Five Easy-to-Learn Wild Bird Sound Imitations

Five Easy-to-Learn Wild Bird Sound Imitations

In our modern age of technology, more and more people are tempted to just use an app like Merlin (from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology) to identify the bird sounds they hear. But if you really want to learn and remember the identities of the birds making sounds around you, one of the best ways … Read more

Speaking of Nature by Bill Danielson: The joy of birds

Speaking of Nature by Bill Danielson: The joy of birds

Today’s column will discuss two separate events that illustrate the powerful ability of birds to bring joy to the lives of humans. The first event took place at my school last week, while the second happened in my brother-in-law’s front yard. Both feature the unexpected appearance of birds in and around buildings. I’ll let you … Read more

Kovel’s Antiques: Bird whistles have been around a long time | News, Sports, Jobs

Kovel’s Antiques: Bird whistles have been around a long time |  News, Sports, Jobs

People have been captivated by bird songs for centuries. At some point, clever artisans realized that whistles could not only imitate birds, but they could also be made to look like birds. Ceramic bird-shaped whistles have been made for hundreds of years all over the world. Examples dating to about 1000 AD have been found … Read more