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Quick Facts About Bird Flight

Quick Facts About Bird Flight

Birds are an incredibly diverse animal group. This is certainly reflected in their flying abilities, as you can see in this short list of facts about bird flight.

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Quick Facts About Bird Physiology

Quick Facts About Bird Physiology

Birds are an incredibly diverse animal group. This is reflected in their physiology, as you can see in this short list of facts about the stamina and endurance ability of birds.

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A More Extensive Birdwatching Equipment List

A More Extensive Birdwatching Equipment List

You don’t require a huge pile of equipment for a birdwatching trip; the only things you really need are a field guide, a pair of binoculars and some enthusiasm. However, there are a number of other things you may want to bring along, especially once you have been overwhelmed by the birdwatching bug and have decided it could become a serious hobby.

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A Basic Birdwatching Equipment List

A Basic Birdwatching Equipment List

One of the great attractions of birdwatching is its simplicity. There are no set rules for birdwatching, no minimum requirements to meet and no real expectations other than spending some enjoyable time with the birds and your friends.

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Bird Species Alpha Codes

Often times, experienced birders use a specialized code when taking notes about the various bird species they have seen. This code may seem confusing to novice birders but there really is a logical system at work.

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Using Bird Song Mnemonics

Using Bird Song Mnemonics

If you’ve spent much time in deep woods or around wetlands, you will know that it’s common to hear many more birds than you can see. At times like these, the birdwatcher’s best strategy is to rely less on visual cues and concentrate on the sounds made by the birds. Just like their plumage is unique to each species, so are the songs they sing. Being able to identify a bird by their song allows you to identify the species you can hear but cannot see.

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Tips for Finding Owls

Tips for Finding Owls

Owls are solitary birds and for the most part, do not like being disturbed by humans. So they can be a bit tricky to find. Here are a few tips to help you locate owls.

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Birding with Young Kids

Birding with Young Kids

The arrival of a baby entails many lifestyle changes for new parents. Sleepless nights are in; early morning bird trips are out. The sight of endless flocks of shorebirds has now replaced the sight of endless diapers. But fear not, there is definitely birding after baby, it’s just different than what you are used to.

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Keeping a Bird Checklist for Your Yard

Keeping a Bird Checklist for Your Yard

One of the best ways to nurture a budding interest in birdwatching is to keep a bird checklist. A checklist is simply a list of birds recorded in your area and “keeping a checklist” is using that checklist to keep track of all the birds you have seen.

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What is an Owl Pellet?

What is an Owl Pellet?

If you start hanging out with birdwatchers, it is inevitable the day will come when one of them bends down to poke around in the grass, comes up with a grey, lumpy thing and declares it to be “a rather nice owl pellet”.

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