The bald eagle has a fascinating history in the U.S. They are large raptors with hooked, yellow beaks and claws. They have come off of the endangered species list. The species is on the Great Seal of the U.S. and is used on most official documents from the president. It is on vehicles and podiums.
Southern California's wild parrot population is growing, raising worries that they might be threatening the survival of native birds.
Wild animals do not make good pets. Though "rescuing" a squirrel, fawn, raccoon or other wild critters may seem humane, it often has negative consequences for both the animal and the human.
Here I will tell you exactly how to safely capture and hold a wild lizard. Before attempting to handle a wild reptile, make sure that it's legal for you to do so in your local area.
Florida is home to over fifty species of snakes, but only six species are venomous. Snakes are generally not a problem and if left alone won't bother you. It is a good idea, however, to learn how to identify the snakes that can cause harm.
Pileated Woodpeckers are the largest and most majestic of their species. I was honored to document the making of a new family, which I share with you in this article.
General facts about the beautiful hummingbird, its habits and preferences, with a focus on the species and native flora that attract them in Southern California.
Maligned because of a few of their vampire family members, bats are actually the good guys! Let them teach you life lessons about the benefits of good deeds, working with others, and achieving goals.
We didn't know much about American crows until they discovered the food we put out for other birds in our yard. But once they find a food source, they become regular visitors, which is something most people either love or hate. We are among those who love these noisy, inquisitive, smart birds.
Did you find a baby bird on the ground? Are you wondering what to do? Does it need water and food? Are the parents coming back? Should you leave it alone and just watch it? Your questions answered.
Offering different types of bird feeders filled with a variety of wild bird seed increases the number and variety of birds searching for a meal in your backyard.
Who wouldn't want to own a pet crow? You could train it to sit on your shoulder and recite poetry! On the other hand, is it legal . . . and moral? Would a crow make a good pet? Read on to find out.
The tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is a land-dwelling amphibian that returns to the water to breed. Like most amphibians, the young metamorphose from a water-breathing larva to an air-breathing adult.
Whether you are naming a pet tiger, a tiger for a zoo exhibit, a tiger stuffed animal, or even a house cat that wishes to be a tiger, you will likely find a perfect name match on this list!
We all love to feed the geese and ducks bread. But have you ever seen the goose with a crooked or deformed wing? It turns out that bread may do more harm than good.
This article is about the habits and life cycle of the Carolina Wren that live in our habitat in southeastern Louisiana.
Raising a baby wild bird is not a task to be taken lightly! It requires much time and effort, and should not be undertaken if you have other options. Here are a few things I learned while raising our sparrow.
Bites, scratches, or worse can happen when we don't approach an animal correctly. Even if we have seen them around or know them from a neighbor, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach an animal.
Caring for squirrels is a big commitment and is not recommended for anyone who can't dedicate the time, patience, and effort required. For those of you who want to commit to caring for abandoned squirrels, read on.
Food, shelter, and water are all equally important to birds, particularly during the freezing months. We chose to purchase a heated birdbath so that our backyard birds have the fresh water they need for hydration and bathing, without the need to fly great distances to find a source.
Learn how to make your own snake catcher at little to no cost. This method allows you to capture snakes without harming them or yourself. I've also included a video that shows me using a homemade catcher to snare a canebrake rattlesnake.
Wood ducks are some of the most beautiful waterfowl in the world, but they are not without their threats, having been almost wiped out in the early part of the 20th century. This article will explain all about these ducks and the threats they face.
This article teaches you 5 easy steps to help you care for an injured wild bird. Learn what you must do if you find one, how to catch it, how to stabilize it, and whom to call for help.
Do you want to work with wildlife? Have you thought about what kind of careers to pursue so that you can work with wildlife for a living? Here are some tips on how to get hands-on before having to commit to a career path.
Fennec foxes are cute but cunning. Just like small dogs, you can carry them around and play with them. Make sure that you feed them well. Interestingly, even though fennec foxes are closely related to dogs, their diet is very similar to that of a cat. So, what do fennec foxes regularly eat?
Raccoons are so cute with their bandit-like mask and human-like hands, but don't underestimate their ability to outsmart you when it comes to scavenging in your garbage cans, and always be aware that they have the ability to inflict serious injury upon you and your pets if they are threatened.
I had Blue Tits nesting in my garden this year in a bird box I had attached to the wall. In this article, I explain how and when the Blue Tits prepare the nest box and when the eggs are laid and hatch. There are photos of my own wild birds as they rear their family in my garden.
Thinking of a good name for your squirrel? This article showcases an epic list of best squirrel names.
Pileated Woodpeckers are fascinating birds. Here I share with you my personal observations of a family in the making.
An article about black-footed ferrets, one of the most endangered species on the planet, and how they depend on prairie dogs as the sole providers of both their food and housing.
If you have never had the pleasure of hearing or seeing the gorgeous Northern (Baltimore) Oriole, here are seven natural ways you can attract them to your yard and gardens. You won't be sorry—they are voracious insect eaters!
Starlings have a very bad reputation and for good reason. They are aggressive and have displaced some of our native songbirds by competing for nesting spots and food sources. Starlings aren't all bad, though. Discover their unique talents and learn how to keep them out of your bird feeders.