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Need recommendations for a Bird Identification book.

I am hoping to find the US equivalent to the Australian "What Bird is That?" book and my google fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Nov 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Can you help identify this weird, yet apparently friendly bird?

A few friends of mine live in Somerville, MA, which is right outside of Boston. For the past few weeks, a bird has been repeatedly showing up on their porch and, apparently, making friends with them. [more inside]
posted by Riptor on Jul 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Bird ID

Need help i.d.ing the most likely name for a bird I saw in Singapore, on Sentosa Island. Unfortunately, I have no pics. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 29, 2014 - 3 answers

Texas bird identification

Can you help me identify this baby bird? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Jun 26, 2013 - 4 answers

Birders: Do you think this is a common mynah? Kabul, Afghanistan.

Birders: I can't decide if this is a common mynah. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jan 10, 2013 - 8 answers

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

Looking for bird guides to Asia.

I'm in Japan and looking for the best bird guides for the whole of South-East Asia. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Aug 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Binoculars for a budding birdwatcher

Looking for a good-quality but inexpensive pair of binoculars for a 10-year-old girl. [more inside]
posted by tully_monster on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

New route to California

I'm traveling by car to Tracy, CA from Oklahoma City in mid-October. I usually take I-40, but this time I'm going to try I-70, I-15 to Cedar City, then state roads to Tracy. I intend to see Bryce Canyon. Any additional great outdoor places or interesting sites that I could include in the trip? 100 miles detours are not a deterrent and I like birdwatching.
posted by francesca too on Sep 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Where can I find this simple stone birdbath?

Where can I find a very simple stone block birdbath? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Mar 21, 2011 - 4 answers

What the duck?

Mysterious duck is mysterious. Help me ID this bird! [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Feb 8, 2011 - 13 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

Birdwatching over IP?

I love my mom, and she loves birds. I want to put her bird feeder online so she can watch it at work. Is a networked webcam what I'm looking for? What are my options? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 21, 2009 - 9 answers

What type of bird is this?

I saw this bird this morning in the bottle brush in my back yard. It kept giving out a single "tweet" every ten seconds or so. One of the photos is an action shot, but I've never seen such a flashy bird where I live - Los Angeles. Does anyone know what it is?
posted by anniek on Mar 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Birders, bring a novice into the fold!

Birders: I need your help! Yes, I have a guide. Yes, binoculars. Yes, I wander around heavily wooded areas with my fingers twisted in knots, hoping to see a measly robin so I can feel like mine is a life not wasted. Now help me be better! [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Jul 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Come here, birds, I want to feed you!

How do the birds know that my birdfeeder now has better seed? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Feb 21, 2008 - 11 answers

The Best Binoculars

What are the best binoculars I can buy for my money?
posted by rare_g on Jul 15, 2006 - 17 answers

Where do the birds go when it rains?

BirdFeederFilter: When it's gloomy and rainy, I don't see any birds at my birdfeeder for days on end. Then as soon as it's sunny, they're all over the place. What gives? What do they do on rainy days, just forage near their nest? Don't birds gotta eat when it rains?
posted by agropyron on Nov 18, 2005 - 9 answers

Bird Watching in the Northeast

Read any good field guides for bird watching in the North East U.S. lately? [more inside]
posted by dchase on Jul 8, 2004 - 5 answers

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