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    Eagle Optics is going out of business

    It might be a really good time to snag a good deal on a pair of binoculars. According to the website, warranties will be covered by a different company after Eagle Optics closes. I did a little bit...
  2. Thread: Canyon Wren

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    Canyon Wren

    FYI my wife and I got one today (9-3-2017) at Mineral Wells SP. Southeast side of the lake.
  3. Thread: Yellow Warblers

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    Got them on 8-20-17 in Northwest Ft. Worth.

    Got them on 8-20-17 in Northwest Ft. Worth.
  4. I know there are some colonies right by the Fire...

    I know there are some colonies right by the Fire Department/Police Station. You can park at the library and get a good look at them. Its right near W. Trammell Avenue and N. Race Street if anyone...
  5. 10/09/16 Fort Worth Nature Center Big Sit Results

    Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, Tarrant, Texas, US
    Oct 9, 2016 6:03 AM - 4:23 PM
    Protocol: Stationary
    Comments: This was the Tarrant County FWNC 2016 Big Sit. Team Heron Siege
    36 species...
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    The email address is: jessica_rotter@yahoo.com

    The email address is:
    jessica_rotter@yahoo.com
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    Big Sit Circle Sun. 10/9 at Fort Worth Nature Center?

    Actually there is some planning taking place right now to hold it at the Fort Worth Nature Center. For those who will not be going to Waxahachie, this is a great location.

    Jessica Rotter
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    Big Sit ideas

    For the Big Sit on 10/9/2016, I would also like to do one closer to home. I am willing to brainstorm with some folks....

    Fort Worth Nature Center
    Westcreek Circle
    Camp Joy/Wildwood?

    I am...
  9. Cool shot, good looking bird there.

    Cool shot, good looking bird there.
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    As of August, 16th, 2016 they are still closed: ...

    As of August, 16th, 2016 they are still closed:

    http://www.fwas.org/showthread.php?2805-Kicked-out-of-the-Village-Creek-Drying-Beds-today-(
  11. During our briefing for the July Scavenger Hunt...

    During our briefing for the July Scavenger Hunt we had verified permission to enter - for that day at least. I certainly hope access is granted again at some point in the future.
  12. Fall Warbler seen at Marine Creek today, need ID help.

    8/16/2016 I observed this bird high in the canopy. It did it's little chip call every so often. I have not seen many Fall Warblers ever so I got excited and thought it is a Blackburnian based on...
  13. Humans and the Greater Honeyguide working together to find beehives

    Pretty interesting read on the relationship between a group of people and their local birds working together to find honey in beehives.
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    It was nice to read about some real life...

    It was nice to read about some real life applications of the data on eBird. Hooray for "citizen scientists"!
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    Awesome, i'll have to check that out sometime. ...

    Awesome, i'll have to check that out sometime. Thanks for sharing.
  16. A new Pixar short film called "Piper" is coming out.

    Here's the link to an article about this upcoming short film about a Sanderling.

    http://www.audubon.org/news/a-behind-scenes-look-pixars-new-short-film-piper
  17. The Nightjar challenge! An online game to find hidden Nightjars in photos.

    This is a fun little game I came across. Its a timed challenge to find and click on the hidden Nightjar in each of the 20 photos.

    https://nightjar.exeter.ac.uk/where-is-that-nightjar/

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  18. Thread: Test

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    I usually check the forum at...

    I usually check the forum at https://www.reddit.com/r/birding/ daily because its pretty active. There's usually good articles, stories and bird photos too.
  19. Thanks a lot for the input!

    Thanks a lot for the input!
  20. A real challenging one - what type of Oriole?

    https://imgur.com/a/9HYfO

    So I took these photos of a juvenile Oriole yesterday. I'm leaning slightly towards juvenile Orchard Oriole because of the face pattern but this is a real tough one. I...
  21. Critically endagered Junine Grebe of Peru - Indiegogo Campaign

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nest-success-of-critically-threatened-junin-grebe#/

    The current population is believed to be around 200-350 birds. They only live on a small lake, Lake Junin,...
  22. I went out there today (2-25-2016) and I didn't...

    I went out there today (2-25-2016) and I didn't really know where to find this spot. It turns out I started about a mile south of the actual feeder and I saw around 30 species before I made it up...
  23. Pictures of a mobbing of a Great Horned Owl by Crows

    First time to go birding off Dirk's Road in Benbrook at Clear Fork. One of the first things that happened was a couple of crows were chasing and cawing at another bird. We could not tell right away...
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    I had a friend at work with a similar problem. I...

    I had a friend at work with a similar problem. I did a little research and suggested he hang some compact discs on fishing line on the tree the birds were targeting. I read the spinning of the disc...
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    Bird ID help... Bewick's or Marsh Wren?

    This bird was low on tree bark and branches next to a lake. It was definitely not a Carolina Wren. I am looking forward to the bird wisdom of the Audubon members.
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