Birdwatchers from across Asia and beyond flock to Cambodia’s forests for a glimpse of two of the world’s rarest birds: the giant ibis and its cousin the white-shouldered ibis. Each year, the birders follow the birds to their nesting grounds at the outskirts of Tmatboey, a rural Cambodian village some 200 miles north of Phnom […]
The Palila is only found in the subalpine forest of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawai’i. It was one of the original species listed in the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately this unique bird is still in trouble, and its population has declined precipitously in recent years. Hawai’i is the bird extinction capital of the […]
Fewer than 3,200 wild tigers exist in the world today. Of this remnant population, just 1,000 are breeding females, individuals that hold the last hope for this magnificent and iconic great cat. WCS is working to conserve tigers in 9 of the 12 countries where they remain in the wild—Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, […]
Experience the song of an American Bittern (Botaurus Experience the song of an American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) emanating from a cattail marsh in spring, as narrated by the Cornell Lab’s Laura Erickson.
A remarkable Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) mimics dozens of bird species (and a frog too!) in northern California. Listen as Greg Budney, audio curator at the Macaulay Library, dissects the recording and notes each snippet of mimicked song.