This NPR program with wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and essayist Scott Weidensaul share bird calls and discuss some of the remarkable abilities of birds. Both men contributed to a new book about North American birds. The video below shares some wonderful facts about owls that you may find fascinating!
This is a fun and funny way to learn some interesting facts about owls. Definitely worth watching!
We all love birds and the many varied species that live and migrate through our area, but have you stopped to think what it would be like if these species slowly disappeared from our planet. Each year millions of birds die, and some species go extinct due to a myriad of environmental influences. The videos included here highlight some of the key issues that impact bird conservation. Listen to Kimberly Kaufmann, executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Ohio and world renowned birder Kenn Kaufmann, and see what you can do to help ensure that the birds you enjoy today will be here for you to enjoy with your own children someday.
If you KNIT, you can help wild birds and rehabilitators by knitting nests for orphaned birds. Knitted nests emulate the feel of real nests, keeping the babies warm and comfortable. Wildcare in San Rafael, California has a video and pattern instructions. And -- if you check out the WildCareFacebook page, you can see photos of donated nests others have submitted. (The photo here is of a baby White-tailed Kite) --http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/site/PageServer?pagename=babybirdnest_homepage
We hope this blog of nature articles and videos serves as inspiration for your own exploration of wild birds and the diverse habitats in which they live.