Jan 312017
 
More about that Pink-footed Goose

I received an email a little while after my Monday program aired on KUMD. The writer said he’d looked at all the photos I’d posted on Flickr of the Pink-footed Goose I saw in New York City, and not one of them showed the pink feet. He wondered how I could be sure of the […]

Jan 312017
 
At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from Montana copper mine

At least 3,000 geese were killed by a toxic stew formed by a former copper mine in Butte, Montana, last fall, raising questions about how the new Trump administration will handle the largest Superfund site in the country. In November, a large flock of geese making a late migration over Montana was blown off course […]

Jan 302017
 
POLL: Should India's export of tiger skin, parts and bones be stopped?

From 1990 to 2013, the notorious tiger poacher Kuttu Bahelia and his extended family — brothers, uncles, and their wives and children — reportedly killed hundreds of tigers and leopards in the tiger-rich Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, according to law enforcement informants and media reports. “Even if half that [estimate] is correct, it […]

Jan 292017
 
Lechuza de campanario (Barn owl) Tyto alba

En un nuevo aporte escrito para el Blog compartimos estas fotografías de otra de las hermosas lechuzas que pudimos observar junto al amigo Nicolás Pavese; la Lechuza de campanario, Chuinda en mbyá-guaraní. Espectacular cerrar el año de esta manera, increíble poder ver y fotografiar a esta especie, pensar que hasta comienzos del 2016 solo había […]

Jan 292017
 
The Montserrat Oriole is no longer Critically Endangered

With two thirds of its suitable forest habitat completely destroyed, the population of Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi dramatically declined after a series of volcanic eruptions during the late 1990s, and suffered from the impact of invasive species. Here’s how RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and partners turned things around. Found on the southern part the […]

Jan 282017
 
Capuchino canela (Tawny-bellied Seedeater) Sporophila hypoxantha

El pasado 20 de Diciembre aprovechando las vacaciones nos fuimos a la siesta con Nico hasta Ituzaingó a pescar un rato y a aprovechar para fotografiar algo de aves. Tuvimos la suerte de encontrarnos con algunos Capuchinos y este juvenil Capuchino canela fue el que mas colaboró con nosotros para poder fotografiarlo. Pese al alto […]

Jan 282017
 
Lesser Kestrel shot for preservation

Armed with telescopic lenses, 24 West Bank photographers took to the Jerusalem wilderness for a two day photoshoot, zooming in on Palestine’s Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern HIMA Fund, these passionate paparazzi snapped over a thousand pictures, framing the small falcon for future generations to admire. This photogenic initiative was part […]

Jan 272017
 
White-crowned Wheatear - Haradh

Phil Roberts and I found a juvenile White-crowned Wheatears Oenanthe leucopyga at Haradh on 13 January 2017. The bird was seen along a roadside with scattered rocks as well as fences to keep people away from the pivot irrigation fields. This species had not been recorded in this area previously according to Mike Jennings, but […]

Jan 272017
 
POLL: Should the trade in captive lions and their bones be stopped?

Conservationists have condemned plans for the skeletons of 800 captive bred lions to be shipped to the Far East for use in traditional medicines. The highly-prized bones would come from South African big cats used for canned hunting as well as captive animals that died naturally or were euthanised. Producers of the film Blood Lions […]

Jan 262017
 
A new hope for the Blue-throated Macaw

The discovery of a new roosting site for Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis coupled with an innovative and successful programme geared towards promoting the use of artificial feathers in ceremonial headdresses, gives renewed hope for the survival of this charismatic parrot. The Blue-throated Macaw is one of South America’s rarest parrots, with a population estimated at […]