The Limpkin November 2019 Albany Audubon Society Post Office Box 705 Albany, Georgia 31701 Founded in 1972, Chartered 1973 Like us and follow us on Facebook! Meet at 6:45 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month September -April Flint RiverQuarium at 101 Pine Avenue, Albany, GA 31707 Mission Statement: The mission of Albany Audubon…

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Flock Leader’s Message By Donna Reshetnichenko Here we are again at my favorite time of year; the beginning of our Audubon Season! As well as the beginning of our 2019 graduates beginning their first trek south. Godspeed. Growing older does not necessarily mean growing wiser. But in the words of Abraham Lincoln, In the end,…

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The elegant Great Egret is a dazzling sight in many a North American wetland. Slightly smaller and more svelte than a Great Blue Heron, these are still large birds with impressive wingspans. They hunt in classic heron fashion, standing immobile or wading through wetlands to capture fish with a deadly jab of their yellow bill.…

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The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is a bird that looks like a large rail, but is skeletally closer to cranes. It is the onlyextant species in the genus Aramus and the familyAramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with the diet dominated by apple snails of the genus Pomacea. Its name derives from its…

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Happy September to my Audubon Family! Summer is always an awesome time for me. Summer break, fun-filled vacations, family visits, home projects, afternoon naps, etc. filled my last few months.  However, even with all the constant activities, I often felt a void.  I quickly realized I was homesick for my Audubon Flock! And it’s time….…

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Look for Red-bellied Woodpeckers hitching along branches and trunks of medium to large trees, picking at the bark surface more often than drilling into it. Like most woodpeckers, these birds have a characteristic undulating flight pattern. Read More at All About Birds

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BASIC DESCRIPTION It can be tricky to glimpse a Brown Thrasher in a tangled mass of shrubbery, and once you do you may wonder how such a boldly patterned, gangly bird could stay so hidden. Brown Thrashers wear a somewhat severe expression thanks to their heavy, slightly downcurved bill and staring yellow eyes, and they…

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