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'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds

Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long-term declines. Scientists have spent years researching pote…

Started by Steph S.Latest Reply

Why Timing of Bird Migration Is Changing

Nov. 12, 2013 — Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found out why birds are migrating earlier and earlier each year. Expert…

Started by Steph S.Latest Reply

Killing one owl to save another - huh?

Many of you have probably heard this one - the USFWS and decided in its infinite wisdom that yes, the only way we can save that Northern Sp…

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High-flying birds recruited for meteorology

Weather watching may soon be for the birds. Monitoring the flight patterns of high-flying birds using GPS tags provides valuable meteorol…

Started by Steph S.

1 Oct 16
Reply by Gerald Payne

Arranged Bird Marriages Are Less Successful Than True Love

Love Connection Zebra finches have a lot in common with human couples: They are monogamous, and males and females share the responsibiliti…

Started by Steph S.

0 Sep 17

Songbird habitat affects reproduction, survival

A University of Montana professor who studies birds around the world has discovered trends in how the offspring grow, how parents care for…

Started by Steph S.

2 Aug 28
Reply by Steph S.

Little Tern's air miles equal two and a half times round the world

Wildlife conservationists studying rare Little Terns nesting on Chesil Beach in Dorset have discovered that two of them have notched up mo…

Started by Steph S.

0 Aug 10

Global seabird populations have dropped 70 per cent in past 60 years say researchers

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have revealed that the world’s monitored seabird populations have dropped 70 per c…

Started by Steph S.

0 Jul 23

Petey the Puffin tells the future

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat. ... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossin…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Jul 16
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Seabirds may navigate by scent

Seabirds called shearwaters manage to navigate across long stretches of open water to islands where the birds breed. It’s not been clear h…

Started by Steph S.

0 Jul 15

Bird-Safe Wind Power

Chaska company designs wind turbine of the future Bird proof wind energy that harvests works in low wind, what a great invention! The 2012…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 30
Reply by Grinning Cat

Male peacocks keep eyes low when checking out competition

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Eye-tracking cameras show that peacocks checking out competing males keep their gaze low. A bystander peacock attends…

Started by Steph S.

0 Jun 16

Go fish! Ancient birds evolved specialist diving adaptations

Date: May 22, 2015 Source: Taylor & Francis Summary: A new study of some primitive birds from the Cretaceous shows how several separa…

Started by Steph S.

0 May 26


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