Click here to learn more about the How to Identify article series. Name: Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Range and typical… Read more How to Identify Turkey Vultures
2.4 Billion Dead a Year: Outdoor Cats and Birds
While all the cats (Felis catus) I’ve had as an adult have been strictly indoors, when I was a kid… Read more 2.4 Billion Dead a Year: Outdoor Cats and Birds
Why Feeding Wildlife is Dangerous
Winter is here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that wild animals of all sorts are falling back on cold… Read more Why Feeding Wildlife is Dangerous
Three Billion Birds Are Missing. What Happened?
As fall migration begins, I’ve been watching the feeders outside my studio window to see how the cast of characters… Read more Three Billion Birds Are Missing. What Happened?
Geese in Vs, Starling Murmurations, and Other Bird Flight Formations
I was asked a while back about why some birds fly in a V pattern, and others fly in murmurations.… Read more Geese in Vs, Starling Murmurations, and Other Bird Flight Formations
Purple Martin Landlords Wanted!
I recently got to see my very first purple martin (Progne subis) while leading a guided hike for the Friends… Read more Purple Martin Landlords Wanted!
The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and the Spark of Hope
Earlier this spring, yet another claimed sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) made the news. This one was particularly… Read more The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and the Spark of Hope
Why Do Small Birds Chase Large Birds?
I recently put out a call for questions and article topics to folks on my monthly email list. I got… Read more Why Do Small Birds Chase Large Birds?
I Found a Baby Bird! Now What?
It’s nesting season here in the Northern hemisphere, and numerous species of bird from songbirds to waterfowl to raptors and… Read more I Found a Baby Bird! Now What?
What Are Detritivores and Why Are They Awesome?
Think back to biology classes you’ve taken and you very likely heard the terms carnivore (animal that eats meat), herbivore… Read more What Are Detritivores and Why Are They Awesome?