Text and Photos by Ali Iyoob Laughing Gull Last 4th of July, I visited Topsail Island in North Carolina with my family, a three hour drive from my home. I knew the crowded beach [...]
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A diminutive owlet perches precariously at the edge of a cavity entrance. What does the world look like up there, 30 feet high in the tree? The tops of spruces, a star studded expanse [...]
A Report by John Garrett After the excitement of last year’s Young Birders’ Conference (YBC) in Minot, North Dakota, I was eager to attend the 2009 YBC in San Diego. Even though it was [...]
By Neil Gilbert Chronicles of big years (quests by birders to see as many species of birds as possible in a calendar year) abound. My favorites include Kingbird Highway, by Kenn Kaufman, The Big Year, [...]
As the sun sets, the first stars begin to twinkle in a deep blue sky. A male Flammulated Owl gently calls “who-who-hooo…”, and is answered by a female tucked snuggly into a cavity. [...]
The photo quiz is too easy for you? Here's a different kind of educational challenge. Below are three clues for three different birds. Name the bird that fits the clue, keeping in mind that one clue may apply [...]
The wingspread of a male Flammulated Owl that has been on the study site for five years Let’s revisit the unsuccessful female-catching story from last week. It’s June 19 and once again I am [...]
A Fictional Piece by Neil Gilbert Charles foraged among the leaf litter of a forest in the Wintering Habitat. He overturned a wrinkled leaf and snapped up a beetle that had been cowering in its [...]
"[Charles] belted out several "teacher, teacher, TEACHER, TEACHER" phrases, his orange crown rasied jauntily." Pencil drawing by Neil Gilbert When Charles awoke, he was lying on a perfectly smooth, flat rock. He stumbled [...]
Climbing the ladder, Photo courtesy of Andy Bankert “Do you want to climb the ladder?” Sophie, a fellow Flam Crew member, asks me. I have already been out to mass owlets twice, but [...]