eBird News: September 2017

In this issue: eBird annual taxonomy update Bird behavior during the eclipse eBird Mobile trips & tricks: using the app offline eBird data used to enact dynamic conservation of waterbirds eBirder of the Month: 15+ eligible lists with ‘Flyover’ code Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird annual taxonomy update Every year the eBird taxonomy gets updated to reflect the most current understanding of the evolutionary relationships between birds. This includes newly discovered species, ‘splits’ of one species into two or more, ‘lumps’ … Continue reading eBird News: September 2017

Birding Report: Migration is On!

Nighthawks and warblers inundating the state                                                 Home    Donate    Contact Look now for flocks of common nighthawks foraging for insects in flight as they migrate south near dawn and dusk. Photo by Beverly Engstrom.   Nighthawks and warblers and crossbills,  oh my! Migration is on! This week saw the first flights of common nighthawks statewide. Look for these aerial insectivores darting across the evening sky over the next two weeks as they head for wintering areas in South America.   Warblers, a favorite bird group of many, also inundated the state, reaching even southernmost areas by Wednesday morning. Ten to … Continue reading Birding Report: Migration is On!

CANCELED! Annual July 4th Event

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Sad to say, The Annual “Fire on the River” paddling/camping event has been canceled. 10 day forecasts have indicated that we might not have much for sandbars on July 1st. Even if the water level drops to half of what it is now; it will still be too high to have a safe/enjoyable outing. We could be wrong, but we don’t want people doing all the preparation required and then be disappointed. We WILL schedule some other activities as soon as we are certain of good conditions. Stay tuned! … Continue reading CANCELED! Annual July 4th Event

Big Smiles on Father’s Day!

Special After you place your order online – Reply back today to get a special gift message to put in your Father’s Day Card!  Let your special loved one know that their amazing rod is on its way with a hard case and signature sleeve to store their rod when traveling! Offer Expires: 6/18/17 Fly Rod Chronicles Signature Rod Get yours today – makes a perfect Father’s Day Gift! If you reply back today after you place your order online, we will send you a special gift certificate to insert into your Father’s Day Card to let your special father … Continue reading Big Smiles on Father’s Day!

CLIMATE MATCH: You Can Do 5X More For Birds!

Bald Eagle. Donate Now Your gift for birds now has 5X the impact, for effective climate action at every level. We’re not giving up, Friend. Even with last week’s news that the United States will withdraw from the Paris agreement, we’re still—as ever—standing up for birds and the stable climate they need. Show your commitment, too, today when your gift has five times the power: Every dollar of your donation is now MATCHED, five to one, up to $20,000. Your $50 becomes $250. Your $100 becomes $500. Your $200 becomes $1,000. All to protect birds and the places they need. Now the drive … Continue reading CLIMATE MATCH: You Can Do 5X More For Birds!

Statewide Birding Report: More Unusual Birds Alight

SHARE TWEET MORE CLOSE News Tools Primary Contact All Contacts Subscribe Previous Archive RSS Outdoor Report for June 1, 2017Published by the Central Office View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and Forests Check out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR).   General | Northern Region | Northeast Region | Southeast Region | South Central Region | West Central Region Intermittent rain and high winds covered many areas of the state this past week, but couldn’t slow down the thousands of local and out-of-state visitors spending their Memorial Day weekend at Wisconsin’s parks, campgrounds and piers. Those outdoor … Continue reading Statewide Birding Report: More Unusual Birds Alight

How Do Birds Know When to Stop Eating and Start Migrating?

Tree Swallows. How Birds Know When to Stop Eating and Start Migrating Every year during migration, birds rest at stopover sites for much-needed meals. But how do they know when they’ve eaten enough to fuel the next leg of their flight? According to a new study, the same hormone that signals to humans we’ve eaten our fill triggers migrating birds to continue their trek. Learn more about how birds prepare for migration here. Read More Photo: Lynn Cleveland/Audubon Photography Awards National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 USA (844) 428-3826 audubon.org © 2017 National Audubon Society, Inc. Continue reading How Do Birds Know When to Stop Eating and Start Migrating?

Boundary Waters Wilderness Faces New Threats

ELY, Minn. – Public lands sportsmen today strongly criticized efforts by a Minnesota lawmaker to reignite a controversial proposal by an international mining company to develop large-scale copper mines within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the most-visited wilderness area in the United States. Rep. Rick Nolan is in meetings with the Interior Department in an attempt to green-light sulfide-ore copper mining leases located on the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness. In December, the departments of Interior and Agriculture declined to renew the leases, held by Twin Metals Minnesota, a subsidiary of Chilean mining conglomerate Antofagasta, … Continue reading Boundary Waters Wilderness Faces New Threats

Our Scan da Avians Team

Hi Gary,  As you know, Jeb and I have participated in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon for the past few years.  This time around, we are stepping it up a notch by being one of the six Signature Teams in the state that is expected to do a bird-more-and-raise-more effort.  We are joining forces with  Arlyne Johnson and Mike Hedemark, fellow Minnesota transplants and excellent birders with 4,016 species on their life list.  We call ourselves the Lower Wisconsin Scan da Avians. J  (Jeb is only 25% Norwegian, but we’re giving him a pass.) We’ll be doing our “big day” during … Continue reading Our Scan da Avians Team

Early Match for Earth Day: 2X Your Power to Protect the Arctic for Birds

Stand up for birds. Defend the Arctic. Our Earth Day 2X match starts now. Donate Now Dear Friend,   The birds of the Arctic have mastered the challenge of one of the world’s most extreme ecosystems. But as well adapted as they are to life at Earth’s northernmost reaches, they have no defense against a plan that threatens their chance of survival: oil and gas development in the heart of their Arctic home. No defense but you and Audubon, Friend. Your power to protect is doubled today—as we look towards Earth Day, an early match multiplies your impact. Today your gift … Continue reading Early Match for Earth Day: 2X Your Power to Protect the Arctic for Birds