Fall For Your Own Native Plant Meadow

  To ensure you attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife in Monarch Butterfly Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel abundance to your yard, there is no better choice than planting a meadow with native plants. Not only is a mature meadow a stunningly beautiful sight of waving flowers with butterflies and birds darting in and out, but it’s […]

Nestcams!

    Osprey and chicks, explore.org   It’s still nestcam season and chicks are growing. Some have already fledged and others are just hatching.  Keep up with the action right here!           NEW!! Ospreys, Maine – check in on a nest full of growing chicks! NEW!! Black Guillemot, Maine Atlantic Puffins, Maine – […]

Join Nestwatch and Help Nesting Birds

Join Nestwatch and Help Nesting Birds Nobody knows better than you what goes on in the nests in your backyard. If you are curious about the birds nesting in your yard and pay particular attention to Photo Credit: Stan Tekeila them, Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a great project called Nestwatch that can use your […]

Nestcams and a Manikam!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Manakam This month we have nestcams and a cool manakin lek-cam! If you have never seen manakins displaying, check out this amazing live cam that, if you are lucky, will have Lance-tailed Manakins displaying at their lek. Unlike a nestcam, the action will be sporadic, but don’t miss seeing these amazing […]

Nestcams!

NESTCAMS! explore.org hummingbird nestcam New nests to watch! See updates on nests you saw last month and see some new nests we are watching now.  Have a favorite nest cam?  Let us know about it! Laysan Albatross, Hawaii – who can resist these beautiful birds and their chicks? Red-tailed Hawks, New York – watch them building […]

Late Season Nestcams

Late Season Nestcams! Many of the birds from the nest cams we have previously been watching are growing up or have successfully fledged.  Now we have a new Guillemot nest, as well as chicks and juvenile birds from some of the nests we have been following. We especially love watching the juvenile Layasan Albatross pictured […]

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach What could be more summer-like than a day at the beach? Who doesn’t love having fun in the water and on the sand? And the beach is a popular spot for wildlife as well. Terrapins cross busy streets to get from the marsh to Piping Plover chick the sandy shores […]

More Nestcams!

More Nestcams! ‘Tis the season! Birds are still nesting, and this month, there are a few new nestcams including Atlantic Puffins, Arctic Terns, Allen’s Hummingbird, Peregrine Falcons, Osprey and Double-crested Cormorants. NEW nests with lots of chicks and behavior to watch! Allen’s Hummingbird, California Atlantic Puffins, Maine Arctic Terns, Maine Peregrine Falcons, Idaho Osprey, Maine […]

More Nestcams!

More Nestcams We can never get enough of nestcams! Nesting season continues with new great views of nesting condors, lots of Great-horned Owlets, and this nest of seven seriously adorable Long-eared Owlets. NEW nests with lots of chicks to watch! California Condor, California Long Eared Owls, Montana Great Horned Owls,  Montana CATCH UP on what’s […]

More Nestcams

More Nestcams Can’t keep your eyes off the nestcams? You are not alone! Keep tabs on the birds you saw hatch and check out some new nesting birds. This month we have new Barred Owls, Red-tailed Hawks and more Bald Eagles. NEW!! Red-tailed Hawks, New York Bald Eagle, Iowa Barred Owl, Indiana CATCH UP ON YOUR […]

NESTCAMS!

NESTCAMS! It’s that time of year again! Get a front row seat and the best view of these early nesters from across the US and  Hawaii  — hummingbirds, albatross and some very cool raptors: Great Horned Owl, Georgia Allens Hummingbird, California Layasan Albatross, Hawaii Bald Eagle, Washington, DC Barn Owls, Texas

Family Fun: Baby Ducklings Near You

FAMILY FUN: Baby Ducklings Near You Waterfowl chicks are hatching and they are adorable! Most ducks nest on the ground where they might build a Wood Duck Babies: Stan Tekila nest out of wet vegetation, or burrow into a clump of grass. Wood ducks are an exception — they nest in natural tree cavities, or in […]

FAMILY FUN: Watching Birds Up Close

FAMILY FUN:  Watching Birds Up Close There are many ways to learn about birds. One of course, is going out and watching them in the wild with your binoculars. Another is watching them at your feeders. But there are long stretches of time when birds are nesting and because they are hidden for safety, we […]

Sharing the Beach With Nesting Shorebirds

Sharing the Beach With Nesting Shorebirds Who can resist the beach in the summer? It’s a fun place to enjoy the surf and sun and can also be a great Piping plover chick place to see birds. Many species of birds depend on beaches for survival, and lots of shorebirds have traveled many thousands of […]

Big Big Bald Eagle Nests

Big Big Bald Eagle Nests Bald Eagles are the largest raptor in North America and are seen throughout the continental US, Canada and Alaska.  With a wingspan of over 7 feet, everything about this bird is oversized.  From a lifespan over several decades to their overall size of up to 14 pounds for females in […]

Baby Birds of Summer

Baby Birds of Summer Many species of birds have finished breeding and are starting south again. But some chicks are just hatching or are very young now. If you are talking a walk in the woods, now is a good time to be looking for baby turkeys, known as polts.  Depending on where you are, wild […]

Update on Moonbird and Ospreys

UPDATE on Moonbird and Ospreys Great news on a few birds we have been following! That superhero Red knot, B-95 has been seen in NJ and Delaware gorging on horseshoe crab eggs again this season.  This marks over 20 years that scientists know he has been making an annual 18,600 mile journey roundtrip. Against all […]

Defending the Kids

Defending the Kids Piping plovers are endangered and they like the same beaches we humans do…and at the same time. This can cause some tense and dangerous moments for both the parents and young chicks.  I was recently at the beach watching a Piping plover family.  The parents had to constantly maneuver their nearly uncontrollable […]