Birds

Best Bird of the Weekend

19 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

The onset of summer birding doldrums in the temperate range of the Northern Hemisphere generally means highly restricted avian diversity... except in those places where it does...
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Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Grouse are the chickens we would love to lay eyes on. “Gamebirds” to some, cool, cryptic understory birds to the birding people, grouse crouch protected as unfettered winds...
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A xxxxxxxx of Woodswallows

A xxxxxxxx of Woodswallows

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

It is winter here on the east coast of Australia. So we are entitled to complain about the cold. At my house on a very chilly winter morning it may be as cold as five degrees...
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Mast Landing Brewing Company: Pantless Thunder Goose Double India Pale Ale

Mast Landing Brewing Company: Pantless Thunder Goose Double India Pale Ale

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

The Guinness toucan is easily the most iconic bird mascot in beer history, but the storied Dublin brewery also boasted an ostrich and a pelican in its colorful, avian...
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Spotting My Florida Birds on their Maine Breeding Grounds

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. During a chilly Florida day a few months ago, I drove thirty minutes outside of Tallahassee to a co-worker's...
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Birding Wolongshan, Sichuan, China

Birding Wolongshan, Sichuan, China

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

With travel restrictions still in place, going on a birding trip outside of China is still not a practical option. Fortunately, China itself has a large number of bird species...
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My Pilgrimage

My Pilgrimage

5 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Twice a year, in February and July, I make a pilgrimage to the Hot Country thorn forest zone around Paso Ancho, Michoacán. Of course, I also go there several other times each...
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Another Iteration of the Trinity

Another Iteration of the Trinity

5 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

In the southeastern end of Trinidad, the Trinity Hills rises above the mostly flat interior of the island. This trio of hills stood out to a certain lost seaman over 500 years...
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Are East Texas Birds Toxic?

Are East Texas Birds Toxic?

5 days ago   |   Ornithology

Just returned from East Texas a short while ago. Did some birdwatching of course but saw nothing exotic or unexpected, but I was struck by the difference in coloration in East...
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Birding Bob

Birding Bob

5 days ago   |   Ornithology

There's a birdwatcher in Central Park in New York City who calls himself Birding Bob. He leads bird walks in the park for the nominal sum of $10. But according to the New York...
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Taking Action for Bison

Taking Action for Bison

July is National Bison Month, and there are many ways you can participate and take action on behalf of this iconic species. This special month may be coming to a close, but... Read more ...

Responsible Water Recreation

Responsible Water Recreation

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason- our glistening lakes and rolling rivers are second to none! And Minnesotans certainly know how to get outside... Read more ...

Remembering Min, the Red Panda

Remembering Min, the Red Panda

It's with heavy hearts that we report Min, our 10-year-old red panda, died late last week. This is a difficult loss; Min was a favorite of guests and staff at the Zoo. Min... Read more ...

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse are the chickens we would love to lay eyes on. “Gamebirds” to some, cool, cryptic understory birds to the birding people, grouse crouch protected as unfettered winds... Read more ...

Tufts veterinary school takes part in nationwide mammal survey

Tufts veterinary school takes part in nationwide mammal survey

Research assistant professor Chris Whittier spoke with The Grafton News about the school's wildlife camera traps and working on Snapshot USA's mammal survey. Read more ...

There's a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can't We Get It?

There's a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can't We Get It?

Professor Sam Telford spoke with New York Magazine about ticks and Lyme Disease. Read more ...

Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Professor Jonathan Runstadler is quoted in The New York Times on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between humans and pets. Read more ...

31 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

31 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

“My dad's two dogs expelled from dog daycare due to forming a ‘dog gang.'” Read more ...

Thankful for Our Keepers on National Zookeeper Week

Thankful for Our Keepers on National Zookeeper Week

Blog Home National Zookeeper Week 2021 July 23, 2021 As it is every year, National Zookeeper Week is dedicated to sharing the passion and devotion of keepers to the world! The... Read more ...

Dog Stays By Man's Body For Hours After He Passes Away

Dog Stays By Man's Body For Hours After He Passes Away

“Dogs, I think, might be more important than principles,” author Kevin Hearne writes in his 2018 book, Scourged. “They provide love and loyalty when you need them the... Read more ...