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Tag: birds

The Ring-Billed Gull

This week’s post is all about a seabird, whose distinct features and attitude have made it a common part of the beach-going experience.  Peter L., a monthly blog correspondent, writes all about these birds, giving us the facts about them as well as his beautiful original photographs!

Talking Turkey for Thanksgiving

This week’s blog post is just in time for the holidays, and is written by Cavan, a monthly blog correspondent and Brookies alumni.  He gives us all the fun facts about turkeys, keeping us informed about the bird creating the flap behind “Turkey Day!”

The Birds, Cats, and Air of Athens, Greece

Monthly Blog Correspondent, Zara M, a Drummers alumni, traveled to Greece at the beginning of the year. Her passion for bird watching was not squandered as she came across several birds she had not seen before. At the same time, Zara came upon realizations about Greece’s air quality and the culture of the feral cat population.

Fragmentation: A Pandora’s Box for Birds

This week’s blog, written by a second year Monthly Blog Correspondent, Eli D, is ‘for the birds’! Eli, a Bass and Brookies alumni, often goes birding around Penn’s Woods. He explored a wooded area where birds inhabit places that are affected by habitat fragmentation, and muses over the benefits and costs to the ecosystem caused by these fragmented areas of wilderness during his outing.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

This week’s blog post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent and bird enthusiast, Peter. He tells us all about his experience with the Great Backyard Bird Count – an annual event that encourages birders across the globe to get out and spot their feathered friends, recording and submitting the data to assist research.