The U.S. House of Representatives Declares War on Wildlife and the Environment

February 27, 2014
Black-footed Ferret

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Can the second session of the 113th U.S. House of Representatives be any more harmful to wildlife and the environment than the first session of 2013? It appears that they can! On January 3, 2014, the U.S. House of […]

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Stop Wildlife Killing Contests in California

February 21, 2014
Dead Coyotes

California Fish & Game Commission Votes Unanimously to Consider Statewide Ban on Wildlife Killing Contests February 5, 2014 – Sacramento, CA – Today the California Fish & Game Commission voted unanimously 4 to 0 to consider a statewide ban on wildlife killing contests at the request of Project Coyote. After Project Coyote representatives made the […]

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Mating and Feeding Behavior of the Northern Shoveler

January 29, 2014
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Check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post over at 10000 Birds! I’ve got this video plus two others and several photos of the beautiful Northern Shovelers that were taken at our National Wildlife Refuges. Did you like this? Share it:

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An American Bittern at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

January 22, 2014
American Bittern

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) photos by Larry Jordan I have seen quite a few American Bitterns (Botaurus lentiginosus) over the years but most I didn’t spot until they were startled into flight. That all changed last November when I spotted this bird out in the open at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. The American Bittern is a […]

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Logging Burned Forest Area Destroys Black-backed Woodpecker Habitat

January 15, 2014
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A new report was just released January 6th by the Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project outlining the important ecological benefits of last summer’s Rim Fire in Northern California and exposes how a U.S. Forest Service plan to allow 30,000 acres of logging in the burned area will cause significant harm to […]

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Fall River Mills Christmas Bird Count Tally at 10000 Birds

January 1, 2014
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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) photo by Larry Jordan Northern California’s Christmas Bird Counts started out with a bang this year. Saturday, December 14th, the first day of the 114th Christmas Bird Count, 27 enthusiastic counters had unseasonably warm and sunny weather to count 21,695 birds for the Fall River Mills Christmas Bird Count. Head on […]

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My Favorite Bird Photos of 2013

December 17, 2013
Western Bluebird Female

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) 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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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013
Wild Turkey Female with Poults

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Female with Poults photo by Larry Jordan I would like to wish everyone a very grateful Thanksgiving. There are so many things to be grateful for in my life, my home, my friends, my family. So many things to be thankful for. Like living in a country where, if you really […]

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Ferruginous Hawk on Rat Farm Road

November 20, 2013
Ferruginous Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) Juvenile photos by Larry Jordan Our first Christmas Bird Count will be coming up on December 14th in Fall River Mills so I thought I would take a drive up there to see what I could see as the day approaches. Rat Farm Road is a long gravel road leading from […]

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Vote for the 2013 Audubon California Bird of the Year

November 1, 2013
Burrowing Owl

This will be the fifth year for the California Audubon Bird of the Year contest which began in 2009, with the Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) taking the spotlight (click on photos for full sized images). This year there are six finalists to choose from or you can write in the bird of your choice. Since […]

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Pectoral Sandpipers in Shasta County?

October 21, 2013
Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) by Larry Jordan (click on photos for full sized images) Well it’s not unheard of but pretty rare to see Pectoral Sandpipers in Shasta County. You see the Pectoral Sandpiper is a medium-sized sandpiper that breeds on wet tundra in both the North American and Siberian Arctic and winters mostly in southern […]

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Lesser Goldfinches at 10000 Birds

October 9, 2013
Lesser Goldfinch Male

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) Male photo by Larry Jordan Please head on over to 1000 Birds and check out my latest West Coast Beat Writer post on the Lesser Goldfinch. If you want to see more great bird photos, join the fun at The Bird D’pot and Wild Bird Wednesday! Did you like this? Share […]

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Common Raven in the Fog

October 2, 2013
Common Raven in the Fog

After releasing a pair of juvenile Brown Pelicans at Fort Baker that had been rehabilitated by International Bird Rescue, I decided to head up to Hawk Hill in the Golden Gate National Park to partake in the annual Hawk Watch. Common Raven (Corvus corax) photos by Larry Jordan Unfortunately, Hawk Hill was fogged in… but […]

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International Bird Rescue Pelican Release

September 25, 2013
Brwon Pelican Juvenile

Besides the video above, you can see the full story of my Pelican Partner pelican release with International Bird Rescue in my most recent 10000 Birds west coast beat writer post. Right now, until the end of September, International Bird Rescue is having a membership drive and every new member donation will be matched dollar […]

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