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Effects of Climate Change On Birds Worsened by Housing Development

Dec. 19, 2012 — Although climate change may alter the distributions of many species, changes in land use may compound these effects. Now, a…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 31, 2012

New Study Finds Population of Threatened Marbled Murrelet Down Almost 30 Percent in Last Ten Years

      Marbled Murrelet by Thomas Hamer (Washington, D.C., December 21, 2012) Federal conservation efforts haven’t come close to rever…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 29, 2012

Critically endangered parakeets back from the brink on predator free island

New Zealand's Kakariki thriving on safe havens December 2012. The critically endangered orange-fronted parakeets are thriving at Maud Islan…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 26, 2012

Alarming change:Texas bird count

Texas Bird Count Gives Scientists Alarming Climate Change Clues An initial report on the 24-hour count that began midnight Monday and ended…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Dec 25, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

How Females Choose Their Mates

This is an important topic in my Biology classes.   Females often prefer to mate with the most flamboyant males. Their choice may be based…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 24, 2012

Natural Selection at Work

More discussion on the evolution of the blue feet of the Blue-Footed Booby. The Blue-footed Booby could easily qualify as the "National" b…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 24, 2012

Blue footed boobies

Booklover - Melinda gave me this idea for a discussion - thanks. Blue-Footed Boobies are between 80 and 85 cms (32 - 34 inches) in length,…

Started by Steph S.

2 Dec 24, 2012
Reply by booklover

Eagle Flight and Other Myths Eagles Don’t Eat Children or Pets

Every few years a story makes the rounds about a bald eagle carrying off a dog or trying to snatch someone’s cat. Biologists who study bir…

Started by Steph S.

2 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by Joan Denoo

Sharing Wisdom - World’s Oldest Bird Teaches Us About Power of One

Wisdom and her mate prepare to begin their first shift of incubation, Photo credit: Pete Leary, USFWS They say you are only as old as you…

Started by Steph S.

4 Dec 18, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Bird Louse Study Shows How Evolution Sometimes Repeats Itself

Aug. 16, 2012 — Birds of a feather flock together and -- according to a new analysis -- so do their lice. A study of the genetic heritage…

Started by Steph S.

1 Dec 18, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner


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