Pectoral Sandpipers in Shasta County?

October 21, 2013
Pectoral Sandpiper

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) by Larry Jordan (click on photos for full sized images) Well it’s not unheard of but pretty rare to see Pectoral Sandpipers in Shasta County. You see the Pectoral Sandpiper is a medium-sized sandpiper that breeds […]

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Lesser Goldfinches at 10000 Birds

October 9, 2013
Lesser Goldfinch Male

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) Male photo by Larry Jordan Please head on over to 1000 Birds and check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post on the Lesser Goldfinch. If you want to see more great bird photos, join the fun at The Bird D’pot and Wild Bird Wednesday! Did you like this? Share […]

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Common Raven in the Fog

October 2, 2013
Common Raven in the Fog

After releasing a pair of juvenile Brown Pelicans at Fort Baker that had been rehabilitated by International Bird Rescue, I decided to head up to Hawk Hill in the Golden Gate National Park to partake in the annual Hawk Watch. Common Raven (Corvus corax) photos by Larry Jordan Unfortunately, Hawk Hill was fogged in… but […]

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International Bird Rescue Pelican Release

September 25, 2013
Brwon Pelican Juvenile

Besides the video above, you can see the full story of my Pelican Partner pelican release with International Bird Rescue in my most recent 10000 Birds west coast beat writer post. Right now, until the end of September, International Bird Rescue is having a membership drive and every new member donation will be matched dollar […]

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Clark’s Nutcracker at Lassen Volcanic National Park

September 2, 2013
Clark's Nutcracker at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Clark’s Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) photos by Larry Jordan This handsome corvid was named after Captain William Clark, the explorer of Lewis and Clark fame, in 1805. It inhabits the high montane regions of the western United States and Canada, preferring coniferous forest dominated by one or more species of large-seeded pines1. Click on photos for […]

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Lazuli Buntings at 10000 Birds

August 28, 2013
Lazuli Bunting Male

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena) Male photo by Larry Jordan Check out my latest photo essay on the beautiful Lazuli Bunting from the West Coast Beat Writer series over at 10000 Birds. Did you like this? Share it:

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Cassin’s, Purple and House Finch Comparison at 10000 Birds

August 14, 2013
Cassin's Finch Pair

Cassin’s Finch (Carpodacus cassinii) Pair photo by Larry Jordan Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer Post over at 10000 Birds on the differences between the three American Rosefinches, the House Finch, Purple Finch and Cassin’s Finch. You can hear their different songs right here. Did you like this? Share it:

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Will Barak Obama Say No to the Keystone XL Pipeline?

August 1, 2013
Say No to Keystone Pipeline

Just yesterday senior Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote a letter to Obama requesting a meeting to discuss whether his emissions comments set a new bar for green-lighting the Keystone XL Pipeline. Specifically, the lawmakers wanted to know if Obama had a deadline for making a decision on the pipeline, and how […]

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The Western Tanager Arrives at 10000 Birds

July 31, 2013
Western Tanager Male

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) Male photo by Larry Jordan This male Western Tanager was one of the many bird species our Audubon group observed at our annual Lassen Volcanic National Park outing last weekend. You can read about this bird in my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds. Did you like […]

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The Warbler Guide: A Review

July 23, 2013
Thumbnail image for The Warbler Guide: A Review

OK, there are bird guides and there are bird guides, but you have never seen anything like The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, published by Princeton University Press! This nearly 560 page bible on North American warblers covers everything from bird topography and what to notice on a warbler, to listening to warbler songs, […]

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Is It So Hard To Understand Why Birders and Wildlife Conservationists Don’t Buy the Duck Stamp?

July 17, 2013
Ring-necked Duck Drake

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) Drake photo by Larry Jordan Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds! Find out why we are promoting the Wildlife Conservation Stamp to help our National Wildlife Refuge System. Since you’re here reading this, why not head on over to our Facebook page and “like […]

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Anna’s Hummingbirds at the Waterfall: Birds Can’t Resist Moving Water

July 16, 2013
Acorn Woodpecker at Waterfall

If you want to attract birds to your yard you need three main attributes, food, shelter and water. For most song birds, a water source is essential for both drinking and bathing, and if you have a choice, running water is your best bet. Birds can’t resist moving water, as demonstrated by the Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte […]

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Summer Scenes of Critters at the Pond

July 9, 2013
Western Scrub-Jay Fledgling

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) Male Feeding Fledgling A couple of weeks ago I kept hearing a simple, three pitched call from the yard. I went out to investigate and it was the Black-headed Grosbeak fledgling calling to be fed. Click on photos for full sized images. It was a familiar song but I hadn’t heard […]

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White-headed Woodpeckers Nesting at Lassen Volcanic National Park

July 3, 2013
White-headed Woodpecker Male

Read the full West Coast Beat Writer post on the White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) over at 10000 Birds! Did you like this? Share it:

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