Jun 302017
How 2 Million Pounds of Rotting Flesh Helps the Serengeti

For wildebeest, the yearly migration across the Serengeti can mean life or death. Predators such as crocodiles and big cats lie in wait as the herd of more than one million makes its 1,000-mile loop across the savannas of Tanzania and Kenya. But one of the most serious—and overlooked—threats of this overland migration is drowning. […]

Jun 292017
Tachurí canela (Bearded Tachuri) Polystictus pectoralis

El día 13 de Abril pasado fuimos con Roby y Lucho a los pastizales de la desembocadura del Arroyo Apepú con la finalidad de fotografiar al Tachurí canela; luego de una hora recorriendo distintos sectores del predio localizamos un sector en particular con buena altura de pastos y nos dispusimos a montar guardia para ver […]

Jun 292017
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 24 Jun 2017

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Kerry Singleton wins First Prize for her brilliant capture “Cow and New Calf”. Sherry Shepardson is awarded Second Prize for her outstanding image “Safe with Mom”. Third Prize goes to Reima Rönkkö with “Forever Yours”.   See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails […]

Jun 292017
POLL: Should wildlife-killing "cyanide bombs" be banned?

Just weeks ago, a teenager in Idaho almost lost his life and had to watch helplessly as his dog died in front of him. That senseless tragedy was a result of the government’s war on wildlife, with its continued use of deadly devices — otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs.” Unfortunately, and worryingly, the […]

Jun 282017
POLL: Should Mozambique's wildlife park be funded by trophy hunting?

Call it Noah’s Ark on lorries. Dozens of trucks rolled over the Zimbabwe savanna carrying elephants, giraffe, African buffalo, zebras, and numerous other large iconic mammals. Driving more than 600km of dusty roadway, the trucks will deliver their wild loads to a new home: Zinave national park in Mozambique. The animals are a donation from […]

Jun 272017
Turtle Dove at Titchwell

The venue for todays trip was Titchwell RSPB. In the car park we watched a single Turtle Dove as it called and spent some time picking grit from the car park gravel. These birds are becoming scarce as they run the gauntlet of the gun on the way back from Africa and then have to […]

Jun 272017
POLL: Should the use of wild animals in circuses be banned?

Animal advocates are celebrating progress in an effort to ban wild and exotic animals in New York City circuses, but the measure still needs support. The New York City Council is currently considering a bill introduced by council members Rosie Mendez and Corey Johnson that would ban dozens of species of “wild or exotic animals […]

Jun 262017
Mongolia - 16th May (Day 9) - Ikht Bogd Uul and to Kholboolj Lakes near to Jinst

After a good nights sleep in our tents beside Orog Lake we had an earlier breakfast at 06:30 overlooking the lake with its breeding colony of Spoonbill and Grey Heron and to the sound of booming Bittern and singing Asian Short-toed Lark. After loading the car we headed up the valley behind the campsite and […]

Jun 262017
Female Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

The Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family (Turdidae), but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). It is a widespread breeder in south and central Europe, and winters in southern Europe or north Africa. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_redstart) […]

Jun 262017
Bald Eagle Adopts Baby Hawk Instead of Eating Him

In the wild, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks are natural-born enemies, frequently fighting each other to the death – with larger bald eagles typically winning those bloody battles. That’s why it’s so amazing that instead of serving her offspring a 4-week-old red-tailed hawk she may have snatched, a bald eagle in British Columbia has literally […]

Jun 252017
Rayadito (Thorn-tailed Rayadito) Aphrastura spinicauda

El rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda) es una especie de ave passeriforme de la familia Furnariidae. Se distribuye en Chile y Argentina, como también en las islas Malvinas, islas Georgias del Sur y Sandwich del Sur. Sus hábitats se encuentran es bosques templados, y montes secos, en tierras áridas con matorrales, desde 0 hasta los 1200 metros […]

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