Birding News #57

:: The Nature Conservancy has asked rice farmers in California to leave water on their fields as a place for migrating waterfowl to rest and eat in the midst of the state’s drought

:: Birders in Nagpur, India, are trying to come up with new ways to interest the public in bird watching

:: A fascinating article about Dark-eyed Juncos by Bob Duchesne who is a Maine Audubon trustee and vice president of its Penobscot Valley Chapter

:: Birds & Blooms magazine is holding a contest to win a trip to The Biggest Week in American Birding in May. Go to the website to find out how you can enter the contest.

:: Scientists have attached a GPS tracking device to a Great Indian Bustard to help learn more about the critically endangered species.

:: An on-board aircraft camera caught video of a bird crashing into a window of a Piper Saratoga plane

:: Paul Riss’s the Punk Rock Big Year Birder Apparel online store is now open

Great posts in birding blogs this week: 

:: From Sarah at The EyrieBirding in Wilderness

:: From Erik at the Nutty BirderHarlequin Duck Photography at Barnegat

:: From Dawn at Dawns Bloggy BlogThe Wren or not the Wren? Sinaloa

:: From Josiah at Birds in Your BackyardOwl Prowl (Part 1)

:: From Julie Zickefoose’s blogDuck Duck Goose… Swan!

:: From Dan at Bird CanadaA fond farewell to Alberta’s Winter Birds

:: From David Sibley’s blogQuiz on Belizean Birds and Greater Coverts