This Red-tailed Hawk arrived as a patient with a shattered left leg from a gunshot.
Locals used to "persecute" magnificent birds of prey, he explained, whereas "today it's a point of pride to say you have a Spanish imperial eagle on your land." Once down to 30 pairs, the species has rebounded to as many as three-hundred.
Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.
The environmental movement progresses in fits and starts. We may win occasional battles, but I sometimes fear we are losing the war and our successes can feel like stopgaps until the next crisis. Are neonics that next crisis?
After weeks fighting the cold, grey blech that is New York City in January, I couldn't take anymore and jumped on a flight to visit family in Fort Myers, Florida. I was looking forward to a little sun, heat and getting my nature on and take a few photos.
Admittedly, pecking order is a rule of nature, even though our American forefathers promoted the concept that "all men are created equal." That is not so today in our country where the biggest bird not only has the advantage of eating the most seed, but shrieking if the little birds attempt to eat at all.
To me, the majesty of eagles is unequaled in nature. It is a powerful sight to behold, even more so when one considers this is not a captive bird.
We're sick and tired of conservation being used as a wedge issue by cynical politicians to divide Americans and chip away at our great natural heritage -- including our majestic eagles.
Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations, and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.
This remarkable bird of prey, the bald eagle, was headed the way of so many other species and died out, at the hands of us humans.
The eagle's recovery inspires us to dream about the possibilities to do equally important work elsewhere on the planet.
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Overproduction and promotion of parrots and other exotic birds has resulted in an influx of unwanted, abused, and abandoned birds in shelters and rescue facilities across the U.S.
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We are entering the sixth mass extinction on Earth, and this one is because of human activity. The other five were from natural causes. The extinction rate now is 1,000 times the normal background extinction rate.