"Owl Owe You One", he said as he clung to the kayak.
Kayaker rescues owl in Finland. Yeah, I’d totally do that too!
The Last Quiet Places: Gordon Hempton on Silence and the Presence of Everything | On Being -
Take a walk outside today & reflect on what you hear around you.
Science Investigator’s Kit for Homeschoolers : Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdSleuth K-12 -
A lovely way to spend fall days & cozy up this winter! Learn birds together & prep your crew for spring adventures.
Aquatic Invasives - ECHO’s Conservation Correspondent Presented by NewsChannel 5 -
Check out my most recent story for WPTZ NewsChannel 5 on Vermont Invasive Patrollers and their work to locate and report invasive aquatic plants.
Ballet Dancers in Random Situations by Jordan Matter
Yeah, they’re bird watching!
Since the 1960s, the Wood Thrush population is estimated to have fallen by 62 percent, from 13 million to about 5 million. This bird faces threats to its forest habitat on both its breeding grounds in eastern North America and on wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. —
(Five Bird Species Your Grandchildren May Never See, But Wish They Could via American Bird Conservancy)
Wood Thrush:photo by Mike Parr
Click through to read about the Cerulean Warbler, Upland Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew, and Kirtland’s Warbler.
Think my husband can make me one of these for when I get my feeders out again this fall?
(via Futility Closet)
Young or old, song sparrows experience climate change differently from each other -
Where are the Female Blackpolls?? -
(via Vermont Center for Ecostudies)
La Sorte and his colleagues did no field work at all to arrive at their results; instead, they analyzed the sightings of thousands of bird watchers who contribute to an online checklist program called eBird, run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Using some 2.3 million records from 2007–2011, the researchers calculated an average location for each species on each day of the year. Though the resulting measurements of speed and direction are coarser than for individuals tracked by satellite, they represent major shifts by thousands or millions of birds that would be impossible for any one scientist or bird watcher to detect on their own. —
Crowdsourced Data Reveals Feats of Bird Migration via Cornell Lab of Ornithology
OUR data being put to great use! A compelling reason to participate in citizen science projects.
A Wing and a Prayer: Are Aerial Insectivores in Trouble? (via Adirondack Almanac article by Steve Faccio)
Natural Selections: Bird vocabulary -
One of my favorite shows on North Country Public Radio - Natural Selections with Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager from Paul Smith’s College.