Archive for birds

Virus Causing Massive Eider Die-Offs Identified

Since 1998, hundreds and even thousands of common eiders have annually washed ashore dead along Cape Cod in late summer and early fall. Finally we know why: A pathogen now known as the Wellfleet Bay virus.

December 30, 2014

Did Your State's Pheasants Survive Winter?

Did your state's pheasants make it? Pheasants Forever has released its report.

May 05, 2014

Looks Can Be Deceiving: A Texas Rio Hunt

Bagging a turkey in Texas is many things, but a sure thing isn’t one of them—despite what you may have heard.

April 02, 2014

Does Rice Kill Birds?

What does rice-tossing at weddings have to do with hunting? Perhaps nothing.

December 13, 2012

The Top 10 Fastest Birds

The great snipe doesn't exactly look like an athlete, but a new study found that the chubby little shorebird is the fastest migrator on earth, averaging 60 miles per hour for up to 4,200 miles.

June 10, 2011

Why Did 5,000 Birds Fall From the Sky? (UPDATED)

New Year's Day began with a grim discovery for the residents of Beebe, Ark: Overnight nearly 5,000 birds mysteriously died and fell from the sky, covering homes and yards.

January 03, 2011

How to Make a Pheasant Habitat

Plenty's been written about whitetail food plots, but what's a guy with 40 acres who wants to groom it for pheasants supposed to do? It's a topic I consider frequently, because frankly I'd rather have upland game than big bucks on my property.

April 22, 2010

Best Dog/Shotgun Book Ever Written Back in Print

I welcome the return of a Gene Hill classic, “A Hunter’s Fireside Book: Tales of Dogs, Ducks, Birds & Guns.”

January 05, 2010

Disease May Be Harming Quail

There's a new theory into a decline that probably has a variety of culprits.

November 30, 2009

Bird Hunter Expelled for Unloaded Shotgun

School security searched his vehicle despite the fact it wasn't even parked on school property.

November 25, 2009