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This group can provide a format for birding enthusiasts to connect and share where they are seeing birds and where they are camping along the way.   

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  • Birdie
    Birdie :
    Baby birds are fledging and learning how to fly and find food! We have an abundance of Barn Swallows this year. Some nests are on the second brood! Baby BlueJays are funny sounding and the Red Bellied Woodpeckers are a hoot. Of course the Mockingbirds are a riot.
    • June 27
    • · via iPad App
  • The Mountains
    The Mountains :
    Neighbor’s Bird feeder in Michigan campground is providing an aviary display. Baltimore Orioles, yellow finches, House finches, blue jays, hairy woodpecker, northern flicker, red wing black birds, cardinals, cowbirds, sparrows, rose breasted grosbeaks, g...  more
    • May 11
    • · via iPhone
  • Birdie
    Birdie :
    The migration through the gulf coast of Texas is still happening. Not as many birds, but still a lot. Many reports of the Buntings, especially the Painted Bunting. Good birding!
    • May 11
    • · via iPad
    • Russ and Kerri and 2 others like this.
    • Birdie
      Mike and Donna Wagner Painted bunting birds are my wanna see list for sure.
      • May 11
    • Birdie
      Birdie Lots photo’d during migration this year.  Their coloring is amazing.
  • Lori & Andrew
    Lori & Andrew:
    Great time of year to RV and Bird Watch here in Cape May County, NJ. We are blessed to actually live here but if you're looking for a great birding experience while RVing you have to put Cape May on your bucket list:)
    • April 22
    • · via iPad
  • Mike and Donna Wagner
    Mike and Donna Wagner:
    Silly me question - does anyone use a web program to record bird sightings? I have the California Birds app on my iPhone and iPad, and have I recorded a few of the birds I see here on our central California ranch. I'm wondering what would be best to use...  more
    • April 10
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Birdie When I started, eons ago, I wrote in my Golden Guide each bird, date, and place. Then when computers came on the scene I converted an Excel Spreadsheet. Recently I have posted in my eBook of Birds of North America by Waite. The Sibley eGuide to Birds of N...  more
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Birdie You may get the challenge, during your travels of the other pesky look alike King Birds! It can be so much fun.
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Mike and Donna Wagner I shared the image I found on my Facebook page.  It is exactly like the ones I saw, except for the little vertical dark stripes one of them had on its breast. Only a view tiny ones.
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      STPitcher Really easy.  Go to EBIRD.ORG.  This is done by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.  Not only do you get to record your bird sitings, but the data is used by ornithologists all over the world for research.  I highly recommend it. Hide 1 Reply
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Lori & Andrew Definitely EBIRD.org
  • Mike and Donna Wagner
    Mike and Donna Wagner:
    Our bluebird pair guarding their nest box from sparrows.
    • March 28
    • · via iPad
    • Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) and 9 others like this.
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Mike and Donna Wagner When I saw that a sparrow was fighting with the bluebirds and trying to take over the nest, I hung these jingle bells from the roof with string, so that the strings hang just to the outside of the entrance.  This same method has keep the sparrows fro...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Birdie I am glad that is working. Saves a lot steps and your vocal chords! Hide 1 Reply
      • Mike and Donna Wagner
        Mike and Donna Wagner Yes, and it is so easy and inexpensive!  That photo was taken last evening.  Tonight, only the male is around - so we think that means she is on the nest! Fingers crossed!
        • March 28
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      WyomingDebbie Wish I knew how to sound smart to a birder, would be fun messing with my neighbor:) Hide 1 Reply
      • Mike and Donna Wagner
        Birdie I wish that, too, Debbie! Someday I will learn a little bit and maybe be smart! Good to see your post.
        • March 29
  • xctraveler
    xctraveler :
    Not about live bird sighting, but we visited the San Bernardino County Museum on 3/13/18 and found an incredible collection of bird eggs - they claim over 100,000. The exhibit is mounted birds with their nests and eggs in several large diorama cases. the...  more
    • March 15
  • Mike and Donna Wagner
    Mike and Donna Wagner:
    Here's a post by SouthParkSteve, who can't post here because he's not a group member.
    SouthParkSteve
    For those of you interested in birding (I am not a part of that group, so I can't post this there), right about now would be a good time to visit Souther...  more
    • March 9
    • Birdie and 3 others like this.
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Birdie Donna, it isn’t a restricted group. Steve should be able to post. Sandhills are still in Texas, too as are the Whooping Cranes. Hide 1 Reply
      • Mike and Donna Wagner
        Mike and Donna Wagner Maybe he didn't try to find the group to see if he could post.  Anyway, mission accomplished! LOL.
        • March 9
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Mike and Donna Wagner Here's more from SouthParkSteve:
      SouthParkSteve  I attached a link to that post, but it didn't come through for some reason.  Here's the story:

      kdvr.com/2018/03/09/thousands-of-sandhill-cranes-land-in-southern...  more
      • March 9
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      • Mike and Donna Wagner
        Birdie I would bet they are the ones that overwinter at the Bosque del Apache NWR north of Las Cruces. Ours will leave with the next south warm front and head for Nebraska with a stop at the Great Salt Plains NWR in OK and then Quivara (sp?) NWR in KS.
  • Birdie
    Birdie :
    Red-Crowned Parrots and Green Parakeets


    The Red-Crowned Parrot population is definitely around and sounding off here in the Rio Grand Valley. If you would like to see them you can. They are fairly regular coming in for night resting at The Valley Natur...  more
    • March 9
    • · via iPad
  • Mike and Donna Wagner
    Mike and Donna Wagner:
    Here’s our solution to keeping the sparrows out of the bluebird feeder. I read online that installing a wire “halo” around a feeder would deter the sparrows but not bluebirds, so this is what we created. Before we did this modification the sparrows woul...  more
    • March 4
    • · via iPad
    • Becca Ray and 1 other like this.
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Mike and Donna Wagner I didn’t buy the wire halo. I just adapted the theory. I used string to hang the two large jinglebells near the front entrance hole. Then we added a piece of 3/4 inch thick wood to the back entrance, which has a hole drilled to match the dimension of the ...  more
      • March 4