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Dickcissel: The Only Member Of Spiza

Ahhh… this week we have such a little cutie as our focus animal.  It’s the Dickcissel and boy are they cute.  They are Passerine birds that are known as the only living member in their genus Spiza.   Dickcissels are seeding and insect eating birds with a large beak for their body size and their are…

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American Bird Conservancy

The American Bird Conservancy is our highlight company in this tile, which is a great organization with their main office located in The Plains, Virginia.  The American Bird Conservancy has strong foundation and mission directly geared towards helping and conserving the bird species in the Americas.   With a clear and understandable framework for conservation on…

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Bird Watching!

This is always an interesting topic for me because people who don’t like animals or are new to the animal world are always so puzzled by bird watching, yet animal people love bird watching.  “Do they really just go and watch birds?”, I have been asked and they are not wrong.   Bird watching is really…

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Who Are The Passerines?

The Passerine birds are a vast group of birds with over 6,500 species.  Passerine birds are regularly called the song birds, due to their control over the syrinx muscles.  Their ability to control the syrinx muscles allow them to create a huge range of noises and vocalizations, including rather detail vocalizations we refer to as…

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Act is an important law that was first created is 1916 to protect migratory birds at the federal level.  Migratory birds are birds that move between a few places during seasonal changes.  Have you ever hear of geese flying south for the winter? Well it’s not just geese, in fact many species…

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