This week’s featured bird is a songbird that thinks it’s a raptor, with a fierce pride in its hunting ability and a bold and dominating attitude to match. Meet the loggerhead shrike!
This week’s featured bird is very aptly named – the belted kingfisher has a belt and a crown, and is an amazing fisherman. But there’s so much more to these birds!
My history with this week’s bird is mottled indeed, and the mottled duck can be confusing for many birders – until you learn the clues to easily separate this dabbling duck from similar species.
There could be no doubt about our featured bird this week as we celebrate the first Thanksgiving of Be Your Own Birder. Wherever American-style Thanksgiving celebrations may be held, turkeys are guests of honor on dinner tables, but how much do you know about these wild birds?
When you want razor-sharp focus and a ferocious attitude in a small package, you can’t go wrong with this week’s featured bird – the American kestrel is an amazing raptor that has many advantages over its larger cousins. Who says…
This is the time of year when we all need more energy for all our home and holiday tasks, and there is no better bird to represent and inspire the energy and industry of the season than the ruby-crowned kinglet.
Today we finish our series of autumn-themed birds with the great horned owl, a bird that suits autumn in so many ways, not only in its colors, but in its associations with Halloween celebrations. What better bird to honor and study this week!
Let’s continue our salute to fall-inspired featured birds with a bird that reminds us to look beyond our own backyards and borders to appreciate the full world of avifauna. Meet the silver-eared mesia.
All month I’m profiling birds that evoke fall, often through colorful plumage reminiscent of autumn leaves. This week’s featured bird, however, is more reminiscent of that iconic mid-fall holiday, Halloween, with its orange, black and white plumage and glowing red eyes.
All month long, I’m focusing on featured birds that highlight the best of autumn. Yet there is so much about the season to highlight, it can be hard to choose! For many people, the rich, jewel-tone colors of changing foliage…