Rensselaerville Falls, Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station. July 13, 2014. What: Wildlife Ecology Research Program for high school students entering their Junior or Senior Year. Where: Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station read more >>
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Note: Although this may not seem to be a relevant post on The Eyrie, I thought it would be a good idea to share the obsession that sparked my passion for the natural world as a read more >>
Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin, by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, and Bob Montgomerie Princeton University Press, 2014 544 pages, $45.00 hardcover ABA Sales / Buteo Books How did today's birds come to be? How read more >>
As the year winds down, many of us are enjoying or preparing for Christmas Bird Counts!
July is often a difficult month for birders, but the month has come to an end. For many birds, breeding season is long gone and preparation for fall migration have begun.
It's spring again—and love is in the air! Winter plumages are shed by many to reveal striking, gaudy birds. Breeding males usually take on an exorbitantly ostentatious appearance, abandoning the comforts of a camouflaged plumage to attract a mate.
For many species, the slow process of evolution makes it very difficult to adapt to a dynamic society. However, some birds have evolved certain characteristics to assist in ensuring the survival of the species in the face of an ever-changing world. Others have learned behaviors that can assist in their survival.
Merlin, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's new bird identification application, is a seamless, quick way for beginners to identify birds on-the-go. Taking into account the bird's color and size, habitat, and time of year, the read more >>
Keeping the beat of the woods with their percussive knocks, Picidae, the woodpeckers, are distinctive birds with long beaks well-adapted to forage for food.
December marked the last of a very exciting year for birders, young and old(er!). With many of the late fall migrants finally settling into their wintering lands, the winter birding season has truly begun! Cedric read more >>