Category: Texas

Hawk Rescued During the Hurricane

After seeking shelter in a taxicab, the bird was eventually taken in by a Houston wildlife rehab center preparing for an influx of injured animals. Read More

Friday September 1st, 2017 in Articles, Birds, Texas, Texas Hawks | Comments Off on Hawk Rescued During the Hurricane

Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

Broadcast and cell towers is at night lit up with bright red lights. Those lights help pilots see the huge metal structures that can reach 1,000 feet into the air — but they can spell disaster for birds. Putnam said that in North America alone it’s estimated that 7 million birds smash into towers every […]

Tuesday January 31st, 2017 in Articles, News, Research, Texas | Comments Off on Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

Strong Effects of Climate Change on Common Bird Populations

Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the USA. An international team of researchers led by Durham University, UK, found that populations of bird species expected to do well due to climate change had substantially outperformed those […]

14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, abandoned, rusting, slowly decaying. When it is time to clean up after a failed idea, no green environmentalists are to be found. Wind was free, natural, harnessing Earth’s bounty for the benefit of all mankind, sounded like a good idea. Wind turbines, like solar […]

Why Do Owls “Bob” Their Heads?

Ever wonder why owls bob their heads from side to side so often? Audubon’s recent “BirdNote” podcast addressed this peculiar behavior, explaining that the animals aren’t intentionally trying to weird you out after all. Read More…

Friday February 5th, 2016 in Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Iowa, Kansas, Location, Minnesota, Nevada, Owls, Research, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Why Do Owls “Bob” Their Heads?

Unknowable Magic of Owls

What makes owls so captivating? Read more…  

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 in Alps, Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Europe, Illinois, Indiana, Location, Massachusetts, Owls, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Unknowable Magic of Owls

Beautiful Hawk Perches on Houston Freeway Camera

A beautiful hawk got its 15 minutes of fame on a Houston freeway camera Thursday morning. Houston TranStar’s camera on the South Loop at South Wayside recorded the perched bird looking around, possibly on the hunt. Click here to watch the video…

Saturday January 16th, 2016 in Alps Hawks, California Hawks, Cape Cod Hawks, Lieutenant Habicht, News, Raptors, Red-tail Hawks, Texas, Texas Hawks | Comments Off on Beautiful Hawk Perches on Houston Freeway Camera