Rising from the Ashes – Wildfires, Birds, and Their Habitat

The 2018 fire season’s explosive Carr and Mendocino Complex (California) conflagrations – among many others – illustrate the damage wildfires do to human infrastructure as well as fire’s effects on birds, other animals, and their habitat. This article is third in a natural-disaster series that’s already looked at the effects on birds from earthquakes and … Continue reading Rising from the Ashes – Wildfires, Birds, and Their Habitat

Hawaii’s ‘Io & Kilauea Volcano’s Eruption

By Mark LaBarre Volcano eruptions damage the surrounding environment in many ways. Mount Kilauea's recent activity has placed the endangered Hawaiian hawk, called 'Io, in great jeopardy, yet, like all flighted birds, the 'Io has certain survival advantages over other animals. Volcanologist Mark LaBarre, a native of Hawaii, provides a comprehensive overview of the impact … Continue reading Hawaii’s ‘Io & Kilauea Volcano’s Eruption

Stewardship, Birds & Conservation: A Rocha in Cruzinha, Portugal

Faith and religious values inform and motivate hopeful action. Intimidating global issues like deforestation, biodiversity and global warming may find practical solutions in the Ivory Tower, but often it takes faith and religious values to motivate manpower. A Rocha, an international organization of Christian stewardship, responds to the planet's biodiversity crisis with community-based conservation projects. … Continue reading Stewardship, Birds & Conservation: A Rocha in Cruzinha, Portugal

Bird’s Eye View: Climate Change – #UndoYourPart

by Katherine Clarke The last issue of Bird's Eye View illustrated how birds are the "canaries in the coal mine" of climate change.  Here our editor asks us to face the fact that climate change - global warming - is massive and complex.  Cutting edge science is not easy to understand and to tackle global warming … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View: Climate Change – #UndoYourPart

Bird’s Eye View: Heat Flight

by Kat Clarke Climate change is radically reshuffling Britain’s birds, with some species disappearing while new migrants are settling.  TheGuardian.com, December 2017 Modern climate change projections for bird habitats first appeared in the U.S. in 2014 and each year gain sophistication and accuracy.  Both Canada and the UK applied  improved technology and data sets in their reports … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View: Heat Flight