Category Archives: wildlife

Poll Shows Residents of NM and AZ Overwhelmingly Support Restoration of Mexican Gray Wolves in the Wild | New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Poll Shows Residents of NM and AZ Overwhelmingly Support Restoration of Mexican Gray Wolves in the Wild | New Mexico Wilderness Alliance 87% of voters in both states agree that wolves are a “vital part of America’s wilderness and natural … Continue reading

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Who is behind the Alamosa Land Institute? #abqbosque

Alamosa Land Institute is prominently listed on the Planning Team for remaking the Albuquerque Bosque. Who are they? Everyone else on the team is an architectural or construction firm. Do we need to know more than that to judge this … Continue reading

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We know “improving access” to the Bosque hurts it

Protect our Bosque from the Proposed Rio Grande Vision Plan / Hawks Aloft Inc. Hawks Aloft Blog Protect our Bosque from the Proposed Rio Grande Vision Plan September 4th, 2013 It is not often that we, at Hawks Aloft, take … Continue reading

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Help Preserve the Rio Grande Bosque in Albuquerque

From Gail Garber, director of Hawks Aloft: I am writing to you to request your help in protecting and preserving the Rio Grande bosque within the Albuquerque City Limits. Although Hawks Aloft has not often taken an activist role in … Continue reading

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“Time is running out for the bears.”

Bear Canyon Arroyo would seem an ideal wildlife corridor between the Sandias and Rio Grande. » State should move in to help black bear survive in Sandias | ABQ Journal By Harrison H. Schmitt / Former U.S. Senator on Sun, … Continue reading

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“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #qotd

Wolf Conservation Center “Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Wolf Conservation Center Tweet This Share on FB Gmail this

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Black Canyon Campground near Santa Fe, NM

We camped near Santa Fe in a great little campground near the bottom of the ski basin road. Black Canyon CG has paved sites with great separation, clean outhouses, no hook-ups. It’s barely an hour from Albuquerque and near 8500 … Continue reading

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What does the Keystone XL Pipeline have to do with billions of birds? | 10,000 Birds

You should read the entire blog entry, which strengthens my conviction that this pipeline — and the strip-mining that goes with it — must be stopped. Canada, how could you even consider this? peace, mjh 10,000 Birds | What does … Continue reading

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Record-low Monarch Butterfly population — twice as many last year

Monarchs are on the move, but not yet en masse. We saw our first mourning cloak and cabbage white of the season today in Albuquerque. peace, mjh Monarch Butterfly Migration Update | Journey North News Population at Record Low Mexican … Continue reading

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Stokes: Birding blog and new books

If you’re in the market for a photographic birding guide, check out the new guides from Lillian and Don Stokes. The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region (on Amazon) The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region … Continue reading

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Spike the Roadrunner’s Web Address

Spike has a home on the Web: http://spike.ahwilderness.com (no www.). That URL will take you to the Spike category of Ah, Wilderness! Not quite a vanity domain name, but if that link sees enough traffic, I’ll consider getting Spike her … Continue reading

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Sam, Roady, and Hot Lips say we are not alone.

We knew others feed roadrunners. A neighbor feeds Spam or Vienna wieners to his pair, who could be Spike’s parents. They nest as close to his door as they can get and don’t roam far. Another neighbor fed “her” roadrunners … Continue reading

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You want to see hawks? Get thee to Estancia Basin pronto.

Merri notes, “After reading Judy Liddell’s bird report for the Estancia Basin, we headed to Clements Road just south of I-40 and just outside of Estancia. Wide-open ranches dominate the landscape out there. Driving and walking down dirt roads, we … Continue reading

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Roaming cats kill up to 3.7B birds annually

Spike says, “Keep your cat indoors.” Roaming cats kill up to 3.7B birds annually Cats that live in the wild or indoor pets allowed to roam outdoors kill from 1.4 billion to as many as 3.7 billion birds in the … Continue reading

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