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Beak of the Week: Saqr Falcon (Saker Falcon)

The Falcon, a symbol of force and courage, is the national bird of the UAE. Portrait of a Saker Falcon Common Name: Saker Falcon or Saqr Falcon Latin Name: Falco cherrug Range:  Very large Distribution. Found from Eastern Europe to … Continue reading


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Beak of the Week: Roseate Spoonbill

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we bring you a pink bird! Pink Beauty! Common Name: Roseate Spoonbill Latin Name: Platalea ajaja Range:  Parts of South America, Gulf Coast of the U.S., and coastal areas of Mexico, Central America, … Continue reading


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Beak of the Week: Cinnamon Teal

What a perfect specimen of autumnal colors… Cinnamon Teal Common Name: Cinnamon Teal Latin Name: Anas cyanoptera Range:  Summers in the western United States; winters in parts of Central America, and parts of South America; found year-round along the California … Continue reading


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BOTW: Oak Titmouse

Yosemite National Park was founded on October 1st, 1890—today it celebrates its 122nd year! This area is not only special to Danielle and me because of its natural beauty and the wonderful summers we spent here at camp, but also because … Continue reading


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BOTW: Andean Cock-of-the-rock

Happy “birdie thirty” to one of the best brother-in-laws in the world! Happy birthday, Eric! As you enter your third decade on this earth, we thought nothing more appropriate than celebrating an AMAZING PERSON with this SPECTACULAR BIRD!  We know … Continue reading


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Beak of the Week: Lincoln’s Sparrow

We are all familiar with the “brown birds.” You know, the seemingly boring ones that may appear slightly different from one another, but are all classified simply as: Sparrows. Well, as lovers of color and art, we completely understand the … Continue reading


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Beak of the Week: Mountain Chickadee

As all birders know, talking birds is easy! However, in a city like Los Angeles, where working in the wild bird feeding industry isn’t exactly common, people become excited and interested when introduced to our world. On a weekly basis, … Continue reading


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Beak of the Week: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

If you live in the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada, learning to identify hummingbirds is easy! Only one kind (with very rare exceptions) can be found in this range: the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris (www.istockphoto.com) … Continue reading


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Beak of the Week: Hoopoe

Though I saw my true “spark bird” at the young age of six, I must credit the Hoopoe with reinvigorating my passion for birds at an adult age. Hoopoe, Upupa epops Common Name: Hoopoe; Upupa Latin Name: Upupa epops Range:  Europe, … Continue reading


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Pledge to Fledge 2012

GET EXCITED!!! The inaugural P2F kickoff is just a few days away. Events will be going on in over 30 countries around the world. You, too, can be part of this global birding initiative. Let’s get out there and make … Continue reading


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