What A Year to Be An Ohio Birder! Nellie & Nish Delight

Have you been following the amazing story of Nellie and Nish, the Piping Plovers that are nesting at Maumee Bay State Park in Lucas County, Ohio? This intrepid pair is in the middle of a successful nesting season at the park, which is extremely notable as Piping Plovers have not nested in Ohio for over 80 years! The celebrity couple is being monitored each day to ensure their safety and well-being. They have hatched four chicks, much to the delight of birders across Ohio and elsewhere. You can read more about Nellie and Nish, and the incredible volunteer effort that sprang into action once nesting was considered imminent, here: Maumee Bay Piping Plovers.

T-Shirt Tuesday: Audubon's Carolina Parakeets Top

The Carolina Parakeet was once the only native parrot once found in parts of the United States. The range covered the eastern states into the midwest and plains states. The Carolina Parakeet went extinct in 1918.

Those Pesky Empids

It may be the dead of winter now, but spring migration will be here before you know it. Get ready by learning your Empidonax flycatchers. You'll have to put time into learning their calls, because learning their field marks may prove useless in a lot of cases. And...

Peregrines Like It Fast Funny T-Shirt

Peregrine Falcons are the fastest animal on earth. When diving, or stooping, for prey, they can travel at speeds over 200mph. This amazing species made a spectacular comeback from the brink of extinction and we are lucky to share our planet with them.  This original design for birders and...

Talk Birdy To Me T-Shirt for Birdwatchers

Do you know someone who got into birding in 2020? The year of avoiding crowds and staying safer at home drove a lot of people to find new ways to keep entertained, and birdwatching was that bright spot for so many. There was a boom in backyard birdwatching...