Poop From The Front End Of The Bird

10,000 Birds

Many are familiar with dissecting owl pellets, but several birds will caste a pellet including hawks, eagles, gulls, herons and heck, I once witnessed a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher hack up a small one. However, one of the pellets found by my non birding husband ended up being the most fascinating pellet I’ve ever dissected–strong words I know but this really was an incredible pellet. Birds evacuate waste in many ways.

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Review: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

10,000 Birds

Fortunately for you, though, when I got home I found a review copy of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess ready and waiting to be dissected for your delectation. Hess also, to my pleasure, includes a few pages on citizen science projects like The Great Backyard Bird Count, and encourages his readers to share their new-found knowledge with friends and family.