• Biologist defends decision to kill rarely seen bird

    WASHINGTON —The Moustached Kingfisher is a beautiful, and elusive, bird. Until last month, it had not been not been seen in the wild for decades — and had never been photographed. That changed when a group of researchers happened upon one…

  • Ecologist on rules for the black birdwatcher

    WASHINGTON — If you’re a birdwatcher, Clemson University professor of wildlife ecology J. Drew Lanham says, you’ll need a spotting scope, binoculars and a field guide. And if you’re a black birdwatcher, he says, “You’re…

  • Feathers fly — only a little — at local bird-watching contest

    Area bird-watchers recently threw down in the Battle of the Beltways Bird-a-thon.