Rare Junin Rail Seen, Photographed, Near Remote Peruvian Mountain Lake

An extremely rare and incredibly reclusive bird—the Junin Rail—was seen and photographed near a high Andean Lake this past Sunday, February 26, 2012. “More people have climbed Everest and visited space than have seen this amazing creature. For me, this event was equivalent in ornithological terms to finding the Holy Grail. Frankly, I never expected […]

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Toads of Todmorden

These Common Toads were filmed on April 24th, rather late considering that toads emerge from hibernation around February/March and head straight to ancestral ponds to breed, following the same migration route each year. Males are smaller than females and many stop on the migration route waiting for the females to arrive so they can hitch […]

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EPA Cancels Registrations of Two Bird-Killing Pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the cancellation of two toxic pesticides that were documented by American Bird Conservancy to have recurrently poisoned hundreds of birds. Read full article published by American Bird Conservancy. Dimethoate is an insecticide used on many different food products including blueberries, a fruit often eaten by birds such […]

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