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Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

8/15/2014 // By Guest Author

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern North America, Ruby-throated hummingbirds have been lapping up nectar from […] Read more >

Machias Seal Island Puffin

The Puffins of Machias Seal Island

6/26/2014 // By Guest Author

Opening the small window of the duck blind on Machias Seal Island (off the coast of Maine) to observe the puffins was exhilarating. For the next 45 minutes, I was able to unobtrusively observe puffin behavior, see their colorful markings, […] Read more >

Adult female Rusty Blackbird

The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

3/6/2014 // By Guest Author

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t sure why the bird is in chronic decline. Although several […] Read more >

Snowy egrets, Sunset Beach, California

Photo of the Day: Snowy Egret “Air Battle”

4/24/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Egret, Heron or Crane – What’s the Difference? Telling which kind of bird you’re seeing can be tricky, especially when they look similar in body style and/or plumage. NWF Naturalist, David Mizejewski, explains some key differences between egrets, herons and […] Read more >

Snowy owl

A ‘Blizzard’ of Snowy Owls

2/23/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Bird lovers from around the US have been given an opportunity to see a rare guest, the snowy owl. Usually held to the colder northern latitudes, these owls have been driven south by what experts assume is a shortage of lemmings […] Read more >