Hello July PBOTs!

Hi July PBOTs!  Dr. Jamie here with our update.  It looks like July is going to be a hot month, with temperatures in the Southeast in the 90’s!  If you can, be sure to have a birdbath or a water source out near your feeders for your Painted Buntings.  Painted Buntings love a little water!  Keep the water clean by changing it everyday or every second day.  Also, we’ve had some big thunderstorms here in Wilmington, NC and across the Southeast, so keeping feeders and food dry for your Painted Buntings is really important! Read more »

Hello June PBOTs!

Hello PBOTs!  Dr. Jamie here with an update for June.  Looks like we are heading for a wet spring-summer so far here in the Southeast. Be sure to keep your Painted Bunting feeders clean and free of mold or spoiled bird food.  If you see your food is wet in the feeder, be sure to clean it out, let it dry and add dry seed.  Your Painted Buntings will love you for it! Read more »

Hello May PBOTs!

Here’s a quick update this month.  I had a great time visiting with the Fripp Island Audubon Club last month, and I thank the club for hosting my presentation there.  We had a great turn out, with around 90 people in attendance! Read more »

Happy Painted Bunting Day (Tax Day)!

Hello PBOTs!  Happy Painted Bunting Day!  Of course, today is April 15th, the traditional arrival date for the return of Painted Buntings here in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Some of you may already have your Painted Buntings back in town! Read more »

Spring Has Arrived!

Hello PBOTs!  Spring arrived here in Wilmington this week and birds are on the move.  I have lots of activity in my yard over the last few days, and 70-80 degree temperatures in March are definitely helping!  Just to update you and a few things, we’ve had some unusual reports of a greenie on the campus of UNC- Wilmington!  I’ve had some students report a few of these over the years, but this one seems to be stuck on staying on our beautiful campus.  We will just have to see if it sticks around until breeding season – which by the way is only about one month away!&nb Read more »

How are your February Painted Buntings?

Hi Folks!  Dr. Jamie here.  I can’t believe that February is here already!  First of all, a quick update from my Florida trip last month.  Yes, last month, I was down in the Palm Beach area of Florida to reconnect with PBOT volunteers and to make new Florida Friends!  I had a spectacular time!  A big “thank you” to Nancy LaFramboise, Nancy Price,  Jane Wiewora, and all of the Florida “hosts”. Read more »

Happy New Year 2016!!

Happy New Year from PBOT Headquarters!  Dr. Jamie here wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year.  We are in store for a great year here at PBOT HQ.  Please stay tuned for more to come later this month including a visit to see our Florida Friends!  Thank you for all you do for our Painted Buntings!  More soon . . .. Dr. Jamie

December and Painted Buntings in New York? #@%!

Hello PBOTs!  I hope the holiday season is going well for you so far!  For our Painted Buntings, we’ve had lots of reporting from Florida, and reports of some banded birds showing up down there too!  So, we have a couple of exciting things to report.  First the new Florida sightings.  Yes, we’ve had new sightings of banded birds down in Florida!  This is always encouraging as it tells us where these birds are spending their winters.  I’m talking about birds that were banded here in the Carolinas and are now wintering in Florida. Read more »

Happy November from PBOT!

Hello PBOTs!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Well, almost!  It is November, and we have lots to be thankful for.  Just a quick update this time to wish everybody a great November and a Happy Thanksgiving.  As you sit down at your dinner table, be sure to send good wishes to our Painted Buntings, wherever they may be wintering.  Take care!  Until next time . . ..  Dr. Jamie

A Big Storm and Happy Fall!

Hello PBOTs!  Happy Fall Season!  I am a bit late for this update because I had something else written originally, but I wanted to change the update in light of the aftermath of the storm here in the Carolinas.  First of all, I want to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to our entire group of North and South Carolina PBOTs who may have been or may still be affected by the flooding.  After seeing all of the devastation in photos in South Carolina, I checked the news on the Internet where several television stations listed the street closures there.  On the list Read more »