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Common Redpolls in Flight – Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

 

Christmas is coming
Don’t panic just yet
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For your nature lover
This crowning achievement
They’ve yet to discover

With stories of mammals
And birds that are flocking
A perfect gift it makes
But too large for a stocking

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From flowers to deer
You’ll learn something new
Each day of the year

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Turkey

Wild Turkey

By Gail Cleveland Although the Wild Turkey was well known to American Indians and widely used as food, certain tribes considered these birds stupid and cowardly and did not eat them for fear of acquiring these characteristics. In early August, two Wild Turkey Moms and twelve chicks showed up in our backyard. At that time […]

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Cackling Goose

By Linda DeKort One of the most significant changes for birders in the 2004 supplement of the American Ornithologist Union checklist, according to Sibley, was the split of Canada Goose into two species. “The former broad Canada Goose species has been divided into a large-bodied, interior- and southern-breeding species, and a small-bodied tundra-breeding subspecies. The […]

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American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

By Jeannie Marcure For most of us, the month of December is filled with visions of sugar-plums and the other trappings that have come to be expected during the holiday season; but for bird lovers the premier event might just be Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count. This annual event offers opportunities for both expert and […]

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Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

By Karen Nichols & Ben Long Big, raucous and handsome, the pileated woodpecker is a favorite of hard-core birding enthusiasts and casual nature-lovers alike. The pileated woodpecker is the classic “Woody Woodpecker.” The word “pileated” refers to its bright red crest, its most distinguishing feature. The name may be pronounced either “PIE-leh-ated” or “PIL-eh-ated.” The […]

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Northern Pygmy Owl

By Jeannie Marcure Because most of their activities are nocturnal, owls are more often heard than seen and are often regarded as mysterious and secretive.   There’s certainly something thrilling and primordial about hearing an owl call in the darkness of the forest.   After spending almost two years at Walden Pond, Thoreau described that experience this […]

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Trumpeter Swan

By March Mahr The Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) is the largest waterfowl in North America and the largest swan in the world. Yet there’s more than their size to blow a horn about—Trumpeter Swans are making a comeback. Once abundant and widespread within a wide band extending from Alaska along the Pacific Coast to the […]

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