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.
Macaulay Library archivist Martha Fischer takes us to Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park where she experienced the bizarre mating displays of Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens).
The BP disaster caused upheaval and damage to the people and wildlife of the Mississippi Delta’s vast ecosystem. But it was also only the latest addition to a list of injuries the region has suffered over time, including hurricanes, storm surges, channelization, and sediment loss. People began taming the Mississippi River in the early twentieth […]
This State of the Birds report reveals troubling declines of bird populations during the past 40 years — a warning signal of the failing health of our ecosystems. At the same time, we see heartening evidence that strategic land management and conservation action can reverse declines of birds. This report calls attention to the collective […]
A film documentary on the regeneration of Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes, a project led by Azzad Alwash, the CEO of BirdLife Affiliate Nature Iraq, was screened on the UK’s BBC TV Channel on 18th January 2011
Three documentary films entitled ‘Bird Migration on the Bihar Plain’ have been produced by the Wings Over Wetlands demonstration project team in Hungary. The film documents the importance of the Bihar Plains as a breeding, wintering and stop-over area for hundreds of thousands of migratory waterbirds, highlighting the role played by the fishponds found in […]