Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5, 2020. As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. Ecotourism pioneers and practitioners, these friends were mentors …

Livestreaming: Royal Albatross Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Screenshot Aotearoa New Zealand– Royal Albatross Cam – doc.govt.nz/royalcam – streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. Hashtag: #RoyalCam The New Zealand Department of Conversation has maintained a webcam beside a Royal Albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula since 2016, providing a 24-hour live stream of …

Birding

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Some rights reserved) Birding = the observation of birds in their natural habitats as a hobby Questions What are the latest studies, reports, and videos regarding birding? = ¿Cuáles son los últimos estudios, informes y videos sobre la observación de aves? How has the birding community changed in the past 10 …

Sage Grouse

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS Mountain Prairie, Greater sage grouse (Some rights reserved) Once seen in great numbers across the West, greater sage-grouse have declined in number over the past century because of the loss of sagebrush habitats essential for their survival and had been candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Because of …

Birds

Photo: Ron Mader, Puerto Escondido (Some rights reserved) Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Celebrations Species Webcams Places Planeta.com

Morely Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Photo: BLM Idaho, Ferruginous Hawks (Some rights reserved) The BLM’s mission at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) is to preserve this remarkable wildlife habitat, while providing for other compatible uses of the land. Some 800 pairs of hawks, owls, eagles and falcons come each spring to mate and …

Birdsong

Lingo Cards (some rights reserved) Bird song = Musical vocalizations of birds, typically uttered by a male songbird in characteristic bursts or phrases for territorial purposes Recommended ListeningIs birdsong music? Appssongsleuth.com Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Turkeys

Art: Biodiversity Heritage Library, A natural history of birds (Public domain) Turkey = a large mainly domesticated game bird native to North America, having a bald head and (in the male) red wattles FeaturesHow a strange bird from Mexico became a Christmas classic – BBC Recipeshow-to-carve-a-turkey-for-thanksgivingepicurious.comallrecipes.com Embedded Tweets Videos WikipediaTurkey Planeta.com

Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans (Some rights reserved) New Zealand (Aotearoa) – The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them. Recommended ListeningOne of our favorite new podcasts of …