Birding News #95 (Holiday Edition)

Not a lot this week!

An art installation of fanciful bird sculptures in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is the idea of a 17-year-old high school student.

A new study on Zebra Finches shows that successful egg fertilization depends more on sperm length than sperm speed.

Here in Alberta, Christmas Bird Counts have turned up a number of uncommon species, including a Northern Mockingbird in Grand Prairie, and an American Tree Sparrow and 15 Eurasian Collared- Doves in Beaverlodge.

Great posts in birding blogs this week:

:: From Shyloh at Beakingoff: 6th Annual Tagish Christmas Bird Count

:: From Eileen at Viewing Nature with Eileen: Snow Geese

:: From Kathie at Kathie’s BirdsRiverwalk: a Photo Essay

:: From Sharon at BirdchickBirdchick Podcast #182 Women vs Men birders…

:: From David at 10,000 Birds: Purple Swamphen Supertramp or Superspecies

:: From Kathleen at BirdworthyLost Animals of Yesterday and Tomorrow

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