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…

On the Pacific Flyway

One of the joys of working outdoors in the Central Valley of California is witnessing the biannual migration of waterfowl. Our location is both a rest stop Read More…

Caching in

Birds use trees for everything from shelter to food, but the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) shows a particular knack for tree storage and a flair for display. Read More…

You can thank me later…

We tend not to give turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) much thought. Since they feed on carrion, particularly road kill, they have a negative association in the minds Read More…

Flying fish

Early this week we spotted this osprey (Pandion haliaetus) returning to its nest after catching what appears to be a Sacramento sucker. Osprey are highly specialized hawks Read More…