Good morning and happy spring birding! The City Nature Challenge (https://citynaturechallenge.org/) will be starting this Friday (4/30)! Join any of the following walks for a fun time outdoors and to contribute to the project: Friday April 30 Jacob’s Nature Park Beginning Birding and more! Both beginners and experienced birders will enjoy Jacob’s Park eBird hotspot. […]
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) Family Troglodytidae When I stepped outside this morning, I heard something that I had been patiently awaiting over the past five months – the vivacious, rolling song of the House Wren. The House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) has one of the widest breeding ranges of any songbird in the Western hemisphere. They […]
One of the most majestic water-going birds in the United States is the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). The Great Blue Heron (GBH, hereafter) is the largest wading bird in North America, standing at about three feet tall. It is often mistaken for a crane because of its size and shape. This heron, like many […]
Just as a reminder, some local bird clubs are still doing virtual club meetings via Zoom. Join the Elizabethton Bird Club tomorrow, March 2nd, at 7:00 pm at this link. You can also contact Birding Kingsport at firstname.lastname@example.org for info about joining their monthly meetings.
Thanks to the support of Birding Kingsport, Elizabethton Bird Club and Bristol Bird Club this site has been renewed for 2 more years.
What nocturnal predator has huge eyes, a swiveling head, and attacks prey on silent wings? An owl! Many people, including myself, are obsessed with owls. It’s no secret why; their nighttime habits, regal appearance, and difficulty to find make them an intriguing challenge among nature lovers. The Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) can be found throughout […]
The Great Backyard Bird Count is this Friday 14th through Monday 17th. Click here to learn more about the count and how to participate. This is a fun way to contribute useful data to the scientific community. Simply create an account if you don’t have one already, watch birds for at least fifteen minutes, then […]
Ron Harrington, site coordinator for Mendota, is doing a presentation from 9 – 1 and then going up to the tower. Hope many can join him.
Hi everyone. For those who don’t know me, I have lived in Bristol my whole life and been birding in the area for many years. I am a student at Appalachian State University studying Biology and concentrating in Ecology. I have been working on the image of the Mountain Empire Birds website as well as […]