In this short (1:18) video, our camera operators have captured a quick summary of Mr. and Mrs. Hoot’s failed nesting this year. Not all attempts at breeding are always successful. The pair had a successful brood last year, and while we’ll wait patiently for next year’s attempt, we’re still waiting to see if Mr. Hoot returns!
Jessica from Owl Research Institute writes, “Great Horned Owl females incubate their eggs from about 28-37 days, with an average incubation period of 35 days. While we aren’t certain of the exact day she laid, we think it was right around March 6.” This would mean the owlets, or owl chicks, can be expected any
Fans are placing their bets for the return of our Osprey couple, Rachel and Steve. To get in on the “action,” check out the comments (look for Regina) on the Osprey Live Cam from Hog Island. And while you’re there, enjoy the gulls and gorgeous scenery while we await the return of our love birds
The Audubon Society of New Mexico highlights their native birds of this desert region. “With about 500 different birds on New Mexico’s state bird list–one of the highest–it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of favorite places to see birds in our state!” Pictured above, a Red-tailed Hawk, photo by Robert
From our partners at the Audubon Society: Winter birds have a better chance of maintaining their territory year-round, and they avoid the hazards of migration. But in exchange they have to endure the cold.Like us, birds are warm blooded, which means their bodies maintain a constant temperature, often around 106 degrees Fahrenheit. To make enough