Birds

04/09
2017

Drones Over Wildlife: Harassed From Above?

On Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge last summer, while working for Audubon’s Project Puffin monitoring seabird nesting colonies, five of us researchers were relaxing on the porch of our cabin… Read more »




03/29
2017

Reality TV: The Wild Side

Happy Spring to one and all! Things are gearing up as “winter” (air quotes, because this year’s was a joke..) subsides and all things wild look to procreate. As a birder,… Read more »




01/04
2017

EOC 103: Esther Forbyn on Birding, Conservation and Social Justice in Portland, OR

Listen to this episode on iTunes   Episode Summary: Today’s interview was conducted by one of our newest contributors to the show, Courtney Rae.  Courtney brings a unique perspective on wildlife… Read more »




11/27
2015

On Biology and Bluegrass

****The following is a guest post from wildlife biologist, educator and musician Tate Mason. Tate works as the education director of the interpretive center at the World Center for Birds… Read more »




11/25
2015

EOC 046: Grassland Songbird Research and Conservation in Mexico with Erin Strasser

Episode Summary: Our guest on today’s episode of the podcast is biologist and filmmaker Erin Strasser. Erin has been a Wild Lens board member for serval years now, during which… Read more »




05/01
2015

April Prey – Loggerhead Shrike and Spider

  Despite their reputation for impaling reptiles on thorns and barbed-wire fences, in many parts of their range, the diet of the Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) consists mainly of insects…. Read more »




04/01
2015

March Prey – Northern Flicker and Ants

  The warm spring weather has awoken many ant colonies, great news for ant-lovers like the Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus). This female Flicker was foraging on the ground, greedily tonguing up loads… Read more »




03/03
2015

February Prey – Piute Ground Squirrel

Ground squirrels are truly amazing creatures, and the Piute Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus mollis) is no exception. Hibernating 7 months of the year, these critters are found in particular abundance in southwestern Idaho… Read more »




01/04
2015

December Raptor – Merlin

  In many ways Merlins (Falco columbarius) are like miniature versions of Peregrine Falcons: aggressive aerial predators often taking prey larger than themselves. Merlins are just slightly larger than the… Read more »




12/01
2014

November Raptor: Red-tailed Hawk

  Winter is here and with it comes excellent opportunities to view an abundance of raptors looking to survive it’s harsh months. Winter can be a tough time for raptors…. Read more »