Alexandria Simpson

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Book Review: Imperial Dreams

Imperial Dreams—just the title of Tim Gallagher’s new book is enough to create an alluring picture in the imagination. Add the fact the bird, Imperial Woodpecker, is thought to be extinct and you find a recipe for not only an exciting dream, but also a true story full of adventure.

Book Review: Imperial Dreams2013-05-20T18:26:00+00:00

An Eyrie Interview with Artist and Researcher Sophie Webb

Like many birders, I was first introduced to the name Sophie Webb as the illustrator of A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. I’ll admit to open-mouthed staring at the illustrations that I still love to leaf through. A few years ago, Ms. Webb also became a judge for the Young Birder of the Year Illustration Module and gave me some good suggestions, which I have tried to follow.

An Eyrie Interview with Artist and Researcher Sophie Webb2013-07-09T17:35:00+00:00

Young Birder Blog Birding #21

September seems to be a very slow month, at least in terms of blog birding! Below are a few of my favorite highlights. Prairie Birder stumbles an interesting 20th century lady interested in birds: When [...]

Young Birder Blog Birding #212013-09-30T16:45:03+00:00

Meet Student Blog Editor Alexandria Simpson!

Howdy y’all, from deep in the heart of Texas! I’m Alexandria Simpson, an avid birder . I wish I could say I had been birding all my life, but my avian infatuation did not begin [...]

Meet Student Blog Editor Alexandria Simpson!2013-09-11T11:49:37+00:00

Color: Simple or Complex?

Bold…striking…varied…the colors of the visible light spectrum are well represented in avian coloration. For example, Red—Vermilion Flycatcher Orange—Altamira Oriole Yellow—Hooded Warbler Green—Green Jay Blue—Mountain Bluebird Indigo—Indigo Bunting Violet—Costa’s Hummingbird’s gorget The astounding array of bird [...]

Color: Simple or Complex?2012-12-24T13:12:00+00:00

2014 Bird of the Year: Rufous Hummingbird

Small but fiesty, he swiftly rushes to the scene, wielding an approximately 17.3 mm black sword. He chases a fellow member of his species away from the breakfast table, giving high-pitched chattering and buzzing noises. [...]

2014 Bird of the Year: Rufous Hummingbird2018-12-27T14:06:44+00:00

Young Birder Blog Birding #28

It's April! Evidently everybody's shaking off the cold, getting out birding, and enjoying migrants. Personally, a different dialect of the Bewick's Wren song and plenty of Mourning and White-winged Doves have fascinated me since mid-March.

Young Birder Blog Birding #282014-05-01T14:59:00+00:00

Book Review: Rare Birds of North America

Rare Birds of North America, by Steve N.G. Howell, Ian Lewington, and Will Russell Princeton University Press, 2014 448 pages | $35.00 | Hardcover | 275 color plates. 2 line illus. 9 tables. 17 map | [...]

Book Review: Rare Birds of North America2014-05-11T21:41:18+00:00