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Snowy Owl in Washington DC

Snowy Owl Sighting in Downtown DC

1/24/2014 // By Kristin Johnson

Today brought another rare sighting of a snowy owl in downtown Washington, D.C., this time on the Washington Post building at the corner of 15th and L St. N.W. (Any votes for renaming it the Owl Post?) The news sparked […] Read more >

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6 Tips for Feeding Wild Turkeys with Your Garden

11/22/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Turkeys are some of the most recognizable birds in this country. Holidays like Thanksgiving give us great excuses to learn more than recipes about turkeys and discuss their intriguing history, make turkey-inspired crafts and memorize amusing trivia. As these fascinating and adaptable birds are […] Read more >

True, this cover DOES feature ducks...but not wildlfie. SI covers featuring the outdoors have almost disappeared since the 1950s. (flickr | Sports Illustrated)

Hey, Sports Illustrated: Why Doesn’t the Outdoors Count as ‘Sports’ Anymore? (Updated)

4/26/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated ‘photo vault’ archivist Andy Gray came across a curious cover from SI’s past: This week’s SI cover is out and it features … Seals in the Pacific. Oh wait, that was Feb. 1958. My bad. […] Read more >

Flickr photo by Chris Barron.

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

3/12/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mother and daughter experience the exciting flight of the American woodcock in a Virginia meadow. Read more >

Osprey catching fish

Invite an Osprey into your Family

1/11/2012 // By Carla Brown

  I read to my kids each night, but this week, we read a book that really made a difference to us. Wild Wings by Gill Lewis The book is about two friends in Scotland who find an osprey. Ospreys are […] Read more >

My Messy Garden – Part III: Why I Blame the Birds

5/23/2011 // By Anne Senft

Birds can be messy but we love them anyway! Read more >

American robin feeding chicks by Robert Palmer

Bird of the Week: American Robin

3/23/2011 // By Laura Tangley

It’s finally spring, and no bird symbolizes springtime quite like the American robin. As the soil warms up across much of the country, robins by the dozens are hopping across farm fields and suburban lawns feasting on earthworms that have […] Read more >

Green Jay by James Hyden

Bird of the Week: Green Jay

3/2/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Whenever I find the time to travel, I tend to head for the Tropics, in part to enjoy the exotic and unfamiliar birdlife. Four years ago, however, I spotted in a dense thicket one of the most exotic-looking birds I’ve […] Read more >

Gray Jay by Minette Layne

Bird of the Week: Gray Jay

2/13/2011 // By Laura Tangley

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You Can Help The Great Backyard Bird Count

2/13/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

 The weekend of February 12 through the 15th marks the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide effort by many distinguished organizations concerned with wild birds in the U.S. The sponsors of the event describe it as follows: “The Great Backyard […] Read more >