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Macaulay Library Curator, Greg Budney, talks about the brilliant song of the Northern Cardinal.
http://www.guidance.aero/ The following video footage was captured on Sunday March 17th by Guidance Aviation to further a project titled “The Promise of the Dells” proposed by the Granite Dells Partnership. It features images of property currently owned by the City of Prescott along Granite and Willow Creeks as well as important properties identified for acquisition. Beginning at Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, please join us for a journey down Granite Creek, over Watson Lake Reservoir, over the dam and down the Granite Creek canyon in the Dells, through the old Granite Dells Resort and downstream to the confluence (junction) with Willow [More]
Most hawks do their hunting alone. But not the Harris’s hawk. It prefers to hunt in a group, and it can be deadly, even for a speedy jackrabbit.
The Birds of Paradise from BBC’s outstanding Planet Earth
Published on Aug 27, 2014 Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, “the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act [More]
Here’s a new video I put together from a bunch of footage shot yesterday using the DJI Phantom quad-copter in “SOB Canyon,” between Sycamore Canyon and Tapco.  It’s a great way to get video from anywhere in the airspace! Doug Von Gausig Executive Director Verde River Institute Published on Jan 20, 2014 Aerial video of the stretch of the Verde River in central Arizona between its confluence with Sycamore Creek and Tapco RAP, near Clarkdale. Music by the Moody Blues (“In My World”). This stretch runs through a basalt canyon, locally called “SOB Canyon”, one of the most pristine and [More]
Published on Feb 22, 2016 Features extensive interview with Eric Moore of Jay’s Bird Barn. Whether you enjoy watching birds in your backyard or across the state, birding is big business in Arizona, and a whole lot of fun. This video was created by the Information Branch of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Producer: Gary Schafer.   A special thanks to wildlife photographers: Peggy Coleman, Tony Battiste and Jack Sheldon.
A beautiful male Anna’s Hummingbird captured in 600 frames-per-second slow motion with the Casio EX-F1 high speed camera.
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Macaulay Library Curator Greg Budney shares a close encounter he had with a Common Nighthawk as it called and produced sizzling wing sounds just over his head.
“Ground Water” & Science Matters – YouTube  Published on Oct 29, 2015 Michael Schiffer made a documentary about what it took to pass the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act, a law considered one of the most important water laws in America. Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss will explain the latest science news in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.
Documentary Goldfinches often flock with Pine Siskins and Common Redpolls. Spring males are brilliant yellow and shiny black with a bit of white. Females and all winter birds are more dull but identifiable by their conical bill; pointed, notched tail; wingbars; and lack of streaking. During molts they look bizarrely patchy.
This female belted kingfisher catches and eats a crayfish after beating it on the branch to soften it up.
Amazing hummingbird photography of these little birds in Alaska. They travel from Mexico and migrate to Alaska each spring. We enjoy these little birds and great photographic moments they offer us!
Originally uploaded by the BBC on Dec 7, 2011 on their youtube channel: youtube.com/bbc re uploaded for everyone thats not located in the UK and can’t view it there. So, here you go:
Male Osprey delivers fish to mother and baby chick in nest.
Published on Oct 17, 2014 http://www.politics-prose.com/event/b… All writers know you can’t have too many books on the craft, whether for practical details of usage and vocabulary, for inspiration in mid-sentence, or for sheer companionship in a lonely endeavor. Pinker, the distinguished cognitive scientist and author of many works on the mind and language, is also chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and his new book covers rules, clichés, coherence, revision, and more. (Viking) Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.’s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a [More]
Documentary A familiar and widespread goose with a black head and neck, white chinstrap, light tan to cream breast and brown back. Has increased in urban and suburban areas in recent years; just a decade or two after people intentionally introduced or reintroduced “giant” Canada Geese to various areas, they are often considered pests.
This fall, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic are bringing the Birds-of-Paradise Project to the public. Get an advance look now…and witness diverse strategies of evolution at work and experience one of nature’s extraordinary wonders – up close.
A Primer on Digiscoping with the Swarovski Modular Spotting Scope System YouTube Published on Jul 12, 2015 In this travel-related video produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference Clay Taylor, Naturalist Marketing Manager for Swarovski Optik North America talks about the Swarovski Optics Modular Spotting Scope Telephoto System and how it is being used by birders, hunters, and photographers as a lightweight, high-magnification photography tool. Category: Science & Technology License:  Standard YouTube License