Hey, guys, I’ve moved the second half of the list to a new posting because the poor WordPress system doesn’t like the amount of information in my posts. Find the first half of the locations here. I’ll keep updating both lists as things come in, so complain all you like, the info’s still there.
17. Bald Eagle
Email– This majestic bird has a yen for fish in northern parts of the
country where it gets cold. Maybe that’s why he’s hanging
out at the original outdoor clothing company.
Rufous Hummingbird– He’s always around water. Looking for fish. Must be cold. That’s why he’s hanging out at the original outdoor clothing co.
Scrub Jay– This is a biggie, people! Think “majestic” and man (or woman) your mouses. Mice. Whatever.
Scrub Jay– Did you get your Bald Eagle, birders? You can still find him at Woolrich, you’ll just have to search for his location.
Find the bald eagle at Woolrich.com by searching for ‘bald eagle’ in the search bar.
18. Blue-Footed Booby
Rufous Hummingbird– You’d think a bird who spends so much time wading around the ocean would choose different footwear. Blue suede and water? Not a good combo.
Rufous Hummingbird– Imagine yourself on the shore of the Galapagos…you wouldn’t look in just one direction for a Blue Footed Booby, would you?
Scrub Jay– I’ve always wanted to meet that salty seabird, Blue Footed Booby. Such a bummer the Galapagos isn’t on my migratory path.
I love it when I’m right! It makes me feel better when I’m wrong. You can find this lovely creature on the Galapagos 360 webpage (http://www.expeditions.com/gala360/index.aspx). Hopefully whoever gets the trip remembers to send pictures of some back to all of us at home.
19. Common Loon
Rufous Hummingbird– You might think it odd to find a water bird in a stony field. But when you’re #BirdingTheNet, these things happen to happen.
Rufous Hummingbird– Don’t call him loony. It hurts his feelings. Say hi to the Common Loon on http://stonyfield.com
Rufous Hummingbird– The Common Loon is still at Stonyfield. Couldn’t they have found some other word than common? It sounds so, well, common.
Scrub Jay– A bird found a home with Stonyfield organic yogurt. Which is a little loony for a bird. We don’t usually go in for dairy.
Ha,the scrub jay’s clue makes me laugh (read: nerd vet humor). Find this bird at http://www.stonyfield.com. Whew, teach me to take a break…
20. Snowy Plover
Email– You found gnatcatchers among the interior design last week. Soon there will be a whole new species flying around that birdhouse.
Rufous Hummingbird– And they call hummingbirds delicate. A Snowy Plover? Now THAT’S delicate.
Ok, remember those gnatcatchers you got like 2 weeks ago because you were totally following this blog? I know we’re all kick-awesome pirates, but clear your cache before visiting the website and looking among those gnatcatchers for a vagrant plover.
21. Brown Pelican
Rufous Hummingbird– The Brown Pelican, small? I find anyone with a wingspan greater than 10in. intimidating, so I had to split.
Rufous Hummingbird– http://audubon.org is restoring the Brown Pelican’s habitat, online and in the real world. Too bad he missed Rufous
Scrub Jay– Brown Pelican is smallest pelican, but he’s still big. Luckily his habitat is getting an upgrade so he can stretch his wings!
If you’re like me, you went to the North Carolina Coastal Federation, but after you’re done admiring their surprising lack of brown pelican, visit the contest site at http://getintobirds.audubon.org/.
22. Lark Bunting
Rufous Hummingbird– Still looking for the Lark Bunting? He’s getting socially innovated at a certain California business school.
Scrub Jay– Quick: Birds. Birding. Lark Bunting. Go.
The lark bunting can be found with a quick google search, or, if you’re lazy a quick ctrl-c. Also, a note on clues: my other half got the dang thing 30 seconds before I did and is currently busy gloating because he is 30 spots above me. Really?! Apparently this is going to be a race to the finish! Let’s just hope no more birds come out while I’m in tests.
http://www.birding.com/ (Looks like it’s not here anymore.. Guess you’ll have to visit another fine website!)
New location for the lark bunting! Find it at http://sic.conversationsnetwork.org/ if you want one. Also, you can find it at http://foodrepublic.com/2011/10/28/10-halloween-cocktails-without-candy-corn with it’s buddies holding a cocktail party.
23. Painted Redstart
Rufous Hummingbird– Perhaps revisit where you’ve been before. Chances are you’ll find a Painted Redstart.
This one is a blog bird and can be found at the following known locations:
24. Whooping Crane
Rufous Hummingbird– What do you think of when you think of Whooping Cranes? Besides whooping. Conservation, perhaps?
Scrub Jay– Now blue is my color. But I love being green. Whooping Cranes do too. And you know what they say about birds of a feather.
Find this bird hunting frogs at http://togethergreen.org. Also, find the awesome birder who spotted this find at number 1 on the leaderboard. You’ll also want to thank her for sharing with everyone since Audubon was a bit late on the uptake.
25. Surf Scoter
Rufous Hummingbird– Surf Scoters migrate semiannually, like most birds. But other things have more of a bimonthly schedule.
Scrub Jay– Looking for the Surf Scoter? Aren’t we all. That seaduck’s got some issues.
Find this shameful punning bird at http://audubonmagazine.org in a block on the page. If you’re lucky, you’ll find him and his buddy the acorn woodpecker.
26. Peregrine Falcon
Rufous Hummingbird– Turns out the Columbus, OH, Peregrine Falcons like a good rummage sale. Always looking for a bargain, those birds.
Florida Scrub Jay– The Peregrine Falcon is back and shopping for something warm to buy.
Oh, a bird after my own heart! When I was younger, my dad and we kids used to go to the swap meet every Saturday; now I troll craigslist for garage sale ads every week. It’s a good habit, because the clues lead you on a merry goose chase to the Columbus Craigslist. This used to contain an ad that led to Woolrich, but it was pulled before the birdie went live. If you are still only seeing the eagle, make sure you’ve collected it before clearing your cache. If that step doesn’t work to bring up the falcon, try rebooting your computer (Thanks to Sassy on Twitter for the tip!).
Now that it’s fixed, find the peregrine falcon at http://www.woolrich.com. Also, if you like dialects, try to figure out in what region people say rummage sale, tag sale, yard sale, or garage sale!
Sherri was kind enough to let me post a link to the original ad: http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd242/SassyOfCourse/Picture25.png. Thanks again, Sassy!
27. Baltimore Oriole
Rufous Hummingbird– The Baltimore Oriole has been chasing Cerulean Warblers from birdhouse to birdhouse. But all in good fun.
Scrub Jay– A new bird in an old spot! Look for the Baltimore Oriole right where you left a few warblers.
This one is a blog bird and can be found at the following known locations:
28. Arctic Tern
Rufous Hummingbird– The Acorn Woodpecker was the one to break the barrier. But the Arctic Tern is winging through the same video.
Rufous Hummingbird– So, you’ll notice the Arctic Tern’s off and flying. This is a fun clue, guys! Give everyone a chance to follow the trail!
Rufous Hummingbird– Check out the video footage of the birds’ migration to the Internet. You’ll find an Arctic Tern there somewhere, I’m sure.
Scrub Jay– The Arctic Tern is getting his star turn in the Birding the Net video. The Tern’s getting his turn! HA. I love a pun.
Okay, I played nice. I waited for 100 people to find the bird so that everyone had a chance to attempt to find it before turning to spoilers. Besides, I like to think people visit this site for validation after they find the birds, right?
Find the tern by watching the official NationalAudubon video of Birding the Net found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBzyrz-oGA. The link to the location of the tern is embedded in the video. Having problems clicking it? Pause the video at 10 seconds in and then try to click; if that doesn’t work, go straight to http://www.sddialedin.com/. Also, fair warning: the site takes forever to load. You should be able to cut down on this time by turning Ad Block on if you use that. Patience, young grasshoppers.
29. Atlantic Puffin
Email– We could tell you where you might find a puffin this week. But we think you probably already know…
Rufous Hummingbird– Matinicus Rock. What the heck is a Matinicus? The Atlantic Puffins seem to know
Scrub Jay– Maybe I’ll adopt an Atlantic Puffin. He could come live with me in FL! He’d fit right in.
Well, I’m not sure I’ll pass the NAVLE at this rate… Teach me to take a study break. The puffin can be found at, where else, projectpuffin.org. They’re well camouflaged what with all the puffin paraphernalia on the page. Maybe they’ll make clues harder so I can find more time to study and still keep my spot..
30. Mountain Plover
Rufous Hummingbird– It’s mountainous for a little bird. Well compared to me. 3.7oz! I wiki’d that.
Rufous Hummingbird– The Mountain Plover is a huge fan of green design. Green design is good design, as they say.
Rufous Hummingbird– Mountain Plover is done reading about his fine self on Wikipedia. He’s hanging tight at http://inhabitat.com.
Scrub Jay– Given his migratory distribution, you might find him south of the border. But no. He’s looking himself up.
Scrub Jay– Did you learn anything new on the Mountain Plover’s wiki page? Like where he inhabits the net?
Find this bird at http://www.inhabitat.com. While the clue was well thought out, it’s not wise to post links on Wikipedia that get flagged and removed. Had we thought to look at the revision history of the page, we would have found the link sooner, as it had been removed as inappropriate and then put back. Note to Audubon: Do your scavenger hunts properly by notifying people of your plans!
31. Golden Cheeked Warbler
Rufous Hummingbird– A Sneaky Tiki? Doesn’t sound like a cocktail I would like, but the Golden-Cheeked Warbler clearly disagrees.
Scrub Jay– You wouldn’t guess it, but the Golden-Cheeked Warbler is quite the barfly. And he’s got a thing for pink.
Whatever you do, don’t google ‘pink barfly.’ Instead, go straight to the website at http://barpink.com. Apparently he wasn’t in the mood for cocktails with the birds at Food Republic, but I’ll bet he’s definitely golden-cheeked after those google results!
32. Yellow-Billed Magpie
Rufous Hummingbird– No better place to shop for some nice used trinkets than Sacramento. Also a good place to spot a Yellow-Billed Magpie.
Scrub Jay– Those Yellow-Billed Magpies are all the same. Can’t keep their beaks off shiny objects!
Scrub Jay– Have you noticed what burnished baubles you can find online in Sacramento? The Yellow-Billed Magpie has.
Find the magpie looking for antiques with the peregrine falcon: http://sacramento.craigslist.org/jwl/2686676220.html. Then, if you want to meet her to exchange shininess, shoot her an email.
33. Black-capped Vireo
Rufous Hummingbird– The Black-Capped Vireo had a cogent remark about that NYC Jamaica Bay conservation initiative. Did you see it?
Rufous Hummingbird– NAS and Together Green are at it again in Jamaica Bay. The Black-Capped Vireo found it interesting.
Scrub Jay– Did you see the mini documentary about the horseshoe crabs and the shorebirds? The Black-Capped Vireo certainly thought so.
Find the video on the National Audubon’s youtube page here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWim4ZJT_xM. Read VivaVireo’s comment, then follow it to the hotel of her choice at http://www.lafayettehotelsd.com/.
You can also find her hanging out with some mega big bird friends at megabigbird.blogspot.com.
34. Sandhill Crane
Rufous Hummingbird– Did you think we were going to make it easy? It’s a mega big bird you’re looking for. Maybe you can find him on a blogspot.
Scrub Jay– 😉 RT @o_maps @RoxaneBaxter #birdingthenet – My guess is they will say – the Crane is flying on the net. Happy Birding 🙂
Scrub Jay– Just kidding! But still missing a bird, right? The Sandhill Crane perhaps? He likes reading blogs about other mega big birds.
Scrub Jay– Sandhill Crane. Could call him a mega bird. blogspots. When you figure it out keep this in mind, from me to you: be thorough.
Find this mega big bird at megabigbird.blogspot.com. Then find the post about him. After this, you can do it the easy way or the hard way. You said the easy way, hmmmmmm…? Well, too bad. Find his ad under vacation rentals at the Platte City Craigslist, then send him an email. What’s this, you say? You’re in the same spot with the vireos? Well, maybe you should look at everything a bit closer, hmmmmmmmm…? Like, perhaps, what the name of the guy you just emailed is, and where he’s been commenting, hmmmmmmmm….?
After all of this, you get a link to the script with a congratulatory message and a distinct lack of tons of confetti. You do, however, get a giant imaginary cookie for surviving these past few weeks. Also, no cheaters! Tsk, tsk.
UPDATE: If you’re looking for a blog bird and are having trouble finding it, http://eaglesunaerie.blogspot.com/ has conveniently put most/all birdhouses in one neat location. Also, if you’re looking for the Lewis Woodpecker, Rufous Hummingbird, Western Gull, or Brown Pelican, they rotate through the audubon.org site. Just be patient. The hummer, bunting, and woodpecker can also be found together on foodrepublic.com.