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NABCI Committee Releases National Bir...

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Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture

More spruce ecosystems are being restored in WV by partners working together 🙌🏻Rodney Bartgis and Dave Saville planting red spruce and balsam fir with The Nature Conservancy. ... See MoreSee Less

More spruce ecosystems are being restored in WV by partners working together 🙌🏻

📣 It’s Feathered Friends Friday 🐦 here at Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture #AMJV! Please help us celebrate 🥳 this week’s feathered friend by coloring 🖌✍️🖍 the page below and then showing off your artwork #AMJVFeatheredFriends 😁

Simply download and print the image file or join the new AMJV Feathered Friends Coloring Pages group, where the coloring pages are posted as PDFs: www.facebook.com/groups/AMJVFeatheredFriends

Have you ever walked through the woods and heard what sounded like someone tapping out morse code or noticed tree trunks with lines of deep round holes or shallow rectangular holes in them? The culprit for both anomalies was most likely today’s Feathered Friend - the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, the only woodpecker in eastern North American that is fully migratory! A colorful bird with white and black stripes, a red cap and throat (in males), and belly feathers tinged the color of...you guessed it...yellow, the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker specializes in mining sap from trees through holes, called sapwells, that they drill with their bills. Although the trees might not be a fan of the Sapsucker’s work, hummingbirds and some other birds, porcupines, and bats seem to appreciate it, as they’ve been known to drink from the sapwells created by our feathered friend. To learn more about the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and to hear its call and drumming, visit: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker/overview

Have you seen (or heard) a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker? Comment below! We’d love to know when and where you saw these sap-miners. We also want to highlight and give thanks for the conservation work of engaged landowners, organizations, and agencies that help these and other AMJV Feathered Friends (feel free to tag any organizations not mentioned!) 🙌👏! American Bird Conservancy Cornell Lab of Ornithology National Audubon Society

Note: This coloring page is adapted from Page 36 of Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books: Birds © 1982 by Houghton Mifflin Company, authors Peter Alden and John Sill. Permission for use courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (many thanks Peterson Field Guides 🙌!). The full coloring book includes coloring images, descriptions, and matching color stickers for 262 bird species. This and other Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books (& Field Guides) for mammals, wildflowers, shells, and more 🐇🐚🌸🐿🦝 are available wherever books are sold - awesome, right?!

The beautiful pictures below are courtesy of Greg Homel (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker female at wells), Steven Russell Smith Photos/Shutterstock (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker female), and Frode Jacobsen/Shutterstock (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker). Many thanks to these talented photographers!

To learn more about the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and find out how you help to create and conserve habitat for their species and many other birds, check out:
amjv.org/
abcbirds.org
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker/overview
www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/yellow-bellied-sapsucker

We can’t wait to see your coloring pages and hear about your Yellow-bellied Sapsucker sightings!
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📣 It’s Feathered Friends Friday 🐦 here at Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture #AMJV!  Please help us celebrate 🥳 this week’s feathered friend by coloring  🖌✍️🖍  the page below and then showing off your artwork #AMJVFeatheredFriends 😁Simply download and print the image file or join the new AMJV Feathered Friends Coloring Pages group, where the coloring pages are posted as PDFs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMJVFeatheredFriendsHave you ever walked through the woods and heard what sounded like someone tapping out morse code or noticed tree trunks with lines of deep round holes or shallow rectangular holes in them?  The culprit for both anomalies was most likely today’s Feathered Friend - the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, the only woodpecker in eastern North American that is fully migratory!  A colorful bird with white and black stripes, a red cap and throat (in males), and belly feathers tinged the color of...you guessed it...yellow, the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker specializes in mining sap from trees through holes, called sapwells, that they drill with their bills.  Although the trees might not be a fan of the Sapsucker’s work, hummingbirds and some other birds, porcupines, and bats seem to appreciate it, as they’ve been known to drink from the sapwells created by our feathered friend.  To learn more about the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and to hear its call and drumming, visit: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker/overviewHave you seen (or heard) a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?  Comment below!  We’d love to know when and where you saw these sap-miners.  We also want to highlight and give thanks for the conservation work of engaged landowners, organizations, and agencies that help these and other AMJV Feathered Friends (feel free to tag any organizations not mentioned!) 🙌👏!  American Bird Conservancy Cornell Lab of Ornithology National Audubon SocietyNote: This coloring page is adapted from Page 36 of Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books: Birds © 1982 by Houghton Mifflin Company, authors Peter Alden and John Sill.  Permission for use courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (many thanks Peterson Field Guides 🙌!).  The full coloring book includes coloring images, descriptions, and matching color stickers for 262 bird species.  This and other Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books (& Field Guides) for mammals, wildflowers, shells, and more 🐇🐚🌸🐿🦝 are available wherever books are sold - awesome, right?!The beautiful pictures below are courtesy of  Greg Homel (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker female at wells), Steven Russell Smith Photos/Shutterstock (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker female), and Frode Jacobsen/Shutterstock (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker).  Many thanks to these talented photographers!To learn more about the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and find out how you help to create and conserve habitat for their species and many other birds, check out: https://amjv.org/ https://abcbirds.org https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker/overview https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/yellow-bellied-sapsuckerWe can’t wait to see your coloring pages and hear about your Yellow-bellied Sapsucker sightings!

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Working both collectively and independently, joint venture partners conduct activities in support of bird conservation goals developed by the partnership. Our strength is in our ability to strategically deliver conservation actions at a scale and scope unachievable by any single agency or organization.

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