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The Mysteries of Eggs

THE MYSTERIES OF EGGS

A Variety of Bird Eggs I've always known that birds' eggs are pretty amazing structures. Encased in a shell with everything it needs...

Estée Lauder Companies Just Made Major Strides in the Fight Against Animal Testing

ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES JUST MADE MAJOR STRIDES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING

Whether you're a dog lover, a crazy cat lady or even a bird watcher, you should know about the animal cruelty that occurs worldwide...

 
 
 
Woman uses shovel to kill venomous cobra that wandered onto her patio

WOMAN USES SHOVEL TO KILL VENOMOUS COBRA THAT WANDERED ONTO HER PATIO

The 73-year-old woman says she heard birds squawking outside her apartment - and when she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long...

Wood Warbler Names Done Right

WOOD WARBLER NAMES DONE RIGHT

For many North American birders, wood warblers represent everything exciting, compelling, and immediate about birding. The desire to...

 
 
 
I'm not seeing spots: Towhee issues

I'M NOT SEEING SPOTS: TOWHEE ISSUES

When you bird in Latin America, you quickly realize how America-centric English-language bird names are. Consider, for example, the...

Red-bellied Woodpecker

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

Joshua Malbin has been birding in Brooklyn, NY for more than 10 of his 15-plus years doing it so far. He's been working as a writer...

 
 
 
Yucheng Civic Center / USPACE

YUCHENG CIVIC CENTER / USPACE

Bird‘s-eye view at night. Image © Qian Zhang Architects: USPACE Location: Haiyan, Zhejiang, China Category: Cultural Center Lead Architects:...

Cory's Shearwater is Misspelled

CORY'S SHEARWATER IS MISSPELLED

Cory's Shearwater is missing a letter. One little “e” is absent from the name and it has been driving me crazy ever since I learned...

 
 
 
Rename All Birds Named After White People

RENAME ALL BIRDS NAMED AFTER WHITE PEOPLE

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein is a writer, teacher, organizer, and birdwatcher who lives in upstate New York. The ornithological practice...

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Lower Peirce Reservoir-Singapore

BISHAN-ANG MO KIO PARK AND LOWER PEIRCE RESERVOIR-SINGAPORE

During our three week visit to Singapore in March we spent a good part of each day walking and birding. By 17th March we were not expecting...

 
 
 
Welcome to Bird Renaming Week

WELCOME TO BIRD RENAMING WEEK

Was it Shakespeare who asserted that a bird by any other name would sing as sweet? Perhaps he didn't write those exact words, but this...

Over Omaha: 1938

OVER OMAHA: 1938

1938. "Omaha, Nebraska." A bird's-eye view of, among other attractions, Tri-City Barber College. Acetate negative by John Vachon for...

 
 
 
Hawk-Eagle Sweep in Costa Rica

HAWK-EAGLE SWEEP IN COSTA RICA

The tropical habitats of Costa Rica are home to a surprising number of raptor species. Although the country is around the same size...

Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth - A Film Review

BIRD OF PREY: THE STORY OF THE RAREST EAGLE ON EARTH - A FILM REVIEW

The Philippine Eagle has a kind face. I couldn't help thinking this-me, the anthropomorphism hater- as I watched a pair of Philippine...

 
 
 
Château de Colombe: Bordeaux Rosé (2017)

CHÂTEAU DE COLOMBE: BORDEAUX ROSÉ (2017)

If you haven't noticed, there's no shortage of articles about rosé wine this time of year. Whether their authors are scrutinizing this...

Superhero Bits: Zendaya Strikes Back at Spider-Man Troll, Kevin Feige Debunks Deadpool Rumor & More

SUPERHERO BITS: ZENDAYA STRIKES BACK AT SPIDER-MAN TROLL, KEVIN FEIGE DEBUNKS DEADPOOL RUMOR & MORE

What Marvel character would Jason Momoa like to play? How did Zendaya deal with a stupid Spider-Man fan troll? Would you like to see...

 
 
 
Saving the Drowning Cormorant, or the Kerkini Lake, Greece

SAVING THE DROWNING CORMORANT, OR THE KERKINI LAKE, GREECE

For sure, this is an odd sight, can you even imagine an agile swimmer such as cormorant drowning in the water? But let's start at the...

Another surprise bird out of Florida Canyon

ANOTHER SURPRISE BIRD OUT OF FLORIDA CANYON

Fast becoming one of my all time “Go To” spots, Florida Canyon, just a few miles north of Madera Canyon has yielded yet another great...

 
 
 
The Joy of One-eyed Birding

THE JOY OF ONE-EYED BIRDING

I confess, this post has a trick title. I actually have two eyes that both function perfectly well, when corrected for near-sightedness....

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators before flying 737 Max jets

CAPT. 'SULLY' CRITICIZES BOEING, SAYS PILOTS NEED PRACTICE ON SIMULATORS BEFORE FLYING 737 MAX JETS

Sullenberger, a U.S. Airways pilot in 2009 when he safely landed an Airbus jet on New York's Hudson River after bird strikes knocked...