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Bird Identification Maine
June 29, 2017

Bird Identification Maine

The term “raptor” is derived from the Latin “rapere” meaning “to seize or take by force. ”There is a wide variety of raptors, but several traits are common to most of these birds: Talons are enlarged, curved claws for gripping prey. Beaks are relatively large and powerful for tearing flesh. Generally keen eyesight facilitates locating potential prey. Scavenging…

Southern California Bird Identification
June 5, 2017

Southern California Bird Identification

Photo by James Gallagher UPCOMING BIRDING SKILLS WORKSHOPS presented by Sylvia Gallagher Sea and Sage s popular Birding Skills Workshops are conducted by Sylvia Gallagher who has been teaching birding for over thirty years. Each workshop meets once a week for three hours. The number of weeks varies with the material to be covered. Usually there are accompanying…

Northeast Bird Identification
June 11, 2017

Northeast Bird Identification

The Northeast is a beautiful location to begin or pursue the hobby of bird identification. The climate and flora varies from state to state enough to provide for the viewing of numerous species of birds. Bird-watching is both educational and enjoyable for those living in the Northeast as well as those visiting. The Facts There are over 800 species of birds in…

East Texas Birds Identification
May 30, 2017

East Texas Birds Identification

This ID Guide to the Birds of Lake O the Pines is a work in progress . It is meant to primarily be a very basic photo ID list with little other information on the more commonly seen species. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all species ever seen at LOP but rather the ones that are more commonly seen. We may add a small amount of text but probably…