Latest Bird migration Stories
There has been a group of 40 genes uncovered by scientists that appear to make North America's monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles south each autumn.
An avian expert says he has been unable to determine why thousands of gulls have made Ohio's Hoover Reservoir their new home. Jim McCormac, an Ohio Division of Wildlife avian educator, said the number of gulls that traditionally reside at the reservoir has increased by thousands this year, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch said Wednesday. This is really, really remarkable for central Ohio, McCormac said of the unusual population increase.
For the first time, scientists have been able to track a tiny outfit of songbirds to study their annual migrations between North America and the tropics.
A New York resident says an anti-firearm law is preventing would-be hunters from killing troublesome geese, which he says are delicious when cooked. New York resident David Stern said if city or Port Authority officials began offering a limited number of individuals the right to hunt area geese, he
British scientists have discovered that the Manx shearwaters make routine â€œstopoversâ€ during their 12,400-mile migration, most likely to feed and rest.
Wisconsin wildlife officials say osprey and trumpeter swan populations have recovered enough to be removed from the state's endangered species list. The state's Natural Resources Board will to be asked to remove the birds from the list Jan.
By Laura Ruane FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Just in time for the fall migrations, Southwest Florida International Airport has unleashed its newest tool for keeping birds and aircraft apart. She's Sky, a 1-year-old border collie less than two months into her job of shooing birds off the airfield.
U.S. and Japanese scientists say they've found genetic evidence that wild migratory birds may carry the avian influenza virus between Asia and North America. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S.
Fourteen young whooping cranes began their first migration Friday from Wisconsin to Florida, although two made the first stage of the trip by truck. The birds are being escorted by Operation Migration, which uses ultra-light planes to guide them.
Night-traveling migratory moths may hitch a ride on the wind, but a new study in the October 14th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, confirms that they are anything but drifters.
The Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) is a small perching duck found in southern New Guinea and northern Australia. It is largely resident, apart from dispersion during the wet season. The habitat is well vegetated lowland lagoons and other permanent fresh waters.
The Canada goose (Branta canadensis), also called the Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the Branta genus of geese. This genus contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The species name, canadensis, is a New Latin word meaning "of Canada". The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish this goose from all except the Barnacle goose, but the latter has a black breast and grey, rather than brownish, body plumage. There...
The Red Knot (Calidris canutus), or Knot in Europe, is a species of bird found in the tundra and Arctic mountains in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia. North American birds migrate to coastal Europe and South America, while European birds migrate to Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. This species has an extensive range and a large population of about 1.1 million individuals. There are six subspecies. The adult is 9 to 10.25 inches in length with an 18.5 to 20.8...
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