A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History

Spice of Life: Wings and Things and Love is in the Air

I love catching a glimpse of the yellow-billed cuckoo and calling it [Gandalf] stormcrow.

Creature Feature: Yellow-billed Cuckoo

These statistics show seizures of White-rumped Shama song birds from illegal trade from 2008-2018. In total authorities seized 15,480 birds in 432 cases. 10,376 of the birds (two thirds of the total) were being traded internationally. 7373 were from Indonesia, 6838 from Malaysia, 1174 from Thailand, 84 from Vietnam and 11 from Singapore. These figures represent considerable increase in trade over time. TRAFFIC image and copyright.

Going For A Song! Greater Protection Sought for White-rumped Shama, Heavily Traded Southeast Asian Song Birds, at CITES Meet.

Seized! FLIGHT Staff and authorities with part of the intercepted shipments of over 8,ooo birds confiscated within a single week. FLIGHT image and copyright.

Sumatran Wild Bird Trade – Over 8000 Birds Siezed in a Single Week

Kimmie Paxton enjoying an exploratory hike on the Rainey Lake trail at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge armed with Panasonic Lumix GX8 with 100-300mm Lumix G Vario. This is a fantastic combination for wildlife because it is light, fast, silent and powerful. Taken on Sigma DP2 and developed in Affinity with tone mapping, boosted and framed with Topaz Adjust. C.Paxton image and copyright.

Autumnal Scenes from Northeastern Louisiana

The Painted Bunting, Passerina cirris, is one beautiful example of migratory birds. Sometimes they are illegally caught and caged in Mexico. K.Paxton image and copyright.

World Migratory Bird Day May 10th 2017

Hummingbird on Coral Bean

American Alligator cruising past Coots at about 3 miles per hour. These impressive, ante-diluvian reptiles are thrilling to see and photograph in the wild. Lumix DMC GX8 with 650-1300mm zoom. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

Update on Opteka 650mm-1300mm zoom performance

Female Ruby Thoated Hummingbird at the feeder.

Macro Bird Photography