Category Archives: Ornithology

Monogamous Swans?

It sounds so romantic, the idea that swans mate for life. If one dies, its mate also dies—of a broken heart. How faithful. How tragic. How so not true. Advertisements

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Birds at Sea

Birds are pretty amazing creatures. A recent question from a friend helped me realize just how amazing. Our friends recently returned from a Caribbean cruise. At one point, when they were somewhere off the coast of Yucatan, their ship was … Continue reading

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Checklist Changes

Many serious birders keep a life list of the bird species they’ve seen. We can tell you exactly how many birds are on that list, and there’s great excitement when we can add a new “lifer.” We may also have … Continue reading

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Cool Birds

As my grandmother always said, “Horses sweat. Men perspire. Women glow.” How do we avoid this sticky situation? Kids run through sprinklers and adults head for the air conditioning, but what do the birds do when the thermometer climbs? They … Continue reading

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