Hatching Just Weeks Away in Hellgate Canyon!

 

Watch live as the Ospreys tend to four eggs in Missoula, Montana.

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May 25, 2017

Close Up on the Hooked Bill of an Osprey

Check out a close up on Louis's sharply hooked black bill—perfect for piercing and tearing through tough fish skin! 

May 24, 2017

Female Lance-tailed Manakins Choose Mates Carefully

Because of their lek mating system, the breeding season for male Lance-tailed Manakins means two things: courtship and copulation. That means that females are free to make mate choices that are unrestricted by concerns of parental care or access to specific territories, and they can be quite decisive. According to Lance-tailed Manakin ecologist Dr. Emily DuVal, up to 42 percent of females are frequently faithful to the same male if they attempt multiple nests in the same year. Dr. DuVal's team has even recorded one female whose chicks were sired by the same male for seven consecutive years! 

May 24, 2017

Early Morning Feeding Visit by Mahealani on Laysan Albatross Cam

Mahealani rounds the corner to surprise her sleeping chick, Kalama, with a feeding.