Spring brings migrating warbler identification tips

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Watch our new video, “Birding Warblers”   Spring is here! As the days lengthen, millions of warblers, each weighing less than half an ounce, are traveling northward. The anticipation builds as bird watchers check the forecasts and wonder what new species they’ll see each day. To help celebrate the imminent arrival of spring migrants, Jessie Barry and Chris Wood from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology share their warbler-watching tips with you in a new video, “Birding Warblers.”   Join Chris and Jessie on a warbler treasure hunt as they explain how they scan for motion, focus on a single species at a time, and anticipate which species come through at different times in spring. Watch now.   To hear the songs of nearly 50 North American warblers, visit our wood-warbler page on All About Birds.

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Gardening map program

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!

http://content.yardmap.org/about-us/downloads/

 

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How to tell a Raven from a Crow

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 nevermoreWhat 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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Birds and Beans stores

Here is a link to find a store where you can purchase the bird-friendly coffee from Birds and Beans.

http://www.birdsandbeans.com/find-a-store.html

 

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Bird brains and light sensitivity – a new study

Please click on the link to read the latest research in the area of bird brains and light sensitivity.

https://birdsnews.com/2014/scientists-document-light-sensitive-birds-eye-wit

 

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International Migratory Bird Day 2015

http://www.birdday.org/

An important website providing information on research partnerships with a number of countries.

 

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Birding website to check out

http://birdingonthe.net/namerica.html

 

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Big Birding Festival in Ohio in May

http://www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com/

This will be a great festival to attend especially if you want to see migrating warblers!

 

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Birding Festivals in North America

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!

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2452

https://www.aba.org/festivals/index.php/search/results

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.

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