10,000 Birds: Bird a Day

Hey hockey fans, do you think you know where the Chicago Blackhawks got their name? You might be surprised…

Hey hockey fans, do you think you know where the Chicago Blackhawks got their name? You might be surprised

13 March 2013 chicago hockey blackhawks birds raptors


Juvenile American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) in New Jersey of all places!

Click on the photo to see a great gallery of this errant ibis from September 2011…

Juvenile American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) in New Jersey of all places!

Click on the photo to see a great gallery of this errant ibis from September 2011…

9 September 2012 animals birds ibis new jersey vagrant


Green Heron (Butorides virescens) stretching that groovy neck!

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) stretching that groovy neck!

16 July 2012 animals birds herons groovy new york


American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) doing it…

Check out Bird Love Week at 10,000 Birds for raunchy bird-on-bird action all night long!

American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) doing it…

Check out Bird Love Week at 10,000 Birds for raunchy bird-on-bird action all night long!

23 April 2012 birds sex love


Black-winged Lovebird or Abyssinian Lovebird (Agapornis taranta) by Adam Riley

Click on the photo to see a bunch more awesome Ethiopian endemics!

Black-winged Lovebird or Abyssinian Lovebird (Agapornis taranta) by Adam Riley

Click on the photo to see a bunch more awesome Ethiopian endemics!

16 March 2012 parrots lovebirds birds africa ethiopia


It won’t be long before we see these little guys waddling around!

Click on the pic for more Mallard ducklings by Corey Finger…

It won’t be long before we see these little guys waddling around!

Click on the pic for more Mallard ducklings by Corey Finger…

12 March 2012 birds ducks ducklings cute


Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) by Corey Finger

Click on the photo to find out what, besides its obvious beauty, makes Guardabarranco so special!

Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) by Corey Finger

Click on the photo to find out what, besides its obvious beauty, makes Guardabarranco so special!

11 March 2012 birds motmots Nicaragua


Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) by Corey Finger

What is your favorite species of grouse? Where have you seen it?

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) by Corey Finger

What is your favorite species of grouse? Where have you seen it?

9 March 2012 grouse birds


Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensisis)

Click on the photo to see more gorgeous photos by Redgannet and then click through to see what else he encountered during one of his many trips to Cape Town!

Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensisis)

Click on the photo to see more gorgeous photos by Redgannet and then click through to see what else he encountered during one of his many trips to Cape Town!

3 March 2012 thick knee birds africa stone curlews


Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) in the Texas Rio Grande Valley

On a cold day, I like to think about chachalacas and guans. Don’t you?

Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) in the Texas Rio Grande Valley

On a cold day, I like to think about chachalacas and guans. Don’t you?

28 February 2012 birds chachalaca Texas


female Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Why is this duck, also called butterball and spirit duck, known formally as the Bufflehead? Click the photo to find out why…

female Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Why is this duck, also called butterball and spirit duck, known formally as the Bufflehead? Click the photo to find out why…

20 February 2012 Ducks birds


Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) in Central Park in NYC

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) in Central Park in NYC

13 February 2012 animals ducks waterfowl birds new york


Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus) in Guatemala

Click on the photo to learn about the coveted prize at the end of the San Pedro Death March…

Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus) in Guatemala

Click on the photo to learn about the coveted prize at the end of the San Pedro Death March…

31 January 2012 birds guan guatemala volcano


The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is aptly named, is it not?
Click on the photo to see more stunning Tanzanian starlings courtesy of Walter Kitundu

The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is aptly named, is it not?
Click on the photo to see more stunning Tanzanian starlings courtesy of Walter Kitundu

27 January 2012 animals birds africa starlings


Merry Christmas… Christmas Shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis) that is! 

Click on the photo to learn more about the jolliest shearwater of them all…

Merry Christmas… Christmas Shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis) that is!

Click on the photo to learn more about the jolliest shearwater of them all…

21 December 2011 holiday birds christmas