Are you looking for a bird filled adventure? Are you looking for friends who love nature as much as you do?
Then Camp TALON is for you!
What is it?
A five-day camp for teens interested in birds. May 31 – June 4, 2015
Visit http://gos.org/conservation/2015CampTALON.html for more information!
This past weekend I helped with Henslow’s Sparrow banding for the second time. It is a truly unique experience. Unlike the other banding I have helped with, this involved a lot of physical exertion. We drag a rope through a field, hoping the scare the birds out from their hiding places. Then, we set up a mist roughly where we want the bird to be. Next, we attempt to herd the bird into the net with the rope. Finally, we band it.
You don’t get 60 bird days using this method, but it is worth it to see the little green sparrows. In fact, I made a video of our exploits. It is dedicated to all the men and women who do all the hard work to make science happen. I hope you enjoy it!
For a few days there were flocks of robins in my yard foraging away. I filmed them eating, and I was going to put together a silly little compilation video. When I was editing, I experimented with some music and this what I got. It is a lot more somber than I originally intended, but I hope you get something out of it.
A day in the life of a bird feeder.
I filmed a herd of White-tailed Deer at the Calvin Center while crouched in the grass. I am zooming in, but I am that close the herd. The wooden equipment is for horses.
It’s that time of year again! The Great Backyard Bird Count is almost upon us. The GBBC is a citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds. We invite you to participate! Simply tally the numbers and species of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 13-16, 2015. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world!
The Atlanta Audubon Society has launched their new YouTube channel with the help of the newly minted Breaking Bird Productions. I highly encourage you to subscribe to their channel because exciting things will be happening there soon!
Enjoy a short documentary about everyone’s favorite city bird, the Rock Pigeon.