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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…

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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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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.

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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

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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 on Sunday
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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

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

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

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

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
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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

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