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Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaska Scientists

Thousands of dead seabirds have washed up on Alaskan shores over the past nine months. And while a dead bird washing ashore is a fairly com…

Started by Steph S.

1 Feb 3
Reply by Joan Denoo

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.

2 Jan 22
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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, 2015
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, 2015

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, 2015
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, 2015

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, 2015
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, 2015

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, 2015
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, 2015

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