Registration Now Open for San Joaquin County Sandhill Crane Tours — CDFW News

Each September, more than 10,000 sandhill cranes descend upon the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta where they spend five months roosting and foraging in a protected wetlands area just west of Lodi. During their stay at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve and surrounding areas, the birds captivate onlookers with expressive song and unique social behavior, including a “dance” […]

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Black-crowned Night Heron (Juvenile) — A Wading Bird In The Desert? — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Yesterday morning, my friend Ned Harris and I took a drive into the farmlands northwest of Tucson. It was a brilliantly sunny day and bone dry. Clouds of dust blew off the roads and the adjacent fields, […]

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Rosita Canora/Rosy Thrush-Tanager/Rhodinocichla rosea — Birds Colombia: 905 especies hoy #UnAvePorDía

Nombre en español: Rosita Canora Nombre en ingles: Rosy Thrush-Tanager Nombre científico: Rhodinocichla rosea Familia: Thraupidae Foto: Luis Urueña/Rodrigo Gaviria/Jeison Sanabria/Chris Bell Canto: Peter Boesman La tangara rosada​ (Rhodinocichla rosea), es una especie de ave paseriforme, la única del género Rhodinocichla y de la familia Rhodinocichlidae, anteriormente situada en Thraupidae.​ Se distribuye en dos grupos de poblaciones separados: uno en el noroeste de México y otro desde Costa Rica hasta […]

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Burrowing Owls — They’re Not Trying To Be Cute — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. In recent years, we have formed a consensus that owls are cute. Suddenly, there are owl plush toys, cute owl postcards, and owl greeting cards everywhere. Go to Youtube and type “cute owl” into the search engine […]

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EXTENSION – Manitoba IBA Program and Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative Coordinator — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

We are extending the deadline for the recruitment process for the Manitoba IBA Program and Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative Coordinator. The full job description is available to view on this site. The new deadline will be midnight on Monday September 16th 2019.

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Greater Roadrunner — Perching On “The Snag” — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. When I go out in the field to photograph birds I often follow a route that I’ve traversed many times in the past. The farmlands northwest of Tucson are criss-crossed with dozens of miles of dirt roads abutting […]

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Lora Festiva/Festive Parrot/Amazona festiva — Birds Colombia: 901 especies hoy #UnAvePorDía

Nombre en español: Lora Festiva Nombre en ingles: Festive Parrot Nombre científico: Amazona festiva Familia: Psittacidae Foto: Carlos Martinez/Nick Athanas/Jaime Andres Herrera Canto: Peter Boesman La amazona de lomo rojo (Amazona festiva) es una especie de cotorra ampliamente distribuida por América del Sur. Puebla las selvas de Brasil (donde se le llama papa-cacau), Perú, Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela.​ Esta Amazona habita en zonas inundables como las selvas de Várzea. Generalmente […]

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By Invitation Only! — Through Open Lens

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 200. Mallard Female Why do barbers make good drivers? They know all the shortcuts. Interesting Fact: During egg-laying phase, she lines the nest with grasses, leaves, and twigs from nearby. She also pulls tall vegetation over to conceal herself and her nest. After incubation begins, she plucks down feathers from her breast […]

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