New Bird Puzzles made from Sibley Guides art

Sibley birds puzzle - 2000 pcs

Two jigsaw puzzles are now available from Eurographics, featuring over 100 species of North American birds with images from the revised Sibley Guide to Birds. The same collage of species is shown in either a 1000 piece puzzle, or a larger (and more challenging) 2000 piece puzzle. 1000 piece puzzle: Order from Puzzle Warehouse 15.99 …

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The Mississippi Ornithological Society meeting

Thank you to the birders of Mississippi for a wonderful weekend April 28-29 around Oxford. Special thanks to the MOS, Delta Wind Birds, The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Wild Birds Unlimited of Jackson, and the other sponsors for making it all possible. The birding was excellent, as passing thunderstorms pushed migrants down and kept birds …

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Two new paintings for auction

I’ve just posted two more paintings for auction, a Bewick’s Wren and a Black-throated Green Warbler, adding to the two auctions that will be ending in the next few days. You can see the full listing of current auctions here, and more original art and prints are available for sale here.

White flickers

  This beautiful and striking bird is a partial albino Northern Flicker, photographed in Massachusetts in Sep 2015 by Michael Beagan. A second, very similar, bird had been photographed nearby in 2012 by John Harrison, and – besides being very attractive birds – the two provide a good opportunity to discuss some of the details …

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Underwing pattern in Cory’s Shearwater

If you keep up on the news of subspecies, you will have heard of Scopoli’s Shearwater. It’s the Mediterranean breeding population of Cory’s Shearwater, overlapping very little with populations nesting on Atlantic Islands, and many authorities have split the two into separate species recently. Both populations occur off the Atlantic coast of North America, although Cory’s in …

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