Reminder. The 23rd annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17, 2020. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources. To participate and get more information go to Great Backyard Bird Count

via  23rd Great Backyard Bird Count February 14 to 17 — Natural History Wanderings

Yesterday I went birding at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. I did the five mile auto loop with a friend. We had a number of Bald Eagle sightings. Most abundant were the Snow Geese, White-fronted Geese, American Wigeon, Northern Shovelers, Ring-necked Ducks and Coots. Click read more to see our list of species identified.

via Birding Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge 1/31/20 — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports New Zealand’s famous kiwi birds are suffering from dehydration as drought affects many northern areas of the country, with conservationists warning chicks may soon perish too. There are 68,000 kiwi left in New Zealand but their number is declining at a rate of 2% a year. A century ago there were millions […]

via New Zealand’s drought and record-breaking hot summers putting kiwi birds at risk — Natural History Wanderings