Can you identify a cardinal by its color? By its song? By the shape of its head? Can you tell the difference between a starling and a grackle? Amateur naturalists aged 10 and up will enjoy this program about the birds we find in our backyards, bird behavior and some practical birding tips. Spring is a great time to learn about backyard bird songs and calls, because this is the breeding season and they are very active.
The Great Backyard Bird Count Project
Merlin, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s new bird identification application, is a seamless, quick way for beginners to identify birds on-the-go. What is there to lose? Merlin is absolutely free—”The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s goal is to help you and millions of others to learn about birds.”
Turkey vultures are numerous up here in northwestern New Jersey and nearby New York.