Stories in the ‘Birds’ Category

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Conclusion)

Posted by in Bird Conservation in Saipan,Birds,Staff in the Wild

Transport boxes that will be used when the birds are translocated.

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard The adventure ends. Today I left Tinian for Saipan, where I’ll spend the night before heading home. As of this morning, the goal of catching 50 Bridled White […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 6)

Posted by in Birds,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel,Zoo News

This is a good spot for a lane

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Before I came to Tinian, I read about using mist nets to trap birds. I imagined a small net put in a quiet corner forest while we watched […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 5)

Posted by in Birds,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

fly trap 2

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Two of the species we have trapped are the Rufous Fantail and the Tinian Monarch. The thing is, they both like flies. It’s very important to give the […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 4)

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Staff in the Wild,Travel

3 Honey extracted

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard We started netting birds on Thursday afternoon, which means my education on how to extract birds from the net began as well. Mist nets are made of very […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 3)

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

fishing pole net

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard   Today I learned how to put up a 12-meter mist net! We’ll be trapping birds along one of the old WWII Navy runways which has been almost […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 2)

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

working on the boxes

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Today we’ll be setting up the bird room. The hotel has given us a large room to keep the birds in after they are caught. And what is […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Global Conservation,News from the Wild,Staff in the Wild

Star Air to Tinian

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard The adventure begins! Sort of. I’m on my way to the Northern Mariana Islands to work with Pacific Bird Conservation. We’ll be moving birds (Tinian Monarchs and Bridled […]

Pollinator Pals in the Naturally Wild Swap Shop

Posted by in Birds,Bugs,Horticulture,Insects,Naturally Wild Swap Shop,Pollinators

Drake planting passion flower

Meet the first of the Houston Zoo’s Pollinator Pals!  Ollie, Drake and Ginger are regular traders in the Naturally Wild Swap Shop, and now they are also Pollinator Pals! They each picked out the plant they wanted to grow and what pollinators they wanted to attract. Ollie planted hyacinth bean to attract hummingbirds, Drake planted […]

Corals to Curassows: Wildlife Saved Across the Globe

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Zoo News

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From Houston Toads to sea turtles, corals to curassows, Houston Zoo keepers, veterinarians, other staff and volunteers are working to help save many species from extinction. Here’s a visual recap of some of our successes in 2014. Click on the images to find out more about these victories for wildlife! The Houston Zoo vet clinic […]

Sabinga’s Updates: Zoo Staff Visits Attwater’s Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Range

Posted by in Attwater's Prairie Chicken,Birds,Conservation News,Zoo News

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I got to accompany Dr. Joe Flanagan Houston Zoo vet and other Zoo staff to the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located approximately 90 kilometers west of Houston, Texas. This refuge is home to last population of Attwater’s Prairie Chicken.  They are a stocky brown, strongly barred grouse with lighter colored lines with […]

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