The 2018 International Ornithological Congress (IOC) will unite about 2000 scientists and conservationists from 100 countries around the world. The event will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from August 19-26, 2018. The event is only held every four years so this is a rare opportunity for U.S. and Canadian birders to visit with and […]

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Sam Crowe on December 13th, 2016

If you think the above image is of a feather and not of a frond, you would be correct.  But that’s not all there is to it.  What you are looking at is a feathered dinosaur tail with primitive plumage trapped in Mid-Cretaceous amber! WOW. The amber is thought to be about 99 million years […]

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Sam Crowe on December 7th, 2016

From The Auk Smart female Wood Ducks live longer.  (our interpretation) An 11-year study of almost 500 Wood Ducks found a positive correlation between annual survival rate and nesting success.  It seems female Wood Ducks that were better at raising their young were better at surviving from one year to the next.  Seems like a […]

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