Sign up for The Animal Perspectives Monthly. Feathers set birds apart from any other animal on Earth. Plumage has a variety of important biological functions, including social signaling and survival. Dimorphism Differences […]
Science writer with interest in the areas of ornithology and environmental science. With nearly a decade of experience as a technical writer and four years of experience as a science writer/blogger, AnimalPerspectives.Com was created with the belief that scientific information should be presented to the public in an easy to access format — information is for the many.
O holds a B.A. and M.A. in world English literature and is currently earning an advanced degree in Environmental Biology. She maintains 71 bird nesting boxes for a local organic farm in Maryland, works with birds of prey at a raptor rehabilitation center, and birds daily. She is also an amateur nature photographer.
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I can set my watch to the time American Crows and Red-tailed Hawks fight on a daily basis. I apologize for the poor quality, but I still think that these photos are […]
Northern Flickers (Colaptes auratus) are found across North America and in parts of Central America and the Caribbean. On the west coast of the United States, the Northern Flickers are red-shafted, meaning […]
In Maryland, Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) signify spring. Forget Punxsutawney Phil — Chipping Sparrows are the real deal. Within a few weeks of their arrival, the Dark-eyed Juncos depart to their summer breeding […]
It’s the middle of nesting season and many birds are finishing up with their first, and even second, broods. Which means that baby birds everywhere! This is the time of year that […]
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It’s important to know how to approach an active bird nest because if done improperly the tenants could be harmed. Here are suggestions on how to do it. #1. Don’t be Sneaky Do not sneak […]
Field Sparrows (Spizella pusilla) are sweet buff-colored beauties with pink legs and a pink bill. Their bouncy trilling melodies are unmistakeable and fill open meadow habitats across Maryland. While not threatened, the species is […]
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