Identifying Juvenile Sparrows

Even as adults, these “LBJs” can be tricky. To identify the juveniles, pay special attention to the flight feathers and subtle facial patterns. Here is an article from Birding magazine that gives some useful tips from experts. … Continue reading

A Field Guide to a Warmer Future

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts, conducted for over 100 years, have shown changes in bird distribution as our climate changes. Read about birds and a warmer future on Audubon’s website. You can also download their report as a pdf. … Continue reading

Festival Awards for Local Members

Longtime Chapter member Larry Weeks was recognized as Environmental Educator of the Year, for his outstanding commitment as our Community Naturalist for the past 13 years.  Larry is a retired pulp and paper technology engineer, who worked at the Smurfit-Stone … Continue reading

Guide to tricky bird ID

Want to figure out if it’s a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper’s Hawk you’re looking at? A Downy or a Hairy Woodpecker? Or which of those pesky finches it is? If so, you may want to check out Cornell Lab … Continue reading