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Giving Females Their Voices: Understudied Birdsong

Giving Females Their Voices: Understudied Birdsong

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 12, 2018 0

One of my favorite environmental authors, Terry Tempest Williams, once wrote about an experience she had in 1994 when testifying before Congress on behalf of conserving wild lands in Utah. She said: “Congressman Jim

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Reflections on the Birds of Botswana

Reflections on the Birds of Botswana

WWF May 9, 2018 0

While I’m not a hardcore birder—I don’t routinely wake at the crack of dawn to spend time with our feathered friends—I always enjoy getting to know a region’s bird life. Admittedly, I was attracted

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New Zealand Builds Gyms for “Problem” Birds

New Zealand Builds Gyms for “Problem” Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 27, 2018 3

In the United States, it often seems, there is only one method for dealing with “problem” animals. Whether it’s Canada geese, grizzly bears or wolves, our first impulse is to eradicate them. That’s not

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Fossil Finds and Penguin Packs: Final Frontiers Still Found on Earth

Fossil Finds and Penguin Packs: Final Frontiers Still Found on Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 6, 2018 3

When you look at the immense footprints humans have left on this planet, it might lead you to conclude that we’ve trod, explored and exploited almost every inch of it; that there is nothing

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Video: Starling Shapes in the Sky

Video: Starling Shapes in the Sky

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 18, 2018 2

European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are now common birds in the United States; and sometimes, as they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Loud, boisterous and ballsy, the birds are known to eat through crops, monopolize feeders

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Video: The Reverence of Zion National Park

Video: The Reverence of Zion National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 21, 2017 3

It was love at first sight when I met Utah’s Zion National Park. With its massive, rock behemoths and soothing-sounding, dripping-water canyons that sprout green ferns seemingly out of solid stone, it is one of

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