Explore Merlin Bird, Identify Birds, and more!

Casual birdwatchers may want to bookmark Merlin Bird Photo ID, a website created by Cornell University and the Visipedia research project. Thanks to powe

Cornell's website can ID bird species through photos

This new program identifies birds with just a photo Users helped train Merlin to recognize 400 bird species, including the Blackburnian warbler shown here, by clicking on parts of the birds to provide information to the computer.

Wonderful re-purposed wine bottle

Wonderful re-purposed wine bottle

All About Bird Song | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab

All About Bird Song

Ravens and Crows - Who Is Who. Is that big black bird a crow or a raven? How can you tell? Ravens (seen right here) often travel in pairs, while crows (left) are seen in larger groups. Also, study the tail as the bird flies overhead. A crow's tail is shaped like a fan, while the raven's tail appears wedge-shaped. Another clue is to listen closely to the birds' calls. Crows give a cawing sound, but ravens produce a lower croaking sound. Listen on this site.

Ravens and Crows - Who Is Who Listen closely to the birds’ calls. Crows give a…

Merlin bird photo ID program by the Cornell Ornithology Lab. Upload a photo, click on the bird's bill, eye, and tail and the computer will help you ID the species.

Cornell is developing a photo bird ID with their app. You can help them develop by sending in a photo at the link as they test what they call the Merlin Bird Photo ID.

All of North America's 740 bird species on one glorious poster

All of North America's 740 bird species on one glorious poster

A bird in the hand may be worth two in the bush, but nothing beats 740 of them on your wall!

How to Discourage Bully Birds at Your Feeders: Flocks of small birds like sparrows can be bullies at the feeders.

Stop Bully Birds at Your Backyard Feeders

Are some birds bullies at your feeders? Learn how to discourage bully birds so more desirable backyard birds can easily eat.


Carolina chickadees are constantly chattering as they come to the feeder. They are very tame and rarely afraid to come even when I am standing nearby.

Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

Gather your loved ones, I made something crafty . . .

Check out all of these wonderful tutorials for DIY Tiki Torches. We rounded up some of the best DIY tiki torch projects we could find all around the web.

“If you're a bird... I'm a bird...” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

~J pretty.Bluebird couple We have a couple that hangs out on our porch & have babies yearly in our Bird Feeder

Rufous Hummingbird.  I have a tattoo of this little guy in honor of my Grandaddy

Track the migration of Ruby-throated hummingbirds to see when they might show up in your area so you can have your feeders out and ready for them after their long trip from Mexico

American Robin. These nest with us all year. They especially enjoy it when we rake.

The American Robin is usually the first sign of Spring.so why are they still here in SE Michigan? They should be snow-birding it on down to Florida with all the other smart little birdies!

Goldfinch on verbena bonariensis

Goldfinch on verbena bonariensis. these birdies come to our house in the spring,.