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Tag Archives: Birds

The Bald Eagle

The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 by a group of 55 men with one purpose and many different personalities. Discover which Founding Father you’re most like! Source: The National Constitution Center Web Links How to Draw a Bald EagleKid … Continue reading

Baby Birds

The Birdfeeders.com website provides pictures and information about many of the birds you might see in your neighborhood. Below is information about the American Goldfinch. American Goldfinch (“The Vegetarian”) Scientific name: Spinus tristis Range: Most of the continental U.S. and … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Bird Feeder

Show Your Love for the Birds! Make a Valentine’s Day Bird Feeder In the winter it can be hard for birds to find food. Your local birds will flock to a Valentine’s Day Bird Feeder! Here are some simple ideas … Continue reading

Eagle v. Drone

The Dutch National Police Force is training eagles to take down drones. Eagles are, of course, master hunters. Based in The Hague in Holland, a company called Guard From Above is helping the police by training their eagles to take … Continue reading

Rome drowns in bird droppings

Temperatures in Rome, Italy have been unseasonably warm. As a result, millions of migrating starlings have found nightly roosts in the plane trees along the banks of the River Tiber creating streets slick with guano. This bird poop covers everything … Continue reading

Raptors

Island Beach State Park in New Jersey has a camera on an osprey nest. This is worth revisiting at different times to see what’s happening at the nest. Also check out the Falcon Cam in Pennsylvania above a railway station. … Continue reading

Hummingbirds With Beards

You’re probably familiar with the hummingbirds that visit your backyard, but one species that was thought to be extinct was recently rediscovered! The Blue-bearded Helmetcrest is a hummingbird that hadn’t been seen since the 1940s until researchers in Colombia spotted … Continue reading

Pelicans

Follow along on the wing tips of brown pelicans as they fly over the Pacific in search of food. Web Links All About BirdsInformation here on migration, habitat, food, nesting, behavior, conservation and fun facts about this “comically elegant” bird. … Continue reading

An Irruption?

Snowy owls are one of the most beautiful and rare birds on the planet. They spend their time mainly in the Arctic Circle but have occasionally been seen in Canada and the northern United States. But something strange happened last … Continue reading

A Murmuration

A murmuration is a collective noun that describes a flock of starlings. Impress your teacher with this new word! Check out this amazing film of a flock of starlings swarming. Many hundreds or even thousands of birds move simultaneously in … Continue reading