birds Subscribe to Feed

US Coast Guard rescues crew of Shell oil rig Kulluk off Alaska, December 29, 2012 (USCG photo/Sara Francis)

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Off Alaskan Wilderness, Threatening Wildlife

1/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

Despite warnings from wildlife advocates of the risks of allowing offshore oil drilling in the rough seas off Alaska, Shell has begun drilling test wells. This week, the New York Times reports the drilling effort turned life-threatening: An enormous Shell […] Read more >

Blonde bomber being released on Rodeo Beach. Photo by Ingrid Overgard – The Marine Mammal Center.

Top Ten California Wildlife Moments 2012

12/31/2012 // By Beth Pratt

California is home to a remarkable array of wildlife, from the grey whales swimming in its coastal waters, to the sandhill cranes soaring over the Central Valley, to the bighorn sheep roaming its mountains and deserts. As a result, the […] Read more >

Northern cardinal

Photo of the Day: Northern Cardinal

12/31/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Larry Keller See more of Larry Keller’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

Great blue heron, Everglades

Photo of the Day: Everglades

12/28/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Larry Kay See more of Larry Kay’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

California quail

Photo of the Day: California Quail in the Snow

12/21/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Flickr member LAP75 See more of LAP75′s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

Eastern screech owl (red morph)

Photo of the Day: Sunny Eastern Screech Owl

12/19/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Joshua Clark See more of Joshua Clark’s photos on Flickr >> Share this! Tweet #hoot2give Wild About Owls? Check out Why Owls Are So Hoot Right Now for amazing owl photos, cool species facts, and an easy way […] Read more >

Photo: U.S. Geological Survey, mistletoe, Christmas, kiss

12 Things to Know about Mistletoe

12/17/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Often used as a symbol of renewal because it stays green all winter, mistletoe is famed for its stolen-kisses power. But the plant also is important to wildlife, and it may have critical value for humans, too. Extracts from mistletoe—newly […] Read more >

Common redpoll

Photo of the Day: Common Redpoll

12/12/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Sharon Watson (Sharon’s Bird Photos) See more of Sharon Watson’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with […] Read more >

Drought in the Rockies, Plains Taking Toll on Fish and Wildlife

12/11/2012 // By Judith Kohler

  The drought persists in the Rocky Mountain West and it’s not just the ski slopes that look rough. Fish and wildlife are feeling the effects: Sagebrush and other plants that pronghorns and mule deer depend on in the winter […] Read more >

Common tern chick

Photo of the Day: Common Tern Chick

12/10/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Lisa Franceski See more of Lisa Franceski’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >