Here are some more graphics from the recently released bird population study that showed a decline of 2.9 billion birds, or 29 percent, in North American over the last 50 years. Here’s my recent article on it. The study’s accompanying website is 3billionbirds.org #BringBirdsBack
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 […]
F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 250. Tricolored Heron ( Juvenile ) What is a bee that cant make up his mind? A maybe. Interesting Fact: Angsty teenagers aren’t just a human phenomenon. As Tricolored Herons get older they often lunge and snap at their parents when they arrive at the nest with food. To appease the youngsters, parents […]
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 […]