Lake Apopka has been spectacular over the last month or so. For starters, a month ago, a Brown Booby was blown inland by a storm, found Lake Apopka, and now apparently doesn’t want to leave. It’s been living on the lake for the last month, usually too far away to see with binoculars. However, today […]
Voters in Washington state sent a strong message to the world on November 3 when they passed the country’s first ever comprehensive state ban on commerce in endangered animal species. The Washington Animal Trafficking Initiative 1401 (I-1401) prohibits the purchase, sale, and distribution of ten endangered species groups and their parts. It includes not only […]
This fall, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic are bringing the Birds-of-Paradise Project to the public. Get an advance look now and witness diverse strategies of evolution at work and experience one of nature’s extraordinary wonders – up close.
En esta entrada al blog comparto estas fotografías de individuos de Águila mora obtenidas por Luis Krause durante el mes de Junio pasado en cercanías de la localidad de Tecka / Chubut. Las fotos corresponden al día 9 de Junio y todas ellas muestran a individuos inmaduros con distintas fases de plumaje. […]
Global warming is now the single most important threat to the survival of the polar bear with retreating sea ice set to decimate populations, according to a new study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It found a “high probability” that the planet’s 26,000 polar bears will suffer a 30% decline […]
US lawmakers are to decide whether to ban personal care products containing microbeads – minuscule pieces of plastic considered harmful to the environment – after proposed legislation was approved by a bipartisan committee. Microbeads, typically under 5mm in size, are used as abrasive exfoliants in products such as toothpastes and facial cleaners. They often evade […]
Forget the funky chicken—the blue-capped cordon bleu prefers a tap dance to attract mates, a new study says. Scientists already knew males of these blue-and-tan African finches bob and sing as part of their courtship display. So did males of two closely related species, the red-cheeked cordon-bleu and the blue-breasted cordon-bleu. But new high-speed video […]
The Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with humans that has resulted in a graph of its population decline that matches its iconic red down-curved beak. But latest breeding successes resulting from work of BirdLife Partners and the Government of Morocco gives hope for a harmonious relationship again in […]