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National Geographic's Year of the Bird July Action: Take a Child into Nature At Vermont Center for Ecostudies, our motto is “uniting people and science for conservation,” and that includes the youngest among us. Whether it’s in July, or any other month of the year, we believe that the theme “Take a Child into Nature” is critical in supporting future stewards of the natural world. _________________________________________ This July, UVM’s Brendan Fisher and his son Sayre had the opportunity to assist VCE scientists at our Mt. Mansfield banding station. Sayre learned how to properly release birds and acted as a scribe, recording vital information on banded birds. He even learned the age-old birding trick of pishing -- can you spot the White-throated Sparrow Sayre was able to call in in the photo? _________________________________________ For more Year of the Bird programming this month and in coming months follow us at @vtecostudies ! __________________________________________ #yearofthebird #outdooreducation #nature #birdsofinstagram #uvm #rubensteinexperience Photos: Liza Morse (first photo) and @charlesgangas.photography (2nd and 3rd photo)
When you don’t need seed to make friends you become one with the bird #pinicolaenucleator #yearofthebird
Aku ngene mergo kwe, by @aimzr8 #ngene #mergo #YearoftheBird #elja
Waiting for the Ospreys at Manton Bay ❤️ Working with the Rutland Osprey Team at Lyndon was such a great opportunity and I learnt so much!! Historically the Osprey was widely distributed throughout England but intensive persecution by man and habitat loss lead to the Osprey’s extinction as a breeding species in England, during the mid 19th century. This was why it was so wonderful when the translocation project took place and Ospreys came to Rutland! The success of the project at Rutland has directly lead to similar translocation in Andalucia, Spain and Maremma National Park, Italy. The Osprey team now works to look after these birds and the long-term aim of the project is to create a completely self-sustaining breeding population. T A G S #osprey #ig_birdwatchers #birds_brilliance #birds_matter #birding #birdoftheday #birdofprey #birdnerd #backyardbirds #birdstagram #featheredfriends #birdsofinstagram #bird_lovers #birdsofprey #yearofthebird #exclusive_animals #exclusive_wildlife #igbirds #birdwatching @rutlandwater @anglianwater #rutland #conservation #endangeredspecies #endangered #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #aspiringpresenter #natureconservation #conservationphotography #conservationist #youngenvironmentalist
My next shorebird to draw is a Dowitcher. The trouble is even in my photos I can’t discern if it is long bill or short bill. This is another species where it is incredibly difficult to tell the two apart. Some people say you can only tell them apart if they call. Especially when they aren’t in breeding colors. I still don’t know. More practice for me once the shorebirds come back from breeding. . #yearofthebird  #birdyourworld  #birding  #birdperson  #caseygirard  #dailydrawing  #dailybird  #illustration  #natureart  #audubon #ebird #bird #ornithology #drawing #artistoninstagram
The perfect way to keep the sun off your face while birding (or just being outside in the summer heat)...the Perfectly Pink Catbird Hat! A must-have from timbertigertreasures.com! #timbertigertreasures #hat #catbird #bird #birdhat #logo #pink #pinkhat #perfectlypink #birding #summer #graphicdesign #yearofthebird #atlanta #dacula #georgia #hotdeals #graycatbird #birdsofnorthamerica
Atlantic Puffins mate for life and return to the same site to breed. The pair will spend the winter apart at sea and then reunite for the breeding season. One of the ways the pair restores their bond is to rattle their bills together (Edwin Godinho) #wildbird #birding #birdphotography #feather_perfection #birdlife_insta #birdwatching #birdlovers #birdoftheday #wildlife_shots #bird_brilliance #exclusive_wildlife #birdsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #nuts_about_birds #nature_lovers #wildlife #birdsplanet #naturephotoportal #puffin #pairbond #wales #birdsofwales
Crimson sunbird X torch ginger The national bird of Singapore, most likely chosen because from afar this little bird looks like a small red dot which is what Singapore is often referred to. #orinthology #birds #sunbird #nationalbird #birdphotography #birdingsingapore #sgbirds #wildcity #ip_birds #birds_adored #bird_brilliance #nature_sultans #nature_of_our_world #nikonphotographer #nikonsg #yearofthebird
Photo by @TimLaman. The spectacular Palm Cockatoo is the largest parrot in the Austral-Asian region, and can pry open amazingly hard seeds with its powerful bill. Photographed on Waigeo Island in West Papua’s Raja Ampat Islands, this is one of the representative species of this part of Indonesia. So great to see healthy numbers of them here. Stay tuned as I explore the biodiversity of this amazing part of Indonesia. Like all my long-lens bird images, this one was #FramedonGitzo . See @GitzoInspires , #palmcockatoo , #birds , #YearoftheBird , #Papua , #Indonesia , #sponsored , @TimLaman.
You often hear the Trogons before you see them. The Collared Trogon has a 2–4 clear mellow descending notes, “kyow-kyow” or “kyow-kyow-kyow”, sometimes delivered faster and becoming accelerated laugh. No more slow living when you hire Newton George to be your guide. He is an excellent guide and we were lucky to get in on a trip with short notices. We would be picked up at the 'Main Road' in Castara (very small town). We had taken a shortcut to avoid the steep road. It also meant that we had placed us about 67.5m from the road down to Alibaba where we stayed, where the road through Castara hit a 90-degree turn (it does it in several places). We should, of course, have gone there because Newton George and four Frenchmen were waiting for us! We found out when Burge, who had just passed us in his big black Ford (minimum 6 cylinders), came back and stopped for us: 'Are you waiting for Newton George? he is waiting for you'. We thanked and hurried up there. At the same time, Burge shouted to a man in a garden that he should shout that we were coming - as he did. Very helpful and nice people in Tobago. 🔭 Do you have a passion for birding, travel and music? Yes - check out our blog Albicilla Explorer. 🐦 #tobago #trinidadandtobago #CollaredTrogon #WeißbauchSeeadler #Pigargooriental 🦉 #travel #travelwithapurpose #traveling #travelblog #travelislife #travelbug #keepitwild #naturelovers #slowliving #yearofthebird #natureblogger #AlbicillaExplorer #birding #birdingphotography #beautifulbird #birdstagram #pajareando
I went out kayaking at the Wood River Wetlands for the first time yesterday, and as I was hightailing it back as rain started to fall, I came across my first sighting of a black-crowned night heron! I even captured a green heron immediately after this too. I’ve been out there quite a few times now and so far I’ve spotted lots of egrets, terns, warblers, blackbirds, cormorants, swallows, black headed grosbeaks, beavers, pelicans, herons, osprey, and hawks. Great spot for birdwatching! . . . . . #rvlife #fulltimerv #rvliving #rvlifestyle #gorving #roadtrippin #rving #wanderlust #woodriver #heron #blackcrownednightheron #audubon #audubonsociety #bestbirdshots #bird_brilliance #birdwatching #birding #birdlover #birdphotography #instabirds #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #yearofthebird #your_best_birds #animalkingdom #natgeo #natgeowild #wildlifephotography #wildlife_seekers #kayakphotography
Figure who doesn’t want a double dose of this handsome fella, Monday’s are always good for Hummingbird admiration. This male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was fighting with a juvenile male in his territory, the first round of Ruby-throats have left their nests and are now encountering adults, some adults are going to breed again, having a second brood. With the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds the females do all the work building the nest and feeding the young, the males are only involved in attracting the females to their territory, thus the reason they can get snippy with other Hummingbirds and other birds even.
The #brownheadedcowbird is considered a "brood parasite", meaning they do not build their own nests or raise their own young. Instead, they lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species and abandon the eggs to be raised by whatever species built the nest (often times destroying the eggs of the nest species to make room for their own). #mondaymotivation , don't be a parasite 😄😄!
Bob seems to enjoy his weekly visit to Baoase Luxury Resort on the island of Curaçao. Whenever he can set foot in the ocean he is happy as relieves him from the pain caused by a chronic foot injury. He visits @baoase every weekend to teach the guests about conservation issues on the island of Curaçao. By bringing Bob into locations like this, DVM Odette Doest @vetdoest is not only able to educate people about wildlife and conservation but also to raise funds to keep doing her wildlife rehabilitation work. Follow me @jasperdoest , @vetdoest and @fdoccuracao for more images of Flamingo Bob who is slowly becoming #instafamous as the animal ambassador of Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC).
We welcome our new Takeover Artist, Nanette Guida. Bobolink Male #jjactakeover #yearofthebird #takeninnature @takeninnature
Not sure if this is an Orange-crowned Warbler molting or something else; it didn’t make any sounds so I can’t narrow it down on that. The bright yellow throat area, combined with the noticeably lighter belly has me stumped. What do you think it is? Please leave a comment. (Southern California sighting) . . . #allmightybirds #bb_of_ig #bird_brilliance #birds_matter #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #bns_birds #caliexplored #calwild #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #itsamazingoutthere #naturephotography #natures_cuties #nuts_about_birds #sassy_birds #your_best_birds #abc7eyewitness #wildcalifornia #wildlifephotography #YearoftheBird
Early bird gets the worm? American robin gets his lunch to go? Either way, they're lots of fun to watch scurrying around eating bugs and can even hear worms crawling under the soil! #americanrobin #turdusmigratorius #yearofthebird #birdsofinstagram
“As far as I am concerned, if there is a supreme being then He chose organic evolution as a way of bringing into existence the natural world which doesn’t seem to me to be necessarily blasphemous at all.” -David Attenborough California Scrub Jay - Big Sur, California #nikon #nikond500 #nikonphotography #novicephotographer #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #birdphotography #naturyst #planetbirds #bestbirdshots #birdsofinstagram #kings_birds #birds_adored #birds_captures #feather_perfection #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #eye_spy_birds #yearofthebird #birdnerd #audubonsociety #californiascrubjay #birding #birdingcalifornia #nature #naturelovers #bigsur
Birds 2018 Week 27 Barn Owl. Thankfully still plentiful in many areas, but is endangered in parts of Canada and the NE US where grasslands are disappearing. Beautiful bird!
Young Glossy Ibis on the practice flight - New Jersey Comments, questions and critique are always welcome 😀 Feel free to repost (just don’t forget to tag me) 👍 If you are interested, more of my bird photography can be found at www.greggard.com/birds #glossyibis #wildlifephotos #wildgeography #splendid_animals #animalelite #bbcearth #waycoolshots #naturegeography #planetbirds #wildbird #wow_natura #majestic_wildlife_ #wildnewjersey #animazingbirds #natureworld_photography #ptaki #birds_adored #wildplanet #fingerprintofgod #joyful_pics #king_birds_ #njwildlife #yearofthebird #newjerseybirds #wildglobe #top_world_nature #1natureshot
2018 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100 Species: Snowy Egret Photographer: Cynthia Herrick Category: Amateur Story Behind the Shot: After being in a head-on car crash, Herrick’s friends invited her to recuperate at their home on Florida’s Gulf Coast, where she became fascinated by the local bird life. As the sun was setting one evening, Herrick lay on the beach, propped herself up on her elbows, camera at the ready, and waited. Before long, this Snowy Egret approached, too focused on a house fly to notice the photographer. Just after Herrick snapped this photo, the egret harpooned and gobbled the fly. #audubonphotographyawards #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #birdsneedwater #snowyegret
(Dice la tarde: ) "¡Tengo sed de sombra!". Dice la luna: "Yo, sed de luceros". La fuente cristalina pide labios Y suspiros el viento. Yo tengo sed de aromas y de risas. Sed de cantares nuevos Sin lunas y sin lirios, Y sin amores muertos. Un cantar de mañana que estremezca A los remansos quietos Del porvenir. Y llene de esperanza Sus ondas y sus cienos. Un cantar luminoso y reposado, Pleno de pensamiento, Virginal de tristeza y de angustias Y virginal de ensueños. Cantar sin carne lírica que llene De risas el silencio. (Una bandada de palomas ciegas Lanzadas al misterio). Cantar que vaya al alma de las cosas Y al alma de los vientos Y que descanse al fin en la alegría Del corazón eterno. F.G Lorca. (Y ya con esto concluyo por ahora, mi visita al parque ecológico de “Los Aluxes") #birds #palenque #chiapas #flamingo #tucan #parrot #macaw #yearofthebird #colors #mexico #canon #federicogarcialorca #poetry
“Renda-se, como eu me rendi. Mergulhe no que você não conhece como eu mergulhei. Não se preocupe em entender, viver ultrapassa qualquer entendimento.” Clarice Lispector —- Casaca-de-couro-de-crista-cinza (Pseudoseisura unirufa) Avistado no Pantanal, Poconé/MT —- . . . —- #achadosdasemana #vejasp #vcnouol #tvminuto #meucliquenafolha #MeuCliqueEstadao #mtur #respeiteminhanatureza #hellocidades #jornaloglobo — . . . — #brwildanimals #bestbirdshots #your_best_birds #savebrasil #avesbrazil #ig_birdwatchers #birdwatching #birdwatchingbrazil #igs_birds #wikiaves #ebird #bestbirdshots #birding #birdstagram #passarosdobrasil #avesdobrasil #cornelllabofornithology #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #Pantanal
A whole host of interesting social interactions occur between scavengers at a carcass. Here in the Serengeti, a Marabou Stork waits for the White-backed and Lappet-faced Vultures to open the carcass, then he, being bigger than the vultures, swoops in to get his share (Edwin Godinho) #wildbird #birding #birdphotography #feather_perfection #birdlife_insta #birdwatching #birdlovers #birdoftheday #wildlife_shots #bird_brilliance #exclusive_wildlife #birdsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #nuts_about_birds #nature_lovers #wildlife #birdsplanet #naturephotoportal #vulture #serengeti #tanzania #IUCNRedList
I have this here #RedShoulderedHawk to thank for getting to meet my falconer/ hawker neighbor. I spotted it on what turned out to be his fence while driving through the neighborhood, and was taking a billion photos when he drove past and invited me to see his birds. Yesterday was a pretty good hawk day. Now I have a new problem of too many good photos to choose between for posting... Southern #LoganCounty , 7.15.18 #buteolineatus #buteo #birdsofprey #hawks #birdfulness #hawksofinstagram #oklahomawildlife #oklahomabirds #raptors #wildlifephotography #crosstimbers #raptor #canonusa #canonpowershotsx530hs #oklahomacrosstimbersregion #yearofthebird
I’ve been watching these spring Wood Ducks since birth (swipe for early image) and now that they are maturing it’s interesting to see the changes. You can see with these siblings that their chests are the same but the male will end up with a chestnut colored chest. The males head is a little darker but the main thing at this point is obvious. The iris of the male’s eyes has already turned red. A white teardrop shaped patch surrounds the brownish-black eye of the female plus a little orange all around the outer eye and it will pretty much remain the same. Have a wonderful start to your week! 😊 #woodducks #birds #birdsofinstagtam #pocket_birds #nuts_about_birds #feather_perfection #birdextreme #udog_feathers #cornellabofornithology @cornellabofornithology @feather_perfection #your_best_birds #birds_adored #bb_ig_ig #best_birds_of_ig #bird_brilliance #bestbirdshots #allmightybirds #anythingfeathered #audobonsociety #splendid_birds  #yearofthebird #birdofthemonth #birdyourworld #alive_photo @alive_photo #instagramtennessee #865life @865life
An orange crested warbler visited the garden earlier this year and what a delightful visitor. He preferred plucking his own dandelion seeds from the plants to any birdseed available and moved so quickly, it was hard to keep up! #sanantonioartist #sanantonio #yearofthebird #naturescolors #audobonsociety #art #birdyourworld #bird
Great crested grebe | Podiceps cristatus. Spotted in so many places ... this one is from a lake in Lower Saxony 🌿
An American Coot passes some food to its chick. These coots eat mainly aquatic vegetation but during the breeding season they rely more on insects and molluscs, the protein is important for the chicks' development (Jack Zhi)⠀ ⠀ #wildbird #birding #birdphotography #feather_perfection #birdlife_insta #birdwatching #birdlovers #birdoftheday #wildlife_shots #bird_brilliance #exclusive_wildlife #birdsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #nuts_about_birds #nature_lovers #wildlife #birdsplanet #naturephotoportal #america #birdsofamerica #california
Flying into the sunset #hawk #yearofthebird #sunset
-suficiente [?]- (Texturas: «Ara ararauna») A veces es difícil ponerme al corriente de todo, trabajo, leo, tengo preocupaciones de diversas índoles y a veces hago fotografías. A la fecha sigo subiendo fotos de las 3 horas que estuve en el parque ecológico “Los aluxes". Pero sigo sacando fotos, no estoy seguro de haber hecho las suficientes, incluso de ésta guacamaya “Azul-amarilla" de todas las que hice sólo terminé subiendo 6. ¿Son suficientes? No sé, me hubiera gustado tener más tiempo, explorar más geometrías, más luces, más perspectivas, otras narrativas. Pero la vida es sumamente absorbente. Y esto es sólo una exploración fotográfica. Ahora imaginemos todo lo que implica la conservación de cualquier especie. Por eso hoy ilustro mi post con «Ara ararauna» Que es una de las guacamayas más exitosas en su reproducción en cautiverio. ¿Esto la salva de la extinción? Materialmente sí, aunque ha sido extirpada de algunos países, creo Paraguay es uno de ellos. Lo que me lleva a otra cuestión. En México los loros están más que prohibidos en cuanto a reproducción en cautiverio y desde luego la posesión privada* y la comercialización. No obstante una de las especies más icónicas de la conservación «Ex situ» es «Ara macao» que está severamente amenazada en el país, y curiosamente la UICN la marca como “preocupación menor" y la realidad es que la guacamaya roja es de las más abundantes, incluso sobre ella se basaron los taxónomos para describir al género «Ara» pero ¿esto quiere decir que nuestro esfuerzo es absurdo? La especie “está bien” sólo en algunos países está a punto de desaparecer. Y ¿qué pasa? con las otras especies menos carismáticas o menos obvias en cuanto a su disminución en vida libre. Yo creo que la conservación no se trata de un número bruto, sino de una proporción. Para mi cada lugar debería conservar lo suficiente de sus ecosistemas y sus integrantes, tanto por funcionalidad como por belleza. #colors #macaw #tropical #mexicosorprendente #mexico #chiapas #canon #personalthoughts #conservation #biodiversity #birds #yearofthebird
The Bluebird family is doing great. The kids learn with dad how to find food and bathe, while mom is incubating her four new eggs. #birdstagram #birdsofinstagram #easternbluebird #bluebird #bluebirds #eabl #bluelove #birdsofmichigan #birdsofnorthamerica #birdfamily #birdlovers #nature #birding #birdwatching #yearofthebird #birdphotography #birdphotobooth #birdphotobooth2
Grosbeaks are perfect photo booth visitors because once they sit down to eat, they stay a while, and they move slowly. So you end up with nice, sharp photos 😂 #birdstagram #birdsofinstagram #rosebreastedgrosbeak #grosbeak #grosbeaks #birdsofmichigan #birdsofnorthamerica #birdlovers #nature #birding #birdwatching #yearofthebird #birdphotography #birdphotobooth #birdphotobooth2
Special thank you to all who voted in my last poll. It was a predictably close battle, I mean it's a real tough call between two iconic species. Especially when you can count two of each, within ten feet of each other. And yes that actually happened during our recently concluded tour last week! This Trinidad Motmot was the first bird we encountered on the first walk of the first day of what turned out to be a most fantastic, fun and productive birding trip. #birdman #birdsofig #birding #birdwatching #birders #nanpapix #birder #birdingtours #ecotourism #ecotour #birdnerd #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #Tobago #tobagolove #birdingtobago #wildtobago #letmeguideyou #letmeloveyou #your_best_birds #planetbirds #naturyst #fineartbirdphotography #artprints #bamboo #bambooforest
Kangen foto ini lagi #keepbirding ---------------------------------------------- Juvenille Christmas-island Frigatebird #migratorybirds #birdsofindonesia #birdslife #birds #birdwatching #YearOfTheBird #BirdYourWorld #wildlifephotography #indonesiawildlifephotography
For all for all of my recent complaints about the heat, today has been an incredible hawk day, and yesterday was pretty good too. After barely seeing any red shouldered hawks for weeks, I have had 4 separate sightings in 2 days. Took this one standing in the doorway to my deck, was about 30' back from the house. Was pretty focused on being pissed at a female #Cardinal that apparently was threatening it... #buteolineatus #buteo #birdsofprey #hawks #birdfulness #hawksofinstagram #oklahomawildlife #oklahomabirds #raptors #wildlifephotography #crosstimbers #raptor #canonusa #canonpowershotsx530hs #oklahomacrosstimbersregion #yearofthebird
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