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Ederfugle unger, Bukø i Lindelse Nor. Foto: Hans-Henrik Wienberg. I foråret 2021 har 42 optællere over to dage i felten gennemført en registrering af ynglefuglene...


When it comes to road counts, slower is better. The post Counting roadside raptors appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.


De fynske ringmærkere sender årligt 1.000+ jernspurve af sted med en lille ring på det ene ben. Så det er altid opløftende at modtage aflæsninger på nogle...


I år som i fjor så dominerte gåseflokkene under EuroBirdwatch (EBW) helga 2-3. oktober. Grågås toppet listen med i alt 48 751 individer, fulgt av kortnebbgås med 40 236 individer. Disse to artene byttet plass i år, mens stær i år som i fjor var den tredje mest tallrike arten med 13 878 individer.


As Great Salt Lake experiences alarmingly low water levels this year—dropping by nearly a foot below its previous historic low, the Utah Division of Water Rights this past week approved applications to deliver water to Farmington Bay of Great Salt Lake via the Jordan River. An innovative partnership is laying the groundwork to voluntarily share […]


You should NEVER use rat poison to control rodents. Rat poison seems like such an easy way to get rid of a mouse or rat problem. I mean, all you need to do is set the bait out and then wait for a rodent to wander over and eat it, right? Then the mouse or rat will go away and peacefully die somewhere else, […] The post 5 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Use Rat Poison! (2021) appeared first on Bird Watching HQ.


A golf course designed by teens raises awareness about Windy City bird life while creating a safe space for neighbors.


20. okt. 2021 kl. 12:02
Af Per Rasmussen Arkivfoto. Rød Glente Foto: Bent Staugaard Endnu et år er gået, og det er på tide at få opgjort hvor mange Røde Glenter Fyn huser i år. Bestanden...


20. okt. 2021 kl. 09:06
a snowy Maridalen rowan trees full of berries The first snow came yesterday and with it the first Waxwings! I also read in a Swedish Facebook group that Pine Grosbeaks have just started moving south there so maybe we will have a fantastic late winter autumn and early winter with rowan trees full of berries, Waxwings and Grozzas! Despite the trees nearly collapsing under the weight of the berries there were hardly any thrushes left in Maridalen and 8 Waxwings and 30 Bramblings outnumbered them. A single Mistle Thrush was unusual though and I wonder whether it will attempt to spend the winter. A trip to Østensjøvannet revealed around a 1000 Fieldfare feeding on playing fields and would perhaps explain why I only saw one in Maridalen. Do Fieldfares prefer worms to berries if they can choose? The lake was also full of birds with Greylag Geese, Wigeon, Whooper Swans and Coots the most numerous. Scarcity was provided by a Scaup feeding at just a few metres range and a couple of Smew at a far greater distance. The Scaup was a 1st winter female and of the sort where you have to work a bit to convince yourself that it isn’t a female Tufted. There was also a female Tufted with a very white area around the bill that I worked hard with to convince myself it wasn’t a Lesser Scaup… Waxwings (sidensvans) are a very welcome autumn guest Bramblings (bjørkefink) were also eating the berries Mistle Thrush (duetrost) together with Waxwings a very cooperative Scaup (bergand) I aged the bird as a 1cy female as it differed so much from the young males I saw in the mountains a couple of weeks ago (see next picture) and I noted no grey feather in the field. But my pictures show there is one greyish feather on the the back so maybe this is also a male but much later in its moulting? a bird that looks like a Scaup but isn't. I considered Lesser Scaup but the bill isn't right. It is either a Tufted Duck (toppand) with a lot of white around the bill or maybe a hybrid 2 Smew (lappfiskand)


Vi fikk stanset det håpløse forslaget om å jakte på svarttrost og måltrost. Nå kan flere småfugler bli spart under jakta. Jakt på rødvingetrost og gråtrost, to arter i tilbakegang, må stanses i sin helhet. Hvorfor skyte trekkfugler som knapt har matverdi?


Vi fikk stanset det håpløse forslaget om å jakte på svarttrost og måltrost. Nå kan flere småfugler bli spart under jakta. Jakt på rødvingetrost og gråtrost, to arter i tilbakegang, må stanses i sin helhet. Hvorfor skyte trekkfugler som knapt har matverdi?


Hello everybody! Today we were woken up by thick raindrops drumming against the windows of the bird station. This meant sleeping in for some of us. Jonas, however, set off observing without being bent....


Ringmærkning på stationen: Trækket på Odden: Onsdag blev noget af et antiklimaks efter tirsdagens eksplosive træk af Ederfugle (Eiders) og andre andefugle med færre fugle på fem timer, end der...


Today the weather was not good to go ringing so, Angela, Robbie and I went observing to the tip. The conditions were not very optimal but we still observed some nice birds: a Purple Sandpiper (Sortgrå...


In reaction to the recent spill of more than one hundred thousand gallons of petroleum a broken pipeline into the ocean off Huntington Beach, Audubon California Executive Director Sarah Rose and Director of Bird Conservation Andrea Jones issued the following statement: “A spill of this magnitude is a disaster whenever it occurs, but this one […]


Second annual event offers opportunity to share resources and ideas to welcome birders with disabilities and other health concerns. Read More "Birders celebrate Birdability Week 2021"


The recent news about species extinctions underscores the importance of noticing and protecting everyday birds while they are still plentiful.


A wonderful evening everyone! Don't be depressed by the grey sky and all the rain, at least you didn't get as wet in your cosy rooms as we did. Still, it wasn't a bad day today. Jonas ringed again...


Ringmærkningen: I går aftes kunne vi se at vinden ville lægge sig en del og det skulle holde tørt så vi regnede med at der måtte komme en del da der ikke har været de store mængder dagene før....


I går aftes kunne vi se, at vinden ville lægge sig en del, og det skulle holde tørt så vi regnede med at der måtte komme en del da der ikke har været de store mængder dagene før. Under netopsætning...


I morges var det Justine og Robbie som åbnede nettene ved Kabeltromlen. Simon og Angela joinede dem på første runde, og de fik bl.a. Dompapper og skægmejser. Augustin og jeg var ude og observere i...


This landmark finding explains the long-standing mystery of why co-operation among birds is associated with unpredictable environments worldwide. White-browed Sparrow Weavers live in the Kalahari Desert, where rainfall varies dramatically and food is scarce during dry spells. The birds live in family groups, with a single breeding pair and up to ten non-breeding “helpers” that assist with […]


Bipartisan legislation moving through Congress will provide important investments in clean energy for people and wildlife.


18. okt. 2021 kl. 16:42
I see that I have returned to infrequent blogging and that is a sign of the seasons although hopefully the discovery of good local birds will change things soon. There are far fewer birds now with most of the thrushes seemingly gone and leaving behind enormous quantities of uneaten rowan berries which will be welcomed by Waxwings and Grosbeaks if they ever get this far south. Ducks continue to move through and although the Scaup on Maridalsvannet last week moved on I had good views of another Scaup together with three Pochard on the river at Lillestrøm last Friday. The weekend was spent doing that most Norwegian of things working at a flee market where the proceeds go to the local school band (of which Jr Jr is a member). As a sign of the enormous wealth in this country (and especially the area of Oslo where I live) we raised 100,000 euros selling the unwanted household items of people in the neighbourhood. And we do this twice a year. Today I walked the beast a t Fornebu in glorious sunny, windless conditions following a heavy overnight frost that had left puddles and the ground frozen. I hoped to find Bearded Tits which have just started their usual autumn wanderings but found none. Next on my list was to find a rare warbler with Dusky the favoured outcome. As usual though for this time of the year the only warbler to be found was a couple of tristisChiffchaffs. Fornebu has a nearly unique ability to attract these otherwise scarce birds whilst not attracting anything else…. Siberian (tristis) Chiffchaff #1. Nice brown ear coverts and no yellow tones the only yellow tones are restricted to the underwing coverts bit more arty shot tristis #2 again the only yellow tones are on the underwing coverts Pochards (taffeland) this male is the adult the two male Pochards. The right hand bird is a young male with brown patches in amongst the grey feathers and a less red head all three Pochard and the Scaup (bergand) ad male Pochard, Mallard and Scaup Pink-footed Geese (kortnebbgjess) at Årnestangen


“What kinds of butterflies can you find in the United States?” I love watching butterflies in my neighborhood! It’s amazing to see the incredible variety of different colors, patterns, and sizes. There are hundreds of kinds of butterflies in the United States! Since it would be impossible to list them all in one article, I chose the most common and exciting species to share […] The post 35 Common Butterflies in the United States! (ID Guide) appeared first on Bird Watching HQ.


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