Mountain Bluebird Male

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Don’t miss the Mountain Bluebird spotted at Lassen Volcanic National Park I posted over at 10000 Birds. There are several other birds pictured in the piece as well as some cool mammals like the Marmot!

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Water Ouzel

American Dipper or Water Ouzel (Cinclus mexicanus) Feeding Nestlings

One of the best things about our annual Audubon chapter’s Lassen Park campout is that we get to see several species of mountain birds that we don’t normally see in the Sacramento Valley. I know for a certainty that I will be able to see one of my favorites, the American Dipper whenever I visit the park. Now you can see the full story of the Water Ouzel at its nest by checking out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post at 10000 Birds.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

June 17, 2015
Great Horned Owl with Owlets

Please head on over to 10000 Birds to read my latest post on the Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges. You might also want to read my latest post, and join me in urging congress to End Cruel Trapping on National Wildlife Refuges. Did you know that an estimated 300 refuges allow trapping of […]

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A Nuttall’s Woodpecker in Our Garden Ends Up at 10000 Birds

June 3, 2015
Nuttall's Woodpecker Juvenile

There are many more photos of this juvenile Nuttall’s Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) that was raiding my plum tree in my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds. Go check it out!     Did you like this? Share it:

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The Regal Western Kingbird at 10000 Birds

May 20, 2015
Western Kingbird

  Don’t miss Western Kingbirds. It’s all about the Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis). Did you like this? Share it:

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Blue-winged Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

March 25, 2015
Blue-winged Teal Drake

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Make sure you check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post at 10000 Birds. It’s all about the Blue-winged Teals I photographed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. There are some pretty cool videos of the teal preening and foraging as well. Did you like this? Share it:

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Fishing at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

March 11, 2015
Snowy Egret

 Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Fishing at Sacramento NWR I photographed and shot video of this Snowy Egret fishing at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge recently. You can read all about the encounter in my latest West Coast Beat Writer post  at 10000 Birds! Did you like this? Share it:

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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at 10000 Birds

February 11, 2015
Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) Juvenile photo by Larry Jordan Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer over at 10000 Birds. I found this juvenile Red-shoulderd Hawk on the auto tour route at Sacramento NWR and shot some great video of the bird preening as well as some close up photos! Did you like this? Share […]

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Livestock Grazing on Public Lands Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion

January 29, 2015
Costs and Consequesnces

WASHINGTON— A new analysis finds U.S. taxpayers have lost more than $1 billion over the past decade on a program that allows cows and sheep to graze on public land. Last year alone taxpayers lost $125 million in grazing subsidies on federal land. Had the federal government charged fees similar to grazing rates on non-irrigated […]

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All Three Populations of North American Trumpeter Swans Are Increasing

January 28, 2015
Trumpeter Swan Adult and Immature

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) Adult and Immature – photo by Larry Jordan Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post on the Trumpeter Swans I saw at Chico’s Oxidation Ponds last week! Click on photo for full sized image. Did you like this? Share it:

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illUmiNations: Protecting our Planet – A World of Solutions

January 19, 2015
Illuminations

The United Nations Department of Public Information, Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), founded by photographer and Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE), Obscura Digital, a creative technology studio that has staged multi-sensory media experiences all over the globe, and Fisher Stevens, Academy Award-winning Producer of THE COVE, lit up the United Nations headquarters in a […]

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Tell President Obama: It’s time to reject KXL once and for all!

January 9, 2015
Keystone XL Pipeline Dissent

President Obama has made it clear that Keystone XL can’t be in our national interest — and thus must be rejected — if it increases carbon pollution and makes climate change worse. It has always been clear that Keystone XL will do just that. In 2014 alone, three major tar sands projects were canceled because […]

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My Favorite Bird Photos of 2014

December 30, 2014
Snow Goose Landing

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) photos by Larry Jordan At the end of each year I like to go back and look at the bird photographs I have taken and choose the ones I like the best for a “favorite bird photo” post. I try to pick at least one photograph from each month however some […]

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Wildlife-killing Contests Targeting Nongame Animals Banned by California Fish and Game Commission

December 6, 2014
Coyote

Coyote photo by Robin Silver VAN NUYS, Calif.— In response to overwhelming public support for banning wildlife-killing contests, the California Fish and Game Commission voted Wednesday to adopt regulations prohibiting hunting “derbies” targeting species such as coyotes, raccoons and badgers. The ban came after thousands of Californians expressed opposition to the killing competitions. “We’re grateful […]

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