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During September, 2002
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Species Just Added to US/Canadian Bird Lists !!
AOU 43rd Supplement (thanks AOU)
In addition, the "Common Snipe" found in North America is now named Wilson's Snipe
New Birding.com Forums
|Featured Bird for September, 2002:
(Platalea ajaja) This is a new scientific name for this species
|Nesting & Feeding|
Our Recommendations for September, 2002
Antbirds are one of the largest, most diverse groups of birds in the New World, with more than 270 species occupying a wide range of habitats in the vast Neotropical region between northern Mexico and north-central Argentina. Their whistles, croaks, chatters, caws, hoots, rasps, and rattles ring from the leaf litter of the forest floor to the dense green canopy above. This amazing vocal diversity, combined with the birds' secretive nature, means that recognizing each species by voice is a must. This three-CD set features the songs of nearly all currently recognized antbird species.
Peterson Eastern/Central Birds 5th Edition
This long-awaited new fifth edition contains updated range maps throughout, with authoritative large maps available in the back of the book. The expanded format allows for easier use and quicker identification. The plates and images have been revised for greater accuracy. Peterson’s magnum opus created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his remains the standard by which all other field guides are judged.
A Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior
For the hundreds of thousands of birders for whom The Sibley Guide to Birds is already basic equipment, this new book will be required reading. Authoritative and comprehensive, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior provides complete information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior (courtship, nest-building, migration, feeding, and other activities) of the 80 bird families of North America. For the new volume, Sibley has provided more than 796 full-color paintings to illustrate the essays and family chapters written by 44 ornithologists and expert birders.
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Delaware Bay / Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
39.17 N 75.26 W
It is estimated that over 500,000 Red Knots, Sanderlings, Ruddy Turnstones, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Dunlin gather here in late May to eat the Horseshoe Crab eggs. Try Reed's Beach, NJ, too.
White Clay Creek State Park
39.74N 75.78 W
The woods are full of singing songbirds in April and May. Cerulean Warblers nest here.
Featured Hot Spot:
Point Reyes / Bodega Bay
38.00 N 122.58 W
This is such a great spot they built a Bird Observatory here! This natural migrant trap has good birding all year around. Something really rare seems to turn up every year.
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology was organized in 1939 to encourage the study of Wisconsin birds. The aims have since expanded to emphasize all the enjoyment aspects of birding and to support the research and habitat protection necessary to preserve Wisconsin birdlife. WSO strives to alert members and the public to situations and practices that threaten Wisconsin's bird populations.
Members in the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology include those who enjoy birds attracted to their homes by feeders and bird houses, those who pursue field study or bird banding as a hobby, and those who engage in ornithology professionally. Our membership exceeds 1600 from over 50 states and foreign countries.
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