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Wait, they MIGRATE too?! This is impossible.

Mefi birdwatchers, i need help! I'm looking for the most authoritative and comprehensive book(s) on the indigenous birds of Arkansas. Bonus points if it's fancy and the kind of thing you could put on your lap while sitting on the porch and bird watching. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Dec 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Where Have All Bird Corpses Gone?

Why don't I see more dead birds? [more inside]
posted by notyou on Dec 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me ID a bird!

Can anyone identify this bird found in North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Dec 5, 2012 - 10 answers

The Birds: Australian style

How long after baby birds leave the nest until the parent birds stop being arseholes? Is there any way to convey the message, "move along now, no loitering" to a bunch of currawongs? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Nov 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Harbingers of doom or bringers of light?

What are some great myths about animals? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Aug 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Who owned this feather?

What bird used to own this feather? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Aug 4, 2012 - 19 answers

Canary x Goldfinch mules for Newbies

My girlfriend wants to get a canary x goldfinch mule... what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jun 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Any Great Games To Play With/Against My Daughter on Two Android OS Devices?

My 8yo daughter (in a few weeks) and I love playing Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds and other games on Android. We play them on my Xoom, Kindle Fire, and HTC Thunderbolt (phone). Are there any good games like these (not first person shooters, please. She's 8 and we're Quaker) that would allow us to play against o with each other, one on the Xoom and the other on the Kindle?
posted by nathanrudy on Jun 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Too many birds, and too many bird problems.

Name that bird! And also need some suggestions for keeping birds out of the pet food/water dishes. [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Jun 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Has a copy of John James Audubon's The Birds of America ever survived a flood by floating?

Has a copy of John James Audubon's The Birds of America ever survived a flood by floating? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on May 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Bird tattoo

I am getting a tattoo of two birds on my back to cover up some old tattoos that I no longer like. I am looking for bird species inspiration. Ideally these will be some sort of plumed birds, but please link me/give me a species name of any birds that you find to be particularly beautiful. Thanks!
posted by corn_bread on May 17, 2012 - 27 answers

Songs with birds chirping

Help me find indie music with the sound of birds chirping in the background. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on May 8, 2012 - 33 answers

Birds in a Treeless City

Looking for information about birds in Asia that were discovered making nests out of pieces of hardare, because there were no trees left. [more inside]
posted by space cat on Apr 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Wild bird or lost pet?

Help! Is this bird potentially a lost pet? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jan 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Doc Buzzard is hangin' around...

What the heck are all these birds of prey doing? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Jan 5, 2012 - 9 answers

New Year's Bird

I think we found a parakeet in our backyard. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 1, 2012 - 22 answers

Fowl play

Any advice on catching a guinea fowl? This is a small-turkey-sized, semi-flighted bird that really, really doesn't want to be caught. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Dec 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Why do birds migrate?

Why do birds migrate to the Arctic and Antarctic? [more inside]
posted by selenized on Nov 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Just don't say "rods".

I have a backyard nocturnal UFC (Unidentified Flying Creature) What am I seeing? [more inside]
posted by trinity8-director on Nov 14, 2011 - 20 answers

It turns out the owls are pretty much exactly what they seem

I need to know how to set up a wireless, night-vision enabled, motion detecting camera for the purposes of spying. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Sep 23, 2011 - 15 answers

What does a pigeon look like?

I got curious about this after reading a blog article on pigeons and face recognition. What colors does a pigeon see in other pigeons? I see pigeons with white, black, and grey bands and patches, sometimes with iridescence in the neck. The wikipedia entry for bird vision says they have pentachromatic vision. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jul 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Pet problems at home.

I just moved in with my boyfriend, and as it turns out he's very easily annoyed by my pets. I'm looking for suggestions on how to moderate the tension so that both he and my little creatures can coexist without murdering each other. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Jul 8, 2011 - 23 answers

insert [seagulls crying] here!

Why are there birdcalls looping in my neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by amestar_runner on Jun 11, 2011 - 18 answers

"Hummingbird Ceasefire Zone" will be my rock band's first album title

Why do hummingbirds get along at this particular feeder and not at others? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 7, 2011 - 6 answers

What's eating my plants?

Something is eating the plants in my garden. I don't know what it is or how to stop it. Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by celerity on May 28, 2011 - 13 answers

baby birds, nest, robin, death

Circle of Life Filter: What terrible thing probably happened to the baby birds on my porch? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on May 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Birds? Those are dinosaurs!

Can'tFindThisVideoAgainFilter: YouTube, perhaps; within last 6 months. A couple of guys go back in time (!) and keep a diary. They return to the present and assert that birds are just dinosaurs. Pretty sure the punchline was something close to my tagline above. Much better than as described...
posted by TigerMoth on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Aviaries

What company makes these kinds of bird/lizard cages? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Apr 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Cover me in feathers!

Looking for awesome high-res pictures of certain birds... [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Mar 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Can a predatory live with its prey?

Can I keep a kitten, three birds, and a mouse all in one apartment? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Feb 16, 2011 - 20 answers

What's up with birds falling out of the sky?

Why are birds falling out of the sky? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Jan 5, 2011 - 38 answers

Children's book about a bird and a bomb?

I'm trying to remember a children's book. There is an explosive so powerful that a single grain of it would cause a huge blast. It is in the possession of a sinister person. Our tiny hero rides a bird, steals the explosive, and (spoiler) drops it in the ocean, where it detonates relatively harmlessly. [more inside]
posted by Eater on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I attract feral parakeets to my yard?

How can I attract my neighborhood's feral parakeets to my yard? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Why are there still salt ponds in the SF Bay?

Why are levees around decommissioned salt ponds left in place? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Dec 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Pidgey is confused. It hurt itself in its confusion.

There are pigeons everywhere. Please help me make them dead (or gone). [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Sep 19, 2010 - 46 answers

The Eagle? Hawk? Falcon? Has Landed

Name that bird of prey! (Photo #1, Photo #2). Seen today in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, near the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains (Hollywood Hills).
posted by Asparagirl on Jul 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Whooo Whooo Where Are You

I want to see an owl. [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

elderly man seeks birds, will love unconditionally. must not freak out children.

Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Red Robin, Red Robin...

How can I convince the local robins to nest in my trees? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Jun 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Mystery (to me) Bird

What is this sea bird? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jun 25, 2010 - 6 answers

What's the best way to help the New Orleans birds when we're there next week?

Some friends and I will be in New Orleans from June 11-17th for a conference, and were wondering if there's any good way to help out with the injured birds then. It sounds like the shore work is off-limits due to toxicity, so we're fine contributing in any way we can (coffee/hugs/protests?). What are some good organizations to contact for this, since we'll only be available for a short amount of time (1 full day on that Wednesday perhaps, or maybe some afternoons of other days)? If it matters, we'll be car-free (though cab-savvy) and situated near the convention center. Thanks!
posted by unknowncommand on Jun 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Please help me find business cards that carry a logo of an owl, falcon or a bird, etc..

Please help me find business cards that carry a logo of an owl, falcon or a bird, etc.. [more inside]
posted by ruelle on May 25, 2010 - 9 answers

More than a Hawk?

Can anyone I.D. this bird? [more inside]
posted by Max Power on May 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Scat, cat!

How can I best protect the baby birds in my backyard from a prowling neighborhood cat? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 4, 2010 - 26 answers

What type of bird is this?

Bird watchers: Anyone know what this feller is? My husband and I put up a new feeder in our South Florida yard. We're in the migratory path for lots of transient species; so, it's possible he's not native. We've done our research in Sibley, and thought "1st year painted bunting," but a Google Image search doesn't really support that match.
posted by MediaMer on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Birding in Malawi

What's the best field guide on birds for Malawi? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Mar 11, 2010 - 1 answer

Below bird feeder gardening

What should I plant beneath my bird feeders? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Mar 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Steer me to a bit of SNL from 30+ years ago.

Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me relive a happy childhood memory!

Sometime around '93-95, when I was living in Plymouth, NC, my elementary school class took a field trip to a bird farm. I would love to track down the place where I went. [more inside]
posted by srrh on Oct 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Its The Birds come alive!

What are these black birds that took over my yard today? [more inside]
posted by lilkeith07 on Sep 15, 2009 - 6 answers

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