Category Archives: birds

BOOK: The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition

David Allen Sibley, The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition (New York: Knopf, 2014), 624 pp. The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000 quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and … Continue reading

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Our results for the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count

This year, I had to work during the first three days of the Great Backyard Bird Count, so Patrick did some counting by himself, once on the first day, twice on the second, and once on the third. I made … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: flying like a bird

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This weekend: The Great Backyard Bird Count!

My friend Debi at Go Explore Nature posted about this weekend’s annual Great Backyard Bird Count (put on by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology), and that reminded me that I should share about it here, … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Building Better Birdhouses and Backyard Habitats

This is a guest post from Rheney Williams, who writes about DIY projects for The Home Depot and helps readers with projects using materials available at a local store. —– Building Better Birdhouses and Backyard Habitats Birds are a part of nature that have … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: my little (or big?) eaglet

This week’s photo comes a day early, because I love it and just want to share it: This giant sculpture of a bald eagle’s nest rests at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood, south of Portland off of Highway … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: See the Birds during Fall Migration

This is a guest post from Ernie Allison. He writes about nature, particularly birds, in order to make a more environmentally conscious world for his grandchildren. You can check him out on Twitter and read another of his posts at Global Animal. ———- … Continue reading

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Woodpecker-watching Patrick snags 2nd place in the Friends of Tryon Creek Photo Contest

This photo of Patrick watching a Pileated Woodpecker on the Middle Creek Trail at Tryon Creek State Park on June 9, 2013 won 2nd place in the Friends of Tryon Creek Photo Contest. Click here to see the 1st and … Continue reading

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Help construct an eagle’s nest sculpture at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Sept. 28

Via the Friends of the Refuge:

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Nature Connection, Bird Language, & Our Children’s Future with Jon Young, Oct. 4

Jon Young, author of What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World will be in Portland on October 4th for a talk that I hope to attend. Click on the image below to go to the … Continue reading

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