Roseate Spoonbill The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) – sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja – is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of […]
Greetings all! Just sitting here waiting for the deluge of rain to pass through so I can get to a ridiculously long training run. Was supposed to get back on the trails, but by the looks of it, going to be too muddy – no reason to risk an injury less than a month from […]
Purple Martins F & M © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
At Rivers Edge a Long Billed Curlew passes for a moment to enjoy the view. Although it is several months away I am itching for the return of the curlew to our norther climes and the wonderful song they sing.
Every year, some 2.6 million birds are shot or die after being trapped in illegal nets in Lebanon. “This country is a black hole in terms of protection,” says a conservationist.(Image credit: Sam Tarling for NPR)
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Ever wonder who cleans all those pelicans, boobies, gulls, terns and other seabirds when they get stuck in some giant oil slick? International Bird Rescue. Ever wonder how they do it, or if there is some way you can help? This presentation by International Bird Rescue explains their work to help care for injured, orphaned […]
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird “Goodbye 2018!” © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Wisdom is known to be at least 68 years old and nests each year at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She survived a tsunami and is believed to have laid nearly 40 eggs over her life. (Image credit: Madalyn Riley/USFWS Volunteer/Flickr)