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When Birds and Buildings Collide, Part I

A Day Rescuing and Recovering Migrating Birds-- With Annette Prince, Director of Chicago Bird Collision Monitors Part I: Rescue – On the Streets of Downtown ChicagoFall and spring, hundreds of thousands of migrating birds collide with glass buildings in downtown areas. On Sunday, October 21,... read more »

Too Many Doves?

Too Many Doves?    I recently did a post called Mourning Doves by the Numbers, which had some interesting stats in it, like one that states that Mourning Doves can breed up to 6 times each summer. Being from the Chicagoland area, I like to say that they "breed early and breed often"!All... read more »

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Pleasure Beach: A Place for Birds and People

Striking a balance between the needs of threatened birds and humans isn't always easy. On a May morning, a brilliant sun shines down on a Connecticut shoreline. Flocks of shorebirds, some of them state or federally threatened, swoop onto deserted beaches with few visible signs that humans were... read more »

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Topics & Themes:  environmental champion

Owls Vocalizing in Fall

Why do owls ramp up their territorial calls during fall while most songbirds have already ramped down? read more »

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The Things That Wings Can Tell You About a Bird

One of the reasons we birders are so fascinated by our feathered friends is certainly related to their mastery of the air. They can fly and our terrestrial species has always viewed flight as an enviable, sometimes magical ability. read more »

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Topics & Themes:  flight, plumage, science

Shorebird Identification

How the heck do you tell all those peeps and sandpipers apart? To start, Dennis Paulson recommends a bimodal approach. read more »

"Birds in Art"

Walk in to an art gallery and chances are good that you'll see a piece or two inspired by birds.We at BirdNote have wanted to dedicate a page on our website that features the beauty and diversity of art inspired by birds. So when we heard from Woodson Art Museum about their annual "Birds in Art"... read more »

Spring Creek Forest Preserve - Throughout the Year

Justin Pepper of Audubon Chicago Region offered this photo journal of activity throughout the year at Spring Creek Forest Preserve.Spring Creek Forest Preserve, Cook County, IllinoisStep #1: Remove invasive weeds!Here's how you do it!Into the ground they go!Monarch butterfly caterpillarPrairie... read more »

American Robins - Drunk and Disorderly!

Yesterday, there was a ruckus of robins in the bitter cherry trees along the road. There were a couple dozen birds, and they were louder than typical with lots of sharp squawks. I walked over for a better view and watched a robin flying up to a branch that held another robin. To my surprise, the... read more »

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The Summer of the Coops - Watching a Cooper's Hawk Nest

One morning in April, Al Parker of the Mount Auburn Cemetery staff was fishing with his brother at Horn Pond in Woburn, Massachusetts, near the Arlington Road entrance. He heard a branch snapping on a nearby tree and he looked up at that recognizable sound and saw a Cooper's Hawk take off. The... read more »

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Topics & Themes:  nesting

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