A mudhead #prothonotarywarbler this morning - foraging can be a dirty business. Then a collaboration meeting with VCU electrical engineers to create Smart Nest Boxes! #vcubirds #avianconservation

Great Volunteer Appreciation Day today at our magical Center for Birds of Prey! #centerforbirdsofprey #avianconservation

OWNS is set up at the #okanaganmakers Spring Market for Earth Day! Come see us and learn about our projects and your local songbirds!
#pentictonmarket #craftmarket #birdresearch #avianconservation #wildifeandnature #earthday #fundraising #nonprofit

Summer - grey warbler or riroriro (Gerygone igata), stretching in the early morning sun.

New Zealand's most widely distributed endemic bird species. With an iconic song that is frequently heard, this small insectivorous bird is not so often actually seen.
#gerygoneigata #NZ #cutebird #greywarbler #docgovtnz #avianconservation #biodiversity #conservationnz #shots_of_animals #riroriro

Right now, we are in the middle of our Black-footed Albatross translocation, but we are always working with the end goal in sight! Turn up the volume and watch this quick clip to see what the end of our project will look like this year.
Why have we teamed up with @usfws to translocate Black-footed Albatross chicks? Visit us at www.pacificrimconservation.org or www.islandarks.org to learn more! #BlackfootedAlbatross #Fledging #AlbatrossChicks #AvianConservation #SavingSeaBirds #PacificRimConservation

I think Randolph wanted me to be quiet and hurry up with his food🦉🦉🦉 #avianconservation #screechowl #ignoremyvoice #littlered #iloveowls

Join us this Sunday, February 4th at 2:30 PM at Aullwood's Nature Center to hear Katie Fallon (@katiesfallon) founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc. and author of "Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird" and "Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird". Both books are available for purchase in the Aullwood Nature Store. Learn more about Katie Fallon and this event at www.aullwood.org

This is the fourth event in Aullwood’s 2018 Winter Speaker Series, WOMEN IN SCIENCE, featuring fascinating programs on natural subjects from a diverse group of presenters. Programs are held on consecutive Sundays at 2:30 PM on January 14, 21 & 28 and February 4 & 11. Admission is $7 per adult (12 & over) and $5 per child (11-3); children 2 & under, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free. Programs are held at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton OH 45414. See the Winter Speaker Series 2018 flyer at http://aullwood.audubon.org/WSS2018 for a complete list. Questions about the series? Contact Sam Romeo at 937-890-7360 x223.

Good morning, and Happy Thursday! Throwback to December when I had the fabulous experience of seeing one of my favorite flicks [with one of my favorite ladies, @randigirl4], 'The Birds,' on the big screen! Please enjoy the stunning ceiling of the historic North Park Theatre—painted by Pan-American Exposition artist, Raphael Beck—accompanied by some words of wisdom from Mrs. Bundy, the outspoken ornithologist who briefly educates us [with some unnerving numbers] in the film's diner scene: have a truly tanfastic Thursday, everyone!
'There is very definitely a difference, Miss...They're both perching birds, of course, but quite different species. I would hardly think that either species would have sufficient intelligence to launch a massed attack; their brain pans are not big enough. Birds are not aggressive creatures, Miss. They bring beauty into the world. It is mankind, rather...It is mankind, rather, who insists upon making it difficult for life to exist on this planet. Now, if it were not for birds...
..I hardly think a few birds are going to bring about the end of the world...
..Birds have been on this planet, Miss Daniels, since Archaeopteryx, a hundred and forty million years ago. Doesn't it seem odd that they'd wait all that time to start a...a war against humanity? That would hardly be possible...Because there are eight thousand, six hundred and fifty species of birds in the world today, Mr. Carter. It is estimated that five billion, seven hundred and fifty million birds live in the United States alone. The five continents of the world...
..Probably contain more than a hundred billion birds.' - Mrs. Bundy | Ethel Griffies

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job? 😍 #conservation #savetheaga #marianacrow #avianconservation #fieldwork #fieldtech

At TRBO, we believe that bird banding can serve multiple purposes while keeping the impact on birds minimal. We can obtain important data on Neotropical migrants and on little known resident birds, share knowledge between institutions and use it as an educational tool for ecologists and citizens alike. Conservation through education. Dr. Chase visting from Salve Regina University at the table banding a Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina).

Caught in our nets this morning, the Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) is a winter resident in Belize. This wood warbler spends most of its time foraging in the leaf litter. It may not be as colourful as other warblers but it is definitely one of our favourites at the station.

Cold weather reminds me of bald eagles. It was freezing the day I took this photo. Bald eagles are a huge conservation success story. Hope we have more like them looking back in a hundred years.

Young Barn Owl. This guy was one of five nestlings being banded. Though he appears to be smiling, he was no happier than his siblings at being taken from his nest box to be weighed, measured and banded. There was a fair amount of hissing at the indignity of it all, but the information gathered is so very important and the spark of birding and avian conservation might just have been lit for some young birders that day. #barnowl #birdsofinstagram #bird #owl #banding #birdbanding #babyowl #avianconservation #igs_birds

One of our favourite biters, these guys can pack a punch on your fingers with that seed crushing bill. Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster), annual resident of our area. @zoopilote

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