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Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Finches are Coming!! Fill Your Feeders!

Pine Grosbeak
Common Redpoll
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Siskin
White-winged Crossbill

 Here they come! It's getting finchy out there! There were big numbers of migrating finches seen recently at Tadoussac bird observatory (The Observatoire d’Oiseaux de Tadoussac) which sits at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, and had 2,232 Pine Grosbeaks, 474 Common Redpolls, 213 Evening Grosbeaks, 134 White-winged Crossbills and 43 Pine Siskins. Keep those feeders filled and fingers crossed you will see some of these beautiful irruptive finches that come down to thrill us every few years.

Friday, October 21, 2022

State of the Birds 2022, bad news with a little good news

 The new State of the Birds Report 2022,, is out and it is not good news. 3 Billion (1 in 4) birds have been lost from the United States and Canada since 1970. Currently, birds are declining in every habitat type except wetlands which have had heavy investment with resultant gains. There are 70 species at a tipping point, which have lost 2/3 of their populations in the past 50 years, such as Bobolink, Prairie Warbler, Black and Brown-capped Rosy-Finches, and many more. The good news is that there are many steps that can be taken to help the situation if we take action now! Go to the link above to download the report and learn how you can help.

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Global Big Day highlights

                                               Nashville Warbler
                                                Swainson's Thrush
Palm Warbler
Global Big Day was yesterday, stats from yesterday, from around the world.
7,009 species, 64,081 checklists, 29,726 participants.
Hope you all had fun and participated.
I turned in 7 checklists and visited many beautiful places. Some of my highlights were a Nashville Warbler, Swainson's Thrush and Palm Warbler.

Friday, October 07, 2022

October Big Day, Oct. 8, Participate and Have Fun!

 Participate in October Big Day!!

Mark your calendars for October Big Day—8 October 2022! Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. Last October, more than 32,000 people from 195 countries submitted 78,000 checklists with eBird, demonstrating the power of birds to bring people together.

Wherever you are on 8 October, take a few minutes to join the world of birding on October Big Day. Participate from anywhere—even home! By taking part in October Big Day you’re also celebrating Global Bird Weekend and World Migratory Bird Day. Be a part of the global team and help set a new record for October birding.