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Apr 11

All About Bird Biology - The Cornell Lab of Ornithology -

Wow, Cornell, wow. Cornell does it again with the launch of a gorgeous new site layered with audio, interactives, video and downloads. 

Apr 09

10 Things You Can Do For Birds | Audubon Magazine -

Need something to do this spring? Get to it!

Rusty Blackbirds - A Rusty Recovery | BirdNote -

Written by Vermont’s own Bryan Pfeiffer!

Apr 07

Mar 26

Uptick in Cutting of Bald Eagle Nests Since Delisting

Graph of documented nest trees harvested (1962-2013) in the lower Chesapeake Bay.  It should be noted that the number of nest trees in the population increased substantially over the 50-year period.  Data from CCB.

From the Center for Conservation Biology comes this story about the cutting of Bald Eagle nests in the Chesapeake Bay region. 

Mar 22

BobolinkProject.com - Visit
Got Grassland? Check out this project by the University of Vermont and the University of Connecticut and find out how you can help protect Bobolinks.

Mar 21

We’re coming up on the second weekend of the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz! Are you ready? ~Vermont eBird News

We’re coming up on the second weekend of the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz! Are you ready? ~Vermont eBird News

Mar 20

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Mar 02

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Feb 02

Git it lil’ owl!

Git it lil’ owl!

Feb 01

Zick Dough (a new and improved recipe)
Prep time: 2 minutes  
Total time: 5 minutes  
Yield: 7 cups
Ingredients
1 cup lard
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups quick oats
2 cups unmedicated chick starter (available at feed store)
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour

Directions
Melt lard and peanut butter together in microwave until liquid. Put dry ingredients in mixer and blend. Slowly pour in melted lard/peanut butter mixture until a crumbly, lumpy consistency is attained. Store in peanut butter jars. Does not need refrigeration. Serve crumbled.

Zick Dough (a new and improved recipe)

Prep time: 2 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: 7 cups

Ingredients
1 cup lard
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups quick oats
2 cups unmedicated chick starter (available at feed store)
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour

Directions
Melt lard and peanut butter together in microwave until liquid. Put dry ingredients in mixer and blend. Slowly pour in melted lard/peanut butter mixture until a crumbly, lumpy consistency is attained. Store in peanut butter jars. Does not need refrigeration. Serve crumbled.

Jan 31

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Jan 30

I’m so not into the Super Bowl. But I’m down with Superb Owls.

I’m so not into the Super Bowl. But I’m down with Superb Owls.

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Jan 29

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