Gymnoris superciliaris Yellow-throated Bush Sparrows (previously known as the Yellow-throated Petronia) inhabit dry woodland, savannas and riverine thickets with a sparse grass covering. They are usually encountered singly or in monogamous, fairly permanent pairs, often in the company of other seed-eating birds. Aside from seeds, which form their staple diet, these sparrow-like birds also consumes […]
From The High Country News (Helen Santoro): The key mission of the Refuge System — to protect and restore wildlife habitat — may be falling by the wayside. The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is nestled between the boggy wetlands and glistening ponds of Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Inside, near a cluttered display of taxidermy birds […]
Here’s the release from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Vanessa Kauffman): The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, approved $28 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects. Marking its 30th anniversary since enactment, the 2019 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants will be used to […]
From Colorado Parks & Wildlife (Jason Clay): Ahead of the start of the waterfowl migration into Colorado, Colorado Parks and Wildlife technicians and officers are finishing up construction for a habitat improvement project at the Jackson Lake State Wildlife Area (SWA). The habitat improvement project starts by being more efficient with its water. Crews are […]
Wetlands are disappearing from the landscape of Europe! The Biebrza National Park with the total area of 592.23 km2 is the largest national park in Poland and the largest natural wetland area of Central Europe. The Biebrza river valley became a national park 25 years ago and designated as a RAMSAR site for its unique […]
The British Wildlife Centre (BWC) is a little pocket of countryside that combines wetland, woodland and marsh to create the ideal natural environment for around forty species native to the UK. The centre is home to birds, mammals and reptiles, some of which have been rehabilitated because of permanent injury or too much contact with […]
It’s already being called the worst oil spill in Brazil’s history, and no one knows where the oil is coming from or how to stop it.