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Hearing-impaired Birding

HEARING-IMPAIRED BIRDING

As my body and mind accumulate the years, physical and sensory functions begin to decline. At about the age of 37, one needs to wear...

How the Giraffe Got Its Spots: A Genetic Just-So Story

HOW THE GIRAFFE GOT ITS SPOTS: A GENETIC JUST-SO STORY

Spots are common in the animal kingdom. Birds, insects, reptiles, fishes, and of course mammals sport spots. In Darwinian terms, a...

 
 
 
Original Big Bird Caroll Spinney Retires From ‘Sesame Street' After 50 Years

ORIGINAL BIG BIRD CAROLL SPINNEY RETIRES FROM ‘SESAME STREET' AFTER 50 YEARS

A few things have remained constant at Sesame Street since the children's show debuted on PBS in 1969, and one of them is the presence...

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

PUPPETEER WHO PLAYED BIG BIRD ON ‘SESAME STREET' RETIRING AFTER NEARLY 50 YEARS

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney...

 
 
 
End of an era: Puppeteer who played Big Bird, iconic characters on 'Sesame Street' retiring

END OF AN ERA: PUPPETEER WHO PLAYED BIG BIRD, ICONIC CHARACTERS ON 'SESAME STREET' RETIRING

The puppeteer says "I always thought, 'How fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?'"

‘Sesame Street's original big bird, Caroll Spinney, retiring after 49 years

‘SESAME STREET'S ORIGINAL BIG BIRD, CAROLL SPINNEY, RETIRING AFTER 49 YEARS

The famed puppeteer who's been playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since its debut in 1969 will leave the show...

 
 
 
Sesame Street's Original Big Bird Is Saying Goodbye: Caroll Spinney Announces Retirement

SESAME STREET'S ORIGINAL BIG BIRD IS SAYING GOODBYE: CAROLL SPINNEY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

It's the end of an era for Sesame Street. Caroll Spinney announced his retirement from the series. Not familiar with the name? You're...

Chickadee Song Bird Oil painting Original Artwork Heidi Malott

CHICKADEE SONG BIRD OIL PAINTING ORIGINAL ARTWORK HEIDI MALOTT

Chilly Autumn Morning oil on canvas panel 6x6 inch 2018 Chilly Autumn Morning. A small song bird from the chickadee family. Parus Major. Paypal...

 
 
 
New Field Guide: Central America

NEW FIELD GUIDE: CENTRAL AMERICA

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama make up Central America. Notice that had I not used the...

Jon Hamm Slams Hot Sauce, Stays Coy About the 'Hammaconda' in Epic 'Spill Your Guts' on 'Late Late Show': Watch

JON HAMM SLAMS HOT SAUCE, STAYS COY ABOUT THE 'HAMMACONDA' IN EPIC 'SPILL YOUR GUTS' ON 'LATE LATE SHOW': WATCH

Jon Hamm came to The Late Late Show on Monday night to play. Most stars confronted with a pile of dried tarantulas, bird saliva or...

 
 
 
Those Fascinating Vultures

THOSE FASCINATING VULTURES

Most people are not big fans of vultures. They were never really a number one favorite of mine either-at least not until I started...

Dr. Doug's Menagerie

DR. DOUG'S MENAGERIE

On September 14, 2015 long time World Bird Sanctuary Consulting Veterinarian, Dr. Doug Pernikoff, donated two Tarantulas, for our exhibits...

 
 
 
History of The Land

HISTORY OF THE LAND

In the beginning is usually how it starts. I won't go that far back, but I would like to share a small amount of the local lore concerning...

Little Big Year - Week 35: Route 66, Tucumcari and The Albuquerque area

LITTLE BIG YEAR - WEEK 35: ROUTE 66, TUCUMCARI AND THE ALBUQUERQUE AREA

After our brief trip thru the great state of Texas, we were headed back into New Mexico, a state I was quite excited to explore. I...

 
 
 
Our Newest Naturalist

OUR NEWEST NATURALIST

My name is Tess Rogers, and I am the newest naturalist here at World Bird Sanctuary! I started at the beginning of this month, and...

Armadillos in Missouri

ARMADILLOS IN MISSOURI

Many people who live in the Saint Louis area have lately noticed an increase in armadillo sightings. Rustle, the World Bird Sanctuary's...

 
 
 
Whoo Is That Owl?

WHOO IS THAT OWL?

It's that time of year again. The owls are very active finding mates, defending territories, and preparing their nests for babies. It's...

Shore Birds: 1910

SHORE BIRDS: 1910

East Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1910. "Niles Beach." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full...

 
 
 
Queens County Bird Club 2018 Big Sit Results

QUEENS COUNTY BIRD CLUB 2018 BIG SIT RESULTS

I had high hopes for the 5th Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit this past Saturday at Fort Tilden. We had persevered through four...

Hiding in beach debris at high tide

HIDING IN BEACH DEBRIS AT HIGH TIDE

We are often walking the northern area of Cable Beach and it is always interesting watching how the birds react on a very high tide....