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2011-02-09 11:24:36

Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study. Experts have established a new conservation index to help policy-makers to deal with the effects of climate change on birds in Africa, and it could assist governments across the world to protect wildlife areas and help species as climate change forces them to move to new areas. It is the first categorization of protected areas...

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2011-01-25 12:13:19

The number of birds flying south for the winter in the Philippines has dropped this year and experts say the cause is the collapse of wetlands and hunting. Philippine-based Danish ornithologist Arne Jensen said the despite some harsh, cold weather across the Eurasian landmass, some waterbirds that usually migrate in huge flocks to the tropical islands have been completely absent. "The flyway populations of several waterbird species are in constant and dramatic decline," Jensen, who advises...

2011-01-20 22:02:33

It's a common assumption that animal migration, like human travel across the globe, can transport pathogens long distances, in some cases increasing disease risks to humans. West Nile Virus, for example, spread rapidly along the East coast of the U.S., most likely due to the movements of migratory birds. But in a paper just published in the journal Science, researchers in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology report that in some cases, animal migrations could actually help reduce...

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2011-01-05 09:10:20

One of Britain's best known seabirds winters on opposite sides of the Atlantic depending on whether its breeding attempt has been successful according to new research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The findings highlight previously unsuspected links between summer breeding performance and wintering distributions of kittiwakes. The research team was led by Dr Maria Bogdanova from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in conjunction with colleagues...

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2011-01-05 08:35:00

Thanks to satellite navigation technology, researchers at a British university have managed to track a female giant leatherback turtle as she migrated from an African breeding colony to feeding grounds in the South America--a dangerous 4,700 mile trek that took her across the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists from the Center for Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter used sat-nav technology to study the travel patterns of these animals, following 25 females along three different...

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2010-11-17 11:42:07

Research from a six year study on migrating geese has discovered an interesting outcome "“ they return to the same spots they were taken to as youngsters. The findings of the study, published online November 17 in the journal Molecular Ecology, suggest young light-bellied Brent geese learn their migratory destinations from parents. This means their routes are learned through culture rather than inherited genetically, raising some interesting questions about why this species of goose...

2010-10-08 10:06:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Operation Migration begins its 10th annual multi-state trek, designed to conserve the whooping crane, Southern Company is once again on board as a sponsor. Southern Company will be a sponsor of the migration for the third consecutive year. The unique effort, in which the endangered birds are taught a migration route by following ultralight aircraft, is set to begin this month. This year's journey will take about a dozen birds from Wisconsin to Florida....

2010-09-28 12:44:00

SWINDON, England, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- National Trust reports that an Arctic tern discovered off the coast of Northumberland is believed to be more than 30 years-old, making it the oldest known in the UK. Originally ringed on the Farne Islands on 28 June 1980, it was re-trapped on Inner Farne this summer. The bird would have been ringed when a few days old making it now more than 30 years of age. The tern was trapped in 1980 by a team of wardens that included John Walton who is now...

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2010-09-01 08:50:46

It may seem like birds have the freedom to fly wherever they like, but researchers at the University of Missouri have shown that what's on the ground has a great effect on where a bird flies. This information could be used by foresters and urban planners to improve bird habitats that would help maintain strong bird populations. "Movement of individuals influences nearly every aspect of biology, from the existence of a single population to interactions within and among species," said Dylan...

2010-08-31 20:50:24

Economic migrants seeking a 'better life' might end up being less happy, says sociologist The grass might not be greener on the other side of the border, a new study from the University of Leicester has found. Economic migrants travelling to different shores for greater income could be set for disappointment "“ because the pursuit of wealth does not equate with happiness. Sociologist Dr David Bartram carried out the study: "Economic Migration and Happiness: Comparing Immigrants' and...


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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