Category: Red-tail Hawks

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

Airports Have Wide Latitude to Kill Birds

The operator of New York City’s airports has the legal right to kill migratory birds when necessary to protect planes, a federal appeals court said Tuesday as it rejected a challenge from an animal advocacy group. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was within […]

Wednesday January 27th, 2016 in Birds, Canada, Captain Eagle, Dr. Hoots, Eagles, Lieutenant Habicht, New York, News, Owls, Red-tail Hawks | Comments Off on Airports Have Wide Latitude to Kill Birds

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

Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

“We can’t endanger animals and their habitats in making renewable energy projects happen,” said Fedy, an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo. “Our work shows that it’s possible to guide development of sustainable energy projects, while having the least impact on wildlife populations.” Read More…

Wednesday December 16th, 2015 in Bats, Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, News, Raptors, Red-tail Hawks, Research, Wind Power Technology, Wisconsin, Wyoming | Comments Off on Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

Protected Birds Illegally Poisoned

A new report has highlighted the number of illegal poisoning and persecution incidents of birds of prey in Northern Ireland. The report, by the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime Northern Ireland (PAWNI), found that there were 30 illegal poisoning or persecution incidents, affecting 33 protected birds of prey. The most frequent casualty was the […]

Friday November 20th, 2015 in Admiral Pelicanous, Birds, Captain Eagle, Dr. Hoots, Eagles, Europe, Ireland, Lieutenant Habicht, News, Owls, Red-tail Hawks | Comments Off on Protected Birds Illegally Poisoned

To Save Birds, Change the Rules on Wind Turbines

When the Department of Energy released a report last month championing the construction of larger, more-powerful wind turbines, the wind industry unsurprisingly greeted the news with enthusiasm. Less ardent was the association’s response to well-documented concerns by scientists over the half-million birds that die each year from collisions with existing turbines: Some migrating birds, a […]

Wind Turbines Located in Critical Bird Habitats

Tens of thousands of wind turbines have been installed in areas that are considered critical to migratory and threatened birds and that number is set to more than double in the future. An analysis by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) shows that more than 30,000 turbines overlap with federally protected bird habitat, including 24,000 in […]

Wednesday May 20th, 2015 in Articles, Bearded Vulture, Birds, Condors, Eagles, News, Owls, Red-tail Hawks, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind Turbines Located in Critical Bird Habitats

Nine Surprising Migratory Bird Facts

Birds manage to make such mammoth journeys despite various threats, including those posed by humans. In the Mediterranean region alone, millions of migratory birds are hunted and captured each year with guns, nets or twigs covered in adhesive bird lime. At least two million are said to be caught in Cyprus each year but Egypt […]