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627 months and counting

This is not cool


Nesting and incubation demands differ for various waterfowl

Ducks nests are hidden, while geese nest in the open


All about NA woodpeckers. More stories from Bernd Heinrich's cabin

If you haven't read any of Heinrich's 19 books about birds, start here. He tells personal stories about birds he knows very well. He's one of our best authors about birds.


Catching local ducks as they land on water

Just some camera fun with a Mallard and a Bufflehead


Intruding drake loses battle for hen

A brief but intense battle with the reigning male


Aging Bald Eagle chicks by their increasing color

These are the birds on the DNR's video feed


Three young male turkeys getting testy with each other

Perhaps they grew frustrated watching their elders strut for hens


Tree Swallows back big time, looking for nest sites

My nest boxes went from 0 to 60 in 24 hours


Unrecognized benefit to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

It answers the question about intelligent life


Atmospheric CO2 level hit record high in March

It won't take much more CO2 to give us big trouble


Why do some birds feed at dawn and dusk and in the shade?

It's protective behavior, reducing the chances of predation


Laysan Albatross a mom at 66

Raising a chick at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge


Three eagle chicks in nest; sizes are different

Photo of chicks being fed


Crex Meadows bird activity mostly waterfowl right now

A quick visit Thursday found nesting eagles and ice on potholes


Please use "chickadee checkoff" when you file your state tax form

The money goes to the DNR non-game wildlife fund. It helps pay for things like the eagle cam currently focused on a nest with three chicks.


Creator of breeding bird survey dies at age 98

Chandler Robbins made many contributions to birds and birding


All three eagle chicks, the ones on live video, are looking good

Lots of eagles in the metro area. DNR spokesman says cats can be prey items fed to eagle chicks.


Birders, photographers, and others boosted 2015 duck stamp sales

More stamps sold at new higher price = more revenue for habitat purchase


This new guide to raptors has it both ways

Mexico and Central America, but all of our raptors are here


Spring warbler walk May 13 at Wolsfeld Woods SNA

The site is adjacent to County Road 6 north of the city of Long Lake