10000 Birds – Come On Hollywood

A few weeks ago, I settled down into the couch with my husband to watch a little television before bed. One of my favorite shows is The Big Bang Theory, a quirky sitcom about scientists living in California. In addition to owning the first few seasons, I adore re-runs, and luckily TBS obliges me with…

One World, Two Feet – Bird Banding in North Carolina

Bird banding is one of the most important methods scientists use to keep tabs on bird populations. The birds fly into delicate mist nets, are carefully disentangled by trained researchers and volunteers, then weighed, banded, and released. If and when the birds are re-captured, their bands tell us how old they are, when and where…

10000 Birds – What is the National Bird of Panama?

In her book, “On a Wing and a Prayer,“ Sarah Woods describes the bird that captured her interest when she first visited Panama: “At more than one metre tall and able to kill a monkey with a single swipe of its powerful, knife-like talons, [H]arpy [E]agles are incredibly hard to find.” Read the rest at…