Month: April 2019

Marsh Wren. Photo: Nathan Rolls/Audubon Photography Awards This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide.  Transcript:  This is BirdNote. To our ears, the song of a Marsh Wren may not be the most pleasing. But in a dense habitat
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Kabini Tiger Reserve on the backwaters of Kabini river is a haven for wildlife and is one for the post popular wildlife parks in India. We went on a morning safari and came back refreshed with some amazing portraits, as always. At first, we were confronted by this massive Tusker that blocked our road for
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Whilst birding the Tabuk area recently I saw a few good winter species such as Montagues Harrier. It was the commonest harrier although both Pallid and Marsh Harrier were also seen. Several Long-legged Buzzard were also around the large fields. Three Cream-coloured Coursers were seen along the edge of a large pivot irrigation field but
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Thursday saw us make the two mile drive to the gatekeepers property at Glen Strathfarrar where we were given a permit to drive the seventeen miles through the private glen and I have to say it was a fabulous drive too. We also took the slightly longer drive of around sixteen miles down to Glen
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Eastern Screech-Owl. Photo: Robert Strickland/Great Backyard Bird Count This article has been adapted from the Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret A. Barker and Elissa Wolfson. You can also download a printable PDF of the instructions here. Their small size, excellent camouflage, unfussy nesting habits, and varied diet make Eastern and Western Screech-Owls successful survivors. The eastern birds adjust
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Western Bluebird. Photo: Zuma Press/Alamy This article has been adapted from the Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret A. Barker and Elissa Wolfson. You can also download a printable PDF of the instructions here. In the natural world, all three species of North American bluebirds—the Eastern, Western, and Mountain Bluebirds—seek tree cavities or woodpecker holes for nesting sites. But today, natural
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(Picture Credit: Gonalo Barriga/Getty Images) If you go to the dog park you’ll see a wide variety of human and dog interactions and parenting styles. Some people are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. Which type of pet parent
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Whilst birding the Haradh area I came across several large flocks of Spanish Sparrows. This is a common resident of northern and western parts of the Kingdom with numbers increasing in the winter months. They are not so common in the area where I live in the east of the Kingdom but numbers are increasing.
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Quaker Parakeet by Yolanda, Saskatoon, Canada Life with companion parrots is a unique pet parent experience. While most people understand how to “go the extra mile” when caring for a dog or cat, we are often mystified on how to truly make our homes a sanctuary for our parrots. Certainly, a spacious cage with plenty
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In a world where we all like to stand out noticeably, a newly born penguin in a zoo environment unintentionally did just that. In Poland’s Gdańsk Zoo, located in the Oliwa forest district of Northern Poland, a pair of African penguins carrying the recessive gene mutation of albinism contributed to the hatching of what is considered
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National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas team with Governor Hutchinson at bill signing ceremony. Photo: Randall Lee/Office of the Governor Volunteers, bird advocates, college students, and Audubon chapter members traveled from all parts of Arkansas for a day at the capitol in Little Rock. In early March, Audubon Arkansas held its first grassroots lobby day advocating
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