Views Through the Blind

Views Through the Blind

March 24, 2014 by  
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The melody of wheezy whistle-like calls pulled my eyes upward in search of the Black-bellied Whistling ducks that broke through my daydream.The sound of my shoes crunching along the pebble strewn path, the throaty grunts and croaks of the nesting Great Egrets and Neotropic Cormorants…

Discover the Birds of The Big Apple

July 16, 2013 by  
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Known as the “city that never sleeps” and “The Big Apple”, New York City is a vibrant bustling metropolis that has more than a few surprises for visitors – and for native New Yorkers – who choose to explore its natural resources. The New York Water Taxi service offers visitors the opportunity to see the city from the harbor and its waterways. Working with the New York City Audubon Society…

Feathers, Fashion and Conservation

May 8, 2012 by  
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Chosen in 1953 as the symbol of the National Audubon Society in the United States, the Great Egret (Ardea Alba) represents an inspiring conservation success story. Had it not been for the dedicated efforts of bird-lovers, this majestic bird would have been hunted to extinction – all in the name of fashion. In the 19th century, the snowy white plumage of the Great Egret made the bird a target for hunters who were supplying the fashion industry in North America.

C-E

May 15, 2009 by  
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Bird Species C-E Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) Cape Verde Shearwater (Calonectris edwardsii) Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris) Common Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) Common Loon (Gavia immer) Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) Corn Crake (Crex crex) Crested Caracara (Polyborus plancus) Dark-Eyed [...]

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is approximately 17 inches in length, with both sexes looking similar. They are predominantly white in color, with short, dull orange, pointed bills. In some rare instances, some adult birds might have deep red legs and bills, opposed to the dull yellow or orange that is generally found. Today, these [...]