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Male rose-breasted grosbeak by Michelle Wisniewski

Bird of the Week: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

9/22/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Glancing out the window at my feeder last weekend, I noticed something unusual: a streaky, buff-breasted, brown bird that was larger—and had a much bigger bill—than the dozen or so house sparrows that surrounded it. What the bird most reminded […] Read more >

Gray Catbird by Robert Strickland

Bird of the Week: Gray Catbird

6/29/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Of all the wonderful birds that visit my Washington, DC, Certified Wildlife Habitat® site each summer, my very favorite species is the gray catbird. Mostly slate gray—with a small black cap, darker gray tail and rusty patch just under the tail—the […] Read more >

Domestic cat by Sherry and Brian Wood

New Studies Highlight Impact of Outdoor Cats on Birds and Other Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Laura Tangley

This week–National Wildlife Week–scientific organizations announced two new studies that provide more evidence of the havoc outdoor cats wreak on wild birds and other wildlife. “Crime Against Nature” On March 15, The Wildlife Society said it was “taking a strong […] Read more >