Winnebago County posted a pine grosbeak; a swallow-tailed kite
flew over Massac; and a wood stork drew birders to Rend Lake in Jefferson.
Anne Kennedy explains that many of their customers are searching for a way to "plug back in to nature" because, "as a lot of folks tell us, 'We'd forgotten what it sounds like to hear wind through the leaves.' "I love the land and I love the river," Scott Kennedy says, but he wants others to care, too, As he puts it, "If you don't know about a fish, how can you care about a fish?" To help others discover and subsequently care about a swamp forest, his treehouses facilitate a sort of immersion course, allowing guests to meet sturgeon and turtles as they paddle along the river and to imagine the life of a heron or swallow-tailed kite
as they mount stairs to dwell among trees for the night.
Landenberger's superb full color paintings of Iowa's bird life ranging from the American Kestrel, to the Snowy Owl, to the Swallow-Tailed Kite
, to the American Bald Eagle.
The Mississippi kite and the swallow-tailed kite
sweep the Southeastern skies snatching grasshoppers, dragonflies and cicadas in mid air.
Other migratory birds known to frequent traditional coffee farms include the ovenbird, wood thrush, Baltimore oriole, ruby-throated and buff-bellied hummingbirds, swallow-tailed kite
, Kentucky warbler, hermit warbler, painted bunting, greater pewee, chuck-will's-widow and short-tailed hawk.
* The Industry Cooperator Award was given to the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) for its contribution to the Swallow-tailed Kite
The 2005 Wildlife Stewardship Industry Cooperator Award was awarded to the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) for its contribution to the Swallow-tailed Kite
Project and to the late Richard W.