It’s the end of the month and time to have a quick recap of what went on in January. * New Year’s Day started off nice with our first bird of the year, the Red-tailed Hawk. * We attended the 60th Anniversary of Rockford’s Bird Club, NCIOS. * The blog was completely redesigned with a
The Javan Hawk-Eagle is an endemic that gained much publicity when it became the official Indonesian symbol. Photo courtesy (c) LutFi Sahid Nurhakim This bird is rare and endangered due to logging and poaching, though there are conservation efforts being made. The Fauna & Flora International became involved in conserving the Javan Hawk-Eagle in 1997.
I am what I like to call a “casual” coffee drinker. I usually have a cup or two on weekends but my drink of choice during the week is cappuccino. Most birders have heard about shade-grown coffee and there are now several companies that offer it. However, I just read a release from the World
For those of you unfamiliar with it, the Callaway Nature Preserve (CNP) is our name for our backyard. We have been diligently converting the yard from a grassy waste to a bird paradise. The CNP is located in the city of Rockford, Illinois (population 150,000+) and is only a 1/4 acre in size, but has
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has preserved more than one million acres of land within their state. Keeping a current Breeding Bird Atlas is one of their many environmental projects. New York’s first publication of The Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State came out in 1985. Even though they are
Name: Alberta Mountain Forests – NA0501 World Wildlife Fund Location: Alberta, Canada along the Alberta/British Columbia border Size: 15,400 square miles (size of Connecticut and Maryland combined) General Description: The Alberta Mountain Forests are a mixed forest habitat of alpine and subalpine ecosystems. Trees commonly found in this ecoregion are alpine fir and lodgepole pine.
A bird that is quite common in the southeast does not have a video (gasp!) The Internet Bird CollectionÂ is a storing house for videos of birds all over the world. I view the videos quite often because not only does it aid in identification, but they are just plain fun to watch. I was
The Northcoast Regional Land Trust recently announced that they will work with The Nature Conservancy in creating a conservation plan in the area. Since 2000, the Northcoast Regional Land Trust has preserved over 6,000 acres. The Nature Conservancy is working towards a goal of protecting 25,000 acres in the area. Together, the two groups are