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.

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 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!

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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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Lawsuit Challenges Idaho’s Cruel Wildlife-killing Contest

November 18, 2014
Coyote Dead on Fence

BLM Approves Unprecedented 5-year Permit to Allow Killing Contests for Wolves, Coyotes, Weasels, Rabbits, Skunks and Others BOISE, Idaho— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today asking a judge to halt an annual, privately sponsored wild animal killing contest that was granted a five-year permit by the Idaho Bureau of Land Management. Recalling Idaho’s infamous bunny-killing […]

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Swainson’s Hawks Are Threatened in California

October 22, 2014
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Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) photo by Larry Jordan The Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is listed as threatened in California. Its numbers have declined significantly in parts of the western United States; and in the western Canadian prairie, reproduction of the Swainson’s Hawk has dropped since the mid-1980s, following a decline in its main prey species, Richardson’s […]

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How Wolves Change Rivers

September 27, 2014
Howling Wolf

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The Bank Swallow Is On the List of Common Birds in Steep Decline

September 24, 2014
Bank Swallow

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) photo by Larry Jordan As part of the recently released 2014 State of the Birds Report the Bank Swallow is listed as one of the common birds in steep decline. The report identifies 33 species that do not meet the Watch List criteria but are declining rapidly in many areas. These […]

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Nearly Half of Our Birds Are at Risk of Extinction This Century

September 10, 2014
Common Loon

The National Audubon Society’s Birds and Climate Change Report should give us all deep cause for concern. The findings are heartbreaking: Nearly half of the bird species in the United States will be seriously threatened by 2080, and any of those could disappear forever. For the first time, Audubon scientists have analyzed decades of historical […]

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