Flashback Friday: Fascinating Flickers

Today's Flashback Friday features a familiar feathered friend – the Northern Flicker. Learning how to identify common wildlife species can bring a greater appreciation for the diversity Read More…

Flashback Friday: Hawk Rescue

While FISHBIO has participated in a few animal rescues over the years, today's Flashback Friday is a look at our first raptor rescue. While conducting research in Read More…

Photo Friday: Whoo’s There?

Today's Photo Friday is of a barn owl our wildlife biologist spotted under a bridge during a bird survey. "Fish" may be in our name, but we Read More…

The Vibrant, Vivacious, Varied Thrush

With the look of a particularly flamboyant robin, the varied thrush (Izoreus naevius) is an eye-catching part-time resident in California forests. This colorful male, spotted by one Read More…

American Dippers Defy Songbird Stereotypes

Songbirds aren’t typically thought of as water-loving fowl, but the American dipper (Cinculus mexicanus) breaks from that stereotype. Living almost exclusively on flowing streams, this species is Read More…

Bird Bonanza: Sooty Shearwater Migration

Mid-summer to mid-fall is a time when our Santa Cruz office and the rest of the Monterey Bay witnesses the arrival of thousands of international visitors. These Read More…