The Neotropics are home for 32 species of swifts that occur in the Americas. Though they are widespread and many are considered common, we barely know the life of most of these incredible birds. Swifts are divided in two main groups (subfamilies), the Cypseloidinae and the Apodinae. Renata Biancalana (Brazil) introduces us to some of these species.
In those difficult times, some of you may think that it won’t be possible to organise this year’s World Swift Day. Fortunately, we can assure you that it IS possible: Last year, a fantastic buzz was (also) created by many “virtual” intiatives. Also, some partners have already suggested various intiatives that are “lockdown compatible”.
Los vencejos comunes son aves fascinantes que prácticamente hacen todo en el aire: comer, beber, dormir, aparearse, juntar materiales para sus nidos… Pero están muy amenzados y necesitan nuestra protección. La Dra. Jane Goodall explica el por… Read More