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Rare bird alert

Researchers have collated a list of the 100 most rare and unique bird species, many of which are facing extinction. The researchers warn that half of the 100 highest ranked bird species are receiving little or no conservation attention.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Hummingbirds work hard in unfriendly skies (video)

Swirling air can make hummingbirds work harder to hover, according to a new study. This happens when the air’s vortices open wider than a bird’s wing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Why do birds fly south?

This isn’t the answer to a riddle, but it is an answer to some of the remarkable abilities and interesting behaviors that different types of birds exhibit. It seems that everything comes down to a special hormone called leptin.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Birds pose a major risk to choppers

A new study finds that birdstrike is a significant threat to U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force helicopters when taking off or in flight.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Save Britain's barn owls

Barn owls in the U.K. are dying off by the thousands. One of the reasons for a recent spate of deaths has been linked to rat poison.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Urban areas make song birds ill

Phoenix - People living in densely populated urban areas affect the health and fitness of native wildlife. A new study draws a link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence of two parasites in wild house finches.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo essay: Bird watching this weekend Special

In the U.K., this weekend, almost 1 million people are taking part in the "Big garden bird watch," a citizen-led event where people count the numbers and types of different birds in their garden or local parks. Presented here are my findings.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Big garden bird watch is this weekend

Each January in the U.K. a survey of birds in gardens and parks us undertaken. Called the Big Garden Bird Watch, the event is organized by the charity RSPB.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Amazing ‘head cam’ video reveals the mystery of birds

A new video has proved a hit on YouTube. Footage from miniature video cameras strapped to falcons' backs or heads shows that the animals use a form of motion camouflage to attack and capture flying prey.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Vultures focus on the dying not the living

How do vultures know which group of animals to follow? It appears that the birds use "intelligence data" to predict which animals are most likely to die first.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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College student petitions former 'Ice Age' director to save endangered birds from 'Rio'

Hello, today i will be interviewing a college student Jenna about her petition to save endangered birds from the movie...
Oct 17, 2012 by Meghan Laughlin - 1 comment

An Oasis Amidst An Unbridled Metroplex

The Dallas-Fort Worth area, known locally as the Metroplex is a sprawling mix of a number of minor size towns and...
Jul 28, 2012 by Silvio Trentini

California condor at risk

The California condor is being threatened by lead bullets that it eats in the carcasses of hunted animals. The culprit...
Jun 27, 2012 in  Environmental Issues by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Changing color of birds eggs

The eggs laid by two African bird species have evolved different color patterns over a period of just 40 years,...
Apr 17, 2012 in  Environmental Issues by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dead Birds Fall in Arkansas - Again

As 2012 starts, so do the strange news items. In Arkansas, it has been reported, most notably by the Daily Mail of...
Jan 1, 2012 in  Odd News by Tim O'Brien
 

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