Category: Raptors

Trump’s Administration Increases risks of Poisoning Bald Eagle.

  In January, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a new policy to phase out the use of lead ammo and fishing tackle on more than 150 million acres of national wildlife refuges and other agency lands and waterways. Lead is a deadly toxin—one we’ve known about for ages—and it’s killing eagles around the […]

Friday March 24th, 2017 in Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles | Comments Off on Trump’s Administration Increases risks of Poisoning Bald Eagle.

Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 […]

Monday December 26th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, News, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

A Red-Tailed Hawk With a Major Chance of Cuteness

Is this thing on? A 54-second clip of a hawk checking itself out on a weather camera has already racked up thousands of views since surfacing on the Internet on Monday. Watch the super cute video here…

Monday November 7th, 2016 in Lieutenant Habicht, News, Raptors, Red-tail Hawks, Video | Comments Off on A Red-Tailed Hawk With a Major Chance of Cuteness

Bald Eagle Attacking an Osprey Nest

The attack came yesterday at dusk. With both Osprey parents away from their nest of three chicks, the Bald Eagle sweeps in from over the water. One of the Osprey parents suddenly enters the frame in tow and ready to defend the nest, but it can’t match the speed and power of the eagle, which manages to snag one of […]

Thursday November 3rd, 2016 in Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, News, Raptors, Video | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Attacking an Osprey Nest

Northern Spotted Owls Bullied

The sight of a monogamous nesting pair of Northern Spotted Owls is a sign of a healthy forest. The highly territorial birds rarely leave the protective cover of dense northwestern forests and their nests in dead standing trees. Today, however, many are vagabonds, soaring aimlessly without nests or homes. Read More…

Tuesday November 1st, 2016 in Alps Owls, Birds, Dr. Hoots, Owls, Research | Comments Off on Northern Spotted Owls Bullied

Bald Eagle Stuck in a Moving Car’s Grille

In life, sometimes you’re the grille, and sometimes you’re the Bald Eagle. Alright, so that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but it turned out to be true for an unlucky Bald Eagle in Florida this past weekend. According to a Facebook post by Florida’s Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, a Bald Eagle had to be rescued from the grille of a Saturn after the bird collided with the […]

Friday October 28th, 2016 in Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Florida, News | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Stuck in a Moving Car’s Grille

Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Golden eagles may be more abundant in elevated, undeveloped landscapes with high wind speeds, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ryan Nielson from Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., USA, and colleagues. Better understanding of golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) abundance and distribution across the developing western United States is needed […]

Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, Canada, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Research | Comments Off on Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Which Snowy Owls Thrive in Saskatchewan’s Winters?

Snowy Owls capture the imagination, but ornithologists know surprisingly little about how these birds of the far north fare during the harsh winters they endure. The researchers behind a new study inThe Auk: Ornithological Advances trapped and tracked Snowy Owls wintering in Canada and found that while age and sex affect the birds’ condition, most do […]

Friday September 16th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Dr. Hoots, News, Owls, Research | Comments Off on Which Snowy Owls Thrive in Saskatchewan’s Winters?