I have been away from HubPages for a while now. My article earlier aticle was followed by surgery, new jobs and a big move. Migrating birders need a plan. Use this checklist when changing flyways.
Have you ever wondered how birds find bird friendly yards? Its not by accident. There are a few birds that are feeder finding front line scouts. Learn more here about titmice and chickadees.
As early as late February, birders across the Gulf Coast start watching for the return of the hummingbirds. When is spring migration? See the answer and other info about these tiny traveling birds.
News of two Whooping Crane deaths in Texas by a teen hunter has caused a major stir in East Texas. The story has many followers, many of which are pained by the details so far. See the facts so far.
River or coast, the Belted Kingfisher is a fun bird find, but they are also skittish and won’t let you get close. Learn about this bird, its kin and my trials attempting to document them.
While the authorities continue to debate, the Lord God Woodpecker remains officially an extinct bird. Review the history, and what has been done just in case the Ivory-billed Woodpecker still lives.
Every mother has moments of concern for how their child will handle a new milestone. This is a confession of one mother's early school years experience.
If you wondered if all the historic flooding reports in the news last week were right, you have a sense of perspective out of state news services don’t. We know our area and the fact that these floods come and go in a regular cycles. Rising water in the Spring isn’t really news. What we do to...
A commentary on conservation efforts, public relations campaigns and how good intentions can be used to mislead.
If you ever heard a compassionate birder angrily talking down a bird and saying 'invasive species' like cuss words, here is a commentary on the use of the term.
That Mexican Eagle you see flying about Texas is not actually an eagle. Read about this unique bird and its life.
Birds have turned our utility poles into a man-made bird habitat, but we really wish they wouldn't. Get an overview of the subject, what has been done and what needs to be done next.
The Canada Goose is one of the best recognized geese in North America. Read about this goose, its kin, bad press and its future with humans competing for space in the skies.
Birds are all weather creatures, but how do they manage against Mother Nature's changing seasons and harsh weather? In this article we will look at birds and their unique coping skills.
Birding is not necessarily an individual sport. Birding can be done in groups in your neighborhood, through clubs such as the Houston Audubon Society and through fun get-togethers where both the birds and birders will flock to a special location such as Port Aransas and the Whooping Crane Festival.
Birding close to home can be as good as in large parks and refuges. See my visit to the Lowlands Trails in Kingwood, Texas.
Ever been completely stunned by a bird you find. That was me on a rainy day in Kingwood Texas last January. See the Ruff that wasn’t.
Houston and other cities across North America have become hosts to colonies of free-ranging peafowl over the years. They are considered domestics, but may carve out a place as a recognized wild bird.
Birdhouses are beautiful and are great active ways to benefit birds. Are you ready for that step? These are some of the things you need to know and consider before hosting your local birds.