Out in the Open: The Horned Lark

Sometimes you might see a songbird where you least expect it. Unlike many bird species, the Horned Lark is most comfortable in open fields such as shortgrass Read More…

Photo Friday: Baby Hawks

Today's photo Friday is a peek at a nest full of baby Red-Shouldered Hawks. Our staff enjoyed checking in on this raptor family while monitoring one of Read More…

Mergansers: the Plunging Ducks

With some 50 species of ducks and geese found throughout California, the Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) might easily get overlooked as one of many ducks in a Read More…

Photo Friday: World Wildlife Day

Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day, designated by the United Nations to mark the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Read More…

Fascinating Flickers

Learning how to identify common wildlife species can bring a greater appreciation for the diversity of wildlife surrounding us, and is one of our goals when we Read More…

Hawk Rescue

While conducting research in the field, technicians here at FISHBIO occasionally stumble across wildlife in some sticky situations. If you haven’t read up on the epic sheep Read More…

The Urban Killdeer

A few weeks back, one of our biologists was out behind our building in Oakdale, California, when he noticed a noisy little bird running on the ground Read More…

Return to Bird Island

We return to the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve to commemorate this year’s recent Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen-scientist effort that asks participants to take at Read More…

Hawk in the hen house?

Rodent eaters, chicken snatchers, and sky diving acrobats – all could describe the red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus). With a range that spreads over the entire Eastern Seaboard, Read More…

What’s all the commotion?

Ever on the lookout for interesting wildlife, one of our field technicians recently stumbled upon quite a commotion. A group of American Coots (Fulica americana) is aptly Read More…