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A Third of U.S. Birds in Trouble

Someone just commented to this blog about not seeing as many whippoorwills as usual. That fits with what’s happening to about a third of the 800 species of birds in the United States that are declining, threatened or endangered. More

A Win-Win for Prairie Chickens and Ranchers

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livestock in native grasses
Patch-burn grazing partnership improves prairie for birds and cattle. More

A Working Plan for Waterfowl

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It's no accident duck populations are soaring. More

After the Blizzard of 2011, Can You STILL Find the Quail in this Picture?

photo of two quail in snowy woods
Even after last week’s snowstorm, the quail are still alive and still under the shrub thickets shown in the photo from last week’s post. More
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Albino Hummingbird Flying

Albino Hummingbird Flying
This extremely rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird visited flowers and feeders at Lake Waukomis in the Kansas City area in late August 2012. Hummingbirds are migrating southward now and backyard feeders are a help to them in their journey. Photos courtesy Linda Williams. More

Albino Hummingbird Perched

Albino Hummingbird Perched
This extremely rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird visited flowers and feeders at Lake Waukomis in the Kansas City area in late August 2012. Hummingbirds are migrating southward now and backyard feeders are a help to them in their journey. Photos courtesy Linda Williams. More

American Crow

Photograph of American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
Crows scarcely need an introduction. A flock of them flapping over a cornfield, against an October sky, is a scene worthy of a painting, but the corn farmer doesn’t see it that way! More

American Crow

Photograph of American Crow
Adults are entirely black with a long, heavy bill. Voice is the well-known “caw, caw.” More

American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis dominica
This inspiring, robin-sized shorebird should receive a medal for its incredible annual odyssey from Argentina to the Arctic tundra, a distance of over 20,000 miles, with about 3,000 miles of it over open water. More