This weekend is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, when you can watch birds and help scientists understand bird populations.
Imagine that you are a thick-billed murre. You prefer to swim, and love on the ocean for 10 months of the year.
The grand total was 22,035 birds and 121 species. Here's how it all breaks down.
This week’s column would not be complete without mention of the passing of Vern Laux on Jan. 21.
Winter’s arrival affects birds in many ways. Cold temperatures mean that it will be more difficult for birds to maintain their body temperatures.
Rusty blackbirds are now a rare species. So it was with some excitement that I spotted a rusty blackbird on the recent Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 2.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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