Written by Timothy Boucher | December 3rd, 2012
Hey birders: This winter, many species normally found in the northern boreal forests–White-Winged Crossbills, Snow Buntings and others–are showing up in more southerly climes. Our birding expert gives some pointers on getting in on the action.
Written by Timothy Boucher | August 2nd, 2011
Think birds take it easy in the heat? Think again, says the Conservancy’s Tim Boucher. See what he saw a broad-winged hawk doing in the record-setting temps of summer!
Written by Timothy Boucher | June 7th, 2011
It’s long-distance-migrating-shorebird time! Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher tells you what to look for — and why these birds love horseshoe crabs.
Written by Timothy Boucher | May 7th, 2010
Saturday was International Migratory Bird Day — but if you missed it, or if you’re a birding novice, Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher gives you a pain-free plan to start your life list.
Written by Timothy Boucher | December 11th, 2009
Just 400 meters of elevation can make a big difference in the birds you see — if you’re traveling through an ecological threshold point, says Tim Boucher.
Written by Timothy Boucher | November 12th, 2009
What am I trying to illustrate in the above photo (a picture of cattle and elephant dung)? That conservation planning is a pile of poop? No. But this mixture of excrement does show why such planning needs to incorporate extreme events like drought or flooding – especially for the impacts of those events on local […]
Written by Timothy Boucher | September 11th, 2009
Late summer birding!? But it’s still hot in many parts of the country, hot and sultry and not much seems to be happening with songbirds, right? They’re in their post-breeding slump, molting and fattening up, getting ready to go south… But not every bird. There are birds are on the wing — shorebirds! They are […]
Written by Timothy Boucher | August 17th, 2009
Hold on a second…there’s a problem with the impressive claim made by Chevrolet last week of 230 miles per gallon for its electric Volt model (which is still under development). Actually, two problems. The first is how to measure the miles per gallon of an electric car. As has been noted in a number of […]