Kenn Kaufman: How Say’s Phoebe got its name

Say’s and Eastern Phoebes were reclassified in the same genus. So the bird that Say had helped to discover now bears his name three times, as Sayornis saya, Say’s Phoebe….

Red-bellied Woodpecker

This Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker is looking right at me as if to say, “Can you do this?” Taken over the past weekend in Lake County, IL….

Scientists document a billion fewer landbirds since 1970

of cooperation, coordination, and planning.” The steepest recent declines are seen in grassland birds; species of aridland habitats such as sagebrush and desert scrub; and forest species dependent on sustainable…

The most important bird news from late August

and Golden-winged Warbler are almost identical, genetically speaking. Scientists say the findings suggest conservationists should be less concerned with hybridization and focus instead on preserving habitat for both species. “This…

Green Heron

I have waited years to photograph a Green Heron, they have been my nemesis bird. I’ve only seen them a handful of times either when they are flying away or…