Rare bird getting attention in Carver County

This Sharp-tailed Sandpiper should be heading for Australia right now

Big Year record pushed to 763 by Aussie birder

September 21
25 days on Bering Sea island for TWO new birds. OMG

Great new wildlife web site, seabirds in the Arizona desert

September 21
Bits and pieces of news from the birding world
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September 19

More about those very successful Big Years

Freezing in Duluth? This Big Year guy deserved it
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September 12

'Million Dollar Duck' film is on Animal Planet Wednesday evening

The story of the duck stamp, the artists, and the wildlife benefits
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September 12

One more time, a Hautman wins federal duck stamp art competition

James Hautman wins for 2017 with painting of Canada Geese
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September 7

Birding's Big Years are really big this year -- 760 and counting

Old mark of 749 North American bird species busted twice with six months to go
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September 6

Upcoming duck stamp competition artwork is online

Judging of paintings for 2016 stamp will be Sept. 9 and 10.
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September 5

Not a gunshot. It was a crow hitting the window

Strange plot point in Western movie
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September 3

Today, Saturday Sept 3. is Vulture Awareness Day

Interesting blog on fascinating birds
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September 3

A crow flies into a window and dies

Not for real. It was a movie.
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September 3

Maybe the best-designed birding field guide ever ....

Of limited use in North America. But, still ....
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September 1

Miscellaneous news from the birding world

Short takes on events and issues
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August 30

How about feeding dog kibble to the birds?

It's nutritious, with good fat and protein content, and birds like it
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August 21

Ground sunflower seed has energy benefits for small birds

Chickadees no longer need to leave the feeder to eat the seed
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August 16

Eight 500-year rain events in 15 months

It's not even good weather for ducks
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August 12

I was not misquoted. I was insufficiently quoted

About birds and window glass
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August 10

Free bird identification app from Cornell

Find it at the app store
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August 6

A game like Pokemon Go with birds instead of cartoon characters

Why not? The game is based on habitat and time of day
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August 5

Once a nuthatch, always a nuthatch

Different table, same feeding method
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August 4

Clues to aging birds at the feeders

Birds in their first summer
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July 28

This Golden-winged Warbler among early fall migrants

Very nice photo taken by Will Stenberg of Duluth
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July 28

Birder discovers a new whale species

He also got some good birds for his big year list