the #BigYearAtHome Team Our September #BigYearAtHome challenge involves making our homes and places of business more bird friendly by helping birds to avoid colliding with our windows (#BirdSafeWindows). With fall upon us, birds are starting to flock and migrate, and now is the time to ensure … [Read more...]
How can we complete the June Challenge to make windows safer for birds at home?
Ready to learn more about our June Challenge to help birds with the Seven Simple Actions? Action #1 is "Turn out lights and treat windows to keep birds safe." Joelle Gehring of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has some great suggestions for how you can treat your windows at home. Read "Making … [Read more...]
You can download the new birdwatching mobile game “Find the Birds” for free!
"Find the Birds" is a free mobile game created by 15-year-old Adam Dhalla from Coquitlam, British Columbia. Watch the video below to learn more about the game. In the next video, Adam speaks more about his experience with birds and the Find the Birds game. Click here to find links to the … [Read more...]
#YouBelongHere free coloring pages!
These #YouBelongHere inclusive coloring pages show us that everyone belongs in nature! Click an image below to download the pages for free! (Artwork by Logan Kralik for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.) … [Read more...]
Science Daily Article “From Avocet to Zebra Finch: Big data study finds more than 50 billion birds in the world”
This new study from New South Wales estimates that "there are roughly 50 billion individual birds in the world... about six birds for every human on the planet." Read more here. (By the way! Enjoying birds from home is a great first step to help that number stay at 50 billion!) … [Read more...]
After the global success of its inaugural year, #BlackBirdersWeek returns Sunday, May 30 through Saturday, June 5, 2021. You can find the full schedule of events and recordings of previous presentations here. This year’s event will showcase the many unique ways Black people connect in the outdoors. … [Read more...]
#BigYearAtHome June Challenges begin May 30th with a challenge to engage with #BlackBirdersWeek
Click here to view/download a PDF flyer with hyperlinks … [Read more...]
Are you getting ready to head to the beach? Before you do, read “Share the shore: How you can help beach birds”
When most of us are getting ready for the beach, we think of sunscreen, towels, and snacks. But when a biologist thinks about beach season, they think about how to help protect beach birds. That’s because while we flock to the beaches to swim, sunbathe, and tackle our must-read list, birds go to the … [Read more...]
“Wild Birds,” a Virtual Adventure with Felice!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Houston Community Partnership and Engagement program presents, "Wild Birds." Your host, Felice, takes you on an adventure to the W.G. Jones State Forest, west Galveston Bay, and the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge. Join her to learn more about … [Read more...]
What Does it Mean to Be “At Home”?
Being “at home” can mean different things to different people. It can mean that we're in the place where we live most of the time. That might be an apartment, house, mobile home, tent, tiny home, home-on-wheels, or some other dwelling place. We might describe the place where we live as a city or … [Read more...]