Action Alert: Migratory Bird Treaty Act Under Threat — American Ornithological Society

For more than a century, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has helped ensure that we can continue to study and enjoy birds in North America by flatly prohibiting the unauthorized “taking” of migratory birds. 896 more words

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Join the Seabrook Island Birders Shorebird Stewards Program — SIB

Why? To help birds at risk: Seabrook Island sits at a critical junction for a number of shorebird species! During the spring, birds like Piping Plovers and Red Knots need our beaches to pack on weight in preparation for migration. Birds fitted with transmitters have proven that some Red Knots, as part of their 9.300 […]

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Introducing Wisdom — Wickersham’s Conscience

Among birders, at least, one of the most famous individual birds in the world is Wisdom. Wisdom is a female Laysan Albatross, a species that spends almost all of its life at sea. Wisdom comes to shore on Midway Island, near the center of the Pacific Ocean, only to breed. Wisdom is the oldest banded […]

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New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch

Click here to read the January 2020 Western Water News from Audubon. Here’s an excerpt: Western Water News UPDATE: New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds The Trump Administration’s revised Waters of the United States rule shrinks the number of waterways protected under the Clean Water Act. UPDATE […]

via New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch

Bird population decline fodder II — Birds of New England.com

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

via Bird population decline fodder II — Birds of New England.com

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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Just Because I’m Awake Doesn’t Mean I’m Ready To Do Things. — Through Open Lens

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 […]

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Bird’s ID – Roseate Spoonbill — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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 […]

via Bird’s ID – Roseate Spoonbill — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

The Stork Delivers — Wildlife Intrigued

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 […]

via The Stork Delivers — Wildlife Intrigued