This Week in Birding 47

Charlotte Wasylik|

This Week in Birding

:: The big news story of the week was The New York Daily News article about the three Snowy Owls shot at JFK airport.

:: Shortly after The New York Daily News article came out, a petition was started to stop the shooting of Snowy Owls, and responding to the outcry — not just in the birding world — NY’s Port Authority announced that it would be relocating owls at risk of interfering with flights, rather than killing them.

:: Celebrate Urban Birds is holding a fun photo contest!

:: Sir David Attenborough says cats are killing large numbers of British birds

:: An article from The Washington Post about twitchers

:: Tree Sparrows are able to recognize eggs laid in their nest by other bird species

:: Have you ever wondered why woodpeckers don’t get headaches?

Great posts in birding blogs this week: 

:: From Timothy at Into the AirSnowy Owls 2013: Everything You Need to Know

:: From Shyloh at Beaking OffThe Beginning of the Winter Birding Season

:: From Jeremy at AZ BirdbrainYellow Inked Warbler

:: From Tim at Bird CanadaEarly winter birding in Calgary

:: From George at The ABA BlogThe Top 10: Most Awesome Bird Names in the World

:: :: From Sharon at BirdchickThe latest Birdchick podcast

About the Author

Charlotte Wasylik

Charlotte Wasylik lives and birds on a farm in northeastern Alberta, Canada. She is in 11th grade and hopes to study biology and birds after high school. Charlotte was selected for the Young Ornithologists’ Workshop at the Long Point Bird Observatory in Ontario in August 2012, and this year had a four-week Young Ornithologist Internship at Long Point, assisting with fall migration monitoring.

Charlotte blogs at Prairie Birder, and you can also find her at the Facebook group she started last year, Alberta Birds, which welcomes all birders, bird lovers, and nature photographers.