Tag Archives: migratory birds

Alabama is For the Birds

Alabama is a birding paradise. Forests, mountains, meadows, swamps, and beaches dot the landscape, creating a vast variety of avian habitats. From the majestic bald eagle to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, to the crowd-pleasing painted bunting, over 400 species of … Continue reading

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Feds Petitioned to Regulate Wind Industry

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, formally petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect millions of birds from the negative impacts of wind energy by developing regulations that will safeguard wildlife and reward responsible … Continue reading

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Drought Affects Migrating Birds

From nesting grounds in Alaska and Northern Canada, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese, and other migratory birds are winging their way south to their traditional winter watering holes in the American Southwest. The problem is a year of drought … Continue reading

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Festival of Cranes: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

The Fly-Out in the morning and the Fly-In in the evening are memorable events. That’s part of the mystique, why the cranes get top billing here, why the organizers call this event The Festival of Cranes. A week before Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Woods of the Apache: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge A 15-mile one-way loop road offers visitors an opportunity to travel through this drama at their own pace. The refuge’s dirt roads are well maintained and RVs should have no trouble driving on them. If 15 miles sounds … Continue reading

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Birding Hotspot: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

As the sun reddens the sky, thousands of snow geese scattered on a big pond begin to waken and disrupt the quiet air with loud honks. Visitors perched on embankments, observation decks, or inside parked vehicles see and hear the … Continue reading

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