Black-Capped Chickadee

How to identify a Black-Capped Chickadee As the name suggests the black-capped chickadee has a black “cap” over his head. This is the most distinguishing feature of the bird. The cap reaches just under his black eyes. It is also has white cheeks on the side of his face and a black “bib” over his…Read More

Great Blue Heron – Videos, Photos, Facts

The Great Blue Heron (scientific name: Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. Their conservation status is listed as Least Concern. Their populations are quite widespread and on the increase and therefore do not require special protection. As a migratory species, they are protected under the United States Migratory Bird Treaty Act.…Read More

Cape Robin-Chat: Close up videos of eating habits

South Africa has five Robin-Chats and the Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha natalensis) is identifiable by its dark back and short, white supercilium. It has a pale orange throat, upper breast and rump. They have black legs, which differentiates them from the juveniles of Chorister Robin-Chat. They are found in a wide range of habitats including thickets,…Read More

Bird Photographer of The Year – Shortlist

Bird Photographer of The Year Announces The Magnificent Shortlist Competing Photos of 2020 For the fifth year now, the prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of 2020.  15,000 images were submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide. (If you haven’t already joined the Birding Planet Facebook group, click here to join)…Read More

Endangered Birds of Nevada

Recently I published a post on the 15 Endangered Birds of Florida. Due to the popularity of that post I decided to post a follow up article covering the endangered, or threatened, birds of Nevada. As per usual, sadly, most of these birds are threatened as a direct result of humans’ actions such as: developing…Read More

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