Tag: Birdwatching

The Two Easiest Ways to Attract Hummingbirds

The Two Easiest Ways to Attract Hummingbirds

Attracting hummingbirds to your backyard doesn’t have to be complicated! If you want to enjoy the beautiful sight of these tiny creatures hovering outside, there are two incredibly simple ways […]

BirdCast

BirdCast

Birdwatchers have long had a few hints and tricks on the best days to go birding (preferably on a cloudy day with low barometric pressure sometime near the peak of […]

Kansas Bird Checklists

Kansas Bird Checklists

If you plan on doing any birdwatching in Kansas this Memorial Day weekend, equip yourself with a checklist first. The Kansas Ornithological Society offers free PDF downloads of the following […]

My Kansas

My Kansas

Back in 2011, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel and Tourism Division, published a spectacular 160-page collection of best-of-Kansas scenes by the best Kansas photographers. This book, My Kansas: A […]

Green-Winged Teal

Green-Winged Teal

The green-winged teal (Anas crecca) has the distinction of being the smallest dabbling duck in North America. The male has a rather striking color pattern. His head is a rich […]

Garganey

Garganey

The garganey (Anas querquedula) isn’t much to look at, but attention to field marks can pay off for birdwatchers hoping to add this uncommon species to their life list. First […]

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail

The northern pintail (Anas acuta) is both unique and graceful. The male’s head is chocolate-colored, contrasting with his white neck and the white finger that outlines the backside of the […]

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

The northern shoveler (Anas clypeata) is named for its odd-looking bill, accentuated by a sloping forehead. Although this appendage makes the duck look slightly ridiculous, it has its uses. Over […]

Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal

The male cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) is an unusual bird, unlikely to be confused with any other duck. He is mostly deep red from his eyes to his body. This […]

Blue-Winged Teal

Blue-Winged Teal

This migratory duck is sure to delight with its unique pattern and aerial acrobatics.