Category Archives: Christmas Bird Count

2016 Christmas Bird Count – Stillwater, Oklahoma


The brainchild of ornithologist Frank Chapman at the American Museum of Natural History in 1900, the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count was among the first true citizen science endeavors. Today, with more than a century of data under … Continue reading

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Bird Education Network – BEN Bulletin for January 2016


BEN – Bird Education Network Some Lessons from the Jr. Audubon Clubs by Paul J. Baicich From the very start of the anti-feather-trade bird-protection movement of the late 1800s, there was an interest in winning over the sympathies of children. … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, January 2016


Welcome to the first Birding Community E-Bulletin for 2016!  There’s a lot going on, so read on and enjoy. The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection … Continue reading

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Garden Bird Survey begins Sunday!


Here in the States we’re started to plan our Christmas Bird Counts in a few weeks.  Meanwhile, our friends in Ireland are ready to begin the Garden Bird Survey in a couple of days.  Best wishes to my birding comrades … Continue reading

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The Waterthrush Podcast #20: Little Martha


Today, 1 September 2014, is the centenary of the death of Martha, the very last Passenger Pigeon.  In an op-ed published today by the New York Times, executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology John Fitzpatrick shares his thoughts … Continue reading

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eBird ease, and power


Are you eBirding?  Here’s why I think you should be.  I wrote the following in response to some questions about eBird on our OKbirds listerv.  The eBird-hesitant tend to worry that the learning curve is steep for eBird or that … Continue reading

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Talking Birds on the Radio: Bird Calls on Stillwater’s Morning Scramble, 12/9/13


I had another nice chat with Steve Daniels today doing “Bird Calls” on Stillwater’s Morning Scramble. Steve and I talked a bit of sports, a little bit about the Nutcracker, and then we got around to Christmas Bird Counts, our … Continue reading

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