Birds

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 »




11/01
2014

October Raptor – Golden Eagle

  In todays world, a variety of human related factors threaten Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) populations. Native habitat/prey loss, wind energy development, electrocution, and lead poisoning all pose threats to… Read more »




10/01
2014

September Raptor – Northern Harrier

  Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) are amazing raptors. A cross between diurnal raptor and owl (look at that facial disc!), these low-flying birds cruise hillsides, open country, wetlands, and agricultural… Read more »




09/04
2014

EOC 001: Gyrfalcons on the Seward Peninsula and Wintering Raptors in the Snake River Valley of Idaho with Raptor Biologist Neil Paprocki

Episode Summary: In this, the very first episode of the Eyes on Conservation Podcast, we talk with Wild Lens co-founder and Raptor Biologist Neil Paprocki. Neil helped found Wild Lens… Read more »

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08/11
2014

Fledgling Gyrfalcons

*** Wild Lens Scientific Director Neil Paprocki is currently in Nome, Alaska working on The Peregrine Fund’s Gyrfalcon Conservation Project with Boise State University graduate student Bryce Robinson. You can… Read more »




07/28
2014

Banding Songbirds of the Seward Peninsula Part 2: The Tundra

This is part 2 of a two-part series documenting a USGS Alaska Science Center landbird project looking into blood parasite loads in subarctic songbirds. Part 1 detailed our efforts in… Read more »