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National Audubon Society - spring update for the Central Flyway - South Region

Report to Chapter Leaders in the Central Flyway-South Region

This communication is provided as a periodic update for chapter leaders on recent activities on the… 802 more words


Climate Change: Shifting Climate, Shifting Birds

By Howard Meyerson

Adam Byrne had the good fortune last year to observe a nesting pair of Blue Grosbeaks. He wasn’t in Tennessee, Florida or other southern state where they commonly sing their songs. 1,309 more words

Helping Birds Make It Home

Who doesn’t like birds — at least, birds other than pigeons?  They are pretty and colorful, they add happy chirping and warbling to our world, and they are a pleasure to watch as they soar, dip, and dive and make us wish we could fly, too. 358 more words


Bird-friendly Communities Coming of Age

By Howard Meyerson

Royce Ragland is proud that her village of Elk Rapids —population 1,642—is working to improve conditions for birds. The Antrim County community has the unique distinction of being the “first community in the world” to be certified by Saving Birds Thru Habitat (SBTH), the Omena-based nonprofit that promotes saving bird habitat. 1,086 more words

Scientists ‘winter’ in Bahamas to study endangered migratory bird

This PBS article focuses on endangered migratory shore birds such as the piping plover in the Bahamas. Scientists have been studying the piping plover, which has been on the endangered species list in the United States since the late 1980s. 190 more words


American kestrel nestling by Larry R. Goodman

Submitted by Peggy Baker of Francis Weston Audubon Society of Pensacola, the society which completed a 2 year study recently of the birds in Blackwater River State Forest (abbreviated report by Peggy Baker posted in this blog, 2013).   183 more words

Blackwater River State Forest

the great backyard bird count

This weekend was not only President’s weekend, but it also marked the world coming together for the Great Backyard Bird Count. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, GBBC was the “ 557 more words