Nov 282014
Poll: Should the Hunting of Trumpeter Swans in the Mississippi Flyway be Legalized ?

Members of seven Chippewa Indian tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are allowed to hunt for swans during a two-month season that started Saturday. It represents the first legal swan hunt in the Mississippi Flyway and the first hunt anywhere that allows trumpeter swans to be legally killed. While swan lovers have been critical of […]

Nov 272014
Video: On safari in Zimbabwe – with poachers turned gamekeepers

At dawn the bush comes to life. Birds sing, a lion roars and a tiny deer steps gingerly past my veranda. As the first rays of light touch the acacias, there is a soft voice by the canvas and a tea tray is set out. Soon after sunrise, I grab my camera and climb on […]

Nov 262014
Video: Humpback Whales Cause Quite the Surprise As They Hunt for Herring

Each year, thousands of people embark on whale watching tours in hope of spotting the majestic humpback whale in the wild. These baleen whales—who engage in lively leaps and flips, enhanced by their thin flippers and blue-back coloration—can put on quite the show for onlookers, but there is something extra special about encountering these marine […]

Nov 252014
Shake if Off

All is quiet, except for the sound of doves and guinea fowl in the distance. The sky is bright blue on a winter’s morning. I am sitting in an underground research bunker in Etosha National Park in Namibia. He approaches from the southeast, ambling like they usually do. His footfalls are quiet, eerily quiet, like […]

Nov 252014
Poll: Should U.S. Government Kill Thousands of Birds to Save Salmon?

EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she’ll be able to count […]

Nov 232014
Curiango (Pauraque) Nyctidromus albicollis

Esta noche en particular en Rincón Ombú chico los curiangos estuvieron mucho mas confiados que nunca, habrá sido por el clima favorable o la abundancia de alimento que los mantuvo con el buche lleno de insectos y por ello tranquilos, o quizás no estaban con ganas de volar. En realidad desconozco el motivo de dicha […]

Nov 232014
'Guns kill trees too': overhunting raises extinction threat for trees

A new paper confirms what ecologists have long feared: hunting birds and mammals drastically raises the risk of extinction for tropical trees. Following the long-lifespan of a single canopy tree, Miliusa horsfieldii, researchers discovered that overhunting of animals could increase the chances of extinction for the species fourteen times over a century, from 0.5 percent […]

Nov 222014
Alilicucú común (Tropical Screech-Owl) Megascops choliba

Este fue uno de los mejores momentos fotográficos de este 2014; esta noche mientras se preparaba la cena en Rincón Ombú chico fuimos muy afortunados en ser acompañados durante unos minutos por esta pareja de lechuzas que se acercaron a la casa de Luis para quizás investigar que era lo que estábamos haciendo nosotros. Desde […]