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Montane Species Irrupt onto Great Plains: Fall 2020

By |October 23rd, 2020|Field Ornithology|

by Alec Hopping Every year as summer wanes, birders across North America eagerly turn to the Winter Finch Forecast, with the hopes that it might be an irruption year, when birds of the boreal forests descend on areas well outside of their normal, chilly ranges. 2020 is one such year, and indeed, it has already been an exceptional fall in the East for numerous species, particularly Pine Siskin. Morning flight surveys at Cape May, for example, have featured exceptional counts not only of Pine Siskins, but also of Brown Creepers, kinglets, and both Red-breasted read more >>

Hurricane Laura Report

By |September 8th, 2020|Field Ornithology|

Weather, and its effects on birds, has long been a key point of focus for many birders. There is perhaps one weather-related birding event, however, that piques birders’ interests more than any other...

What To Do When They Close School

By |March 16th, 2020|Current|

Hey, everyone! My name is Hannah Floyd, and I am a ninth-grader in Colorado. Like many of you reading this, I am on an extended break due to the coronavirus. What does one do in a situation like this? Go outside and explore, of course!

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