Friday, August 28, 2009

Colouring contest winners

A big thank you goes out to all of our contest participants in this year's colouring contest. With all of the entries that we received, it was difficult to choose the winners but we managed to choose the following three.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Scaup numbers on the recovery

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has released its spring survey of mid-continent breeding ducks and the numbers look promising for all species, however you'll notice that there are still a few problems that need to be addressed.

The biggest problem of these is the declining Scaup populations. For us at Long Point Waterfowl, Scaup are particularly near and dear to our hearts: we do a lot of research to try and figure out why the species is declining so rapidly.

Our research at LPW is focusing on the contaminant hypothesis, which suggests Scaup are acquiring levels of trace elements and/or other contaminants that subsequently impact survival or reproduction. We are hopeful that the upward trend in Scaup populations will continue but are still dedicated to our research to ensure that it's not a temporary lull and will continue to recover.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Photo of the week 2: June 19

This is our new office!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Photo of the week: June 18

Sunset at Big Creek National Wildlife Area just around the corner from LPW headquarters. And as a special bonus this week, I'll be posting pictures of our new office building!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Photo of the week: May 19

This pair was dabbling in a flooded area by the river.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Why Hunt?

California Waterfowl has created an amazing video about the place of hunting within a healthy, balanced ecosystem. The video goes on to explain how hunters are involved in conservation and why hunting and conservation naturally go hand-in-hand. Check it out!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Photo of the week: May 1

I've decided to start a photo of the week section, so here's the first photo.

A Tree Swallow peers out from a nesting box at the BSC/LPW headquarters.