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07 Jul 2022

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    Baby Bald Eagles

    A recently fledged Bald Eagle, a juvenile just learning to fly, lands unceremoniously on the ground. The parent Bald Eagles may react by calling from a tree, or they may have to descend to the ground themselves, to tend to and encourage the young bird to take flight again. Young Bald Eagles do not reach full adult plumage until they are around four years old and may live up to 40 years.

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  • Posted on 07 Jul 2022

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    Slowing Down and Observing Female Birds

    The colorful feathers and loud songs of male songbirds often catch a birder’s attention first. Observing females often means birding more slowly, noticing subtle differences in plumage and behavior, says Joanna Wu, who’s part of a group called the Galbatrosses that’s encouraging birders to spend more time identifying female birds. Fellow Galbatross Purbita Saha says that watching for females can help us understand birds on a deeper level by observing them as individuals rather than just species.

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  • Posted on 06 Jul 2022

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    Life on the Beach with Wilson's Plovers

    Along the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find undeveloped sandy flats and shallow lagoons. This is prime habitat for Wilson’s Plovers to nest and raise their chicks. But life on the beach can be tough for birds. In many parts of its U.S. range on the Gulf and south Atlantic coasts, Wilson’s Plover habitat is at risk. One practice that has helped these beach birds is to place low, temporary fencing around key nesting areas.

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  • Posted on 05 Jul 2022

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    Being an Ethical Birder

    Birding has many benefits for your well-being. But Martha Harbison, the vice president of the Feminist Bird Club, says you should make sure your relationship with birds isn’t just about taking, but about giving back, too. You’re benefiting from the birds and the places they live, so you should do your part to care for those birds. And make sure to keep other birders in mind, too. You can hear more about how to be an ethical birder on the Bring Birds Back podcast. 

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  • Posted on 04 Jul 2022

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    Summer Tanagers: Wasp Hunters

    Summer Tanagers snatch bees and wasps in mid-air, as they buzz about. Bug in beak, the bird flies to a perch, slams the insect against a branch until it’s dead, then wipes it against the branch to remove the stinger before eating it. Summer Tanagers will also tear open paper-like wasp nests to dine on the larvae within. The migratory birds will also eat other insects and spiders, as well as fruits and berries in the summer and over the winter.

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  • Posted on 03 Jul 2022

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