Sam Crowe on November 30th, 2019

Enormous hazards face birds even before they hatch. Although the odds against one individual bird appear staggering, avian species as a whole survive well, except where they are threatened by the man-made effects of environmental destruction or poisoning. The life span of most birds in the wild may be no more than six months to […]

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Sam Crowe on November 23rd, 2019

The small Bufflehead is one of my favorite ducks. It also a favorite of others, as witnessed by this description of the Bufflehead as described in the Bent Life History Series. “The propriety of applying the name ” spirit duck” to this sprightly little duck will be appreciated by anyone who has watched it in […]

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Sam Crowe on November 10th, 2019

The Hawkwatch season in the U.S. is starting to wind down.  The Corpus Christi, TX hawk watch has recorded 30 raptor species and over 500,000 individuals. The champion hawk watch site is at Veracruz, Mexico, where single day accounts can exceed over 350,000 Broad-winged Hawks in a single day. 

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