Category: Fun Bird Facts

Old Field Guides

I’ve grown fond of old field guides. The 1941 Peterson Guide I bought from a used book store has notes inscribed inside by the Bruno Hukari Family: “Swallows arrived March 26, 1967, March 1978, March 1979.” I think it’s neat to think about how birding has changed (and not changed) through the years. Recently, a…

By Audrey March 1, 2015 2

Bird Vocab

A Asymmetrical. Not the same on both sides, as in the ear placement of some owls. B Beak. The shorter, hooked bill of a raptor or parrot. Bill. The jaws of a bird, including their horny covering. Difference between Beak and Bill: “In Ornithology, beak is the general term applicable to all birds; in ordinary language beak…

By Audrey February 17, 2015 0