May 312015
 
Inambú común (Spotted Nothura) Nothura maculosa

Estas fotografías que comparto hoy de un Inambú común creo que son las mejores que pude obtener de esta especie; el registro corresponde a la segunda visita que hicimos durante el mes de Marzo a Cambyretá en la Provincia de Corrientes, el día del matambrito de cerdo!!!!! como olvidarlo ! Lo fotografié desde la Duster […]

May 312015
 
Will Big Game Hunters Trade Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts?

On a cold morning in late February, Chip Wagner stalked an African bongo, an endangered antelope with a striking striped coat. Only Wagner wasn’t in Africa; he was on a hilly game ranch in South Texas. And he wasn’t using his usual bow, but a dart gun, which he had never shot before. “It’s like […]

May 302015
 
Cheery Warblers

Throughout May, my days have been filled with winsome warbles from a bouquet of songbirds. The most difficult songs to identify are the cheery warblers. The Yellow Warbler has decided to stay close to my barn studio and his songs skip along with my fingers while I type. There are plenty of other warblers warbling […]

May 302015
 
Pitotoy solitario (Solitary Sandpiper) Tringa solitaria

El camino de ingreso a Rincón Ombú chico en ocasiones presenta las condiciones apropiadas para que las aves limícolas estén presentes; generalmente luego de la lluvia los desagües de los campos al tener agua escurriendo forma charcos de distintos tamaños en los que estas aves se sienten en su hábitat predilecto y fotografiándolas desde el […]

May 302015
 
Japanese aquariums vote to stop buying Taiji dolphins

Aquariums in Japan have voted to stop buying live dolphins from the town of Taiji, where the annual slaughter of hundreds of cetaceans has drawn widespread condemnation, after being threatened with expulsion from the world’s leading zoo organisation. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Jaza) voted to stay part of the World Association of […]

May 292015
 
12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long. The term “endangered species” usually brings to mind charismatic animals—fluffy pandas and majestic tigers. But there are thousands of lesser-known species that are in greater danger of disappearing. These animals, categorized as “critically endangered” by the International Union for […]

May 282015
 
Mosqueta pico pala (Common tody-Tyrant) Todirostrum cinereum

En esta entrada comparto mis mejores fotografías de los registros de este recién llegado a la Ciudad de Posadas el cual fijó residencia en la Reserva del Arroyo Itá; las fotografías se obtuvieron en horas de la mañana de los días 20 de Marzo y 10 de Abril pasados dentro del predio de la reserva. […]

May 282015
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 23 May 2015

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Kath Langbridge wins First Place for her brilliant composition “He Who Dares!”. Don DesJardin wins Second Place for his outstanding portrait “Allen’s Hummingbird”. Third Place goes to Howard Cheek for “Tender Leaves”.      See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails for full scale view). […]

May 282015
 
Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, Rhinos

The world’s biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos. Emirates Airlines will stop carrying hunting trophies of elephants, rhinos, lions, or tigers on its planes, the company announced this week. The decision is meant as a step “to eliminate illegal trade and […]

May 272015
 
Poll: Should Rhinos be Hunted to Support Conservation

Despite fierce and widespread criticism, numerous petitions, a lawsuit and even death threats, controversial Texas hunter Corey Knowlton’s mission to hunt down a black rhino in Namibia has been fulfilled. Accompanied by a CNN camera crew and two government trackers, and armed with a high-powered rifle, Knowlton shot and killed an old rhino bull in […]

May 262015
 
Yabirú (Jabiru) Jabiru mycteria

Regresando hacia la Ruta nac. 12 desde el último tramo del camino en la UC. Cambyretá un grupo de Yabirúes nos regaló uno de los mejores momentos de la tarde del primero de Mayo. Caminando sin asustarse ante nuestro acercamiento aprovechamos la corta distancia que había entre el camino y estos gigantes del Iberá y […]