What is a Seahawk?

When you hear the term “Seahawk” most people tend to think of the NFL team “The Seattle Seahawks”. A few teams in the NFL are named after an animal, and a few are named after birds such as the Philadelphia Eagles, the Baltimore Ravens, the Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons. Those are all well-known…Read More

World Albatross Day – 19 June

To raise awareness that thousands of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters dying every year as a result of fisheries operations and other human-induced threats, the Agreement on the conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) is inaugurating a World Albatross Day (WAD), to be held annually from 2020 on 19 June, the date the Agreement was signed in 2001.  The…Read More

Interesting Bird Fact -Researchers Discover Puffins Fluorescent Beaks

Puffins are known for digging burrows and mating for life (just like the Egyptian Goose) but a recent discovery has made the seabird seem even more unique. British ornithologist, Jamie Dunning, found that the beaks of Atlantic puffins are fluorescent and glow a bright blue when placed under an ultraviolet light. Dunning made the discovery back in…Read More

Arctic Tern

African Black Oystercatcher on BirdingPlanet

Black Oystercatcher on the rocks in South Africa's Eastern Cape

Bermuda Petrel - Cahow

Bermuda Petrel aka the Cahow

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