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]
Why don't I see more dead birds? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this bird found in North Carolina? [more inside]
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]
What are some great myths about animals? [more inside]
My girlfriend wants to get a canary x goldfinch mule... what do I need to know? [more inside]
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?
Name that bird! And also need some suggestions for keeping birds out of the pet food/water dishes. [more inside]
Has a copy of John James Audubon's The Birds of America ever survived a flood by floating? [more inside]
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!
Help me find indie music with the sound of birds chirping in the background. [more inside]
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]
Help! Is this bird potentially a lost pet? [more inside]
What the heck are all these birds of prey doing? [more inside]
I think we found a parakeet in our backyard. What should we do? [more inside]
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]
Why do birds migrate to the Arctic and Antarctic? [more inside]
I have a backyard nocturnal UFC (Unidentified Flying Creature) What am I seeing? [more inside]
I need to know how to set up a wireless, night-vision enabled, motion detecting camera for the purposes of spying. [more inside]
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]
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]
Why are there birdcalls looping in my neighborhood? [more inside]
Why do hummingbirds get along at this particular feeder and not at others? [more inside]
Something is eating the plants in my garden. I don't know what it is or how to stop it. Photos inside. [more inside]
Circle of Life Filter: What terrible thing probably happened to the baby birds on my porch? [more inside]
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...
What company makes these kinds of bird/lizard cages? [more inside]
Looking for awesome high-res pictures of certain birds... [more inside]
Can I keep a kitten, three birds, and a mouse all in one apartment? [more inside]
Why are birds falling out of the sky? [more inside]
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]
How can I attract my neighborhood's feral parakeets to my yard? [more inside]
Why are levees around decommissioned salt ponds left in place? [more inside]
There are pigeons everywhere. Please help me make them dead (or gone). [more inside]
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).
I want to see an owl. [more inside]
Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
How can I convince the local robins to nest in my trees? [more inside]
What is this sea bird? [more inside]
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!
Please help me find business cards that carry a logo of an owl, falcon or a bird, etc.. [more inside]
Can anyone I.D. this bird? [more inside]
How can I best protect the baby birds in my backyard from a prowling neighborhood cat? [more inside]
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.
What's the best field guide on birds for Malawi? [more inside]
What should I plant beneath my bird feeders? [more inside]
Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
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]
What are these black birds that took over my yard today? [more inside]