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Last week, the Audubon Society released a new report describing the sharp and startling population decline of some of the most familiar and common birds in America. The word “extinct” somehow brings to mind the birds that seem like special cases to us, the dodo or the great auk or the passenger pigeon. Most people would never have had a chance to s read more | digg story

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More than a third of native California bird species could vanish from a wide swath of their current range by the end of the 21st century because of global warming, according to a new study by Audubon California. From the puffy-chested California gnatcatcher to the Central Valley’s yellow-billed magpie…110 species are at risk. =/ read more | digg story

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The earliest bird may have descended from this sci-fi looking creature. It is interesting how they can pinpoint specific attributes that it shared in common with birds because I wouldn’t have seen it immediately. It has what would appear to be tail feathers or perhaps even three tails with feathers. I would be frightened to see this bird. It looks big but apparently it is small. I would still be scared of it. From this (Epidexipteryx hui) to the first known bird, the Archaeopteryx, is a bit of a stretch but human evolution is a bit of a stretch too. Things evolve in interesting ways to meet their own needs and survive or even thrive. I wonder if anyone has made a drawing in size [&hellip

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I love so many different kinds of birds and enjoy researching them. So, I thought I would choose a bird each day to research and note what I find here along with a picture of that bird. I may miss a day here or there but I will try to be fairly consistent with this project. =) Maybe some of you would like to help me too. If you have a favorite bird or a bird you know a little about you can e-mail me. We will start this bird-a-day project with one of my favorites, the Belted Kingfisher. (See next post) Please, feel free to use this banner to promote the bird-a-day project. If you need or want the code, e-mail me. Otherwise, you [&hellip

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Who doesn’t love when birdies come knock-knock-knocking on your window, singing their sweet songs to wake you up? We like them, all of them. And incidentally we like to ramble. SO? What do two warbler-loving-ramblers do? Start a blog! YAY! HIP HIP HOORAY FOR BLOGS! We draw a little, paint a little, write a little, talk a lot and think even more. And so, we decide to share this with you. If any of the statements below are true for you or if you can think of another.…(we are easily persuaded at times) then we want to hear from you. I have a favorite bird. I like birds. I like rambling. I like to draw or sketch or paint. I like to take photographs. I [&hellip

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