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The nightjars are returning! — A Feathered Reptile

The world needs to better appreciate the unique style of of Gretchen Newberry and her use of art in her #SciComm! This just in! The last of the migrants are on their way back, as evidenced by this announcement by … Continue reading

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The Wild Side newsletter – March 2018

The Wildlife Diversity Program of our Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation publishes a great little e-newsletter: The Wild Side. This month’s issue hearkens to the extraordinary ecosystem diversity our state packs into its relatively modest area: mixed-grass prairie, Ozark caves, … Continue reading

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Oh, are birds migrating yet?

That’s a question I sometimes hear once the leaves start changing.  Migration never really stops, though.  There’s always something on the move, it’s just that we notice more when it’s a mass movement, especially of big noisy things like flocks … Continue reading

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HBW #25 – Handbook of the Birds of the World

The latest HBW newsletter is now available!  Included is a link to the recently updated and redesigned Internet Bird Collection of photos, videos, and sound recordings. Features and news highlights:    

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Big flight northward on St. Patrick’s Day eve

Next to actually watching birds stream north in spring, I think I most enjoy watching their radar echoes as they stream north in spring. My personal favorite compilation is featured at Paul Hurtado’s Birding Page.  (Thank you Paul for this … Continue reading

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Birds on the move in July: BirdCast

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has just released a summary of migration forecasting for July through BirdCast. Yes, it is cool. Here’s a taste: Chipping Sparrows are showing up in the Southeast: That would seem to square with this radar … Continue reading

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Visualizing cuckoo (Old World) migration

The BBC Nature News included a story on research into cuckoo migration from the British Trust for Ornithology.  Researchers have now tracked the migration routes of at least two cuckoos from the south of England, across the Sahara to Equatorial … Continue reading

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