There is a long-simmering, often overheated debate among animal lovers. It pits cat lovers, who want to help feral cats survive outdoors, against bird lovers, who say cats are causing bird populations to plummet.
Many people put up bird feeders in hopes of attracting avian wildlife. It turns out those backyard birds are attracting even bigger birds.
Counting for the 2018–19 FeederWatch season begins November 10. If you haven’t signed up yet, join now.
HOW THE PHOTO CONTEST WORKS
- Every other Monday will have a BirdSpotter photo challenge, telling you what kind of photo we want to see.
- Upload your best pic and start voting! Each contest category runs from Monday through midnight the following Thursday.
- There will be two photo winners every other week: one photo that received the most votes and one “Judges’ Choice.” Winners are announced every other Friday and will be entered to win the Grand Prize! Subscribe to the FeederWatch blog and receive the stories behind all the BirdSpotter winners in your inbox.
It’s a biological mystery that has confounded scientists for over a century: How did the world’s tiniest flightless bird find its way to one of the world’s most remote islands?
The Macaulay Library has recently redesigned its website to make it easier to find media, photography and audio recording tips, and anything that you need for wildlife media. Check it out.
On 6 October, more than 17,000 birders around the world went birding together for the first October Big Day. Reporting from 146 countries, teams tallied 6,136 species of birds: more than half of the world’s birds in a single day. eBirders added 21,149 pictures to their lists, photographing 2,356 species in these 24 hours. This sets new heights for a single day of October birding. Read more.
Birder, bird watcher, bird lover, doesn’t matter—this course is for you. Whether you watch birds at your feeder, on the way to work, or travel miles for that one bird you can’t wait to see, eBird can help. Discover how eBird can enhance your passion for birds and how your participation is helping us better understand them.
Project FeederWatch has put together a list of almost 100 common feeder birds and cross referenced what they like to eat and where they like to eat it. Explore your region to see what you might be able to attract to your feeder this winter!
The rainbow of hues seen in modern bird eggs probably evolved in birds’ dinosaur ancestors, which had eggs with colorful and speckled shells.