Birds

Photograph by Sam Cartwright

Mauritius kestrel nest, in nestbox, Bambous Mountains, Mauritius – Oct 2009

Audubon Magazine

Live From Hawaii: Laysan Albatross Bird Cam

World watches as first-time parents tend to their spunky chick.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Illustration by John Gerrard Keulemans
Photograph by Jose Mandojana
Photograph by Gerrit Vyn
Photograph by Kyle With
Photograph by Choo Yut Shing/Flickr Creative Commons

Western Snowy Plover breeding season population trends, 2005-2013.

Photograph by Tim Laman/National Geographic Society/Corbis

21 Dec 2009, Soberania National Park, Panama --- Red-capped Manakin (Pipra mentalis) Male performing backwards slide display with thigh presentation to a female at his display perch. Location: N 09º09.38', W79º44.56' Soberama National Park, Gamboa, Panama ---

Photograph by Expeditieteam Aldabra/ Foto Natura/Minden Pictures

Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) breeding colony in trees, Aldabra, Seychelles

Photograph by Tim Laman/National Geographic Creative

A satin bowerbird flaps his wings and dances for the female.

Audubon Magazine

Hundreds of Millions of Birds Killed Annually from Building Collisions

Certain species are at greater risk, new study finds.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Sam Droege/USGS

Sample of Dead Birds that struck buildings in Washington D.C. during the Fall and Spring of 2012 in a short stretch of streets from Union Station to the Convention Center, photo stitched together from 18 separate hi res shots. Specimens surveyed (with permits) by Lights Out DC group and deposited in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History , can you name all the species?

Sam Droege/USGS

Sample of Dead Birds that struck buildings in Washington D.C. during the Fall and Spring of 2012 in a short stretch of streets from Union Station to the Convention Center, photo stitched together from 18 separate hi res shots. Specimens surveyed (with permits) by Lights Out DC group and deposited in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History , can you name all the species?

Illustration by John James Audubon
Photograph by Thomas D. Mangelsen
Photograph by Gregory A. Craybas
Photograph by Francois Portmann
Audubon Magazine

Farm Bill Will Yield Benefits to Birds and Other Wildlife

Conservationists say the long-stalled legislation contains a number of victories.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

"Hunting at Arverne, New York, this owl dropped in the snow near me," writes the photographer. "At first I thought she had caught something."

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This owl at Breezy Point, New York had what looks like a long-tailed duck in its talons. In "normal winters,” snowy owl move north rather than south to hunt eiders at water holes in the Arctic ice.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This owl alights at Breezy Point, with the Manhattan skyline lit by the sunset glow in the background.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This owl in Breezy Point, New York settled in John F. Kennedy Airport's shadow.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This snowy in Fort Tilden, New York flies away from harassing crows.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This was the photographer's first snowy owl of the season, found with the help of these harassing crows at Fort Tilden in New York.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

It's hunting time again at Arverne, New York. The photographer took most of her pictures of the owls within last or first hour of daylight. That's when they are more active, their eyes open, in the gorgeous winter light of coastal Northeast.

 

Photograph by Francois Portmann

SNOWY OWL INVASION

A photographer captures this elusive bird's visit to the lower 48.

 

This owl spent the day in the piping plovers nesting ground at Arverne Beach, New York. Well hidden in the dried stalks and grass, people walked by on the boardwalk and the water’s edge, completely unaware.