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Let a Pro Teach You How to Take Great Owl Photos
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, photos, owls )

- 7 days ago -
Paul Bannick has spent a decade photographing owls for his latest book. Here's why he loves themâEUR"and what he's learned.
Victory!! New National Wildlife Refuge Will Protect Imperiled Shrubland Birds
Offbeat  (tags: environment, habitat, refuge, wildlife, protection )

- 7 days ago -
Following an extensive public review process, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last month that it is moving forward with the creation of Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge. AmericaâEUR(TM)s newest National Wildlife Refuge will be dedicated
The Clever Ways Common Redpolls Survive Harsh Northern Winters
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, winter, birds )

- 7 days ago -
The tiny Common Redpoll, one of the smallest members of the finch family, weighs only as much as four pennies, yet it survives the cold and darkness of winter in the far North. Most birds depart in autumn to warmer climes.
Learn to Tell a Northern Shrike From a Loggerhead Shrike
Offbeat  (tags: environment, wildlife, protection, birds )

- 9 days ago -
If you live in the northern United States, you can see the Loggerhead Shrike in summer and the Northern Shrike in winter (they breed up in the taiga and tundra).
Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, birds )

- 9 days ago -
The recent die-off is the latest in a string of mysterious seabird mortalities in the Pacific Ocean.
Why Are Birds of Prey Being Killed?
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, animals )

- 10 days ago -
Some 44 birds of prey were illegally killed in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2104, according to a new report. The birds were shot, poisoned or trapped. But why are these protected species being targeted and what is done about it?
Act For Big Cats! VOTE
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, big cats )

- 10 days ago -
Take a look and vote today! WeâEUR(TM)ll let you know who comes out on top on #GivingTuesday, November 29.
What Messages Do Female Birds' Markings Send?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, birds, markings, wildlife, protection )

- 11 days ago -
Both male and female birds use traits like plumage brightness to size each other up, but a new study on Northern Cardinals in The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that the meanings of female birds' markings may vary from one place to another,
Dance of the Flamingos: The Flirty Birds Have 136 Moves to Lure a Mate - But It All Goes Downhill Past the Age of 20
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

- 11 days ago -
Flamingos have a staggering 136 moves that they display in order to attract a mate, according to new research.
Landslide Triggered By New Zealand Earthquake Crushes Rare Seabird Colony
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 11 days ago -
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake last week might have killed up to a quarter of the world's Hutton's Shearwaters.
The Birdist's Rules of Birding Rule #80: Decide How You Feel About Eating Birds
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, birds )

- 11 days ago -
ItâEUR(TM)s a topic thatâEUR(TM)s kind of hard to avoid on Thanksgiving.
Befriend Birds, Save Earth
Offbeat  (tags: protection, wildlife, birds )

- 12 days ago -
With modest beginnings a year ago as an effort by a number of youths from Khalisha Belpukur village in Nilphamari's Saidpur upazila to protect wild birds, the voluntary organisation 'Setu Bondhon', with its slogan Let's become the friends of birds
15 Awesome Instagram Accounts for Beautiful Bird Photos
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, pictures, photos, birds, Instagram )

- 12 days ago -
Here at Audubon, we love ourselves a good bird photo. As we wait for the next Audubon Photography Awards contest to kick off, weâEUR(TM)ve been scouring Instagram for the very best #birdstagrams to tide us over
I Think My First Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Was Tipsy
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, birds )

- 13 days ago -
Their specialized diets make these woodpeckers the botanists of the bird world, but it can also cause them to get boozy on occasion.

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