birds

07/07
2017

Urban Birds: Wildlife in the City

They thrive in our cities, taking over the sidewalks and filling the trees, these hardy species will do anything for a crumb or two to subsist among the human masses…. Read more »




06/30
2017

Fourth of July is already popping!

Ah, the Fourth of July. It is nearly upon us and with it we begin to hear the familiar pop, pop, pop of fire crackers grow louder and more incessant… Read more »




05/15
2017

Project Puffin: A Story Review

The book is Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock by Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson As a “Puffineer” of three seasons… Read more »




03/22
2017

What’s abuzz with team Wild Lens..

As a proud, newly minted member of the Wild Lens team, I’d like to introduce myself: Hello! I’m Stacey Hollis, I’ll be contributing to the Wild Lens blog with stories… 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 »




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 »




04/24
2014

Return to the Bluebird Trail

Yesterday Neil Paprocki and myself accompanied Al on his first trip of the season to the Owyhee Bluebird Trail. Cheryl Huizinga, a member of both the Southwestern Idaho Birder’s Association… Read more »




04/21
2014

Conservation Career Day at the University of Hawaii

Wild Lens board member Joey Leibrecht recently attended a Conservation Career day event at University of Hawaii at Hilo. Joey helped run a booth representing the Hawaii Forest Bird Demographic… Read more »




02/19
2014

Greetings from Hawaii

I currently reside in Hawai’i working as a field biologist studying the native Hawaiian forest birds. My past projects have taken me to the remote Alaka’i Plateau of Kaua’i studying… Read more »