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Little Egret in the Indian Ocean

LITTLE EGRET IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

On our recent walks along Cable Beach checking on the pairs of Pied Oystercatchers that are currently breeding we have often observed...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

The onset of summer birding doldrums in the temperate range of the Northern Hemisphere generally means highly restricted avian diversity......

 
 
 
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...

A xxxxxxxx of Woodswallows

A XXXXXXXX OF WOODSWALLOWS

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...

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

MAST LANDING BREWING COMPANY: PANTLESS THUNDER GOOSE DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE

The Guinness toucan is easily the most iconic bird mascot in beer history, but the storied Dublin brewery also boasted an ostrich and...

SPOTTING MY FLORIDA BIRDS ON THEIR MAINE BREEDING GROUNDS

Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. During a chilly Florida day a few months ago, I drove thirty minutes...

 
 
 
Birding Wolongshan, Sichuan, China

BIRDING WOLONGSHAN, SICHUAN, CHINA

With travel restrictions still in place, going on a birding trip outside of China is still not a practical option. Fortunately, China...

My Pilgrimage

MY PILGRIMAGE

Twice a year, in February and July, I make a pilgrimage to the Hot Country thorn forest zone around Paso Ancho, Michoacán. Of course,...

 
 
 
Another Iteration of the Trinity

ANOTHER ITERATION OF THE TRINITY

In the southeastern end of Trinidad, the Trinity Hills rises above the mostly flat interior of the island. This trio of hills stood...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

The best of summer birding in my experience takes place at the beach. Our land-locked species in temperate zones tend to become too...

 
 
 
Great July Birding in Queens

GREAT JULY BIRDING IN QUEENS

July in New York City is generally an unpleasant experience. The heat and humidity of summer combine with the concrete and concentrations...

Seeking the Bahama Nuthatch

SEEKING THE BAHAMA NUTHATCH

Jim Wright is an author and birding columnist. His latest book is The Real James Bond , available as a hardcover, an eBook and an audiobook....

 
 
 
A few more Pied Oystercatchers start to breed

A FEW MORE PIED OYSTERCATCHERS START TO BREED

A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the pair of Pied Oystercatchers that were the first to start breeding along our coast this...

Emiliana Natura Rosé (2020)

EMILIANA NATURA ROSÉ (2020)

When I first spotted the label of this week's wine in my local shop, I took one look at the songbirds on it and rightfully assumed...

 
 
 
Hilty's Birds of Colombia field guide review

HILTY'S BIRDS OF COLOMBIA FIELD GUIDE REVIEW

Birds of Colombia (Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides) by Steven L. Hilty “Sadly, a few specimens, salvaged from these shipments,...

Back to the Canyon

BACK TO THE CANYON

Of all my favorite birding sites, by far the closest to home is la Cañada de los Filtros Viejos (“the Canyon of the Old Filters”, named...

 
 
 
First Post-COVID-19 Birding Trip: Wisconsin and Horicon NWR

FIRST POST-COVID-19 BIRDING TRIP: WISCONSIN AND HORICON NWR

Once I was fully vaccinated and air travel became an option, I looked for a location for my first birding trip since 2019. I have a...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

Another weekend brings another example of the climate volatility induced by global warming. We just endured the warmest June on record,...

 
 
 
It doesn't take much water to attract birds

IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH WATER TO ATTRACT BIRDS

At the shallow natural clay-pan where the three Pink-eared Ducks were hiding in plain sight there were many other bird species. Despite...

Scope? To Bring or Not to Bring on a Birding Trip to Costa Rica

SCOPE? TO BRING OR NOT TO BRING ON A BIRDING TRIP TO COSTA RICA

Binoculars are like a magical optical portal. Without looking through polished sets of coated glass, birds can be itty-bitty specks...

 
 
 



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 ...