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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

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, 2015

1.6 million protected birds legally killed in 3 years

Shot and Gassed: Thousands of Protected Birds Killed Annually ... more than 300 species of migratory birds – from red-tailed hawks to Ameri…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 25, 2015
Reply by Grinning Cat

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

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