Other Animals

American Kestrel. Photo: Sam Swartley/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK — For the 119th year, the National Audubon Society is organizing its annual Christmas Bird Count. Between December 14 and January 5, tens of thousands of bird-loving volunteers will participate in counts across the Western Hemisphere. The data collected by participants continues to contribute to one of only
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We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Noushka Wildlife wins First Prize for her brilliant image ‘Dancing Hoopoe’. Myer Bornstein wins Second Prize for his outstanding image ‘Drinking’. Third Prize goes to Candy McManiman for her inspiring photo ‘Bad Hair Day’. Dancing Hoopoe by Noushka Wildlife Drinking by Myer Bornstein
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When lead ammunition first flooded the battlefields during the Crimean and Civil Wars, the intended targets were enemy soldiers. But in the century and a half since, the list of casualties has expanded to shooting victims, meat eaters, and scavenging birds. Lead poisoning can result in a cascade of fatal health effects in organisms, big and
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I recently visited Yorkshire for my annual visit to Studley Royal Deer Park. It was dry and cool with no sun but ideal for photography. I found the deer herds in the usual part of the parkland and they were in groups of reds, sitkas and fallows. I spent a couple of hours or so
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Greater Roadrunner. Photo: Lillian Beasley/Audubon Photography Awards PHOENIX – Today, Mayor Thelda Williams declared 2018 the Year of the Bird in Phoenix, the nation’s fifth largest city. The declaration celebrates native and migratory birds making their way through Phoenix and the remarkable landscapes and water resources that support them. “Phoenix’s desert parks and mountain preserves offer
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Become an Audubon Member Membership benefits include one year of Audubon magazine and the latest on birds and their habitats. Your support helps secure a future for birds at risk. The refrain of a Common Raven drove a man to madness in Edgar Allen Poe’s storied poem. Though the call, “Nevermore,” was Poe’s invention, birds’ real cries can often
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Photo Credit: Project FeederWatchhttp://feederwatch.org As years draw to a close, it’s a feeling of reflections on the past and thoughts for the upcoming future, that begin to take hold of us. October/November usually provide a cushion of time before the realities of the New Year come to fruition. But once that happens, we’re on a
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For a decade, a team of ornithologists with Operation Wallacea, an international conservation research organization, summered in a cloud forest in northwestern Honduras, some 7,000 feet above sea level. These weren’t luxury vacations, though: they spent much time hiking through elfin forest, also known as dwarf forest. Monte Neate-Clegg, a PhD student at the University of Utah and the leader
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Jenny Drummey has volunteered with the Phoenix Landing Foundation since 2003, serves on the Board of Directors, and has been an Adoption Coordinator for the last 11 years. Her books, Project Parrot: A Behavior Guidebook for You and Your Bird and Biting Matters: Living Bite-free With Your Parrot, have helped hundreds of readers live successfully
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Jennifer Cunha is an attorney who formerly taught inner-city children how to read. With that experience, she began teaching her cockatoos phonics and reading skills through a modified approach to systematic phonics instruction. She uses strong conditioning techniques to build vocabulary, and has taught her parrots to correlate phonics to vocabulary development for purposes of
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The experience of bird-watching has become a social phenomenon. Although many of us have always loved the sight of birds in our yards, or in wildly exotic vacation locales, an increased emphasis on conservation, protection, and the sheer joy of experiencing birds in natural settings has upped the interest levels of the public to historic
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