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These birds provide their own drum beat

Listen closely to a Java sparrow sing: Interspersed among the notes will be clicks that the bird makes with its bill. All male birds use t…

Started by Steph S.

1 May 23, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo

Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus. State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry fa…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 27, 2015

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers. U of G r…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 13, 2015

Gulf Oil Spill still affects US birds

Nearly five years after the Gulf Oil Spill, BP is still denying it's impact on wildlife. A National Wildlife Federation report cites 20 spe…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 31, 2015

Why are snowy owls moving so far from their Arctic home? And where can I spot one?

A snowy owl surveys photographer Conrad Kuiper from atop a telephone pole in Ontario. Photo by Flickr user Conrad Kuiper Bird experts at…

Started by Steph S.

0 Jan 4, 2015

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding…

Started by Steph S.

1 Sep 26, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding…

Started by Steph S.

0 Sep 26, 2014

Iceland seabird collapse - danger signal

Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths puffins, kittiwakes, and terns Iceland is home to the world's largest…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 27, 2014
Reply by Grinning Cat

Concentrated Solar Ravages Birds

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air I'm a solar power enthusiast, but this turns my stomach. We need a different approach. IVANPA…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Aug 25, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Climate Change and blood-sucking eye worms

Climate Change raises the frequency of heavy rainfall events. If the sudden crash of quail in Texas in 2010 is a symptom of how deluges imp…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 16, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

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