Alexandria Simpson

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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 #282014-05-01T14:59:00-04:00

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. read more >>

2014 Bird of the Year: Rufous Hummingbird2018-12-27T14:06:44-05:00

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 read more >>

Young Birder Blog Birding #212013-09-30T16:45:03-04:00

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 Webb2013-07-09T17:35:00-04:00

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 read more >>

Color: Simple or Complex?2012-12-24T13:12:00-05:00