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When do Birds Go to Sleep?

When do Birds Go to Sleep?

Most people have seen a duck sleeping out on the water, but it is unusual to see sleeping birds during the day. But just like any animal, birds need sleep in order to recover from an illness or injury, replenish their energy, or grow. Yet their sleep is different from […]

Types of Black Birds Commonly Found in America

Types of Black Birds Commonly Found in America

All birders have their favorite type of bird, whether it’s the blue jay, woodpecker, or sparrow. But there’s something about black birds that we find fascinating. There are many birds that tend to fall into the black bird category, and while it’s true that there are several types of black […]

Where Do Little Blue Penguins Live?

Where Do Little Blue Penguins Live?

The blue penguin, commonly known as the little blue penguin and the fairy penguin, is the smallest species of penguin. When this penguin reaches adulthood in weighs in at just two and a half pounds. Their petite appearance is just one of the reasons why they’re considered the most well-loved […]

What is the Difference Between Torpor and Hibernation?

What is the Difference Between Torpor and Hibernation?

When we discuss the different ways animals survive during the winter, torpor and hibernation usually come up. However, there are not many animals that actually hibernate. For the most part, some will simply enter a light state of sleep, which is referred to as torpor. Other animals will utilize a […]

Nocturnal Birds List – A List Of Must-See Birds!

Nocturnal Birds List – A List Of Must-See Birds!

Our nocturnal birds list will primarily cover the popular California nocturnal birds and the nocturnal birds of Texas. These birds can avoid many day time, or diurnal predators. They will use their keen eyesight to spot prey, and can also take advantage of other nighttime conditions. Most nocturnal birds will […]

Famous Bird Watchers Throughout History

Famous Bird Watchers Throughout History

Famous birdwatchers tend to fall into two different categories and that includes birdwatchers who are famous for birding and celebrities who love birding. In our guide will cover both types of well-known birders. But regardless of why they’re famous, the people on our list have one thing in common, and […]

All About Owls: A Guide to the Silent Night Predators

All About Owls: A Guide to the Silent Night Predators

There are two hundred and sixteen species of owls today. One hundred and nineteen species belong to the typical owl family, with a total of eighteen species belonging to the barn owl family. The majority of owls are nocturnal predators. Their long sharp talons and hooked bills are designed to […]

Where Do Birds Go At Night in the Winter?

Where Do Birds Go At Night in the Winter?

Do you enjoy watching birds flitting around your backyard, going from feeder to feeder, or spending time in your bird bath? If you love watching bird life activity in your backyard, then you may wonder where do birds go at night in the winter months. During this time, the birds […]

Big Year Birding Rules and Strategies

Big Year Birding Rules and Strategies

In general, big year birding is a type of self-challenge that avid birders partake in to test their birding skills to determine how many birds they can identify in a single year. There’s also a birding year competition that’s hosted by the American Birding Society. We’ll discuss the ABA’s bird […]

The Leading Birding Organizations Across The USA      

The Leading Birding Organizations Across The USA      

Most birding organizations across the USA are nonprofit. They simply provide leadership to bird watchers by providing the educational tools and skills needed for this exciting hobby. Many of the organizations cater specifically to the recreational birder and offer many programs that new birders can take advantage of. Our list […]

The Gilded Flicker: Life, Love, and Habitat

The Gilded Flicker: Life, Love, and Habitat

One of the larger woodpeckers in the Picidae family, the gilded flicker is loud, beautiful and graceful. It’s commonly found in the eastern Colorado desert regions, Yuma, and the Sonoran. It’s primarily a ground foraging woodpecker and features a spotted dark barred brown back, a pale gray throat, and face, […]

What is the Best time of Day for Birdwatching?

What is the Best time of Day for Birdwatching?

Birding is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, whatever time of day you decide to break out your binoculars, however, some times of day are better than others. So, what is the best time of day for birdwatching? This can depend on the species of bird you’re hoping to view and the […]

Birdwatching for Beginners: Diving Into Nature

Birdwatching for Beginners: Diving Into Nature

Birdwatching is a fun hobby for people of all ages. It’s also one of the best ways to become acquainted with local wildlife and just enjoy nature in general. Birdwatching for beginners will allow you to explore a world you’ve never noticed before. And it’s a really easy hobby to […]

Birdwatching Equipment for Your First Outdoor Adventure

Birdwatching Equipment for Your First Outdoor Adventure

Birding is a great hobby that requires careful observation, plenty of patience and a true appreciation for nature. It can also require some essential birdwatching equipment such as telephoto lenses, a spotting scope, a journal, and most importantly, binoculars. Let’s dig a little deeper to learn more about the type […]