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Book Review: Birds of the Middle East

“Always accept a cup of tea, unless you are going to miss your flight home, and even if you don’t take sugar.” –Birds of the Middle East, Code of Conduct, p. 13     Palestine Sunbird, read more >>

Book Review: Birds of the Middle East2011-01-15T07:32:49-05:00

Finding the White-headed Woodpecker

Text and Photos By Kyle Kittleberger   Penny, a bird guide for Evergreen Escapes tour company, and I had been searching for about an hour in ponderosa pine forest at Wenas Creek, central Washington. It was read more >>

Finding the White-headed Woodpecker2011-01-01T00:41:04-05:00

Learning to Bird by Ear

Text and Photos by Alexandria Simpson "As my skills developed, I learned a few songs of the birds in my area like Great Kiskadee and Killdeer"  One of my favorite aspects of birding is learning read more >>

Learning to Bird by Ear2010-12-21T10:39:48-05:00

A Bit of Trivia

Here's a bit of trivia submitted by Christ West: What four bird species are the only birds in the world with names ending in x?    

A Bit of Trivia2010-12-01T14:53:47-05:00

Encounter with a Ruffed Grouse

Text and Photos by Shyloh van Delft   Female Ruffed Grouse I was walking through the Teslin Lake Campground (located in the Yukon) at the beginning of September on census. I was counting birds to see read more >>

Encounter with a Ruffed Grouse2010-11-21T15:56:37-05:00

Photo Quiz 17

Answer to Previous: Most of you were in the ballpark but unsure of which bird was which species. To those of you who said the left bird is Song and the right Lincoln's, you are read more >>

Photo Quiz 172010-11-14T10:53:10-05:00

Leader of the Flock: Tour Guide for a Day

Text and Photos by Alexandria Simpson Green Jays  For a week during the end of September, I had the privilege of visiting the Rio Grande Valley with my family for business and birding.  The birding read more >>

Leader of the Flock: Tour Guide for a Day2010-11-06T18:05:49-04:00

Book Review: Nightjars of the World

A Book Review of Nigel Cleere’s Nightjars of the World, Princeton University Press               Nightjars are among the strangest birds in the world. Though cryptically colored and nocturnal, they are not an owl and read more >>

Book Review: Nightjars of the World2010-10-24T11:10:37-04:00

Interview: Dave Leatherman (Part 2)

3. Can you relate a story about one of the five new to science insect species you discovered?  I visited Lamar in mid-July 1998 on a work trip and the alternator on my vehicle went read more >>

Interview: Dave Leatherman (Part 2)2010-10-05T18:44:32-04:00
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