Bird Species A-B Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) American Avocets (Recurvirostra americana) American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) American Coot (Fulica americana) American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) American Kestrel (Falco sparverious) American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates) American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Andean Condors (Vultur gryphus) Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica) Ashy Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma [...]
The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a secretive bird. Although it is rarely seen, you are sure to know that one is about when you hear its eerie, booming call echoing through the reeds. Populations of American Bitterns can be found in areas extending from Central British Columbia, toward Newfoundland, down to the Gulf Coast [...]
Considered to be on the brink of extinction in Britain just over a decade ago, the bittern has made a remarkable come-back, with the species enjoying its best recorded nesting season in the past 130 years. The loud â€œboomingâ€ mating call of the bittern assisted conservationists in tracking the birds, resulting in a count of 75 males, an astonishing 47 percent increase on last yearâ€™s numbers and nearly seven times as many as the 11 which were counted in 1997.