Duck enthusiasts, if you want to know a bunch about the Gadwall the you may be interested in a new e-book on the Natural History of the Gadwall by Tom Reaune. Happy reading!
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
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
Telling the difference between a Harlan’s Red-tailed Hawk and a “regular” Redtail can be a challenge. Here is a detailed review of the differences, published by the ABA. … Continue reading
Dr. Erick Greene, Professor of Biology at the University of Montana, has been studying Ospreys for many years. He runs the Montana Osprey Project, with its two webcams, here in Missoula, and a worldwide audience. Last year Erick approached Five … Continue reading
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
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
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a useful guide to identifying waterfowl by the location of white patches … Continue reading