Birding the Net Locations Numero Dos

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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
Find the bald eagle at Woolrich.com by searching for ‘bald eagle’ in the search bar.

18. Blue-Footed Booby
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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.

http://www.echomeanddesign.com/
http://www.wallsushi.com/
http://www.tonikellystudio.com/
http://killdeers.blogspot.com/
http://erie.wbu.com/content/show/5434

21. Brown Pelican
The clues:
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!

The goods:
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
The clues:
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 goods:
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
The clues:
Rufous Hummingbird– Perhaps revisit where you’ve been before. Chances are you’ll find a Painted Redstart.

The goods:
This one is a blog bird and can be found at the following known locations:

http://eaglesunaerie.blogspot.com/
http://wildbirdsunlimited.typepad.com/the_zen_birdfeeder/
http://florafaunafungi.com/
http://spatzie.tumblr.com/
http://beidlerforest.blogspot.com/
http://14four.com/#/welcome
http://www.timhettler.com/
http://spatzie.tumblr.com/
http://www.k-cadventures.com/
http://airportwildlife.com/
http://jeeminshim.com/

24. Whooping Crane
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
This one is a blog bird and can be found at the following known locations:

http://ceebie.blogspot.com/
http://the-sassy-life.blogspot.com/
http://djringer.com/birding/

http://erie.wbu.com/content/show/33178
http://smithwalkervideos.blogspot.com/
http://www.shedoesdesign.com/
http://ft-morgan.com/
http://ramillerphoto.com/
http://audreyafisher.tumblr.com/
http://seattleaudubon.org/sas/
http://wingedgecko.tumblr.com/
http://deniselange.com/
http://www.birding.com/
http://sandiegofieldornithologists.org/
http://www.birdorable.com/meet/roseate-spoonbill/
http://ournextera.tumblr.com/
http://www.tiburonaudubon.org/
http://www.kidsinneed.org/

28. Arctic Tern
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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?

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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
The clues:
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.

The goods:
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

The clues:
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.

The goods:
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.

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126 responses to “Birding the Net Locations Numero Dos

  1. Pingback: Birding the Net Locations « Batscapades

  2. I searched for Columbus rummage and bargain and was led to what is evidently a huge rummage sale the Junior League puts on every year. The story in the Columbus Examiner eventually gave me the Woolrich ad.

  3. Gone for a day and wow! Thanks to your blog, I’m just about caught up except for the cardinal (from waay before) and the lark bunting, which – maybe because I’m in Ecuador – I cannot seem to find even with google quick search (or by going directly to birding.com). How does it appear – fly-by, bird-house, or ad-based? (All I get are spanish ads, no matter how often I clear history, cache, cookies, etc.)

    • It is in an ad block. Earlier all the ads were showing up as birds for me; it looks like they’ve switched to rotating ads again. Also, I’m not sure if you could do this where you’re at, but could you re-route through a proxy US server to get US based ads?

  4. I cannot find the cardinal or the lark bunting…tired the sites mentioned above a million times…any suggestions? Thanks!

  5. I wonder if there are any points to how many birds *total* you collect. I’ve clicked on every link, but some don’t add to my total numbers. For example, you list 18 links for the tanager. I’ve clicked them all, but only register 15. Probably pointless…but I need something to do in between clues!

    • I can’t say, honestly. I clicked all the orioles as well and yet only one shows up, so hopefully it’s more of a ;trading’ type thing than a scoring thing.

      • I wonder, too, about the total number. Am I wasting time collecting extra if I’m not going to trade them? I did realize that some of the blog birds only register one per type of blog site…one per blogspot.com, tumblr, etc.

      • I’m not entirely sure; Audubon seems to be a bit vague about some things, including whether the trading/ multiple birds aspect gives any advantage at all.

  6. I have been trying to find the Bald Eagle at Woolrich’s home page but can only see the P. Falcon. Is the Eagle gone for good?

  7. Lark Bunting search is probably easy- but it is driving me crazy!
    Search google?? Tried the earlier suggestion many times.
    Help, please!!!

    • It’s on the slate site, but clear your cache both computer and java. Use google to help with clearing java cache

    • I love it how after so many complex clues, they got super obvious at the golden-cheeked warbler.
      When one of the hosts finally said on the last bird, ‘Think literal, people!’ it finally dawned on me – – ohhhh. Ding.

  8. Any luck finding the Sandhill Crane, Golden Cheeked Warbler, the Puffin, black cap vireo, arctic tern, mountain plover., and yellow billed magpie??? They are the only ones I need now…….. thank you for any help finding these………………….

    • It was at thedali.org and you have to look in the upper right hand corner. I watched for it a LONG time it felt like before it finally showed up… must be in full screen and a branch will pop up when it appears. Hope it’s still there for you!! Definately the most frustrating to find for me!

  9. I’m still having difficulty finding the Atlantic Puffin. I have followed the clues to Manitinus Rock and the Adoption. Can’t find the birdhouse! What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions?

  10. the link you have for the magpie has absolutely no pictures, birdhouses nothing on it – I am really confused…….how do you find the bird?

    • It should appear on the main page. Right after the page loaded, they flew into the top banner. You may have to clear your cache, or use a different browser. I started using IE, and could never find anything. Once I started using Firefox, then everything started appearing for me. I think IE blocks a lot of the Flash from loading.

  11. I am totally at a loss for the Brown Pelican, Bald Eagle, Black-capped Vireo, and Sandhill Crane. About to give it up… sigh.
    I have birds to trade though, if anyone needs Wrentit, Sparrow, GnatCatcher, Tanager, Goldfinch, Oriole, or Warbler. 🙂

  12. Clues for the Lewis Woodpecker and the Brown Pelican? They are not in the recommended spots. I came to the game a little late so I missed the birds the first time they were released, just trying to catch up now!

  13. any clues for black-capped vireo, northern spotted owl, brown pelican, Rufous hummingbird, lewis’s wood pecker, sandhill crane? those are the very last ones i need

    • where do people find these answers?????? I would NEVER have thought to look at a hotel – how are they getting these answers?? ANy help is appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. there was a youtube video about conservation of jamaica bay and horseshoe crabs under it was a comment from someone named “virovireo” that said they should reward themselves with a trip to the layfayette hotel in san diego

  15. any clues for northern spotted owl, brown pelican, Rufous hummingbird, lewis’s wood pecker, sandhill crane? last ones i need

  16. CANNOT figure out the clues for the Sandhill. This was fun, but without your page I never would have made it. Clues are too obscure…

  17. MEGABIGBIRD blogspot ONEWORD drove me nutz… after you get there read the comments it guides you to craigslist in Nebraska…send an email they email back..note WHO sent you the email..link takes you back to blog look for the name that sent you the email click….boom

  18. Batty,
    Many thanks for all your help. How you figured them out astounds me. You must be well-connected. Anyway, you are much appreciated.

    • Haha, thanks! We like to puzzle things out, but we did get some help from other birders (and a classroom full of captive college students at one point). I hope you enjoyed the game as much as we did!

  19. Thank you so much for helping make this adventure less frustrating and more fun! I’m sad to see the game end. I wasn’t really in it for the prizes but without your help, I’d have been lucky to find a handful of birds. Thanks again for your very generous help. 🙂

    • CRAZY! DAY! YESTERDAY! But I got the bird and the membership + app combo. That stupid 😉 blew me off course, so I came here and went to every single site listed as fast as I could and then BAM a new tweet came out saying, “Just kidding!”
      Aha. Haha. Ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
      But, without batscapades, I would’ve never found those farking add birds. Thanks, I hope (and don’t hope at the same time) that they do this next year. (I was so sad when I found the last bird. I emailed Maggie Pie 🙂 asking for her and the gang to come around again next year. Hope she does… :D)

  20. I had a blast!!! I, too, am sorry to see this crazy birding end!! It was such fun…and thank you all for your help!! ;D

    • I know – it was extremely fun. I do hope they do it again, but if not… binocs sure will be useful ’round the backyard. Would’ve been cooler to win them but hey if I can see the birds, I’m good.

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