Crows and Other Corvids are Really Smart Birds!

Crows and Other Corvids are Really Smart Birds! Dr. James J. S. Johnson “Every raven after his kind”   (Leviticus 11:15) Who provides for the raven his food? When his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of food.   (Job 38:41) Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; they neither have storehouse … Continue reading

“E” is for Egrets and Emus: “E” Birds”, Part 2

“E” is for Egrets and Emus: “E Birds”, Part 2 James J. S. Johnson “Blessings are upon the head of the just, but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.” (PROVERBS 10:6) Is that an egret, standing on top of my head?* Photo credit:  Marcia Webel (St. Petersburg, Florida) (*Actually, the egret was perching upon branches … Continue reading

“D” is for Dunlin and Dark-eyed Junco: “D” Birds”, Part 2

“D” is for Dunlin and Dark-eyed Junco: “D” Birds”, Part 2 James J. S. Johnson For He saith to the snow: ‘Be thou on the earth’; likewise unto the small rain, and unto the great rain of His strength. JOB 37:6  She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are … Continue reading

“D” is for Ducks, Dabblers and Divers: “D” Birds, Part 1

“D” is for Ducks, Dabblers and Divers:  “D” Birds”,  Part  1 James J. S. Johnson  “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” (1st CORINTHIANS 11:1) “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Cinerous/Eurasian Vulture

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Cinereous/Eurasian Vulture ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 10-28-14 This is 2 of 3 in a series on Eurasian vultures photographed during my recent spell in a bird hide at a vulture feeding station in Boumort National Reserve in the Pyrenees in Catalonia not far southwest of Andorra. The … Continue reading

How Did Birds Get To Be So Smart? (Excerpt)

How Did Birds Get To Be So Smart: Are They “Feathered Apes”? This is one of the latest articles from Answers in Genesis: News to Know by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell July 27, 2013 * “The Term Bird Brain Is Evolving Some birds—crows, parrots, and jays—possess problem-solving skills that rival those of mammals. Crows demonstrate impressive memory for … Continue reading

Birds of the World ~ Toucan Family (Ramphastidae)

I know all the birds of the mountains, And the wild beasts of the field are Mine. (Psalms 50:11 NKJV) While working on the Ramphastidae Family yesterday, I decided to share some of the beauty the Lord created in this group of birds. These are the Toucans, Toucanets, and Aracaris. They are just so appealing … Continue reading


FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 3 Dr. James J. S. Johnson He hath made everything beautiful in his time…. (Ecclesiastes 3:11a) BLUE JAY (photo credit: Rob Hanson/ Wikipedia) As reported in 2 recent blogposts   —  ( see  and )  —  the pond-shore birds were plentiful (except not ducks, for some odd reasons) in St. … Continue reading

Here’s Seed for Thought

Here’s Seed for Thought By James J. S. Johnson Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. (Luke 8:11) Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. (1st Peter 1:23) God’s Word is like good seed – it transmits … Continue reading

James J. S. Johnson

Dr. James (Jim) J. S. Johnson – Writer _ Dr. Jim Johnson’s connection to the world of birds includes earned degrees in the biosciences; an ecology-related certification by (and years of service for) the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; years of teaching bioscience, ecology, and ornithology courses (for Dallas Christian College); various published writings about … Continue reading