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  • Bird of the Week: Northern Bobwhite

    Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus Content and Photos by Eliana Patt There are a number of birds that a Texas birder might call iconic, but in my opinion, the Northern Bobwhite numbers among them. Their soft onomatopoeic bob-white call is easy to recognize, but the species often proves a challenge to

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  • April Notes from Chaetura

    Notes from Chaetura Canyon – April 2024 The continuing mild temperatures and abundant rainfall kept the beauty of this year’s vegetation and wildflowers rolling along.  We can’t remember the last time we have seen such a bountiful and beautiful spring at Chaetura Canyon.  Fortunately, we were able to share the

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  • Monthly Bird Forecast: May

    Compiled by Jane Tillman for KXAN What to watch and listen for in May: Night Birds There’s something mysterious about hearing an unfamiliar sound at night. Is it a bird, an insect, or a frog perhaps? Owls are generally recognizable as owls, but depending on your location it’s possible to

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  • Bird of the Week: Dickcissel

    Dickcissel Spiza americana Content and Photos by James Giroux Dickcissel, Bobolink, Phoebe, Chickadee, Bobwhite. What do all these birds have in common? They are named for the songs they sing. Listen for “Dick-dick-cissel” in tall North American grasslands in the spring. The Dickcissel is a strange bird, in that it

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