Robert A. Gilbert, far right, at William Brewster’s cabin at Pine Point, Umbagog Lake, Maine. Photo: Mass Audubon Collection In the annals of American ornithology, William Brewster is an outsized figure. One of the cofounders of the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) in 1883, the first president of Massachusetts Audubon, and an early curator at Harvard’s
A tiny kitten with the cutest grandpa face has a strong will to live and is determined to win everyone over. Grandpa the kittenCasey Elise @imogenthekitten Stephanie Medrano, a fosterer of Stray Cat Alliance (in Los Angeles), received an urgent plea about a tiny newborn Himalayan kitten needing rescue. The little guy was born with
One of the best parts about watching birds is that you never know what you’re going to see. This is especially true when baby birds are on the scene. The interactions of family groups, or the antics of the youngsters, are endlessly fascinating to observe. Photographers who would capture images of these baby birds in action
Vero Couttee, right, working as a project officer with the Seychelles Islands Foundation, bands a Black Parrot with colleague Terence Mahoune on the island of Praslin, Seychelles in 2017. Photo: Courtesy of Vero Couttee On July 25, 2020, the Japanese freighter MV Wakashio crashed into a coral reef off the coast of the tropical archipelago
In November 2020, Tammy Thies, Founder and Executive Director of The Wildcat Sanctuary, rescued four adult big cats – two tigers and two lions. They were located at a private backyard menagerie in a rural part of Indiana and their owner had died. Courtesy of The Wildcat Sanctuary For years, this facility had repeatedly bred
An adorable two-faced kitten was found in a wall along with her brother. Now, they have a big cat family to love on. Nashville Cat Rescue A family from Nashville, Tennessee was working on some construction in their home when they noticed a couple of tiny kittens in a wall. Thinking that the mom cat
A kitten was reunited with his brother who was born three days later. They are now thriving together. Foster Baby Cats In mid March, two bonded cats were brought to Foster Baby Cats, a kitten rescue in Columbus, Ohio, after they were rescued through a TNR (trap-neuter-return) project. They were both pregnant and needed a
A Columbus zookeeper was injured on March 11 after an incident with a cheetah. The keeper worked at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and was taken to the hospital with injuries, according to local station WBNS. According to the zoo, two keepers were walking Isabelle the cheetah for her exercise using standard procedures. Another keeper approached
Short-billed Dowitchers, left, and Greater Yellowlegs. Photo: Dan Ion/Audubon Photography Awards This year, the Utah legislature advanced a number of bills and resolutions focused on water, in an atypical session in the midst of the pandemic. Below we highlight some important water legislation and appropriations passed in the 2021 Utah legislature, or if not passed,
Two bonded kittens had their lives turned around with the help of a family that never gave up on them. Megyn at Kitten Konnoisseur Last month, a litter of 10-day-old kittens were found in poor conditions and brought to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in Texas. They were all drenched and so cold to
A pair of Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies DENVER (March 30, 2021) – “This new science should ring alarm bells whether or not you have heard of sagebrush or the sage-grouse,” said Brian Rutledge, director of the National Audubon Society’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative. “These birds are found across 11 Western states and are a
New information from Born Free, an animal charity, has found that exotic pets are on the rise in Britain. New survey data found that almost 4,000 wild animals are being kept as pets. This accounts for a 59% increase in exotic pet ownership since 2000, according to Born Free. These animals are kept under license but
A 17-year-old cat found herself taken away from the only home she knew. Rescuers sprang into action and helped her find happiness again. Chatons Orphelins Montréal Kaelle the calico was 17 years old when her family no longer wanted her. She was taken away from the place that she was familiar with, and was completely
Spitfire This is Spitfire, she is a 3-year-old orange and white tabby! Spitfire is shy to start out, she likes to observe her surroundings and watch people until she’s had time to adjust. She’s very sweet and just needs a loving family to get her out of her shell! Spitfire is a cute and curious kitty!
Right now, four Montana lawmakers are waging a hot war against America’s most celebrated native carnivores. Their attack on Montana’s wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, and other wildlife shows no signs of slowing down, and the bills they have introduced could sentence hundreds of animals to their deaths. Wolves, bears, and other wildlife are far
Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan. Photo: Branimir Gjetvaj For decades, authors Margaret Atwood and her late partner Graeme Gibson were a power couple of Canadian literature. Despite his wide-ranging influence, Gibson struggled to sell publishers on an unusual book he envisioned—a massive scrapbook of art and writings about birds in history and culture. “He
Just a few weeks after Elsa the tiger was rescued from a dangerous situation in Texas, officials removed a bobcat and tiger from Bexar County. Like Elsa, these animals were treated as pets. Luckily, they were rescued from this dangerous situation too. The two animals were being kept by a 25-year old, according to local
A man befriended a cat at his warehouse and rescued her kittens just in time. Wrenn Rescues Erin, a volunteer of Wrenn Rescues (in Los Angeles), got a text message from her husband about a few community cats at his warehouse that needed help. He recently took over the establishment and discovered that it came
A stray kitten snuck his way into a police officer’s heart and insisted on being her cutest shoulder cat. Durham Police Department Last Wednesday (March 24th), two police officers from the Durham Police Department in North Carolina were out on patrol just like any other day, but little did they know that a tiny stray
Many of us have had that experience of hearing a loud thump and then looking outside to see a bird that had crashed into a window and is now laying on the ground. However, many people still believe that these are uncommon experiences. Unfortunately, bird-window collisions account for a huge number of bird deaths every
Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Month” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and the slideshow will start automatically. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the blue VOTE button at the bottom of the
A cat with the sweetest face is so happy to be on the mend after being found abandoned on the streets. Milo’s Sanctuary A kind couple from Northern California came across a cat that had been abandoned in a neighborhood. When they began to feed him, they noticed that his nose was starting to swell.
Vermillion Flycatcher. Photo: Mick Thompson With the American Rescue Plan Act on the way, combined with the funding from the previous two federal stimulus packages, Arizona’s state finances are looking stronger than expected. But we have no shortage of issues facing our state as we continue to grapple with water scarcity driven by climate change.
American Woodcock. Photo: David Nelson/Alamy They travel in darkness, flapping toward the snowline as it retreats north. By dawn they settle into thickets to slurp earthworms from the softening ground. At dusk, they dance. We speak, of course, of that doe-eyed early migrant, forest-dwelling sandpiper, and welcome sign of spring known by many names: Timberdoodle.
Greetings, my pawsome human minions and cat cohorts. Forrest here, coming to you vexed and betrayed… Why am I betrayed, you ask? Well, the first thing one needs to know about my home: we don’t close the doors. Yes, the front and back doors remain closed, locking out the dangers of the wild world. But
Webinar: The Grey Way: Adoption – A New Start with Lisa Bono, CPBC Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a free, live interactive webinar! Lisa Bono, CPBC, owner and operator of The Platinum Parrot and a certified parrot behavior consultant
Webinar: Avian Medicine: What it Takes to be an Avian Veterinarian Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) We have all seen the terms Board Certified or Avian Specialist or noticed extra credentials behind the DVM after a Veterinarian’s name. What do these mean
A stray cat came to a family’s home for help so she could have her kittens in a safe place. Jen at Jin’s Bottle Babies Earlier this month, Sandy, a resident from Arizona, spotted a neighborhood stray in her backyard. The cat who had been living outside, roaming the streets, decided to stop at this
A Wilson’s Plover on Rutherford Beach in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Photo: Katie B. Barnes/Audubon Louisiana A few weeks ago, I was standing on Rutherford Beach in southwest Louisiana on a picture-perfect day—clear, blue skies, the sun shining, and 70 dedicated volunteers arriving bright and early for our biggest beach cleanup yet. However, a very different