A story of trust between a man and a Killdeer

Our relationship with birds can be as personal as we wish

Birds of North America series available on-line

July 19
A wonderful resource for a modest annual price

Movie: The Million Dollar Duck

July 13
Release in all formats on Aug. 9
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July 13

Harriers photographed carrying prey to their nest

The male caught the prey, then passed it to the female
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July 9

Carbon dioxide in atmosphere stubbornly over 400 ppm

Scientists say over 350 ppm can mean dangerous climate change
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July 7

Look up -- there are birds to be seen

Interesting birds fly over your house every day
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July 4

Bird concussions -- same protocol as humans

Keep the bird in dark, quiet place until it recovers. Better, mark your windows so birds are more likely to avoid them.
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July 1

Atmospheric carbon dioxide comparison for May 2014, 2015, 2016

More information at www.co2.earth CO2 is key component in warming of Earth
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June 29

Minnesota's Carrol Henderson has received a high national honor

He leads the DNR non-game wildlife program so important to birds
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June 27

The 2016-17 duck stamp is now available

DU in Minnesota -- $3,252,995 raised in 2015
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June 26

This is yard-bird envy

A Turkey Vulture! Eating a dead raccoon
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There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
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June 23

Photo of an Eastern Bluebird embryo

My guess is that the embryo was 6-7 days old when incubation stopped
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June 21

The cryptic coloration of female ducks

This Blue-winged Teal is a good example
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June 18

Sports Authority punts on bird study release

How difficult can this be?
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June 17

If every duck raised 25 ducklings .....

..... there would be way too many ducks
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June 15

Words about Birds -- part one

The vocabulary of ornithology
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June 11

This is the Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial year

This important document was signed on Aug. 16, 1916
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June 7

New book on waterfowl identification

North America, Europe, Asia, plus hybrids
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June 4

A look at 33 nest boxes in place on a golf course

This is the nest-box trail I monitor
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June 3

Books about birds, but not about ornithology

More of the wonderful "Animal" series from Reaktion publishers
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May 28

Our neighborhood Belted Kingfisher

It looks like it's fishing. Last year, it found a mate here.
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May 24

Black-crowned Night-Herons

Photographed at sunset in Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge
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May 22

It's a Marbled Godwit breeding battle

Two males were fighting for territory