In this video, Curtis Smalling, Important Bird Area Coordinator for Audubon NC, takes you on a tour of the Pungo-Pocosin Lakes Important Bird Area (IBA).This area is home to tens of thousands of wintering waterfowl including upwards of 100,000 Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, and other waterfowl. The site supports 80,000 to 100,000 waterfowl during an average winter.
The Tongass National Forest is a stunning landscape of old-growth rainforest, mountains, islands, glaciers, and fjords. Ancient stands of the largest old-growth trees make up only about 3 percent of the Tongass, yet these are also the trees most often targeted for logging. If we act today, we have an unprecedented opportunity to conserve the remaining ecological pieces of the world's last great temperate rainforest.
Teshekpuk Lake is located on the North Slope of Alaska and is one of the most ecologically important wetlands in the entire Arctic. This sensitive area provides habitat for tens of thousands of molting geese, threatened species like the Spectacled Eider, and the 45,000-head Teshekpuk Lake Caribou Herd. This video was sponsored by Audubon Alaska and the Wildlife Conservation Society, in cooperation with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.