Tag: sandhill crane

Cycles, Rhythm and Flow

Written by | December 20th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s Brian Richter asks: Can we get the benefits from flowing water — like power and agriculture — without ruining the natural water cycles we all depend on?

Spring on the Wing: Can You Hear It?

Written by | March 29th, 2010

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Spring comes in signs — and for the Conservancy’s Dustin Solberg, that means migrating birds. So which bird means spring to you?

Disney Wilderness Preserve: The Natural Theme Park?

Written by | December 29th, 2009

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Visiting Disneyworld in Orlando? Conservancy migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman says you should stop at the Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, too.

By the Numbers: Can We Save the Last Herds, Flocks and Swarms?

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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500,000 sandhill cranes roosting along the Platte River. One million wildebeests migrating across the Serengeti plains. Ten million bats emerging from a Texas cave. Literally uncountable masses of mayflies hatching along a beautiful spring creek. Perhaps nothing captures a naturalist’s imagination quite like the world’s great herds, flocks and swarms. There’s something beyond words when […]

State of the Birds: And Now For Some Good News!

Written by | March 24th, 2009

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Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]

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