Tag: wetlands

  • FeatherFest 2013

    FeatherFest offers birding enthusiasts the opportunity to experience birding and nature photography at its very best in a series of outdoor adventures...

  • Waterbird Conservation in the African-Eurasian Flyway

    As a joint effort between BirdLife International and Wetlands International, and supported by UNEP-GEF (the United Nations Environment Program -Global Environment Facility) and a number of ...

  • Montezuma Muckrace Birding Competition 2012

    As one of New York State's prime birding destinations, Montezuma offers birders a memorable event as birds are counted within the boundaries of the complex...

  • Pacific Flyway Migratory Birds Assisted by Rice Farmers

    Following the introduction of rice as a food crop during the California gold rush, farmers reportedly battled to find the ideal growing conditions for decades before discovering the right ...

  • Wings ‘n Water Festival 2012

    The new and improved Wings 'n Water Festival offers a family-fun, weekend of birding activities for all ages...

  • 9th Annual Galveston FeatherFest

    The Galveston FeatherFest is one of the biggest bird watching events in Texas, where some 200 bird species can be spotted. Excursions by boat, bus and kayak will take visitors to bays, beaches, ...

  • American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

    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 […]

  • Gadwall (Anas strepera)

    The Anas strepera or as it is commonly known, the Gadwall, is a common and widespread duck of the Anatidae family. It is basically a grey-coloured dabbling duck with a black rear end. When you look more closely at the grey colouring you will notice that it is made up of delicate speckling and barring. […]

  • Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

    The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a well-known bird of prey throughout the world and amongst the largest in North America. Osprey populations decreased due to pesticide poisoning during the 1950s to the 1970s. Although their numbers improved after the ban of DDT, they remain on threatened species and endangered species lists in some localities. Ospreys […]

  • The Plight of the Endangered Snail Kite

    The Florida Everglades offer a variety of habitats that are home to an amazing array of birds and wildlife. But, as is increasingly the case all over the world, man is encroaching on the ...