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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Sep. 7, 2016 — It turns out being the early bird really does have its advantages. A new study shows that migrating birds fly faster and put more effort into staying on course in spring than in fall, racing to ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — For the first time, a study shows that remote sensing data from weather surveillance radar and on-the-ground data from the eBird citizen science database both yield robust indices of migration ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Whooping cranes are changing migration patterns in response to climate and land use change, and these new patterns are being determined by the older, more experienced, members of the population, say ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — A team of environmental engineers and a wetland ecologist have created a computer model that can help wetland managers increase the size of migratory bird habitat and combat invasive vegetation using ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — A study into bird malaria could provide important clues about the causes of parasite co-infections in animals, including people, report investigators. They found that not only the bird's habitat ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Snowy owls capture the imagination, but ornithologists know surprisingly little about how these birds of the far north fare during the harsh winters they endure. The researchers behind a new study ... read more

Devotion to Rearing Chicks Can Come at a Cost for Migratory Birds

Aug. 30, 2016 — Birds that have to work harder during breeding season will feel the effects of their exertions the following year, according to research. A new study found that migratory seabirds suffered negative ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Research finds songbirds began diversifying about 33 million years ago and underwent extensive diversification in Australia. Furthermore, songbirds first dispersed out of Australia about 23 million ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — New research has resolved a mystery over why female fiddler crabs visit and leave many males during mating season, and found the females aren't just being ... read more

Golden Eagles May Be More Abundant in Undeveloped, Elevated Landscapes

Aug. 24, 2016 — Golden eagles may be more abundant in elevated, undeveloped landscapes with high wind speeds, according to a study. Better understanding of golden eagle abundance and distribution across the ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — New flow visualizations using data from weather radar networks depict nocturnal bird migrations, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — An African desert-dwelling male bird favors his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests new research. The species is the southern pied babbler, a black and white bird found in Botswana, ... read more

Warbler Genomes Look to Be 99.97 Percent Alike

Aug. 23, 2016 — New research shows that, genetically speaking, blue-winged and golden-winged warblers are almost identical. Scientists behind the research say the main differences between the two species are in ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Conservation of intertidal habitat -- 65 percent of which has been lost over the last 50 years -- is critical to the survival of countless birds during migration on the East Asian Australasian ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — By calling to their eggs, zebra finch parents may be helping their young prepare for a hotter world brought on by climate ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Eight of every ten species extinctions has occurred on islands, and invasive mammals are the leading reason for those losses. Currently, 40 percent of species at risk of global extinction are island ... read more

Genetic Influence in Juvenile Songbird Babblings

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered familial differences in the earliest vocal babblings of juvenile songbirds, suggesting a possible genetic basis for the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — The Barbados bullfinch and Carib grackle can pass the popular animal cognition test of string-pulling, but this ability may be unrelated to performance on six other cognitive tests, according a ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Preserving old villages and farm buildings – and being more creative in designing new rural homes – could help halt the decline in European farmland bird populations, according to new ... read more

Birds Fly Faster in Large Flocks

Aug. 16, 2016 — The flight speed of birds is determined by a variety of factors, research shows. Among the most sensational is that the size of the flock has a significant impact on how fast the birds can fly. The ... read more

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