Birds

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 »




07/23
2014

The Importance of Bird Banding

Now is the time of year when many bird observatories begin their fall banding season, placing sometimes thousands of uniquely numbered aluminum bands on birds all across the continent. Why… Read more »




07/18
2014

Banding Songbirds of the Seward Peninsula Part 1: The Boreal Forest

The U.S. Geological Service (USGS) of Anchorage has been conducting land-bird research on the Seward Peninsula of northwestern Alaska for over two decades. One of the current research projects seeks… Read more »




07/06
2014

An Alaskan Specialty: the Aleutian Tern

One North American tern species resides solely in Alaska: the Aleutian Tern, Onychophrion aleuticus. Terns have always been one of my favorite photography subjects and upon reaching the Seward Peninsula… Read more »