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6 Reasons Birding is Not Just for Old People

Birding (Bird Watching) has a bad rap of being an activity that only old people do. I am here to dispel that myth. Here are 6 reasons birding is not just for old people:

QUIZ: What Kind of Chicken Are You?

Take this quiz and find out what kind of chicken you are!

Identify Birds with Your Phone Using Merlin

One day, you may find yourself without a field guide in hand when a mysterious bird finds its way into your field of view. What do you do? In situations like this, or for the book-averse, the answer comes in the form of a nifty mobile app called Merlin.

Pileated Woodpecker Absolutely Destroys Tree

This adorable Pileated Woodpecker has a ball destroying this tree and creating its own huge pile of wood chips in the process. Behold.

New Merlin Photo ID Able to Identify Birds Online from Digital Photos

I was excited to receive an email from Cornell this morning announcing a new online tool called Merlin Photo ID. This tool, similar to Bird Snap, uses “computer vision technology” to identify birds online from photos that you upload to the software.

Bird Day LA

Starting tomorrow May 2nd, 2015, bright and early, there will be about two dozen birding activities happening: bird walks, rooftop bar hangout + bird watching, art workshops, museum activities, picnics and more! Tomorrow will be a great time to meet other birders and expand your knowledge of all the amazing birds the call Los Angeles county home.

Dutch ‘Cuddly Owl’ Finally Caught on Video

An owl that has been cuddling Dutch town residents was caught on video...

Cute Geico Chicken Commercial

I recently spotted this cute geico commercial with a chicken. Check it out.

Happy Spring! Here are The Birds That Migrate to North America for Spring

Many bird species migrate to North America for spring as a part of their...

Boy Rescues Bird, Bird Becomes Honorary Family Member

Penguin, an Australian Magpie, was rescued by a member of the Bloom family and nursed back to health. The bird was then released but returns to the house on a regular basis to hang out with the family. See some of the adorable photos of Penguin with his adopted family.

You’ll Never Hear It Coming: Examining The Silent Flight of The Owl

Scientists set up a row of super-sensitive microphones and had various birds fly above them to record the sound created by their flapping. Owls are known for their silent flying abilities. See how they compare to other birds in this fascinating video.

Why Do Penguins Waddle?

The penguin’s unique gait sure is cute. But why do they do it?

A study by scientists was done in 2000 that examined the movement of penguins during their waddle and looked at how much energy is used by their locomotion.

Happy National Bird Day

“Today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may...

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