On Monday, May 13, a special surprise arrived at Oregon’s Sunriver Nature Center from the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. A male Trumpeter Swan, injured in the wild and unable to fly, was on his way to meet his new mate, a female named Grace
On Saturday, May 4th, thousands of birding enthusiasts across the globe will identify as many bird species as possible in one day, hoping for a new world record. There are approximately 10,500 bird species in the world; last year, just over
Have you seen our bald eagles yet? If not, come check them out because they won’t look this way for long! Liberty, age four, and Patriot, age three, are our resident Bald Eagles. Both of our handsome boys came to us with permanent wing
Did you know Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count began in 1900 and this will be the 119th annual count? Ornithologist Frank M. Chapman proposed the Christmas Day count as an alternative to the hunting traditions that were in place at the time.
A tiny shorebird chick, only a few days old, is eating insects along a beach. An adult in the area suddenly makes an alarm call and the chick quickly runs to some rocks and lays down. The young bird, camouflaged, cannot be seen by
There are a variety of different swan species for visitors to see at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. One of these species, rarer for our guests to spot, are Trooper swans. At the sanctuary there are two resident Trooper swans that enjoy
This time of year, many people will find baby birds that have fallen out of the nest and want to help. Stop! First, we need to know the facts about baby birds and the best possible ways we can help them. Baby birds are cute and fluffy and
Spring is in the air and cavity nesting birds are looking for a rent free location from March through August to raise a feathered family. Are you interested in becoming a successful tiny house landlord? If so, there are a few
Who is North America’s smallest falcon? The American Kestrel! Did you know that these birds are not only one of the smallest birds of prey, but also one of the most colorful? These fierce little birds are native to Michigan, but you
Do you ever hear noises in the night and wonder if an owl could be living in your backyard? Or even what kind of owl it could be? Do you enjoy nature or purely love owls? If you ask yourself these questions, you need to go owling!