conservation

Wings Over Willapa

Wings Over Willapa is a birding and nature festival held in the Long Beach, WA area the last weekend of every September. A celebration of the natural wonders at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, it features read more >>

Wings Over Willapa2020-01-31T18:03:06-05:00

Book Review: Ten Thousand Birds

Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin, by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, and Bob Montgomerie Princeton University Press, 2014 544 pages, $45.00 hardcover ABA Sales / Buteo Books How did today's birds come to be? How read more >>

Book Review: Ten Thousand Birds2015-03-10T10:36:41-04:00

Bobolink Conservation

With a youthful, bouncy song, the Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, never fails to bring a smile to the observer. Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews poetically described the song of the Bobolink in the Field Book of Wild Birds read more >>

Bobolink Conservation2013-11-13T15:29:16-05:00

Birding Hawaii’s Waikamoi Preserve

To birds, Hawaii is a troubled paradise. The islands used to teem with exotic and endemic species, but since the arrival of humans these native birds have been decimated. At low elevations, the combination of habitat degradation, invasive species, and malaria has eliminated practically all of the native birds.

Birding Hawaii’s Waikamoi Preserve2020-02-07T19:13:22-05:00

Birding El Triunfo: Quetzals and the cloud Stories and Adventures from a Mexican Young Birder

After seeing the Horned Guans, we returned to camp. It was hot and humid, but it is always like that in the cloud forest. Meanwhile, various Black-throated Jays were making noise and flying about high in the trees. There was some Common Bush Tanager activity, and moving around with them we also found a small Rufous-browned Wren.

Birding El Triunfo: Quetzals and the cloud Stories and Adventures from a Mexican Young Birder2013-04-10T14:09:41-04:00

El Triunfo: Home of the Horned Guan

By Alberto Lobato(translated by Jennie Duberstein) The El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, located in the south of the Mexican state of Chiapas and decreed in 1990, encompasses an area of approximately 119,117 hectares (about 294,345 acres). read more >>

El Triunfo: Home of the Horned Guan2013-03-04T20:22:14-05:00

The Important Gray Fluff Ball

By Alexandria Simpson Who knew that a small gray bit of fluff, barely identifiable as a bird by the tiny black beak, could be important? One in a Haitian cave on March 3, 2011 certainly was! This gray fluff ball was the first Black-capped Petrel chick ever photographed.

The Important Gray Fluff Ball2012-05-14T17:00:00-04:00