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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.

Loggerhead Turtles

This week’s post is written by Lakin, a monthly blog correspondent and Ursids alumni. She tells us all about some big, sea-loving creatures! They have a bit of a rough start at the beginning of their lives, facing some tough odds from predators, but they grow up to be pretty sizable contenders as adults.

Air Traffic

This week’s blog is written by Hannah, a Bucktails, Brookies, and Drummers alumni, and long-time Monthly Correspondent. She writes about a topic we don’t think about often when considering air travel: that we are sharing the friendly skies with our avian neighbors, and need to account for being in their airspace when we fly.

The Allegheny Front Hawk Watch

This week’s post is written by Peter, a monthly blog correspondent and Bucktails and Ursids alumni.  He writes about keeping an “eagle eye” out for migrating raptors, helping local biologists record important data that they can use to monitor the charismatic birds that fly by each year!

The Bald Eagle, an American Success Story

This week, Eli, a Brookies and Ursids alumni, shares with us more of his “Naturalist’s Notes.” He writes about our national bird, and their recovery after a significant population crash. His original photos of this majestic bird are truly stunning!