Jan 122017
 
Jamaican Hummingbirds

Jamaican Hummingbirds are quite dazzling. A year ago today, while visiting Jamaica, I was blessed to have a visit from a stunning maleRed-billed Streamertail (Trochilus polytmus.) Early mornings, I stoodon my balcony waiting for them to come sip from the bright hibiscus blossoms covering a large bush just below my railing. During my walks to […]

Apr 102016
 
FAA aims to save millions of birds by changing static red airport lights

In an attempt to save some of the millions of birds that die each year after being bewildered by airport illumination, changes will be made to the US lighting towers that warn approaching pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration said it will change the lighting on towers across the US after its research found that birds […]

Aug 142015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 15 Aug 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Jul 312015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 01 Aug 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Jul 232015
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 18 Jul 2015

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Keith Bannister wins First Prize for his brilliant capture “Kingfisher with Catch”. Glenn Perrigo wins Second Prize for his outstanding composition “Queen Butterflies on Eupatorium”. Third Place goes to Leka Huie for “Honey, I’m Coming”.      See detailed results below: (click on […]

Jul 172015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 18 Jul 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Jul 092015
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 04 Jul 2015

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Paul Benson wins First Prize for his brilliant composition “Trust”. Kath Langbridge wins Second Prize for her outstanding capture “Super Dad”. Third Place goes to Jem Babbington for “Arabian Red Fox Portrait”.      See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails for full scale […]

Jul 032015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 04 Jul 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Mar 062015
 
Amazonian bird chick mimics toxic caterpillar to avoid being eaten

In a study published in the January 2015 issue of The American Naturalist, Gustavo A. Londoño, Duván Garcia, and Manuel Sánchez Martínez report a novel nesting strategy observed in a tropical lowland bird that inhabits an area with very high losses to nest predators. How can tropical birds cope with the high rates of nest […]

Jan 012015
 
Video: Can We Stop Millions of Birds From Crashing Into Windows?

Every year, up to a billion birds are killed in the U.S. when they strike windows. In New York City alone, an estimated 90,000 birds die after crashing into high-rise windows, especially during migration seasons. Efforts are under way now in New York to design windows that could save the lives of avian travelers.   […]