Tag: shorebirds

Galveston: After the Oil Spill

Written by | April 10th, 2014


On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2011


I guess if you’ve been missing since the 1800s you can call it a comeback:

  1. A bird thought to be extinct for 150 years is alive and making a comeback. (TreeHugger)
  2. Are motorcycles greener than cars? See what “MythBusters” says. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Fishing methods have pushed endangered sea dolphins to the brink of extinction. (Guardian)
  4. Dozens of hot spots for life have been discovered at the bottom of the Dead Sea. (National Geographic)
  5. Two shorebirds tracked by satellite for thousands of miles were killed by hunters in unregulated “shooting swamps.” (Surfbirds News)

Nature Photo of the Week: A Running Start

Written by | February 5th, 2010


Is this Marbled Godwit running a race? It sure looks like it in this perfectly timed photo taken by Flickr user BeachWalker2008 and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org.

Curlews on the Move, Tracked by Satellite

Written by | June 29th, 2009


A research team that I’m part of just completed initial field work on a project to capture and tag Long-billed Curlews in the northern Great Plains of North America — a big step toward solving a huge mystery about this amazing bird. The Long-billed Curlew is the continent’s largest shorebird and one of high conservation priority, according […]

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

Written by | March 24th, 2009


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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