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Photographing the Andean Condor In the Andes of Chile

  The magnificent Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) is a lure to photographers, but getting photos of them has its challenges. Getting a shot of this adult male and female took some preparation. I had to carry the appropriate bait and my photographic equipment over Chilean Andean mountains at an elevation of 3,000 m (9842.52 ft) …

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9 Snakes that Eat Eggs & Baby Birds and How to Stop Them

Photo: Bonnie Ott/Flickr/CC by 2.0 The mysterious disappearance of the eggs, baby birds, and even an adult from an active bird nest is relatively common. Studies of nesting birds found that predation by snakes is the leading cause of nest failure, and only half of all bird nests are successful. In this article, a go …

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40 Birds You Can See in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Planning on going on a trip to the Smoky Mountains National Park? Here are 40 bird species you are most likely to see during your visit. They are the most frequently reported by bird enthusiasts visiting the park. The 40  birds listed here are not difficult to find and observe as they are generally large, …

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A Guide to the Birds of Florida’s Wetlands (with sounds)

Florida offers plenty of birding opportunities. This article provides a list of birds, images, and sounds of birds that live at ponds, lakes, estuaries, swamps and other wetlands in the State of Florida. Species are arranged in descending order from the largest #1 to the smallest #51. The list is further divided into four color-coded …

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Wildlife of Arcadia National Park (Mammals)

Due to its location, Acadia National Park harbors wildlife found only in northern latitudes, mostly in Canadian boreal ecosystems. Martens, Fishers, American River Otters and Moose are found only in a few states within the continental United States and are found within the park. Mammals, in general, are difficult to spot. The trails of Cadillac …

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Virgin Islands National Park: A Visitor’s Guide

Virgin Islands National Park Simon/Flickr/CC by 2.0 The Virgin Island National Park was authorized on August 2, 1956. Located on Hassel Island in Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. John, the park covers about half of St. John Island as well as Hassel Island in St. Thomas harbor and includes quiet coves, white-sand beaches, tropical forests, wildlife, …

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Shenandoah National Park: A Visitor’s Guide

Shenandoah National Park Simon/Flickr/CC by 2.0 The 197,411-acre Shenandoah National Park was authorized in 1926 and established in 1935. The park is located in northwestern Virginia, near Luray Skyline Drive, which winds along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Front Royal and Waynesboro. Along the 105-mile drive are 75 pullouts that overlook mountain …

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