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October 14, 2015

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October 14, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015 — Wildlife managers now have a technical report that can help them address raptors in their existing western snowy plover predation management plans. The report explores the effectiveness and ... read more

Offshore Wind Farms Could Be More Risky for Gannets Than Previously Thought, Study Shows

Sep. 28, 2015 — Offshore wind farms, which are to be built in waters around the UK, could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — In California's Central Valley, just as many bird species use riparian habitats in the winter as in the summer, and genetic diversity is actually higher in the winter than during summer months, ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have noted that Prothonotary Warbler populations have experienced precipitous declines in recent years, prompting new research investigating the little known migratory behavior of this ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — New research shows male lizards are more likely than females to be attacked by predators because the bright colors they need to attract a mate also make them more conspicuous to ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — The authors monitored the social and foraging behaviors of wild flocks of house finches, a common backyard songbird, and the spread of a naturally-occurring bird disease called Mycoplasmal ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Genetic diversity is essential for a species to be able to adapt to environmental change, and when a population is divided into small, isolated fragments, that can spell trouble. To determine whether ... read more

Invasive Brood Parasites a Threat to Native Bird Species

Sep. 16, 2015 — North Americans might be seeing new species of birds in certain areas of the continent in the near future. According to research, Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — China has invested substantially in nature reserves to protect giant pandas in the wild. A new study finds that in addition to benefiting the charismatic pandas, the reserves also protect substantial ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Many orchids are masters of sexual deception, tricking male insects into pollinating their flowers by producing chemicals that precisely mimic female insects' sex pheromones. Now, ecologists ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — Humans are extremely choosy when it comes to mating, only settling down after a long screening process involving nervous flirtations, awkward dates, humiliating rejections and the occasional lucky ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — A study of aggression in monk parakeets suggests that where they standing, the pecking order is a function of the bird's carefully calibrated perceptions of the rank of their fellow-feathered ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — Birds stopping for a break during their grueling migratory flights face a difficult tradeoff: They need to fuel up with food as efficiently as possible, but they need to avoid predators while they do ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — Brown-headed cowbirds have a reputation for being deadbeat parents: They lay their eggs in other birds' nests and then disappear, the story goes, leaving the care and feeding of their offspring ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — The devastating impact has been revealed of illegal logging on bird communities in the understory layer of Ghana's Upper Guinea rain forests, one of the world's 25 "biodiversity ... read more

Could More Intensive Farming Practices Benefit Tropical Birds?

Sep. 3, 2015 — Does it help when farms share the land with birds and other animals? The short answer is 'no,' based on the diversity of bird species. If the goal is to preserve more bird species, ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — 3D imaging of a mummified kestrel that died due to forced overeating provides evidence that the ancient Egyptians bred birds of prey as offerings for the gods, according to a new study. The digital ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Common Loons nest on lakes across Canada and the northern US, but every winter they disperse, many to the open ocean where they're difficult to track. It's been well established that many ... read more

Many North American Birds May Lose Part of Range Under Climate Change Scenarios

Sep. 2, 2015 — Over 50 percent of nearly 600 surveyed bird species may lose more than half of their current geographic range across three climate change scenarios through the end of the century in North ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Among birds, the line between species is often blurry. Some closely related species interbreed where their ranges overlap, producing hybrid offspring. In the coastal marshes of New England, this has ... read more

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