Blue-throated macaws were thought to have died out in the wild, but over the past few years, more than 100 of them have hatched in nesting boxes in Bolivia. Rainforest Trust has been working with local partners to protect and grow these birds' habitats so they don't go … [Read more...] about Bolivia’s blue-throated macaws are making a macaw-m back
Alaska is world-renowned in specific tourism sectors—namely those related to rail, ship, and cruise lines. However, there is a thrumming ecotourism industry that has been overlooked: birdwatching. Back in 2019, the US was home to 12.82 million birdwatchers. In 2020 this number … [Read more...] about How birdwatchers are incentivizing habitat conservation in Alaska
Toads were always known as terrestrial creatures, spending their time on both land and in water… until now. To ecologists’ surprise, a group of volunteers surveying dormice and bats in trees made the accidental and unexpected discovery that toads also dwell in trees. How did … [Read more...] about To ecologists’ surprise, toads can climb trees
In May 2020, Christian Cooper was bird-watching in Central Park when his life was changed forever. Simply trying to catch the sight of some of the 200 species that live there, the now 59-year-old ended up being caught in a racially charged attack. After Cooper asked a woman to … [Read more...] about Wrongfully accused bird watcher gets his own TV show
Have you ever watched a flock of birds fly, turn, and dive in what seems like perfect unison? You might look at this and assume that a lead bird is determining the directions of the flock, or that they are collectively responding to small changes in the wind. All of those are … [Read more...] about How do massive flocks of starlings fly in perfect unison?