The Recovery Of The Bald Eagle

Most experts expected the bald eagle to become extinct during the 20th century, but this American symbol has since reversed its decline and begun to recover. Experts realized in 1940 that the species had become endangered, and a law was passed to offer it protection from hunters- the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Even after the hunting stopped, there was still a decline in numbers due to the rampant use of DDT. The bald eagle was included on the endangered species lis...

Birds - The Peregrine Falcon

Have you ever wondered how to spot a peregrine falcon, how they hunt, and where they nest. This article will give you a few clues.

What are birds

Birds are warm-blooded, bipedal egg-laying vertebrates that are characterized primarily by their physical features of feathers, forelimbs modified as wings, and hollow bones. Birds range largley in size from tiny hummingbirds all the way up to the huge Ostrich. Depending on how you look at it, and what your viewpoints are there are approximately ten thousand different species of living birds. Note the living. there are several others that have become extinct throughout human history.

Endangered Species Act Stirs Strong Feelings

Efforts in the U.S. Senate to update and modernize the 33-year-old Endangered Species Act (ESA) are an emotional topic for many. Yet, it seems clear to many that sensible improvements--particularly those that focus on the recovery of species and not just habitats--are long overdue.

Hawaiian Goose

Hawaiian Goose
The Branta sandvicensis, or Hawaiian goose looks similar to the Canada
Goose except only the face, cap, and hindneck are black; and Nene have buff-
colored cheeks. The males and female have the same plumage. The feet of this
goose are not completely webbed like the other geese. Lots of calls have been
described but the most common call is very similar to that of the Canada Goose,
a resonate "honk." The goose has very strong toes; long legs, decreased webbing.
They are good swimmers but are not found much near water. The birds nest on the
ground and the young can fly at 1012 weeks. The adult Goose cannot fly while in
molt for 46 weeks.

Bird-Watchers Flock To Florida Beaches

There's now another good reason a growing number of bird-watchers are flying toward Florida beaches.

Blue And Black-Faced Dacnis

A fascinatingly beautiful bird and its cousin can be found in Central and South America. We’re talking about the Blue and Black-faced Dacnis. They are members of the tanager family. The Black-faced Dacnis lineata and the Blue Dacnis cayana are small passerine birds (12 Ѕ cm long and weighing about 13 grams). More than half of all bird species, passerines are known as perching birds, and sometimes also as songbirds.

A word first about the Tanager family of birds. There are ...

Wild Birds

Wild BirdsFeeding or watching of backyard birds or wild birds is popularly known as birding. It is one of the popular outdoor activities of people all around the world. Parks, farms and other peaceful areas have become popular habitat of these wild birds everywhere. Growing watching and feeding these feathered friends helps children as well as others to explore the fascinating features of nature at their doorstep itself.

Essays on Values: Are our Values Endangered?

Essays on Values: Are our Values Endangered?
Essays on Values: Are our Values Endangered?
At first, you thought that writing an essay on values would be pretty easy. Yet, when it came to selecting a specific idea for discussion, you realized that everything is not that simple.

You wanted to write a family values essay or an essay about your own values. Well, it is not a bad idea. But will this essay on values be really captivating? All normal people have almost the same values, and those values are mostly gained within families. Most probably, the rest of your peers will write essays on values from this perspective.

Then, what a good essay on values should be about? Let us see. What about investigating the value systems of people in other countries and comparing them to what people have in the U.S.? Then, based on your analysis and conclusions, you may evaluate the overall level of morality in your and some other country. We suppose a teacher will appreciate such essay on values.

Endangered Species Study: Jaguars

Endangered Species Study: Jaguars
Endangered Species Study: Jaguars
I. The jaguars of Central and South America have been being killed for game and
protection. This cat used to have homes around the United States to Uruguay,
but ever since the fears of extinction the jaguars have moved to the undeveloped
rain forests in Latin America. Jaguars are being killed due to many people
fearing for their own lives and many are also being killed to protect cattle.
Jaguars do stalk and ambush their prey, however, they rarely ever attack man.
One of the main reasons that jaguars are still living is that they can adapt to
many habitats, from tropical rain forests and swampy areas to scrub lands and