Category Archives: hummingbirds

HBW Alive – newsletter #45


I’m always excited when I see the notice in my inbox of a new newsletter from Handbook of the Birds of the World. Here’s the first thing that caught my eye in this one: Okay. First, I am going to … Continue reading

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10 August 2017 – no casualties


Both hummingbird carcasses still in evidence. The whole bird from the southeastern alcove has been decapitated, presumably by the ants. The tail from the southwestern alcove made things a bit more interesting by being gone.  I wasn’t too surprised by … Continue reading

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HBW Alive Newsletter #21 – March 2016


The latest newsletter of the Handbook of the Birds of the World has been released and it, as usual, is chock full of fascinating discoveries*, insightful synthesis, and stunning multi-media features. *For example, I just learned that a flightless owl … Continue reading

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Landscaping for birds? Here’s what I do.


A colleague recently asked me for advice on an educational program about landscaping for birds in suburban backyards. While I have some opinions on that, and of course I’m going to share them, there are some excellent resources folks can … Continue reading

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ProAves update #81 on Colombian Conservation


Follow link here.

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – July 2010


Now that it’s August, I’ve got some July newsletters to share! THE BIRDING COMMUNITY E-BULLETIN July 2010 This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of … Continue reading

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Marvellous Spatuletail – indeed worthy of marvel


I suppose I’ll never tire of films depicting extraordinary courtship displays of wild birds. One I missed earlier this year was the BBC’s film of courting Marvellous Spatuletails from the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Peru. In these gorgeous … Continue reading

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International Migratory Bird Day – 2010


Check out the Environment for the Americas to learn about plans for the 2010 International Migratory Bird Day celebration!

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Exciting updates – The Birding Life


Check out some cool new features to “The Birding Life“, including a Yellow Rail rope drag in Oklahoma and reforestation program in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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February update from ProAves, Colombia


Check out the latest in conservation news and opportunities from ProAves, Colombia.

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Birding community e-bulletin for August


Thanks go to Paul Baicich and Wayne Peterson for compiling and distributing the latest “Birding Community E-Bulletin.” As usual, it is chock full of thought-provoking items, like ANOTHER Green Violet-Ear for the state of Michigan and conservation updates on important … Continue reading

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How to feed hummingbirds


*disclaimer – the following post contains some personal thoughts and experiences on feeding hummingbirds. For a more comprehensive explanation of some of the points raised in this post, I urge readers to check out hummingbirds.net. Hummingbird season is upon us! … Continue reading

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