Heroic green heron parents endured days of hipster music and foodies when their eggs were about to hatch. Now two chicks are learning to eat regurgitated fish and walk on branches of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Keep reading Green heron nest survived Googa Mooga
Red-eared slider hatchlings, nesting snapping turtles and sunning logs abound in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Keep reading Prospect Park overfloweth with turtles
The new scorecard for the FWS recovery effort: 58 Mexican wolves in wild. Agents killed 13 on purpose, 18 by accident and let another 43 get killed illegally. Oh, and zero new wolves released since 2007.
Keep reading Seriously? Feds to shoot one of 58 endangered Mexican wolves left in wild
Brooklyn got its first two great horned owl babies in a century this spring. Maybe they stayed away because they were so scared of the songbirds.
Keep reading Adolescent owl trying to look tough after getting spooked by a robin–how embarassing
The Prospect Park owls have learned to fly, but are still hanging around near their nest with their parents.
Keep reading Prospect Park owls fledged; Hawk parent nabs a pigeon
Brooklyn great horned owls branching–hopping around their nest tree, thinking about taking their first flight.
Keep reading More of Brooklyn’s secret owl family
For the last two or three months I’ve really slacked off with blogging about animal tourism. I blame my daughter, Ginger, born July 29.
Keep reading Slowly but slowly getting back to animal blogging after baby
To stop USDA Wildlife Services agents from killing geese unnecessarily, Brooklyn volunteers contemplate citizen arresting agents for animal cruelty.
Keep reading Brooklyn geese protectors strategize for next year
With a lack of nest cavities, urban birds are turning to outdoor ashtray boxes, post boxes, poles, lights and air conditioners
Keep reading City birds love to live in mailboxes