Fresh News - News and information about birds and birding

Songbirds in snow
Postal service releases new stamps

Remote Colombia
Special rate from Rockjumper Birding Adventures

Hummingbird Monet
A new video from Raven on the Mountain

The Willow Ptarmigan
A classic Hinterland Who's Who video

New bird ID quiz
Buntings and Grosbeaks.

About a Bird's Egg
The secret of egg shapes.

Sam's Blog - All About Birds

September 21

Favorite bird behaviors

George's Blog - Attracting and feeding birds

September 20

Too many feeders?

Bird Identification Service

Questions and Answers about Wild Birds

Question of the week:

How smart is a hummingbird?

A. Real smart, as it turns out.  Their hippocampus – the area of the brain responsible for learning and memory – is up to five times bigger than that in songbirds, seabirds and woodpeckers.

A hummingbird can remember where every flower is located in their territory and how long it takes to refill with nectar.  Not bad for a bird that has a pea-sized brain. So maybe size does not matter after all.

Seeing More Birds!

Rare Bird Alerts/ ListServs