Puffins, one of the oddest, most charming and hardest to see birds to see in the United States, but it’s getting easier because their numbers on Eastern Egg Rock, a southern Maine island hit a record 148 pairs in 2014. Warming water temperature threatened the efforts of Project Puffin to bring the cartoonish seabird back to its lost colonies.
Keep reading Puffins near Portland
One of the last places it was safe for families to feed ducks falls for the frenzy to eliminate Canada geese.
Keep reading Atlanta’s Duck Pond cracking down on Geese
Lonely Planet names 10 snake watching sites, with Manitoba on top. Great list, but misses some possibilities like the Everglades, South of the Border or Pentecostal churches.
Keep reading What are the best places in the world to see snakes?
A Barnacle goose that somehow migrated from Greenland onto the wrong continent is beloved by Brooklyn birders, but shunned by Canada geese.
Keep reading Goose from Greenland has many Brooklyn fans, but Canada geese not among them
A rare Barnacle goose from Greeland is trying to blend in with a flock of plain Canada geese in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. As if he wasn’t on the wrong side of the Atlantic, much smaller and much fancier.
Keep reading Goose from Greenland hangs out in Brooklyn
Crows thrive on Cape Cod, especially in the winter, when thousands live on the Cape, then roost on Martha’s Vineyard. Bostonians can see roosts in Roxbury and Shopper’s World.
Keep reading Crows love Cape Cod
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says we need to hurry up and kill Canada geese at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge near JFK because bird-plane strikes are up–but Canada geese haven’t hit planes there in years.
Keep reading Gilibrand rushes killing geese at refuge near JFK, where they haven’t hit a plane in nearly 2 years
Macho hummingbirds are leading the migration north weeks early this year. Most ruby-throated hummingbirds are still hanging back down south.
Keep reading Ambitious, young males leading hummingbirds in early migration
13 endangered whooping cranes now call Wheeler NWR their winter home–maybe permanently–thanks to the quirks of weather, FAA rules and bird stubbornnes.
Keep reading Whooping cranes may make AL home after fluky weather and FAA rules dispute
A “Nature” documentary salutes Toronto’s high density of urban wildlife, but tourism officials want to hide their light under a bushel.
Keep reading Toronto snubs “Raccoon Capital of the World” title