Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Just a Hum, Hum, Humming along! Florida’s Hummingbirds are coming soon!

Hummingbirds… a favorite -if not *the* favorite- feathered visitor for many of Florida’s┬ámost avid wild bird watchers. But what do they do when they’re not humming at our feeders? How do they nest? How small can these birds get? How small are their eggs? These are all questions that pop in our heads while on …

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“Waiter! There’s a Nest in my Stoop!” What to do with those misplaced nests?

An ill-placed Florida wild bird nest can be a bother. Learn what to do to avoid them or welcome them and how to live with them in harmony!

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No Realtors Needed: Scooter Talks About Florida’s Worst Wild Bird Home Invaders, Cowbirds

Squatters. Home-wreckers. Home invaders. Thieves. Parasites. Whatever they may be called, the natural world certainly has its share of animals who will take advantage of the hard earned rewards of another animal. Out west, Burrowing Owls often enjoy a pre-fab home dug by gophers, prairie dogs and other ground-dwelling animals who burrow for shelter. Although, …

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“I’m Molting… Mooollltttiiinnnggg….!” The feathers are flying off and Scooter’s grossing out!

It’s that time of the year, folks! Yup! Molting season is upon us. All of our beautiful Florida backyard habitats are full of the molting scourge that is… nature’s design. But, what is it… Why do birds do it… How prevalent is it… And how long does it last, are all common curiosities related to …

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It’s 4th of July, Pinellas County! Scooter says, “Let’s look at Florida’s Favorite Red, White and Blue Birds!”

Sparklers, hot dogs, watermelons and fireworks abound as Florida’s Pinellas and North Pinellas county areas prepare to celebrate this year’s 4th of July Independence Day! But aside from all the fun and great celebrations, Florida has its own “reds, whites and blues” to celebrate! We’re talking about Florida’s beautiful red, white and blue birds. But …

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Hammock Bird Banding

A dynamic update on the Migratory Bird Banding Project in Hammock Park, Dunedin, Florida.