Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) , Ivory Gulls (Pagophila eburnea) and Sanderlings (Calidris alba) were the targets on a Lab of Ornithology expedition to collect sound recordings in the Canadian High Arctic. Join Lab staff Gerrit Vyn and Martha Fischer as they trek across barren Bathurst Island recording birds.
Many people don’t know that shorebirds are accomplished and energetic singers on their arctic breeding grounds. The Cornell Lab’s Ben Clock describes the experience of listening to one such species – the Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla).
Tigers (Panthera tigris) are facing a ruthless predator: human poachers. Controlled by well-funded and well-organized crime rings, poachers are hunting and killing tigers to sell their body parts on the black market
Flying fish (Cheilopogon melanurus) are so desperate to lay their eggs deep in the centre of a floating palm frond that many of them become stuck. Unable to escape, these dead weights sink the life raft and down they all go, to Davy Jones’ locker.
A damselfly’s adult life is so short that a newly mature female must mate and lay her eggs in the same day that she becomes an adult. Not only will her wings help her to secure a mate, but they will also be crucial when it comes to laying her eggs… underwater.
Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi) take to the sea to get first bite at the annual salmon run. Luckily it’s a good year, with the bears getting much more than just the bare necessities…
Compared to their body size, Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) have the longest legs of any bird! Lab photographer Gerrit Vyn shares a remarkable flock of stilts he filmed in Louisiana at Audubon’s Paul J. Rainey Reserve.