Audubon has launched a pilot program called Climate Watch. The plan is to use bluebirds and nuthatch observations to validate Audubon’s predictions on how birds’ territory ranges will shift in response to a changing climate. Audubon released its Birds and Climate Change Report in 2014. It used Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey data […]

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Sam Crowe on May 21st, 2017

Princeton University Press has had a great year introducing new bird guides.  First across my desk was Raptors of Mexico and Central Mexico.  Raptors can offer a real identification challenge so this new guide was a welcome addition. Next was the gorgeous Birds of India Guide. This guide featured over 4,000 stunning photographs of birds […]

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Sam Crowe on May 14th, 2017

The 21st International Conference of BirdsCaribbean will take place July 13-17, at Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve Park in Cuba. The five-day conference will bring together participants from the fields of  ornithology, conservation, education, ecotourism, and birding. The theme of the meeting is “Celebrating the Diversity of the Caribbean.” This theme relates not only to […]

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Sam Crowe on May 4th, 2017

Recently returned from a quick trip to the Galveston, Texas area.  About 2 days of birding yielded 118 species.   Warblers were only fair and numbers of other usually common migrant landbirds were way down.  Hopefully just the timing.  Laffite’s Cove toward the western end of Galveston Island was more productive than High Island for warblers […]

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