I am starting a new feature here at Avian Beauty. Each Wednesday I will post one of my bird images - just for enjoyment.
Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) is prominent in the southwest - these little guys LOVE to sing. They sing more than just about any other bird.
What do bees, bugs and butterflies have in common with birds - other than the fact that they can fly? Birds are great pollinators. Somewhere between 1000 and 2000 bird species pollinate and without them, our flower shops would likely go out of business.
What makes a bird a bird? One of the main characteristics of a bird is its ability to fly. Bird's bodies are specially adapted for flight in unique ways.
This is the Avian Beauty Podcast hosted by Scott Bourne - episode #2. It’s hope is to speak to listeners on behalf of the birds; to inspire the audience to want to learn more about birds and to love them. Maybe you’ll feel a moment of joy along the way.
Few shorebirds are as beautiful as the Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres.) - These are, in my opinion, the prettiest of the sandpipers. They are just great looking birds - someone said they look like a calico cat!
This is the Avian Beauty Podcast hosted by Scott Bourne - episode #1. It’s hope is to speak to listeners on behalf of the birds; to inspire the audience to want to learn more about birds and to love them. Maybe you’ll feel a moment of joy along the way.
The good news is, if you live in North America, finding birds is easy. Get started in your own backyard by planting some bird friendly bushes and a feeder. Remember that to attract birds, all you need is food, water and cover. If you build it, they will come.
It's old and you may have heard about it, but THE BIG YEAR is probably the best thing to happen to birding since binoculars.
North American cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) are amongst the most popular song birds in the world. They are named for the male's red plumage, is found throughout eastern and central North America from southern Canada into parts of Mexico and Central America.