In 10 days we encountered 382 species, which is far more than a North Carolina backyard birder could ever hope to see in a lifetime.
The unfortunate and likely end result of this Moustached Kingfisher controversy is that the task of raising funds for bird research, already a major challenge, is only made more difficult.
Invasive species have absolutely wrecked Hawaii’s native ecosystems and despite best efforts of committed conservation groups the native birds and plants are rapidly being lost.
My goal is to open these students’ eyes to astounding nature sitting right in their ‘backyards,’ to use these local resources as teaching tools for global biodiversity challenges.
…as of yet, there are no ‘bird-friendly’ colleges and universities in the US. Duke is uniquely poised to be the first.
This is a huge victory!
Imagine all the cats in your neighborhood running around with bibs or frilly rainbow collars. That’s a sight that birds and I would love to see.