Written by Dustin Solberg | March 29th, 2010
Spring comes in signs — and for the Conservancy’s Dustin Solberg, that means migrating birds. So which bird means spring to you?
Written by Matt Miller | August 10th, 2009
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 […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | 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 […]