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

Crows and Ravens

Here are a couple of useful articles to help distinguish between these similar species… eBird article, and… Cornell Lab of Ornithology also published an article on its All About Birds site. … Continue reading

Bird ID App

Audubon has a bird ID app that works on iPhone, Android, and Kindle. It’s free. Read more and download the app via Audubon’s website. … Continue reading

Tricky Finch Identification

With the Christmas Bird Count coming up one of the things on your mind will no doubt be how to tell those pesky finches apart – you know, the ones that all kinda look the same. The folks at eBird have put together a handy guide that goes into the details to help you separate a House Finch from a Purple Finch from a Cassin’s Finch. You can download their 6-page pdf by clicking on the image below…

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