And thanks to technology, we now have access to more bird movement information than ever.
Clever new apps pique interest in the out-of-doors via smartphones for kids and adults alike.
Research program uses volunteer citizen scientists to monitor status of invasive house sparrows in North America.
Heading to warmer climes creates massive risks and large rewards for birds of all shapes and sizes, but living in north country year-round is no picnic either.
The 21st GBBC kicked off today (Friday, Feb. 16) and runs until Monday, Feb. 19 in backyards – and beyond – across the country.
Ornithologists tell us birds only get about 20 percent of their food needs from backyard feeders, but these feeders can be very important during periods of extreme cold or when ice covers food sources.
Feeding birds, where legal, doesn’t have to cost a lot of money when other alternatives are available.
Birders clearly are witnessing an irruption of great gray and boreal owls in places like Minnesota’s Sax Zim Bog this winter.
Watching birds for as little as 15 minutes could add to the scientific base of knowledge.
Bird-watchers might see migrants tunneling into local snowbanks to avoid the season’s wind and cold.
Take your bird-feeding responsibility seriously.
But the birds are particular about where they nest, which contributes to the uncertainty about their stay in Wisconsin.
Keep your feeder full, and pick up one or two of these charismatic, hungry species for your birder life-list during the coldest days of winter.
(Photo by Bill Diers)WICHITA, Kan. — It’s somewhat rare to see a snowy owl in Kansas. But you may have a better chance this year than most to catch a glimpse of one. They are popping up at various locations around the state. Snowy owls have been seen at Cheyenne Bottoms, by the Jeffrey Energy Center, near Lindsborg and north…
(Photo by Bill Diers)SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Snowy owl sightings are up and Sioux City television station KTIV reports that an estimated 50 and 75 snowy owls are in Iowa this winter – considerably higher than an average winter, when there are about 10 snowy owls in the state. Wildlife officials say it’s part of a cycle every four to…
Whooping cranes are still working their way back from the brink of extinction. The population has grown from fewer than 20 birds in the mid-1940s to almost 850 birds today, according to the foundation.GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two endangered whooping cranes have bird enthusiasts searching all over north Florida for a glimpse of the rare, elusive birds. The Gainesville Sun reports…
(Photo by Bill Diers)ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wildlife experts say they are treating more injured snowy owls than usual this year in Minnesota. The owls have flown thousands of miles from the Arctic and are being spotted in higher numbers in parts of the northern U.S., including around the Great Lakes, to the delight of local bird watchers. But that…
Irrupting owls attract the cameras and headlines, but this Western species has been appearing more frequently during Christmas bird counts in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Indiana Audubon Society is alerting owl fans of a historic invasion of the all-white, snowy owl that is taking place in Indiana. The usually absent arctic owl only visits Indiana during cyclical “irruptions” occurring every four to five years. Early reports from around the state indicate that large numbers of snowy owls are flocking in from the far north….
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin wildlife officials say it should be a good winter for sighting snowy owls. The Journal Sentinel reports that at least 69 individual snowy owls had been spotted statewide as of Nov. 20. That compares to three found in the state at this time last year and 82 for the winter of 2015-16. Snowy owls are considered among…
As bald eagles and other raptors recolonize America’s urban areas, will free-ranging chickens and feral cats more frequently appear on their menu?
Savvy birdwatchers know that many avian species, from chickadees to robins, will kick in the tunes during the shorter days of fall.
Bird feeding tips and species expectations for the upcoming migration and looming winter of 2017-18.
Powerful storm sweeping into Ohio Valley later this week.
The white-winged tern, a Eurasian species, spent four days in Tioga County, attracting birders from many states and having a positive economic impact on the community.
Opportunities exist for amateur wildlife watchers to document and report how critters in their area respond to Monday’s celestial event.