Bob GosfordNov 11, 2015
En-route back to Mojave from Sacramento last Sunday I stopped in at the Merced National Wildlife Reserve, one of a chain of wildlife reserves throughout the extensive agricultural region of the Central Valley.
Bob GosfordOct 13, 20154 Comments
Use of fire as a tool is normally considered to be restricted to humans, and hence to have played an extremely important role not only in human societal change but also in the large-scale modification of landscapes across the world. But what if animals other than humans exhibit pyrophilic behavior?
Bob GosfordSep 8, 2015
Crow is a creature who is intensely curious about everything to do with funerals and so, as befits their elaborate ceremonial, he is a skilled dancer and musician. He perches on hollow log coffin, called there by two names, Badurra and Maraych, just as, in fact, Djambidj owners have crow painted on the top of their ossuaries.
Bob GosfordMay 23, 2015
That’s what this part of Arnhem Land is like. Other places are all right but here in the middle you’ve got to talk to the country. You can’t just travel quiet, no! That’s law for the centre of Arnhem Land.
Bob GosfordMar 8, 20152 Comments
These guys just don't give a shit, and have a great time doing it. I don't know if this species is the loudest bird in the world but I reckon even the FA-18s from the nearby Tindal RAAF base would be hard-pressed to cut through the Blue-winged Kookaburra's cacophonous clatter at close quarters.
Bob GosfordOct 4, 2014
Applied ethno-biology at its best. This guest post from Peter Cooke examines the benefits that Aboriginal fire management regimes can have on fragile landscapes and vulnerable --literally -- bird and mammal species.
Bob GosfordJul 6, 2014
If you like Australian raptors and a big sky there is no better place to get both at the same time than the Barkly Tablelands in the heartland of the Northern Territory.
Bob GosfordMay 26, 2014
Nausea is caused by a disagreement between your eyeballs and your inner ear. If you curl up ... you look inside the aircraft, and your eyeballs tell your brain that you aren’t moving, but your inner ear disagrees and you barf.
Bob GosfordMay 25, 2014
Just a few of the birds (and a deer) that I've seen in North Carolina over the past few weeks.
Bob GosfordMay 23, 2014
It isn't every day that you get to see the world's rarest bird while being battered, bruised and drenched by the south Atlantic Ocean - and paying for the fantastic privilege.