This link provides information on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website about planting and organizing your yard to benefit birds. It’s a great tool to use and will help you to prepare for spring, which hopefully will be soon!
Here’s How to Tell a Crow From a Raven, Blindfolded
Crows and ravens look almost alike, and with ravens expanding their range of late, telling the difference is a growing challenge. Dr. Kevin McGowan has studied crows for 30 years. Learn to tell a caw from a croak, and these big black birds will confuse you nevermore. What If They’re Silent? See our Crows vs. Ravens page for McGowan’s visual ID tips.
Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate a raven from a crow.
This researcher tells you how.
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Here is a link to find a store where you can purchase the bird-friendly coffee from Birds and Beans.
Please click on the link to read the latest research in the area of bird brains and light sensitivity.
An important website providing information on research partnerships with a number of countries.
This will be a great festival to attend especially if you want to see migrating warblers!
Birding Festivals are a great way to meet up with other birders and to see many birds in their own habitat or during migration. I will post updates monthly on the many birding festivals that are hosted in Canada, the US and other countries as they become available.
Spring break is in March so you may want to attend one of these festivals and introduce your kids to the wonderful world of birds!
Both links to these birding websites will help you plan for attending the birding festivals that are listed.
I will post Canadian Festivals for the month of March and April separately.