Birding News #25 (Short Version)

:: Operation Migration has started a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for three new planes and other expenses. You can donate to the Operation Migration campaign here.

:: Some reasons why you might be seeing fewer hummingbirds at your feeders 

:: Depending on what seabird chicks eat, it can effect its survival rate

:: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a new course for beginning birders that teaches bird identification at your own pace.

:: Birding is becoming more popular for people in their 20s and 30s, as technology makes it more appealing to the younger generation.

:: Now that Canada Day and the Fourth of July are over, here’s a question to consider: Are Fireworks Dangerous to Birds?

:: Birders in Willimantic, Connecticut are gathering to watch Chimney Swifts at night as the birds return to their nests for the night.

:: Night Parrots in Australia have been reportedly photographed in Queensland for the first time since the species was discovered more than 150 years ago.

:: For the first time in 30 years, Snowy Plovers are nesting on Stinson Beach in Central California.

:: An egg collector in Britain stole about 50 eggs from a colony of Little Terns

Great posts in birding blogs this week:

:: From Ioana at The Eyrie (the ABA’s young birder blog): Meet the 2013 ABA Young Birder of the Year!

:: From Andrew at Birding DudeRed-necked Stint at Cupsogue Long Island New York

:: From Julie, beat writer for Birding is FunSummer Country Birds

:: From Nate at 10,000 Birds: Call for IATB: It’s Time For Ibis!

:: From Mia at On the Wing Photography: Sage Thrashers Aplenty 

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