An Early-season Tropical Storm Wiped out Mississippi’s Beach-nesting Birds

An Early-season Tropical Storm Wiped out Mississippi’s Beach-nesting Birds

Last week, amid a global pandemic, widespread police brutality in response to Black Lives Matter protests, and the Trump administration’s continued attacks on protections for birds, the Mississippi coast received another blow—Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on the Gulf Coast as one of the earliest named storms in recorded history. And while the storm touched […]

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The Thin Line…

Skimmers are the only family of birds with a noticeably longer lower mandible. This uneven beak allows them to hunt in an unique way, skimming the water with their lower mandible which funnels the small fish into their mouth. The African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris) is classified as a near-threatened species. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. […]

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