Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 23 Jul 2016

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Candy McManiman wins First Prize for her brilliant capture “Whose Birdbath Is It Anyways?”. Dana Allen wins Second Prize for his outstanding composition “Leopards of Luangwa”. Third Prize goes to Paamul Jack for his excellent photo entitled “Oh No! – Howler-monkey Mama Protecting […]

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Are mockingbirds life-long learners?

Ornithologists have long maintained that Northern Mockingbirds are continual learners, adding new imitations to their songs year after year. The assumption has been that imitations of different sounds indicate the breadth of experiences a male has lived through, and that female mockingbirds are drawn to the most experienced males. The American Ornithologists’ Union and Cornell […]

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How to survive a bear encounter

Peak camping season is upon us, and this July and August millions of Americans will be loading the minivan, heading into our national parks and forests, and inevitably meeting some bears. Fortunately, most of these encounters will be uneventful. In almost every case, the bear will turn its tail and run. Take Yellowstone national park […]

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