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)
A Mountain Bluebird with a Killdeer behind forage for insects that thrive in the warm waters of a Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The warm waters provide food for birds that have arrived early this year before the spring thaw.
Chilean Flamingo © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Black Skimmer The Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar birds species in the skimmer genus Rynchops in the gull family Laridae. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical Pacific coasts, but the South […]
Lots of migrants and wintering birds and dwindling crowds of humans make it a great day for the lagoon. Usually sunny, sometimes cool, with dolphins dancing in the waves. Forget those Thanksgiving table birds: see your birds here with us. Some of the great birds we’ve had in November are: Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Surf […]