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2012-06-02 11:47:09

During the fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies living in eastern North America fly up to 1,500 miles to the volcanic forests of Mexico to spend the winter, while monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains fly to the California coast. The phenomenon is both spectacular and mysterious: How do the insects learn these particular routes and why do they stick to them? A prevailing theory contends that eastern and western monarchs are genetically distinct, and that genetic...

Hitch-hikers On Birds For Life
2012-05-14 12:07:31

Although chewing lice spend their entire lives as parasites on birds, it is difficult to predict patterns of lice distribution, new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals. Researcher Daniel Gustafsson has studied chewing lice on sandpipers around the world and investigated how host birds' migration patterns affect louse distribution and relationships. With no wings and very small eyes, chewing lice are, by and large, helpless away from their host. Daniel...

Trackers Reveal Secrets of Cuckoo Migratory Patterns
2012-05-07 03:40:11

The first pair of five male cuckoos that were fitted with tracking devices by UK scientists last spring returned to England over the weekend, bringing with them new data about their annual migratory patterns. According to Roya Nikkhah of the Telegraph, the five birds were captured by British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) scientists in Norfolk last May, fitted with satellite-tagged units, and then released back into the wild. Their journey was then monitored as they travelled to Africa last...

2012-02-29 10:44:00

But many are missing this adventure and the magic of myriad geese By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission KLEINFELTERSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sudden rising chatter signals the greater snow geese on Middle Creek's calm, icy waters are synchronizing for their morning departure. The crescendo climaxes in the serenity and shadows of sunrise with a spectacular upheaval over the water that every...

2012-02-23 10:18:31

Bird migration timing across North America has been affected by climate change, according to a study published Feb. 22 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The results are based on a systematic analysis of observations from amateur birdwatchers. This citizen science approach provided access to data for 18 common North American bird species, including orioles, house wrens, and barn swallows, across an unprecedented geographical region. The researchers, led by Allen Hurlbert of University of...

2012-02-13 15:00:00

Pond Netting is used as a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing in toxic tailing ponds or other water collection sites. The netting is stretched over these areas to prevent bird deaths. Installing pond netting will not only protect birds, but will also prevent the hefty fines associated with migratory bird deaths at such sites. Mission Viejo CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents would like to announce a new addition...

2012-01-16 21:14:49

Worldwide pandemics of influenza caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009. A new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics finds that each of them was preceded by La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific. The study's authors--Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard School of Public Health–note that the La Niña pattern is known to alter the...

2012-01-03 16:42:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northeastern portion of the United States is leading the nation in outbound migration- a designation held by the Great Lakes region for the past several years. Washington, D.C., continues to be the nation's most popular destination. The findings are among the results of United Van Lines' 35th annual "migration" study, which tracks where its customers move from and the most popular destinations during the course of the year. The findings...

New Model Accurately Describes Migratory Animals’ Extinction Risk
2011-11-17 04:14:41

Predicting the risk of extinction is a complicated task, especially for species that migrate between breeding and wintering sites. Researchers at the University of Georgia and Tulane University have developed a mathematical model that may make such predictions more accurate. Their work appears in the early online edition of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. "The concern is that for a lot of species, we don't know very much about their wintering grounds," said Richard Hall,...

US Forests Are Not Keeping Pace With Climate Change
2011-11-01 04:33:14

More than half of eastern U.S. tree species examined in a massive new Duke University-led study aren't adapting to climate change as quickly or consistently as predicted. "Many models have suggested that trees will migrate rapidly to higher latitudes and elevations in response to warming temperatures, but evidence for a consistent, climate-driven northward migration is essentially absent in this large analysis," says James S. Clark, H.L. Blomquist Professor of Environment at Duke's...


Latest Bird migration Reference Libraries

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2006-03-09 11:12:33

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.

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2005-06-14 12:44:59

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...

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2009-04-01 13:32:49

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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2005-06-01 20:49:42

The Whooping Crane (Grus americana) is a very large crane and the tallest North American bird. Adult birds are white with a red crown and a long dark pointed bill. They have long dark legs which trail behind in flight and a long neck that is kept straight in flight. Black wing tips can be seen in flight. Immature birds are pale brown. Their breeding habitat is muskeg; the only known nesting location is Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada and its surrounding area. They nest on the...

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