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Monet's Swans
Steven Siegel gets creative with his new video.

Bird Flight
Flight patterns can be a clue to bird identification.

Songbirds in snow
Postal service releases new stamps

Remote Colombia
Special rate from Rockjumper Birding Adventures

The Willow Ptarmigan
A classic Hinterland Who's Who video

New bird ID quiz
Buntings and Grosbeaks.

Sam's Blog - All About Birds

November 29
Meet The Institute for Bird Populations

George's Blog - Attracting and feeding birds

November 20
This week, we venture back in time…


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!

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