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The Great Penguin Rescue
August 10, 2011 – 4:36 pm | No Comment
The Great Penguin Rescue

Learn about one of the largest animal rescue operations to ever occur. It saved a total of 40,000 penguins: 20,000 were oiled and the other 20,000 were shipped away.

How A Hummingbird Eats Insects
July 20, 2011 – 11:14 am | 2 Comments
How A Hummingbird Eats Insects

Hummingbirds can’t live on nectar alone. They also need protein.

Harpy Eagle Talons
July 13, 2011 – 1:55 pm | No Comment
Harpy Eagle Talons

After watching a documentary on the Harpy Eagle, I was curious to see just how large their talons are. So I did some searching and found this size comparison.

Kirtland’s Warbler In Wisconsin
July 12, 2011 – 12:46 pm | One Comment
Kirtland’s Warbler In Wisconsin

In this video, learn about the Kirtland’s Warbler and what is being done to protect it in Wisconsin.

How A Kingfisher Hunts
June 30, 2011 – 10:57 am | No Comment
How A Kingfisher Hunts

In this video from the BBC, you’ll see just what a Pied Kingfisher has to do in order to catch a fish.

Starlings On Otmoor
June 29, 2011 – 9:29 am | No Comment
Starlings On Otmoor

Here is a fantastic video about the Starlings at an RSPB reserve called Otmoor, near Oxford, England.

Woodpecker Inspired Shock Absorber
June 21, 2011 – 10:34 am | One Comment
Woodpecker Inspired Shock Absorber

The head of a woodpecker inspired the design of a shock absorber for electronics.

Restoring The Bald Eagle To The Channel Islands
June 13, 2011 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Restoring The Bald Eagle To The Channel Islands

Watch a fantastic documentary about restoring the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands, which are off the coast of California.

The Dancing Cranes of Hokkaido
May 18, 2011 – 3:08 pm | 2 Comments
The Dancing Cranes of Hokkaido

Learn about the Red-crowned Cranes from the people at How Stuff Works.

NaniBirds
May 5, 2011 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
NaniBirds

Here’s a fun little weekend project called NaniBird.

Crossbill Feeding Technique
December 17, 2010 – 10:47 am | No Comment
Crossbill Feeding Technique

In this video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, learn how a Crossbill uses its unique bill it extract hidden seeds.

Common Potoo
June 28, 2010 – 10:13 pm | No Comment
Common Potoo

In this video, David Attenborough shows us the amazing camouflage of the Common Potoo.

Introduction To The Barn Owl
June 26, 2010 – 10:10 pm | 2 Comments
Introduction To The Barn Owl

David Ramsdem from The Barn Owl Trust teaches us about the beautiful Barn Owl.

From Rescue To Recovery
June 12, 2010 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
From Rescue To Recovery

The Washington Post created an interactive graphic that allows you to follow a Brown Pelican from rescue to recovery in the Gulf.