May 242017
 
POLL: Should Trump be allowed to destroy the Endangered Species Act

On May 19, we celebrate Endangered Species Day, but this year the Endangered Species Act (ESA) itself could become endangered. Those opposing the ESA want to make it easier to develop anywhere — even in wilderness areas that encroach on crucial habitats.“‘States, counties, wildlife managers, home builders, construction companies, farmers, ranchers, and other stakeholders are […]

Sep 152016
 
Lechucita vizcachera (Burrowing Owl) Athene cunicularia

En esta entrada comparto estas fotografías de Lechucitas vizcachera que pude obtener cuando regresábamos a Posadas desde Tacuaruzú luego de disfrutar una jornada fotografiando aves con Nicolás y Luis Lugo, a partir de ahora Lucho. Justo coincidimos en un punto del camino en el que las últimas luces del sol creaban la atmósfera ideal para […]

Jan 052016
 
Burrowing Owl at Brian Piccolo Park, 12/27/2015

My father and I just returned from a 3 day excursion through South Florida in search of birds we’ve never seen before. We had a very successful trip. We found 104 species over the three days, including 6 species I’ve never seen in Florida: Neotropic Cormorant, Western Spindalis (lifer), Egyptian Goose, Bronzed Cowbird, Red-wiskered Bulbul […]

Feb 222015
 
Video: Owl Dance-Off

Wildlife photographer Megan Lopez captured two burrowing owls in a front yard bouncing to the beat. But GoPro added some hip hop music — and the clip has become a hoot! These birds sure know how to bounce. Hilarious footage shows two burrowing owls appearing to have a dance-off in a front yard. One nods […]

Dec 282014
 
Lechucita vizcachera (Burrowing Owl) Athene cunicularia

A la Lechucita vizcachera también podría llamarsele Lechucita patas sucias, fiel a sus hábitos terrícolas y por el hecho de nidificar en cuevas de tierra es usual verla con las patas embarradas. Estas imágenes son de Luis y se obtuvieron cerca de Cerro Corá durante la tarde del día 07-09, en dos fotos la lechuza […]

Sep 212014
 
Nearly Half of Our Birds Are at Risk of Extinction This Century

The National Audubon Society’s Birds and Climate Change Report should give us all deep cause for concern. The findings are heartbreaking: Nearly half of the bird species in the United States will be seriously threatened by 2080, and any of those could disappear forever. For the first time, Audubon scientists have analyzed decades of historical […]

Feb 242014
 
How to Enjoy Owls in Winter (or Anytime)

Owls have been in the spotlight recently, from the DC snowy owl to the Colbert Report. They are incredible and elusive creatures. Here are some ways you can experience and learn about owls first-hand this winter. Go on an owl walk, or “owling.” Winter is actually a great time to search for owls (as long […]

Jan 192014
 
Lechucita vizcachera, Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia

Desde el mes de Abril del 2012 que no fotografiaba a la Lechucita vizcachera, pasó bastante tiempo sin dedicarles algunas fotografías a esta especie habitual de las Áreas rurales de Argentina, hasta que durante una salida familiar durante el día Domingo pasado las encontré como siempre en el Acceso Oeste de Posadas en cercanías del […]

Mar 112013
 
Burrowing Owl

The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is North America’s only raptor that nests underground. There are local and spotty populations here in SW Florida, with habitat loss being the greatest threat to these small owls. Nine inches tall, with a wingspan of 21 inches, Burrowing Owls are diurnal, and can be spotted sitting atop or near […]

Nov 222012
 
The Yellow-billed Magpie is a California Endemic

The Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) is a true California endemic species. They are found primarily in the Central Valley, the southern Coast Ranges, and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where they prefer oak savannah habitat. A member of the Corvidae family, Yellow-billed Magpies eat mostly ground dwelling invertebrates but will partake of carrion, and […]

Oct 282012
 
Protected Species May be Killed by Proposed Prairie Dog Control, Environmental Groups Charge

(Washington, D.C., October 16 , 2012) Defenders of Wildlife, American Bird Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Audubon of Kansas have urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject an application by Scimetrics to use the rodenticide Kaput-D for the control of black-tailed prairie dogs in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, […]