Tag Archives: National Audubon Society

Binocular advice for birders


I’m frequently asked about my recommendations for binoculars. My first recommendation is yes, you should get a pair. Sure, you can do a lot of birding without binoculars – and 90% or more of the birds I encounter I detect … 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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Birding Community E-Bulletin, April 2016


  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 … Continue reading

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National Audubon Society – spring update for the Central Flyway – South Region


Report to Chapter Leaders in the Central Flyway-South Region This communication is provided as a periodic update for chapter leaders on recent activities on the National Audubon Society Board of Directors in my role as the Central Flyway-South — Regional … Continue reading

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2015 Birdathon Big Day – Payne County, OK


On Saturday, 25 April, the Payne County Audubon Society hosted its annual Big Day competition as part of our two-month effort in April and May to raise the operating funds we’ll use in the coming year. Ideally, teams of birders … Continue reading

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Talkin’ birds on the radio: 23 Dec. 2014


Here’s a sample of my conversation this morning with Steve Daniels and Amy Jo Frazier on The Morning Scramble. My main topic was the Christmas Bird Count but, of course, we got to some other things too.  

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Puffin Cams and other delights from the National Audubon Society


The latest Audubon newsletter features Green Heron nestlings, live feeds of nesting puffins on Seal Island, ME, and lots of other cool stuff.  Check it out!   Atlantic Puffin burrow-cam!  (The Common Tern soundtrack sure brings back memories.) Here’s the … Continue reading

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Audubon Newsletter – August 2013


Link to stories about a startling decline in Roseate Spoonbills, chickadee ID, and more.

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American Birds Online


Audubon’s new citizen science e-newsletter is here.

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Audubon’s Online Guide to North American Birds


The National  Audubon Society has published a new Online Guide to North American Birds, and it’s worth a look.   At a glance, the guide contains similar content to what birders expect in field guides:  images (photographs) of birds, descriptions … Continue reading

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Audubon Wingspan – 21 March 2013


Check out Wingspan here!

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National Audubon Society suspends Ted Williams for cat comments


It appears that the National Audubon Society has suspended longtime contributor and vocal conservationist Ted Williams for some comments he recently issued regarding the efficacy of Trap-Neuter-Release programs for feral cats. The National Audubon Society is about nothing if not … Continue reading

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Audubon Central Flyways conference call from 27 Feb. 2013


Here is a link to an mp3 you can download to listen to right from your desktop or to a mobile device.  The subject matter is a conference call from Feb. 27th by 55 people participating in a conference call … Continue reading

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Audubon’s “Melody” the Piping Plover


Many years ago, I met Piping Plovers on the islands of the Virginia Coast Reserve.  My work there dealt with terns, skimmers, and gulls, but it was a real treat to spend two summers in that wild place and enjoy … Continue reading

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