From Birds

Part II: Nuts About Hornbills: What’s So Special About Them?

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” -William Blake There are many fascinating things about these amazingly weird looking birds; a couple of them are pretty obvious their colorful and in some species huge casques and large bills. The other one, which is not so obvious, but very interesting, is…

Nuts About Hornbills: A Fascinating Evolutionary Story

The extraordinary habit of the male, in plastering up the female with her egg, and feeding her during the whole time of incubation, and until the young one is fledged, is common to several of the large hornbills, and is one of those strange facts in natural history which are “stranger than fiction.” -Alfred Russel…

Much Ado About Puffins

“Seabirds are ideal symbols for ocean conservation… Because they live in a variety of habitats-including oceans, islands, estuaries and beaches-they can show visitors how all coastal life is connected and spark new interest in coastal conservation. Long-term conservation success hinges on public understanding and community support.” – Stephen Kress They look like cartoon characters taken…

Expert Advice on Bird Photography from Someone that is Not Very Good at It

“Oh, for the wings of a dove, men, envious, cry. What bones, what muscles, have birds and not I, That give them freedom of the boundless sky?” – Joel Peters I imagine you would ask yourself, then, why should I read this?…Well for starters there are good pictures of amazing and unique African birds, and…