Other Animals

Every year, intrepid shorebirds endure long, taxing journeys to the Arctic to raise their chicks. Tens of millions of birds comprising dozens of species, like Bar-tailed Godwits, Pacific Golden Plovers, and White-rumped Sandpipers, zig-zag many thousands of miles across oceans, highways, farms, and mudflats to reach the far north, where predators and diseases are few and insects
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Green-winged Teal. Photo: Gerald Lisi/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! Take a walk around any local pond or lake in late November, and you’ll find ducks in their most brilliant
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This site is one of the main birding locations in the region and has good wader habitat holding the highest concentration of shorebirds along the Saudi Red Sea coast. The site is easily viewed from the cornice road and in the early morning the sun is behind the observer allowing good viewing conditions. We birded
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Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Mark Seth/Audubon Photography Awards LINCOLN, Neb. — Today, in response to Judge Brian Morris blocking the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, citing the Trump Administration’s dismissal of the potential environmental impact as well as the impact on our changing climate, National Audubon Society issued the following statement: “Sound science and common
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THE Central Park Mandarin Duck, a.k.a. “hot duck.” Photo: Holly Mascaro Dear Xiānshēng Duck,  I hope this letter finds you well. I understand you recently took a little vacation from the hubbub you’ve been causing in Central Park. Did you get some rest? Was it a nice reprieve? Did you go leaf peeping and antiquing in the Hudson Valley?
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23 de Febrero de 2018, a punto de finalizar las vacaciones de verano pintó un viajecito relámpago hacia Resistencia-Chaco con mi amigo Freddy Alfonso pero por motivos aeronáuticos. Una vez que finalizaron las actividades que estaban planeadas para esa mañana nos dirigimos hacia el sector del estacionamiento del Aeropuerto de Resistencia para intentar fotografiar el
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Photo courtesy Sarasota Jungle Gardens In our world of entertainment, we enjoy watching special people with special talents. Musicians, actors and actresses, writers, comedians, athletes, and other methods of delight all hold various degrees of respect and awe in our lives. Some hold a thrall over different audiences at different age levels. Nevertheless, it’s easy
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Whilst out looking for owls at night near Juadh we came across three scorpions, and although I am not an expert on scorpions they resemble Black-sting Scorpion Buthacus yotvatensis nigroacleatus. They were found by using an ultraviolet light that’s shows them glowing in the light, with the photos taken with strong flash showing off their
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Bald Eagle. Photo: Warren Hatch/Audubon Photography Awards (New York – November 7, 2018) “The extraordinary turnout in this election shows how passionate voters are about the country’s direction and that’s good news for birds. We know an overwhelming majority of Americans want what birds need — clean water, resilient coastlines and action to deal with
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