Birds

My dear friend Frank . . .

We bow our heads respectfully and with abundant sorrow — penguins, penguin-lovers, and all of us who knew Frank Todd and who are and will be indescribably saddened by news of his passing. Frank was a dear, life-long friend and the one who singularly molded and nurtured my love for penguins and Antarctica. Vividly, I recall every second of […]

Murre die-off in AK . . .

An increase in dead or starving common murres has expanded beyond coastal communities and into urban areas in recent weeks. An Anchorage bird rehabilitation center that usually sees one or two murres a year has gotten 20 this month — all were starving. Source: Starving sea birds pop up in Anchorage, Mat-Su | Alaska Public […]

THE PENGUIN COUNTERS @ The Smithsonian . . .

Going Out Guide – The Washington Post. Ron Naveen, subject of documentary “The Penguin Counters,” counts a rookery of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica. The film follows Naveen and his team’s research on penguin populations and their strategies for coping with climate change. The film by D.C. filmmakers Harriet and Peter Getzels is a highlight of […]