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?
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
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!
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
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?
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?
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?
I love sleep, and I love not having to wake to an alarm. It’s one of my favorite things about… Read more Habitat Restoration: Replacing Invasive Beach Grass with Native
Note: If you like this post, I’ve expanded the material quite a bit in my chapbook Avian Neighbors: Being a… Read more How to Feed Birds Safely and Ethically