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USFWS Refuge System Jul 10
Ever wonder how to best enjoy a national wildlife refuge? Hint: Time of year and time of day matter -- a lot. Details: 📷: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico by Celestyn Brozek
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Listen Notes Jul 12
👉 Create your own playlist: 🎧 The Best Science Podcasts To Listen To Right Now
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Kerry Vickers Jul 11
Red-capped Plover at Yambuk last week... beach pogo champion
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Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers have remarkably similar patterns of feathers. It turns out they aren’t closely related, but there may be a reason they look so similar:
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Bird Cams Jul 16
👀 Don't miss this fledgling plummet down and glide effortlessly out of frame on the cam. Raptors often use a technique called stooping when hunting for prey. After spotting a target, the raptor will dive, pulling in its wings to increase speed for a surprise attack
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Audubon Society 15h
Meet the female Rufous Hummingbird, a master nest builder.
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Downy and Hairy look so similar that it was long thought they were close relatives. But science has revealed they’re more different than meets the eye!
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John Read Jul 16
The original was a birder! Neat to know where Ian Flemming's inspiration for #007's name came from. I expect to see during his in the next film!
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Ryan Bourbour Jul 12
“Zygodactyls of the grapevines”. Owls feet are classified as (2 forward + 2 backward facing toes), but they have quite a bit of flexibility in those back two toes...especially Barn Owls. In conclusion, I’d hate to be prey in grasping distance.
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BirdNote Jul 16
Despite their name, many kingfishers don’t actually fish! Instead, they hunt in woodlands. The smaller ones eat grasshoppers and centipedes, while larger kingfishers will take frogs, reptiles, small mammals, and even snakes!
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Audubon California Jul 12
Meet artist Stephanie Brown who does perfect tattoo replicas of John James Audubon's Birds of America prints. Check em out. Which one is your favorite?
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N a v e e N Jul 15
Bond. James Bond. Birdwatcher. via
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Tim Osborne Jul 12
These little Barn Swallows were pretty adorable as they chirped and jockeyed for position each time their parent would arrive with food.
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BirdNote Jul 16
Australia’s Laughing Kookaburra is a member of the kingfisher family, known to kill snakes up to three feet long!
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June Hunter Jul 15
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Tawaki Project Jul 9
And we have a winner! Wolfgang, a tawaki from Milford Sound that seemed to trail behind for a long time, just put in a massive finish and was the first of our satellite tracked tawaki to make landfall. 135 days at sea, reached 2,200 km from home, traveled 10,000 km. Not bad, eh?
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Audubon Society Jul 15
Learn why the Anhinga is also known the "snakebird" in this episode:
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Audubon California Jul 15
Musicians of all styles draw inspiration from birds. Listen to a few examples here, courtesy of :
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BirdNote Jul 15
Ian Fleming was an avid birdwatcher. Did you know he named his famous character James Bond after an ornithologist? Learn more on today’s BirdNote:
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US Fish and Wildlife Jul 12
Volunteer Jim Bennight captured this amazing photo of four black-necked stilt chicks (count the legs) under their mother at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Stilts have some of the longest legs in proportion to their body in the bird world.
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