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Battle of the Predators – Cooper’s Hawk versus Barred Owl


Who would win in a fight between a Cooper’s Hawk and a Barred Owl?  Hold that thought.  Now imagine it’s two owls versus one hawk.  Okay, proceed. Two nights ago, I had just finished some mowing when I heard a … Continue reading

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2017 AOS/SCO meeting announcement


Two venerable ornithological societies, the American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, merged in 2016 following protracted discussions on the topic over the last several years. Next summer will be the first meeting of the newly merged society, the American … Continue reading

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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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BirdWatch Ireland eWings newsletter, August 2016


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the August 2016 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. BirdWatch Ireland would be nothing without the support of its members. As Ireland’s largest conservation charity, we have a special responsibility to ensure that the … Continue reading

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2015 Natural Areas Conference


This week, I’ll be speaking at the 2015 Natural Areas Conference in Little Rock, AR.  I’m looking forward to interacting with some boots-on-the-ground conservationists, but first I’ve got about 99 things to do before I leave town!

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – March 2015


The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and scopes, … Continue reading

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West Virginia Smiles revisited


‘Twas way back in 2006 that I posted chord progression and lyrics to my song West Virginia Smiles. Way back then, I promised to figure out how to post mp3s, and it looks like I can finally make good on … Continue reading

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Baby black vulture at Tishomingo NWR


Last weekend, I got to travel with one of my students to the Tishomingo NWR, about 3.5 hours due south of Stillwater, but still not into Texas. We were taking part in the annual spring meeting of the Oklahoma Ornithological … Continue reading

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