Parrots

Photo Parrot = a bird, often vividly colored, with a short down-curved hooked bill, grasping feet, and a raucous voice, found especially in the tropics and feeding on fruits and seeds Headlines Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America Planeta.com Birds https://planeta.com/birds-links

Swans

Photo: Cambodia 4 Kids Swan = a large waterbird with a long flexible neck, short legs, webbed feet, a broad bill, and typically all-white plumage Embedded Tweets "After 7 years of helping nesting pairs & releasing young cygnets, we finally have 2 new nesting pairs of trumpeter swans. One is highly visible at appropriately named …

Birds

Photo: Hotel Xixim, Flamingos, Celestún, México Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Celebrations World Migratory Bird Day Species Ducks Penguins Kākāpō Webcams Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Amazon.com The Wonder of Birds Elsewhere on the Web peruaves.org …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro …

Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them. Recommended Listening One of our favorite new podcasts of 2018: Kākāpō Files, breaking bird news …

World Migratory Bird Day 2019

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross In 2019, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on May 11 and October 12. The celebration sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. Hashtags: #WMBD2019 #WorldMigratoryBirdDay Key Links …

World Migratory Bird Day

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross In 2019, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on May 11 and October 12. The celebration sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. Hashtags: #WMBD2019 #WorldMigratoryBirdDay Key Links worldmigratorybirdday.org @WMBD …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

Birding

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Birding = the observation of birds in their natural habitats as a hobby Questions What are the latest studies, reports, and videos regarding birding? How has the birding community changed in the past 20 years? What are your favorite birding apps, books, Facebook pages/groups and other digital and analog resources? Elsewhere …