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bald eagle birds on the brink
2014-09-10 06:03:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than half of the bird species in North America, including the bald eagle and the official birds of eight US states, are being seriously threatened by global climate change, the National Audubon Society revealed in a new report published on Tuesday. According to the study, 126 species will lose at least half of their current ranges by 2050, and will have no chance to relocate if global warming continues on its current trajectory....

Many Studies Rely On Citizen-science Data, But Few Acknowledge It
2014-09-04 03:51:12

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Hundreds of thousands of volunteer data collectors are due for some thanks from scientists, according to a new paper that reveals the role of citizen science in studies of birds and climate change. Data collected by amateurs underpins up to 77 percent of the studies in this field, but that fact is largely invisible by the time the research appears in journals, according to a study published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. “Our paper is a chance...

2013-11-28 23:01:00

Naturalist Journeys' program Caligo Ventures puts ecotourism principles out front and center on their holiday (New Year’s) Trinidad and Tobago Birding and Nature Tour, based at the famed Asa Wright Nature Centre; participants join locals to run the island’s long-standing Christmas Bird Count Dec. 30, 2013. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 Caligo Ventures, a program of Naturalist Journeys, offers a bonus to birding and nature tour participants on this year’s New Year’s...

2011-04-13 16:23:00

"It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the Gulf" NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the BP oil disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon experts report that oil can still be found in gulf marshes and beaches that provide critical habitat for at-risk birds. Recent trips through Louisiana's Barataria Bay revealed tar balls on beaches and oil oozing through marsh grasses, a discouraging sight as the breeding season begins for dozens...

2010-12-06 08:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society's 111th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which will take place Dec. 14, through Jan. 5. "Bird enthusiasts, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, will head out on an annual mission - often before dawn - to make a difference and to experience the beauty of...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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