Month: December 2018

Red-necked Phalarope. Photo: Tom Ingram/Audubon Photography Awards (Washington, D.C. – December 20, 2018) On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the tax act that opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, The Bureau of Land Management released its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) in preparation for an oil and gas lease sale in
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Western Tanager. Photo: David Francy/Audubon Photography Awards Coming off the Colorado River Water Users Association conference in Las Vegas, southwest states have been issued a new deadline to complete the Drought Contingency Plan; otherwise, the federal government will step in. Remember, this Drought Contingency Plan is a suite of agreements detailing proactive actions designed to
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Few birds are as well-known or beloved as the Northern Cardinal. The quintessential red (and sometimes yellow) species serves as an emblem for seven states and countless sports teams—yet much about it still remains a mystery, as shown by a recent Ecology and Evolution study on a pair of Southwestern populations. The research, led by
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Photo: iStock Washington, DC (December 19, 2018)—Today, the National Audubon Society announced the creation of a new position, Vice President, Political Affairs and Executive Director for Audubon Action Fund, and the addition of three new professionals in Government Affairs. “It is an exciting time to be at Audubon,” said Sarah Greenberger, Senior Vice President, Conservation
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This blog is at risk of becoming Simon’s Pygmy Owl blog, but this is the time of year when they are relatively easy to find and they are a great bird! My birding day started with the Maridalen bird but he was sat quite high up and soon flew to other side of a large
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Finally found time to edit part of the many images I took during my trip to Brazil. In this batch I will post the better photos I took in the Pantanal. I did try to document as many species as possible, but many of these photos aren’t worthy of blogging. All photos are on my
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American Redstart. Photo: Tom Warren/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK – As winter migration ends this season in the United States, the National Audubon Society announces the launch of the Central Andes Birding Trail in Colombia, where hundreds of North American migratory bird species like Canada Warblers, Cerulean Warblers and Semipalmated Sandpipers are settling into their wintering
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This is about yet another exciting encounter with a Tiger at the beautiful Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. The Tiger walked along the dry stream bed and emerged, as predicted, into the clearing in the exact location as predicted by our driver. And we were waiting there all set to capture his majestic stroll on
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Whilst birding the Jebal Hamrah pivot irrigation fields recently with Phil Roberts, Phil located a Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculateon the stony area aroud the pivot field. The bird was on the edge of the field in with a group of Lesser and Greater Short-toed Larks, but flew almost immediately. We moved to where it had landed
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Towards the end of November the weather was settled with easterly winds and dry conditions.I discovered that a local barn owl was coming out and hunting early afternoon on a regular basis.I visited half a dozen times and was rewarded with some great opportunities for the camera.The earliest the owl came out was around 1.30pm.I
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