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Tyler Arboretum Bird Walk

December 26, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Tyler is a wonderful winter haven for non-migratory birds.
Explore Tyler’s winter landscapes with experienced birders who
know all the best places to look. Birders of all experience levels welcome.

Bring bird guides and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the
Visitor Center

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/events/winter-bird-walks/2018-12-26/

Wall Of Birds Artist Jane Kim Creates An “Avian Pantone” [Book Excerpt]

This excerpt from the book Wall of Birds appears in theWinter 2019 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now.

No characteristic better embod­ies the majesty and diversity of birds than their ostentatious display of color. They flaunt a rainbow of hues in endless combinations to serve a variety of purposes. For New Guinea’s birds-of-paradise, color is an aphrodisiac. At first glance, the male Superb Bird-of-Paradise appears to be an unremarkably monochromatic crea­ture—until it meets a female. Then it transforms, spreading its neck feathers wide to display a cape the lusty shade of black velvet. Feathers on its crown and breast shield flash iridescent aquama­rine as the male performs its courtship dance, bouncing across a tree branch like a kernel of heating popcorn.

Wall of Birds Artist Jane Kim Creates an “Avian Pantone” [Book Excerpt]

A new era of eBird Science: Status and Trends

This month we are excited to announce a huge advance in the understanding of birds, only made possible with eBird data. The bird observations submitted by you and many others contribute to these exciting new results: your eBird checklists are now working even harder to advance science and our knowledge of birds. The result of all this hard work is eBird Status and Trends—detailed population information for 107 species of North American birds, providing an unprecedented depth of information in four key areas:

https://ebird.org/news/a-new-era-of-ebird-science-status-and-trends7

Tyler Arboretum Bird Walk

December 19, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Tyler is a wonderful winter haven for non-migratory birds.
Explore Tyler’s winter landscapes with experienced birders who
know all the best places to look. Birders of all experience levels welcome.

Bring bird guides and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the
Visitor Center

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/events/winter-bird-walks/2018-12-19/

eBirding your Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season is upon us again! This is a great time to join others and cooperate in a massive effort across the Western Hemisphere to take a snapshot of bird occurrence around the holidays. For three weeks each year (14 December to 5 January) tens of thousands of birders head out to conduct the Audubon CBC. These counts are cooperative efforts to get the best count of birds in a single 15-mile diameter circle. They depend upon the efforts of multiple parties of observers with each group checking different parts of the count circle. Compilers add the efforts of the various teams together and assemble a final count total, which can be compared to totals for the past 117 years to understand changes in bird populations. eBird collects data at a finer scale and from single parties of birders, and eBird Mobile makes it easy to keep your tallies through the day. We invite each group to submit their single-party lists to eBird, but please do remember to 1) limit your mileage by breaking your day into more than one list; 2) remove backtracking miles from your totals (both CBC and eBird measure distance as one-way distance). For guidance on best practices for submitting your CBC to eBird, see these links:

https://ebird.org/news/ebirding-your-cbc

Christmas Bird Count at Tyler Arboretum

December 15, 2018 @ 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Each year between mid-December and early January, thousands of volunteers in North and South America collect data on bird sightings. Tyler invites you to be a part of the tradition. Data gathered during the count is used to assess the health
of bird populations and guide conservation action. Join Tyler’s experienced birders to search for owls and other nocturnal and dawn birds. After breakfast at a nearby restaurant (on your own), venture out again to look for both common and unusual birds.

https://3828.blackbaudhosting.com/3828/Christmas-Bird-Count-15Dec2018

Tyler Arboretum Bird Walk

December 12, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Tyler is a wonderful winter haven for non-migratory birds.
Explore Tyler’s winter landscapes with experienced birders who
know all the best places to look. Birders of all experience levels welcome.

Bring bird guides and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the
Visitor Center

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/events/winter-bird-walks/2018-12-12/