Birdwatching: Increasingly a moving target via global warming. Animated range map part of @AudubonSocity Birds & Climate Report.

Birdwatching: Increasingly a moving target via global warming. Animated range map part of @AudubonSocity Birds & Climate Report.

Beautiful radar & on-ground views of tens of thousands of tree swallows erupting from overnight roost on Connecticut River island.

Regal reputation aside, bald eagles are enthusiastic scavengers. Great camera trap photos.

Regal reputation aside, bald eagles are enthusiastic scavengers. Great camera trap photos.

Tiny @UW-developed proximity-sensing tags chart crow social interactions. Hey #birdclass! #paceblog

Tiny @UW-developed proximity-sensing tags chart crow social interactions. Hey #birdclass! #paceblog

Fascinating vid: Green heron deploys bread bait to lure fish to spearing distance (via @io9). Many other video clips of herons using bait, showing this is not a fluke, but an established fishing strategy. 

A 10-year-old boy records a wildlife encounter in a very tame patch of mangroves amid Florida suburban sprawl. Watch for the “eureka” moment! Thoreau wrote how the “swamp at the edge of town" can have as much value as pristine wilderness. Indeed! Here, too, you can see how a hybrid of real-world experience and digital technology can enrich a child’s experience with non-human life.

More on Dot Earth: On Outdoor Experience and Environmental Values

Wisconsin wants to join states where sandhill cranes can be shot. In Florida (as in picture) they are mainly a golf hazard. USFWS advises crane hunters on how to avoid mistakenly blasting whooping cranes:
 

Wisconsin wants to join states where sandhill cranes can be shot. In Florida (as in picture) they are mainly a golf hazard. USFWS advises crane hunters on how to avoid mistakenly blasting whooping cranes:

 Keep your cranes straight

In context of Twitter #birdclass really hoping this woodcock returns to our yard this spring. More under the “local” tag at Dot Earth.