I read a post about this from Mike’s Digiscoping Blog and thought I would pass it along. Apparently the Grenada Dove, an endangered bird estimated at about 180 individuals is going to have less room to exist. The Grenada government is selling off a national park to provide room for a luxury resort. Read the
I just today found about a cool Yahoo! group called Conservationthroughbirding.Â I haven’t had too much time to check it out yet but I am sure this will be a great place for discussion.Â The group only has 174 members which is rather low considering that IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts) has 1178 members!!
I stopped by Rock Cut today after stopping by work for a little while. (I had to make sure everything was going to be ready for the holiday.) The lake was only about 10% frozen thanks to the unseasonably warm weather. There was a decent smattering of waterfowl Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Mallards, Coots, Great
I’m sure everyone knows where Azerbaijan is, but for the few out there who don’t it’s located just north of Iran along the coast of the Caspian Sea.Â Of course I’m kidding.Â The first I’ve heard about this country was after reading about it from BirdLife International. This country is making a great effort to
CAWS (cause) – Changing All Wasted Space All over the country and world are large expanses of land that are virtually worthless to wildlife. There are many examples of wasted space: industrial parks, retail parking lots, school grounds, church land, and backyards. These lands are “landscaped” to provide a pristine look of neatly trimmed bushes,
Today was Rockford, Illinois’ Christmas Bird Count. We started the day at around 7, hiking through tall grass and rousing up a Ring-necked Pheasant. The weather was in the 30s to start and remained cloudy all day with a bitter wind. We saw a load of American Tree Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. We heard a
It is time to choose my three favorite bird guides.Â Why three?Â Because one won’t do and I need to narrow down the dozens I have. My favorite is “The Big Sibley”, better known as The National Audubon Society Sibley Guide to Birds.Â Big and bulky this book has changed the way birders bird much
This Whooping Crane with chick photo was taken at the International Crane Foundation, a great place where you can see all 15 (?) species of cranes from all over the world. The ICF is an awesome place to visit and actually has pretty good birding on their land. We saw all 15 species of cranes