What to Do If You Find an Injured Bird

What to Do If You Find an Injured Bird

Photo: Leonard Jerry Horsford (Shutterstock) You don’t need to intervene if you find a baby bird. Truly, fledglings don’t need your help. But an injured bird is another matter. If one flies into your streak-free windowfor instance, and is now lying on your deck, it only makes sense that you’d want to help out your … Read more

30th anniversary of Idaho’s kestrel monitoring program

30th anniversary of Idaho’s kestrel monitoring program

Wooden nest boxes in the Treasure Valley house American kestrels, where they are observed by Idaho scientists. 2022 marks the 30th year of data collection on this declining species. Jim Shane You’ve probably seen Idaho’s smallest raptor — the American kestrel — perched on telephone poles, eyeing an unsuspecting mouse or lizard. With a hooked … Read more

Bird’s-eye View: Common or Fish Crows are smarter than we think | Lifestyle

Bird’s-eye View: Common or Fish Crows are smarter than we think |  Lifestyle

Tweetings, fellow birders! Thanks for flying in to read this column! This week I’d like to discuss a very interesting neighbor which you might take for granted, that being our old pal and farmer’s favorite, the Crow. While you may not realize it, they are intelligent, intriguing and downright clever, and really deserve an honorable … Read more

Canada’s birds helped me connect with my new country

Canada’s birds helped me connect with my new country

First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide. Illustration by Mary Kirkpatrick In her book Birds Art Life, author Kyo Maclear decides to watch the birds in her big city. Over the changing seasons, Maclear opens her head and heart to avian creatures. … Read more

Fish raining from Texarkana sky came from nervous birds, study says

Fish raining from Texarkana sky came from nervous birds, study says

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS)— A pair of researchers has an alternative explanation for the “raining fish” phenomenon last year in Texarkana that draw national fascination. According to a study conducted by a pair of independent researchers, it was not a waterspout that dumped fish across a four-mile swath of Texarkana on December 29, 2021. It was … Read more

The Bristol Press – State-endangered bird returns to Bristol

The Bristol Press – State-endangered bird returns to Bristol

BRISTOL – With the clearing of invasive plant species in parts of the Roberts Property Park, an environmentalist is saying he is noting the return of state-endangered birds to the property and is keeping a hopeful eye on the return of others. According to Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut Land Stewardship Coordinator John Correia, the … Read more

LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Some birds nesting, some on the move | Lifestyles

LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Some birds nesting, some on the move |  Lifestyles

Mesonet.org recorded no rain over the past seven days. Payne County rare birds for the week include the ongoing Teal Ridge Least Bittern, as well as assorted reports of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck in multiple locations. Writer has had several sightings of the Chimney Swift around the Lakeview Road/Boomer Lake area throughout the spring, which … Read more

Words on Birds: It’s best to leave baby birds alone | News

Words on Birds: It’s best to leave baby birds alone |  News

Last week, I talked about all the fledgling birds that were around this time of year. Many may be in our backyards and around our neighborhoods. This is the time of year when phone calls come in from well-meaning folks who find an “abandoned” bird, so it’s time for me to repeat past columns about … Read more

Search for a ‘bird of happiness’ with ‘Halcyon Journey’ author Marina Richie | Montana News

Search for a ‘bird of happiness’ with ‘Halcyon Journey’ author Marina Richie |  Montana News

Walking undeterred through thick brush and downed trees alongside Rattlesnake Creek, Marina Richie grinned and proclaimed: “This is the kingfisher mansion.” Richie, 63, was referring to a section of eroded riverbank a few miles north of downtown Missoula where a mating pair of belted kingfishers — the only pair she’s aware of in that area … Read more