watched many of his friends die on the streets of Washington, D.C. But an introduction to falconry gave Rodney a way out.Years later, his son Mike embraced falconry as... read more »

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