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On The Wing

Published: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 20:07:00 +0000

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Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 20:07:00 +0000

The story of the creation of the new Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center in Seattle, from planning through groundbreaking, construction, and grand opening.

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May 2008 - Index

Tue, 06 May 2008 23:06:00 +0000

Welcome to On The Wing for May 2008

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May 2008 - Notes From An English Garden

Tue, 06 May 2008 23:04:00 +0000

From Kate's garden in Birmingham UK.

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May 2008 - Santa Ana NWR

Tue, 06 May 2008 23:00:00 +0000

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Park Ranger Mike Carlo is our guide.

Santa Ana NWR
City of Alamo Santa Ana NWR Page
Laguna Atascosa NWR

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September 2007 - Index

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:31:00 +0000

Welcome to On The Wing for September 2007

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September 2007 - Northern Harriers at Kent Ponds

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:29:00 +0000

Roger Orness and others have been tracking the progress of a Northern Harrier nest at the Kent Ponds, south of Seattle.

Green River Natural Resources Area
Bird Surveys at the Green River Natural Resources Area

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September 2007 - Notes From An English Garden

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:22:00 +0000

From Kate's garden in Birmingham UK.

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September 2007 - Face Recognition In Crows

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 16:20:00 +0000

Professor John Marzluff is conducting an experiment on the University of Washington campus, investigating how crows recognize human faces.

John Marzluff

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Southern Cross Peregrine Project

Sat, 05 May 2007 17:03:00 +0000

Photo by Zach Smith courtesy of Falcon Research Group
Bud Anderson describes the revolutionary Southern Cross Peregrine Project, which will use satellite tracking to follow the migration of Peregrine Falcons from Chile to the Arctic. This location information is interpreted via Google Earth - so you can easily follow along. Technologies mesh to support exciting research!

Falcon Research Group
Southern Cross Peregrine Project

Segment length: 31:46

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Audubon - Fighting Global Warming 1

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:55:00 +0000

For Earth Day 2007, Audubon Washington presented "Unleashing the Power of Audubon - Fighting Global Warming". Nina Carter introduced the program.

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Audubon - Fighting Global Warming 2

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:50:00 +0000

Gordon Orians spoke on "Ecological Effects of Climate Change".

Blackbirds of the Americas

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Audubon - Fighting Global Warming 3

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:45:00 +0000

John Flicker, President and CEO, National Audubon Society, presented "Unleashing the Power of Audubon - Fighting Global Warming".

National Audubon Society

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Audubon - Fighting Global Warming 4

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:40:00 +0000

Nina Carter, Executive Director, Audubon Washington, discussed Audubon Washington's efforts directed at global warming issues.

Audubon Washington

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Audubon - Fighting Global Warming 5

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:35:00 +0000

Question and Answers session.

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March 2007 - Index

Sat, 31 Mar 2007 21:13:00 +0000

Welcome to On The Wing for March 2007

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March 2007 - Padilla Bay Reserve

Sat, 31 Mar 2007 21:09:00 +0000

Padilla Bay is an estuary at the saltwater edge of the large delta of the Skagit River. Since 1980, it has been part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

Padilla Bay

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March 2007 - Spencer Island

Sat, 31 Mar 2007 20:54:00 +0000

Spencer Island is one of the best places in the Snohomish River Estuary to view waterfowl and shorebirds. The island has a dike top trail system, which provides scenic views of the wetlands, sloughs and mountains.

Spencer Island

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December 2006 - Index

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 05:06:00 +0000

Welcome to On The Wing for December 2006

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December 2006 - Paul Bannick, Bird Photographer

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 05:05:00 +0000

Paul Bannick is a naturalist and bird photographer. He shares insights on nature and photographing it.
Conservation Northwest

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December 2006 - Notes From An English Garden

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 05:03:00 +0000

Kate's garden in Autumn, looking forward to Winter, in Birmingham UK.

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December 2006 - Bird Vision

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 05:02:00 +0000

A Birding Gem from Libby Mills - Bird Vision.

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December 2006 - Martha Jordan

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 05:01:00 +0000

Trumpeter Swans have been dying from lead poisoning. Martha Jordan of the Trumpeter Swan Society wants to find the source of the lead shot that the swans are ingesting.

Trumpeter Swan Society
Trumpeter Swan Society - Washington
Lead Poisoning in Washington Swans

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August 2006 - Index

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 21:33:00 +0000

Welcome to the August 2006 edition of On The Wing

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August 2006 - Notes From An English Garden

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 21:29:00 +0000

Kate's garden in Summer, from Birmingham UK.

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August 2006 - Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill)

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 01:19:00 +0000

(Photo © Marc Hoffman 2006. Used by permission.)

Connie Sidles visits the Montlake Fill (Union Bay Natural Area) almost every day. She shares her love of this important birding site with us on a circuit of the trail.

Union Bay Natural Area - Montlake Fill
Wikipedia UNBA page

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July 2006 - Index

Sun, 11 Jun 2006 01:31:00 +0000

Welcome to the July 2006 edition of On The Wing

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July 2006 - Randall Davey Audubon Center

Sun, 11 Jun 2006 01:28:00 +0000

(Photo by David Dawson)
Our visit to the Randall Davey Audubon Center in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Randall Davey Audubon Center
Audubon New Mexico

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July 2006 - Haystack Rock

Sun, 11 Jun 2006 01:27:00 +0000

(Photo by Gayle Hunt)
At Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon - the third largest monolith in the world, and home to nesting seabirds, raptors, and vacationers. We meet with Tom Oxwang of the Friends of Haystack Rock to learn about the Haystack Rock Awareness Program.

Haystack Rock Awareness Program
Friends of Haystack Rock
Oregon Coast NWR Complex
Oregon Rocks NWR

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July 2006 - Kent Eagle Cam

Sun, 11 Jun 2006 01:22:00 +0000

(Photos by T K Brown)
Garry and Loraine have a Bald Eagle nest in the Cottonwood tree in their back yard in Kent, Washington. They share the nest with the world through their webcam.

News Flash: The eaglet has fledged!

Kent Eagle Cam

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May 2006 - Index

Fri, 26 May 2006 04:20:00 +0000

Welcome to the May 2006 edition of On The Wing

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May 2006 - Long-Bill Syndrome

Fri, 26 May 2006 04:10:00 +0000

(Photo by Bud Anderson)
Bud Anderson describes Long-Bill Syndrome, a disturbing abnormal growth of birds' beaks and bills.

If you spot a bird with a misshapen beak, take note of the bird's species and location and call Bud Anderson at (360) 757-1911 or e-mail him at

Falcon Research Group
Bill Deformities in Songbirds

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May 2006 - Notes From An English Garden

Fri, 26 May 2006 04:05:00 +0000

Springtime in Birmingham, UK, with Kate.

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May 2006 - North Seattle Community College Wetlands

Fri, 26 May 2006 04:00:00 +0000

(Photo courtesy NSCC)
Birds and the restoration of the North Seattle Community College Wetlands

NSCC Campus Wetlands

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February 2006 - Index

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:10:00 +0000

Welcome to the February 2006 edition of On The Wing

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February 2006 - Upper Skagit Bald Eagles

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:09:00 +0000

At the Upper Skagit River, we meet Libby Mills, tour the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, and visit a couple of riverside viewpoints.

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February 2006 - Notes From An English Garden

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:08:00 +0000

With Kate, from Birmingham UK.

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February 2006 - PAWS Western Grebe Rescue

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:07:00 +0000

(Photo courtesy of PAWS Wildlife Center)
In January 2006, a group of nearly 60 Western Grebes were found stranded and starving on the beach at Ocean Shores, Washington. They were taken to the PAWS wildlife rehabilitation center in Lynnwood, Washington.

PAWS Wild Again Newsletter

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February 2006 - Vole National Park

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:05:00 +0000

A Birding Gem from Bud Anderson - The Vole National Park.

Falcon Research Group

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January 2006 UK Special - Index

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:19:00 +0000

Welcome to the November 2005 edition of On The Wing - the UK Edition.

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January 2006 - Duddingston Loch

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:18:00 +0000

(Photos by John Lithgow)
Duddingston Loch is on the shoulder of Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Duddingston Loch

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January 2006 - Scottish Seabird Centre

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:17:00 +0000

(Photo by David Dawson)
The Scottish Seabird Centre, in North Berwick, Scotland, is a state-of-the-art nature viewing facility. Visitors to the Centre can view the birds on Bass Rock, the Isle of May and Fidra by remote controlled video cameras, using the latest telemetry to rotate, pan and zoom to get the best possible views of the birds.

Scottish Seabird Centre
Lothian SOC
Forth Seabird Group

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January 2006 - RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:16:00 +0000

(Photo by Gayle Hunt)
The RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve is a 10 hectare wildfowl and songbird refuge just outside Birmingham, England.

RSPB Sandwell Valley

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Entiat Ridge Experimental Hawk Banding Station

Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:40:00 +0000

(Photo by David Dawson)
The Entiat Ridge Experimental Hawk Banding Station, a project of the Falcon Research Group, is conducting its fifth annual hawk migration study. Located on a beautiful ridge in Eastern Washington, the station is in the migratory path of several hawk species.

Bud Anderson, Ed Deal, Mark Gleason and Martin Muller show us the action.

Falcon Research Group
Bird Banding Laboratory

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August 2005 - Index

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:55:00 +0000

Welcome to the August 2005 edition of On The Wing!

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August 2005 - Chickadee Alarm Calls - Chris Templeton

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:53:00 +0000

Chris Templeton tells us how Black-Capped Chickadees vary their alarm calls according to how dangerous a predator is - It's size that counts, but not in the way you might think. Chickadee-dee-dee means a lot more than it may seem...

Chickadee Alarm Calls - Chris Templeton

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August 2005 - Marymoor Park with Michael Hobbs

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:35:00 +0000

(Photo by Michael Hobbs)
Michael Hobbs has made himself an expert on Redmond Washington's Marymoor Park, by birding there virtually every week for eleven years.

Birding at Marymoor Park
East Lake Washington Audubon

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August 2005 - Hurricane Katrina

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:33:00 +0000

Hurricane Katrina has devastated the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. What can we do?

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Kevin Li and Seattle's Purple Martins

Thu, 16 Jun 2005 17:45:00 +0000

(Photo by Kevin Li)
Kevin Li has been putting up nesting gourds for Purple Martins in the Puget Sound area. We join him to check three of the sites he maintains.

Seattle Times article
USGS Purple Martin site
Martin Cam
Kitsap Audubon Martin site

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May 2005 - Index

Wed, 18 May 2005 17:16:01 +0000

Welcome to the May 2005 edition of On The Wing!

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May 2005 - Cliff Swallows

Wed, 18 May 2005 17:15:53 +0000

Cliff Swallows have returned to Seattle's Magnuson Park. Lynn Ferguson monitors their nesting activities.

Seattle Audubon

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May 2005 - Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Wed, 18 May 2005 17:15:45 +0000

On The Wing interviews Dr Jerome A. Jackson, author of In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, about the recent announcement that the bird still survives.

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May 2005 - The Accidental Birder

Wed, 18 May 2005 17:15:37 +0000

Linda Davey is the Accidental Birder

More photos

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May 2005 - Raptor Nest Data Project - Jim Flynn

Wed, 18 May 2005 17:15:09 +0000

Seattle Audubon Master Birder Jim Flynn discusses his new Raptor Nest Data Project.

e-mail Jim Flynn
Seattle Audubon Society Master Birder Class

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May 2005 - Puget Sound Bird Fest - Edmonds, WA

Wed, 18 May 2005 17:15:00 +0000

The Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington, on International Migratory Bird Day. We visit Yost Park and the Edmonds Marsh.

Puget Sound Bird Festival

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May 2005 - Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest

Wed, 18 May 2005 17:14:39 +0000

The 3rd Annual Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. A memorable weekend, with a great variety of birding and other events.

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
Barn Beach Reserve
Falcon Research Group

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International Migratory Bird Day

Thu, 12 May 2005 15:40:41 +0000

Saturday May 14 is International Migratory Bird Day for 2005. Find an event near you!
Backyard Wildlife Fair
Puget Sound Bird Festival
Woodland Park Zoo

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Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

Wed, 04 May 2005 15:07:52 +0000

The 10th Annual Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival will be held at the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge at Hoquiam Washington May 6-8

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

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April 2005 - Mystery Birds and Index

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:17:52 +0000

Welcome to the first full program of On The Wing, the audio magazine of birds and birding!

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April 2005 - Samish Flats Hawk Identification

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:17:27 +0000

(Photo by Sue Palmer)
On The Wing goes on a hawk-identification field trip with Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group.

Falcon Research Group

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April 2005 - Seattle Bird Report

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:15:50 +0000

with Mike Donahue

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April 2005 - Green Lake with Martin Muller

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:14:57 +0000

(Photo by Gayle Hunt)
Field trip with Master Birder Martin Muller

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April 2005 - The Accidental Birder

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:14:33 +0000

(Photo by Linda Davey)
Linda Davey is the Accidental Birder. How to become a birder, even if you didn't mean to...

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April 2005 - Black River Riparian Forest Heronry

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:13:54 +0000

On The Wing visits the Black River Riparian Forest in Renton, Washington. We learn about the heronry with Mark Johnston and Suzanne Krom.

Herons Forever
Seattle Audubon

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April 2005 - Events Calendar

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:13:29 +0000

Our calendar of upcoming bird-related events.

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest May 6-8
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival May 6-8
Puget Sound Bird Festival May 14

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April 2005 - Editorial

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 21:12:13 +0000

A drought emergency has been declared for Washington - so what about the birds?

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Tukwila Pond Park soundseeing tour

Sat, 26 Feb 2005 17:40:00 +0000

Our trip to Tukwila Pond Park, near the Southcenter Mall.

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Kent Ponds (Green River Natural Resources Area) soundseeing tour

Sat, 26 Feb 2005 17:24:00 +0000

We visited the Green River Natural Resources Area, better known as the Kent Ponds.

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