Don't care much about birds? How about the lead on dinner tables across California?
The Rufous-necked Wood-rail has come and gone from New Mexico and North America. It added a species to the list of many birdwatchers and is a reminder of a larger story played out in the Pacific.
When I first got the call about covering a unique travel story in the Capital City Lake Murray Country region of South Carolina I admit at first it was hard to wrap my head around what was going on here.
No doubt a major part of Israel's reputation is earned, but these far ranging ideas transform Israel into an enemy that is not of this world, an enemy that defies nature.
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...
I couldn't help but think what effects climate change would have on these birds, as well as many other migratory species. We know that many birds in North America are facing trouble due to land changes and habitat destruction, sea level rise, and other disruptions.
Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.
Crows and ravens are notably large for songbirds, larger than pigeons. Blackbirds and grackles are smaller than pigeons, as are starlings and cowbirds.
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 3, 2013 edition.) Scientists and engineers questioned the cost and longevity of san...
I spent 12 magical days in Botswana exploring four camps -- Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo -- in various regions of the Okavango Delta. Each had its own personality and exciting wildlife adventure. I started my trip at Chitabe Camp, and now... Vumbura Plains
Botswana is a magical land of lush plains, staggeringly beautiful sunsets and wildlife that will blow your mind. Over 12 days I explored four camps, in various regions of the Okavango Delta, each with their own personality: Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo.
This might ruffle a few feathers with the tourism board, but aside from practicing proactive hygiene and other food safety measures, here are my top 10 things to avoid in Shanghai as a traveler during the recent avian flu outbreak
Cliff swallows are remarkable birds that migrate thousands of miles every year from South America to California to breed and raise their young at sites they have used for decades.
Hundreds of thousands of pigeons are tossed into the air even when storms are predicted along their flight paths and racers know full well that they are sending lots of them to their deaths.
We might package Passover and Easter tidily with other things, with a little "Next year in Jerusalem" here and "He is risen" there, but at their heart, both celebrate spring the season of love, of desire and blossoming. Before there was formal religion, there were birds, bees, squirrels and sex.