Ruby-throated hummingbird at feeder

Hummers Need our Help

Hummers Need Our Help Hummingbirds aren’t often included in discussions about threatened bird species, but according to Birdlife International, 28 species of New World hummingbirds are now considered vulnerable, with at least 8 nearing extinction. Most of those, such as Juan Fernandez and the Sapphire-bellied hummingbirds, are found only in Central and South America. But […]

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Juvenile Bald eagle

Sound Familiar?

Sound Familiar? Canada geese in Ontario are dying in what virologists are calling an “unprecedented” worldwide surge of avian flu (H5N1). In the past year, the disease has affected 80 countries, and since spreading to North America, probably via migratory species, has killed 72 million farm birds in the United States alone. In January, virologists

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Meet Windsor’s Official Bird

The ballots are counted and the winner is the Tufted Titmouse. This feisty grey-and-white member of the chickadee family has expanded its range into southern Ontario thanks to the many bird feeders urban watchers have put out, and so is a fitting avian ambassador for the Windsor area. The announcement was made in Ojibway Park

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Volunteers with AcambaroAcámbaro’s Environmental and Ecology Department

PIBO Distributes Binoculars in Mexico

The Graeme Gibson Prismaticos Project, an outreach initiative of PIBO, this month distributed nine pairs of binoculars donated in Canada to environmental workers in Mexico’s state of Guanajuanto. Four recipients are volunteers in the Sierra de los Agustinos biosphere near the city of Acámbaro. Under the aegis of the city’s Environmental and Ecological Department, the

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Lights out Windsor! poster

Lights Out Windsor! May 14, 2022

PIBO is launching a new initiative to address the problem of light pollution and window collisions in the city of Windsor. Called Lights Out Windsor!, the project will distribute 200 FeatherFriendly window-tape kits to small businesses that pledge to reduce light pollution by turning off their store lights at night. Reducing light pollution is one of

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