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Calling All Birding Enthusiasts: Friends of the Loxahatchee Member Event on ...TCPalmJUPITER — The Loxahatchee River District will host a birding event on Sunday, Nov. 10, led by Audubon of the Everglades Naturalist. The private two-hour walking tour begins at 8am at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, which is located... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Lane Lester's blog
Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival kicks off in Harlingen on Nov. 6 Birders from near and far will flock to the 20th annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, which starts with a reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum. The kick-off reception will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Lane Lester's blog
'Backyard Birding' examines feeding tools, techniquesSequim Gazette2 program for the Backyard Birding series presented by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. This class is the second in the series presented by OPAS. All sessions are at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park from 10 Read the rest ... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Lane Lester's blog
If after everything you tried and you still are having trouble with the squirrels in your backyard do the old "if you can't beat them join them" trick. Add a squirrel feeder to your backyard. They can be distracted with their own feeders filled with nuts, corn and seed, which... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
From everything I've researched up to this point, it seems most likely that bottle trees came to America through African slaves as one of the traditions and practices they were able to retain. (Note: other traditions from Egypt, Mesopotamia and even Europe, dating back even further, believed mischievous imps and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Yet, in spite of all this European history, no European seems to have had the idea of using stale bagels to make bird feeders. The British are just as keen on feeding their birds as Americans are; British cities are full of little old ladies putting out bread for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Bird watching holidays offer real enthusiasts (as well, of course, as first timers or relative beginners) the chance to go see some of the world's rarest and most spectacular species in their natural habitat. They tend to be well organised and attached to a highly qualified guide, the advantages of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
In most cases, the best birding happens at the crack of dawn when feeding and such is occurring. This, of course, means you must get up and drive at the crack of dawn. If you do not prepare the day before, you can rush off without some vital things. Here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
In North America alone there are 835 species of birds that will spend at least part of the year there. Birding is reported to be one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities all around the world, and it is your choice to where you go and watch them. Right now more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Singapore, 'the visitor's paradise' is a bustling city with countless tourist attractions and will be heavily crowded. However, there are several hidden gems in Singapore that are great for a perfect vacation. These unexplored and relatively less crowded places can soothe your nerves! Headout to few of Singapore's hidden gems... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Birding - Where to Find the Birds Whether you are traveling to a far off land or just walking around your neighborhood, you can find prime bird watching spots by following a few general rules. Birds tend to be creatures of habit much like humans. Specifically, certain birds always seem... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Interestingly, even from an ecological perspective, wild birds can use feeders safely. Studies have shown that their first choice is a natural food source. They visit feeders to supplement their natural diet.Studies have also shown that birds do not prefer feeders over natural food supplies. Another myth is that bird... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
We all know what happened, or think we know, with the extraordinary residential building boom of the early to mid-2000s. Inflated housing prices created close to $8 trillion of housing equity in the United States. Was it irrational consumer expectations; misguided monetary policy; rising housing prices or booming housing supply... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Having food in your yard is among the most important components with regard to backyard birding. Birds may eat through normal meals sources, for example, berry shrubbery and bugs, but it is important to have bird feeders with the proper seed to have various birds arrive at your yard.Below are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Less than fifty years ago, many ornithologists predicted that cliff swallows would vanish from Ohio. The swallows, which first appeared in the state in 1820, nested under the eaves of barns. By 1960, the alien house sparrows were taking over most of the good nesting areas.The 6-inch-long cliff swallow has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Why do I want to attract birds to my backyard?Not only is bird watching fun and exciting, but watching the lively little birds flit around your garden and listening to their happy chirps is uplifting. You will feel relaxed and content by simply looking out your window. On the other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
The use of the shortened term birding was most commonly used originally in America, whereas in the UK it was referred to as bird watching. But in the UK a third term is also widely recognised to distinguish someone as a person who watches birds and that is twitching. However,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Stargazing is an adventure that dates back many thousands of years. It gave birth to astronomy, a natural science interested with the study of celestial objects and everything linked to the evening sky. Huge numbers of people around the world enjoy looking up at the heavens, and some even do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
One of the hobbies that are related to science is bird watching which is often a stepping stone to the study of birds known as ornithology. Compared to other scientific interests that require you to purchase relatively expensive gadgets such as test tubes, electronic circuits, and other devices; bird watching... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
1) Power. It is generally a temptation to go online and buy the strongest binoculars for birding which you can uncover. Don't do it! Knowledgeable birders normally use binoculars that are 7, 8, 9, or 10 power. Much less than this and they don't actually do a great deal. Binoculars... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Unlike many outdoor activities such as fishing or mountaineering which require expensive specialist equipment, bird watching does not cost the earth. Additional gadgets may enhance the experience and help in gathering observational data for research purposes but they are not a necessity. Anyone can bird watch from a chair by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
An excellent place to start is the Enoree Waterfowl Management Area and surrounding parts of the Sumter National Forest, near the town of Newberry. Bird watchers will find a variety of waterfowl and wetland birds during the months of February and March. Birds to observe in the area include Canada... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
Individual bird gardens play a vital role in conserving habitats for birds.Surprisingly, song birds eagerly accept this substitution, as our backyard bird gardens become an extension of the surrounding natural habitat.Converting your backyard into a bird garden can be the focus of many family activities. In fact, just watching and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
This very task is quite challenging because it is not easy to identify them especially when they are so many feet away from the ground. Since birds are energetic and active animals, you need a clear and quick eye to be able to see as many details possible in such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog
One of the inevitable parts of our travel kits are field guides and NIMS guides. These tiny but not to be ignored pocket books give us quick knowledge about a particular species of plant or an animal that we seem to be interested in. It's generally used by tourists to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Lane Lester's blog