• Share Your Birds-and-Eclipse Stories
    “Oh. Oh! Wow! Part of the sun is missing! It’s not there! This is for real. Stop the car!” Left to right: Andrew Floyd, Hannah Floyd, and Jack Solomon ponder an eclipse of the sun. Platte County, Wyoming, USA, Aug. 21, 2017. We’re in Platte County, Wyoming, population 9,000. This   >>  read more
    By Ted Floyd
  • Birding Photo Quiz: August 2017
    The “Featured Photo” in the August 2017 Birding is timely! How so? Well, we’ll give you a huge hint: Earlier this summer, the bird formerly known as the Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus, was split by the American Ornithological Society into two species. One retains the vernacular name Northern Harrier but   >>  read more
    By Ted Floyd
  • Blog Birding #333
    We certainly have a good idea of what an eclipse looks like, but do we know what one *sounds* like? Cornell researchers tried to find out in 1963, Marc Devokaitis at All About Birds tells the tale. “The eclipse does not influence many of the factors which affect bird song   >>  read more
    By Nate Swick