Desert life depends on reliable access to water. In Namibia's stark Namib Desert, where I spent 18 months doing research for my Ph.D., wildlife concentrates around natural springs. Increasingly, animals there also rely on man-made ponds intended for livestock.
BOSTON, MASS (May 17, 2018) – Song Sleuth 2.0 (www.songsleuth.com), the latest iteration of the popular iOS app that turns your device into a powerful birding by ear learning tool and bird song identifier, debuts today on the iTunes Store.
Article written by Angela McIntire, Arizona Game and Fish Department
BOTHELL — If a congregation of crows is called a murder, then the nightly gathering at North Creek Wetlands could be described as a massacre. More than 16,000 of the birds converge on the streamside thickets every evening, descending in a raucous whirlwind of feathers, claws and rushing black shadows. Picture Tippi Hedren being mobbed in Alfred Hitchcock's horror masterpiece "The Birds." Subtract the malice — but multiply the intensity by a hundred — and you've got a sense of what it's like to stand in the midst of the maelstrom.
"Seeing is believing." Hearing is believing, too, if you know what you are hearing. Wildlife Acoustics, Inc., a company that was started in 2003, relocated from Concord to Maynard in 2013, and is an expert provider of devices that allow us to detect all sorts of animal noises and know exactly what we are listening to...