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whooping crane
2014-09-26 03:00:57

USGS Efforts continue to increase population of endangered bird Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild on Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species. The cranes, hatched and raised by their parents at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, were released on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Necedah National Wildlife...

2014-09-17 23:02:22

New sage grouse study reveals a strong link between wet sites (essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods) and sage grouse leks, and in turn, private lands. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Sage Grouse Initiative released significant results from an extensive study in the West: Private Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat. Sage grouse are a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act, a decision slated for September,...

Peregrine Falcon recovery
2014-09-15 03:05:25

Ecological Society of America Datasets from long-running volunteer survey programs, calibrated with data from sporadic intensive monitoring efforts, have allowed ecologists to track the recovery of peregrine falcons in California and evaluate the effectiveness of a predictive model popular in the management of threatened species. In recovery from the deadly legacy of DDT, American peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus anatum) faced new uncertainty in 1992, when biologists proposed to stop...

2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-02-14 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched its annual live, 24-hour-a-day webcast of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons who live on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. The falcons typically renew their pair-bond around Valentine's Day. Three high-definition (HD) cameras will chronicle the falcons' activities while streaming the footage live on the internet to viewers around...

2014-01-24 23:02:38

In the midst of an unprecedented irruption of Snowy Owls in North America, bird watchers and everyday observers alike will appreciate Bryan Shane and Patricia Lafferty’s stunning collection of images and insight into these birds offered in their book, ‘A Picture Book of Snowy Owls.’ Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 As North America is experiencing an irruption of Snowy Owls—the likes of which have not been seen in decades—the wildlife photography of Bryan Shane and poetic...

2014-01-22 20:20:25

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An historic 400 acre ranch in Contra Costa County, home to the Walker family, the California tiger salamander, San Joaquin Kit Fox, western burrowing owl and the California red-legged frog, will remain forever protected thanks to the teamwork of the family, an energy solutions company, and the California Rangeland Trust. Through that unique partnership, the Walker family will continue to operate the ranch they love;...

Young And Old Song Sparrows Experience Climate Change Differently
2013-08-12 15:52:50

University of California - Davis What's good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both studies show the importance of considering the various stages and ages of individuals in a species -- from babies to juveniles to adults -- to best predict...

2013-05-29 23:00:48

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces a fall nature adventure tour to Wisconsin, exploring special places touched by Leopold´s land ethic. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming October 13 - 19, 2013, tour to Wisconsin and the sites that helped shape Leopold´s conservation principles. The eco-tour company´s owner Peg Abbott says, “If you are interested in...


Latest Birds of North America Reference Libraries

Sharp Tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus
2013-10-07 11:50:53

The Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) is a prairie grouse of medium size. It has also known as the sharptail, and is known as “fire grouse” or “fire bird” by Native American Indians because of their reliance on brush fires to keep their habitat open. Six extant and one extinct subspecies of Sharp-tailed Grouse have been described. This grouse along with the Greater Prairie-chicken and the Lesser Prairie-chicken make up the genus Tympanuchus, which is a genus of grouse...

Hooded Crane, Grus monacha
2013-04-24 12:13:58

The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is a small, dark colored crane. Its body is grey and the top of the head and neck is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above they eye. It’s one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, a 3.3 ft in length, weighing 8.2 pounds and a wingspan of 6.2 feet. It breeds in south-central and southeastern Siberia. Breeding is also assumed to occur in Mongolia. Over 80% of its population winters at Izumi, southern Japan. There are also...

Gunnison Grouse, Centrocercus minimus
2013-04-23 23:18:44

The Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is a species of grouse endemic to the United States, where it is known as the Gunnison Sage-Grouse. It’s similar to the closely related Greater Sage-Grouse in its appearance but about a third smaller in size, with much thicker plumes behind its head; it also has a less complex courtship dance. It’s restricted in range to southwestern Colorado and extreme southeastern Utah, with the largest population residing in the Gunnison Basin region in...

Masked Duck, Nomonyx dominicus
2013-04-23 13:09:51

The Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus) is a small stiff-tailed duck ranging through the tropical Americas. They’re found from Mexico to South America and also in the Caribbean. They are primarily non-migratory. Masked Ducks are reported as very uncommon vagrants in the southernmost part of the United States, along the Mexican border and in Florida. Being the only member of the genus Nomonyx, it’s intermediate between the rather primitive Black-headed Duck (Heteronetta) and the very...

White-headed Duck, Oxyura leucocephala
2013-04-22 14:37:37

The White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) is a petite stiff-tailed duck. The adult males have a reddish and grey body, a blue bill, and a largely white head with black cap and neck. The adult females have a brown-grey body with a white face and a darker bill, cheek stripe and cap. On average, its length is 17 to 19 inches and the weight is 1.3 to 1.7 lbs. This duck breeds in Spain and North Africa, with a bigger population in western and central Asia. Their breeding habitat is large...

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ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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