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  • Hoots of the Barred Owl:    Article from the Audubon podcast with recordings and narrative about the many different "hoots" of the Barred Owl.  From an Audubon mailing -- Posted 23 Feb 2017
     

  • Bear River Refuge in top 5:    Audubon article which lists BRMBE as a top five spot for spring migration.  Sent in by Mike Hearell -- Posted 19 Apr 2016The Perfect Shot:    An article about a photographer's quest to get the perfect shot of a Diving Kingfisher  from the "Boredpanda."    Sent in by Kris Purdy -- Posted 7 Dec 2015
      

  • Birds or Paradise:    Video of some Birds-of-Paradise from New Guinea  from the Cornel Lab of Ornithology.    Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 20 Nov 2014
      

  • Crows vs. Ravens:    ".Caw vs. Croak: Inside the Calls of Crows and Ravens"  by Dr. Kevin McGowan of the Cornel Lab of Ornithology in Cornell Lab eNews -- Posted 10 Oct 2014
     

  • The Genious of Birds - Embronic Development:    "...you will enter a fertilized egg to witness a bird's embryonic development."  Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 13 May 2014
      

  • Murmuration of the Starlings:   Video by Dylan Winters about the amazing European Starling flocking behavior -- "the murmurations."   Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 8 Mar 2014
      

  • Sounds of the Lyrebird:   Video and sounds from a David Attenbourgh piece about the Superb Lyrebird of Australia..   Sent in by Eliza Moody -- Posted 14 Feb 2014
      

  • Humingbird's Tongue:   Video on hummingbirds and the structure and function of their tongues.   Link sent in by Dick Arnold -- Posted 6 Nov 2013
      

  • Video of a Greater Sage-Grouse Lek in Wyoming:   Males strutting their stuff for some females at the largest lek in Wyoming .  Video by Eric Peterson -- Posted 22 Apr 2013
      

  • Long Cloaked in Mystery, Owls Start Coming Into Theri Own:   An article and a short video from the New York Times .  Link sent in by DeeDee O'Brien -- Posted 28 Feb 2013
      

  • Eurasian Jays Exhibit  Human Behavior:   An article in a scientific magazine, "Birds infer their partner's desires during bonding ritual" .  Link sent in by Alan Jensen -- Posted 5 Feb 2013
         

  • "Oven Nest" Contruction:   A page from Latin America (in Spanish) with photos and a video of Rufous Horneros  ("Ovenbirds"), building an oven-shaped nest.  ["Nidito" = little nest or "crib" maybe?, "horneros urbanos" = Urban Ovenbirds).  The original source of a page sent in by Jack Binch -- Posted 8 Jan 2013
         

  • Crows vs Ravens:   A short video on how to tell a Crow from a Raven [~ 4 min.?]  Sent in by Oliver Hansen -- Posted 5 Jan 2013
      
  • My Life as a Turkey:   PBS: Nature Film.  Joe Hutto's remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood (for over a year) [~ 40 min.?]  Sent in by Steve Christensen -- Posted 25 Nov 2012   
         
  • Bird Sense:   Radio West interview with Tim Birkhead, professor of Behavioural Ecology at the University of Sheffield. (about 52 minutes)  Sent in by Dave Hanscom -- Posted 23 Nov 2012   
         
  • Voices: Common Loon:   This is short clip about the call of the Common Loon.  Produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Posted 24 Nov 2012    | Common Loons and Calls | Loon Tremelo and Wail |
       
  • eBird Photo Quiz:   This is a Photo Quiz designed to find out about the varying skill levels of the birders that use eBird.  Sent in by Letitia Lussier -- Posted 9 Oct 2012
      
  • Clever Bird Goes Fishing:   This is a YouTube video of a Green Heron fishing with a piece of bread Sent in by Brenda Kidman -- Posted 30 Aug 2012
      
  • Video about Black Swifts:   Interesting presentation by Kim Potter of the Forest Service in Colorado about nesting and migration of Black Swifts Sent in by Bryant Olsen -- Posted 28 Jul 2012
      
  • Owl Rescue in Ogden:   Jeff Bilsky is interviewed about a Great Horned Owl that was stuck under a bridge in Ogden. Here's the story about the attempted rescue Link from the BirdTalk Chatline -- Posted 20 Jun 2012
      
  • Yellow-billed Loon Video:   This video, "Yellow-billed Loon: Primeval Call of the Tundra," was produced by Cornell  Lab about a pair of Yellow-billed Loons in Chukotka, Russia. . Link from the Cornell Lab newsletter -- Posted 18 May 2012
      
  • Greater Sage-Grouse Lek Videos:   This video was taken by Bryant Olsen, at the Hendfer Lek two years ago -- here is another one from this year of a "joust on the lek" taken at the same location. Sent in by Bryant Olsen -- Posted 16 Apr 2012
     
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse Lek Video:   Taken by Bryant Olsen, in northern Box Elder County, Utah. Sent in by Bryant Olsen -- Posted 15 Apr 2012
     
  • Singing Say's Phoebe:   Video of a Say's Phoebe singing taken at Dancehall Rock off the Hole in the Rock Road.  Part of a "Spring in Canyon Country" series by Bryant Olsen, recorded on 2 Apr 2012.  Sent in by Bryant Olsen -- Posted 6 Apr 2012
     
  • Fishing Osprey Video:   Three sequences of an Osprey hunting for fish: First catching a half dozen small fish at a time; second plunging deep for a fish on the bottom and third capturing a very large steelhead salmon that is almost to heavy to carry.   
    Sent
    in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 4 Apr 2012
      
  • Nesting Robins Video:   Complete with music and background sounds, this well-crafted video sequence covers four weeks of nesting robin activity around a hanging nest.   Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 4 Apr 2012
      
  • Eagle doing the breast-stroke:   This footage was taken at Mallard Lakes subdivision in Baton Rouge.  Someone had shot a nutria (a large rodent which can weigh up to 20 pounds) and it was floating dead in the water. I can't believe what this eagle did to bring that nutria in.  I never saw an Eagle doing a breast-stroke before!    Sent in by Kris Van Fleet & Oliver Nichelson -- Posted 31 Mar 2012
      
  • Dove Flight in Slow Motion:   (From BirdTalk -- "Here are two clips of a dove flying (one straight at you and one from the side) in slow motion, which captures the grace and beauty of their flight.")  Sent in by Sherry Shadday -- Posted 19 Jan 2012
      
  • "Snake" River Incident:   (From e-mails -- "Another Day on the Snake River ")  Sent in by Kris Van Fleet, David McCoy and Bill Fenimore -- Posted 9 Jan 2012
      
  • 14 Beatutful Birds:   (From e-mails -- photos of beautiful birds of the world "you seldom see")  Sent in by Lyman Moody -- Posted 17 Nov 2011
      
  • Great Bird Photos:   (Bird photos from all over the place by Tony Adams, which have been popping up in emails)  Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 13 Nov 2011
     
  • Murmuration of Starlings:   (A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.)  Sent in by Brenda Kidman and  Matthew Wallace -- Posted 10 Nov 2011
      
  • An Albino Hummingbird:   (Fifteen-year-old photographer Marlin Shank was fortunate enough to capture several images of a rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird while in a park in Staunton, VA..) Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 10 Nov 2011
      
  • Eagle Owl Coming at the Camera:   (Amazing high definition, slo-mo photography.
    This owl in flight is one of nature's engineering masterpieces. )
    Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 10 Nov 2011
      
  • The Owl and the Pussycat:   (Something you don't see everydat) Sent in by Barbara Carter -- Posted 10 Nov 2011
     
 Notices :
 
 Articles :
 
  • Eastern Bird Photographer in Utah:   (Article from the Standard-Examiner: "Love of birds brings Easterner to Utah"    Sent in by Lyle Bingham -- Posted 21 Sep 2012
      
  • Interesting Hawk Hybrid?:   (Here's an article regarding a probable Harlan's x Rough-legged hybrid).   Sent in by Jerry Liguori -- Posted 15 Nov 2011
     
  
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