Rusty Blackbird Migration Blitz: Help Wanted!

Euphagus-carolinus-001 The Rusty Blackbird population is currently experiencing a decline worse than any previously common land-bird in history. We have made a lot of progress in finding out information regarding their status in wintering and breeding grounds. However, little is known about their migratory movements. The International Rusty Blackbird Working Group has a website where you [...] Continue reading →

Understanding Subspecies

DSC_0510   This week we will be discussing a somewhat confusing topic for many birders. Understanding how subspecies work and how they come about is great knowledge to learn and to spread to other birders. What is a Subspecies? Before we begin I will simply give the you the dictionary definition of subspecies: (noun) A taxonomic [...] Continue reading →