Latest Sand Bluff Birder – August 2021

  Greetings fellow avian enthusiasts,It’s midsummer. Red-eyed Vireos, Indigo Buntings, Common Yellowthroats and many other species can yet be heard advertising their territories with song. Still, there is a sense that the season is moving on from the nesting...

Sand Bluff Birder – February 2021

  Bird watching can relieve the doldrums during the long Midwest winter months and in 2021, a pandemic. A favorite winter feeder visitor and year-round resident is the White-breasted Nuthatch; a little gray sparrow-sized bird havinga dark cap, white cheeks and...

Sand Bluff Birder – December 2020

  The fall season at SBBO has wound down and while banding was successful, we truly have missed sharing our work with visitors. Covid-19 is still an issue but there is a light at the end, and we are hopeful things will have improved by spring migration. Inthe...

Sand Bluff Birder – August 2020

  The day is the 28th of April, spring of 2020. Winter has been long and stressful, but on this day, I receive a gift that truly lifts my spirits. I amgreeted with the perky song of an old friend.It is May 9. I watch as he awkwardly maneuvers sticks into a nest...

Sand Bluff Birder – February 2020

Everyone is familiar with the Blue Jay’s striking blue color and raucous jay-jay-jay call. Listen for its musical weedle-eedle; and the next time you think you hear a Red-tailed or Red-shouldered Hawk, check to see if it’s not a Blue Jay imitating their calls. Blue...
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