Golden Eagle Chicks Found in Santa Monica Mountains for 1st Time in 30 Years — KTLA

For the first time since the late 1980s, a pair of golden eagle chicks have been spotted in a nest in the Santa Monica Mountains, officials announced Wednesday. A consultant surveying birds on private land near a remote area of the western side of the mountains alerted park biologists about the two 12-week-old chicks, according…

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Chorlitejo Piquigrueso/Wilson’s Plover/Charadrius wilsonia — Birds Colombia: 823 especies hoy

Nombre en español: Chorlitejo Piquigrueso Nombre en ingles: Wilson’s Plover Nombre científico: Charadrius wilsonia Familia: Charadriidae Foto: Nick Athanas Canto: Andrew Spencer El títere playero, frailecillo de Wilson, chorlo de pico grueso, chichicuilote, chorlito gritón, turillo o chorlitejo picudo (Charadrius wilsonia)​ es una especie de ave Charadriiforme de la familia Charadriidae de las costas americanas desde el sudeste de los Estados Unidos hasta Brasil, incluyendo las Antillas; en el Caribees poco común. Habita todo el año en […]

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Be A Flamingo In A Flock Of Pigeons! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/160, ISO 320. American Flamingo Why don’t basketball players go away for summer vacation? They’re afraid they might get called for traveling Interesting Fact: The American Flamingo is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is the state bird of Gujarat, India. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/940/overview/American_Flamingo.aspx )

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Talking with a Pale-billed Woodpecker | Cornell Lab of Ornithology — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Magnificent and elusive, the Campephilus woodpeckers include the Ivory-billed and Imperial woodpeckers, which may be extinct, and the Pale-billed Woodpecker, which still haunt the forests of Costa Rica today. Join the experience as scientists Martjan Lammertink and Chris Saker search for this little-known species in a tropical forest, using a wooden “double-knocker” as their most […]

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Chestnut-Backed Chickadee — nature has no boss

Hearing the Chickadees calling in the trees above our heads we expected to look up and see either a black-capped or mountain chickadee as we had seen them earlier this day. However to our surprise we we greeted by this little Chestnut-Backed Chickadee looking down at us and hunting insects just above our heads. The […]

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Playero Pectoral/Pectoral Sandpiper/Calidris melanotos — Birds Colombia: 820 especies hoy

Nombre en español: Playero Pectoral Nombre en ingles: Pectoral Sandpiper Nombre científico: Calidris melanotos Familia: Scolopacidae Foto: Diego Rivera/Felipe Vargas Canto: Andrew Spencer El correlimos pectoral (Calidris melanotos) es una especie de ave limícola de la familia Scolopacidae. Es de tamaño mediano, más grande que la mayoría de las especies del género. Es claramente visible el contraste en la coloración del pecho, pardo oscuro, […]

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Draft California Waterfowl Habitat Program Proposal Solicitation Notice Available for Public Comment — CDFW News

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting public comment pertaining to a Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) for the California Waterfowl Habitat Program (CWHP). The passing of Proposition 68 in June of 2018 approved $10 million in funding for the program. Created by the California Waterfowl Habitat Preservation Act in 1987, […]

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The Tufted Puffins of Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR — fossils & fauna

Since moving to Oregon, something has been on my radar. That something was the breeding population of Tufted Puffins that nest at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. I’d read about them before moving here and thought I’d have to make a trip to the small beachside town south of Astoria to see them sometime. Haystack […]

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