Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Bird of the day Cassin's Finch - Carpodacus cassinii

A North American beauty.
Photo by ajmatthehiddenhouse  on May 11, 2006 in  © all rights reserved
Family Fringillidae
Habitat Boreal forest & temperate forest, Altitude between 2,200 & 2,900 m. Range Found in:- [Canada:- Ontario] [Mexico:- Baja California Norte, Chihuahua, Durango, Puebla, Sonora, Tamaulipas & Veracruz] & [USA:- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah & Washington] To find out more, to hear the bird and see more images go to the website.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Save These Dolphins Please care enough to sign this petition.

The pod were swimming peacefully in the Solomon Islands when nets closed in from behind -- trapping 25 wild dolphins for a luxury resort's latest exhibit. They are now locked in tiny pens, starved of food -- but we can free them.

For wild dolphins captivity is torture, their powerful sonar bounces off the walls back at them -- as if they are trapped in an endless house of mirrors. Most die young from stress induced illness, but some even commit suicide. If the wealthy Resorts World Sentosa succeeds in keeping them captive then half the dolphins will die in the first 2 years -- and it will legitimise the widely banned practice of capturing dolphins in the wild. We can’t let that happen -- let's use our voices to set them free.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Great Indian bustard faces extinction

Heavy flying Great Indian bustard faces extinction
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Great Indian bustard (Image: Asad R Rahmani) Male bustards can reach almost 15kg

One of the heaviest flying birds in the world is in danger of going extinct, conservationists are warning.
Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

Monday, June 6, 2011

Golden Eagles killed by wind turbines.

Wind power turbines in Altamont Pass threaten protected birds

Los Angeles Times - Louis Sahagun - ‎27 minutes ago‎

Environmental organizations led by the American Bird Conservancy had called for mandatory standards. The US Fish and Wildlife Service authorizes limited incidental mortality and disturbance of eagles at wind facilities, provided the operators take ...
These magnificent birds shoud be protected, designs must be bird friendly.
  Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved


The edit of the Kenya checklist has gone well, we now have a page for every bird. Extra birds :- White-winged Collared-DoveWilliams's Lark, Pale Prinia, River Prinia, Somali Sparrow, Clarke's Weaver &  Grey-headed Munia and one for the most wanted list, Grey-headed Munia.
Bird of the day.



Sunday, June 5, 2011


The edit of the Rwanda checklist hs gone well, we now have a page for every bird. No new birds or extra one's for the most wanted list.