Little Owls!

I'm very excited to say that a pair of Little Owls have begun roosting in a spruce patch behind my house. I first saw them about two weeks ago, when I heard their shrill voices in the evening. I ran outside, thinking I had heard a Tawny Owl. Boy, was I wrong! The contrast between … Continue reading Little Owls!

North America is Beginning to See Major Decline in Native Birds, and Here’s Why.

The Basic Facts I've seen many articles and discussions all over the internet about America's bird decline. In the past five decades, America has lost over 3 billion birds. Almost all of these casualties are from 12 main families, such as swallows, finches, and sparrows. Along with bringing lots of joy to people of all … Continue reading North America is Beginning to See Major Decline in Native Birds, and Here’s Why.

Skomer Island: A Seabird Haven

Two weeks ago I had the privilege to go bird watching on Skomer Island off the coast of Wales. The island is home to 316,000 pairs of Manx Shearwaters and 25,000 individual Atlantic Puffins. Other key species include Northern Gannet, Northern Fulmar, Black-legged Kittiwake, Red-billed Chough, Common Murre, and Razorbill. Note: If you are planning … Continue reading Skomer Island: A Seabird Haven