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Happy National Bird Day

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

Cute Penguin Commercial for The Holidays

I just came across this lovely, cute penguin commercial for “Monty the Penguin.” This holiday-themed commercial will warm your heart. The CG is fantastic. Enjoy.

Mockingbird Songs Versus Jazz Musicians. Who mocked who?

An interesting story was aired on NPR this week talking about a special four-note succession that is played by New Orlean musicians as an indication to strike up the band…people are hearing it come from the trees as well.

Bird Banding in Zuma Canyon

Today brought the opportunity to participate in my first wild bird banding experience. My friend, Dinuk, was invited to help with the banding and was able to invite me along!

I woke up early at 5:30AM and headed over to Zuma Canyon next to Malibu, CA. It is important to get started as early as possible for any bird studies. Birds are very active in the morning when they are searching for water and food. The banding station was ran today from 7AM to noon.

Los Angeles Bird Festival in The Santa Monica Mountains

Today, I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever Los Angeles Bird Festival in the Santa Monica Mountains. This event was held by the Western National Parks Association at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center.

los angeles bird festival red-tailed hawkAs I walked in, I first spotted a beautiful Red-tailed Hawk perched on a man’s gloved hand. I walked over to his booth and asked a few questions about his beautiful bird. The hawk and just been sprayed with water so it was covered in glistening droplets.

Vote for Proposition P to support Los Angeles Birds

The voting season is upon us and I was reached out to by someone working with the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department to help inform LA voters about Proposition P.

Back in 1992, voters passed the Safe Neighborhood Parks Tax which helped fund almost 1,500 neighborhood and regional park projects. This small $23/year tax was used to fund 244 nature trail projects, 33,000 acres dedicated to parks or open space, 175 tree planting projects, and much more.

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What bird?

Can you guess this bird? It’s two colors, is found commonly in California…