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2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Bill Uhrich, Reading Eagle, Pa. Aug. 4--Cerulean warblers have their own local magic. Besides the fact that cerulean is a cool word to say -- and was even a theme for an "X-Files" episode -- southeastern Pennsylvania and particularly the Schuylkill River have played roles in the cerulean warbler's life history. The first male cerulean warbler known to science was described in 1810 by the naturalist Alexander Wilson from a specimen shot in southeastern Pennsylvania. The first female...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman Aug. 3--A plucky little bird in northwest Oklahoma -- known for its comical mating dances in which it patters around like a jittery wind-up toy -- has found itself pitted against an unlikely environmental foe. Huge power-generating wind turbines are expected to pop up all over the lesser prairie chicken's habitat in coming years, and biologists say the development could push the birds onto the endangered species list or even into extinction. "We're...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By NAOMI CORRIGAN JUST metres away from a Billingham chemical works, a former wasteland is thriving with wildlife. The five-hectare site beside Lucite International's process plant is home to a wide variety of species of birds, insects and mammals. As well as helping to improve the biodiversity of the region, the company believes the site creates a pleasant buffer between the works and a nearby residential estate. The site, which used to hold storage tanks, has not been used by...

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2008-07-28 16:10:00

Bio-acoustic method also hears nature's cry for help Switch on the mike, start the recording, the stage is set for the local fauna! Computer scientists from the University of Bonn, in conjunction with the birdsong archives of Berlin's Humboldt University, have developed a kind of 'Big Brother' for birds. This has nothing to do with entertainment, but a lot to do with the protection of nature. The new type of voice detector involved can reliably recognize the characteristic birdsong of...

2008-07-22 15:00:38

FARMINGTON - Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a tree identification workshop from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. The rain date is Thursday, Aug. 7. The event is ideal for a family outing, said Rosetta Thompson, district manager. The session is open to anyone over age 10. Youths under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Discounts will be offered to families with more than four participants. Bring bug spray, a snack and walking shoes. The $18...

2008-07-19 03:00:21

By Seth Williamson orthodox.ntelos.net Birding is an absorbing lifetime hobby because you never run out of surprises. The rules are made to be broken. For example, we know that certain northern species, if they breed at all in Virginia, do so only at sky-scraping elevations. The hermit thrush, for example. In Virginia, if you want to hear this species' ethereal territorial song, you need serious altitude. Think Mount Rogers or White Top. Hermits are not even found atop Salt Pond...

2008-07-14 09:00:35

By Erik Campos, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 14--BULLS ISLAND -- Summer in South Carolina lures thousands to the coast to escape the sweltering temperatures and sticky humidity. Attracted by cool offshore breezes and the rhythmic chop of surf, throngs of people -- from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head -- unfold beach chairs and sculpt castles in close quarters to the sound of shag music. But for those searching for solitude and a chance to see Mother Nature's version of unfettered...

2008-07-14 03:00:21

By Bob Frye, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 14--If you've got an eye or an ear for birds, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Carnegie Museum of Natural History want you. The two organizations are conducting a Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas. The five-year effort is meant to locate nesting pairs of birds and document their distribution and abundance. Already, nearly 3,000 volunteers across the state have contributed more than 500,000 bird observations to the atlas effort....

2008-07-11 21:00:13

By Kristin S. Agostoni For three years, Michael Tobias traveled the globe documenting the daunting efforts under way to protect threatened plants and wildlife. He's followed a stewardship program to protect an endangered parrot species in New Zealand and the native plantings occurring on Easter Island, once home to rich palm forests before humans ripped them from the landscape. This weekend, the anthropologist, ecologist and filmmaker will bring those stories and others to the South...

2008-07-10 00:00:15

By Daniel Lopez, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 9--Making their way deep into the wilderness along a narrow dirt road Tuesday, Kelly Sorenson and Joe Burnett of the Ventana Wildlife Society didn't know what they would find. They returned for the first time in about two weeks to the mountaintop condor sanctuary in Los Padres National Forest. Since 1997, almost half of California's condors have been reintroduced into the wild from there. "Just not knowing is the hardest part,"...


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2008-08-15 20:12:15

The Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea), is a bird of the New World warbler family. They breed in northern North America, specifically in Canada, into the Great Lakes region, and into northern New England. These birds are migratory, wintering in northwest South America and southern Central America. They are very rare vagrants to western Europe. The summer male Bay-breasted Warblers are unmistakable. They have gray backs, black faces, and chestnut crowns, flanks and breasts. They also...

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2008-08-15 20:05:36

The Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum), is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Palm Warblers' breeding habitats are bog edges across Canada and the northeastern United States. These birds migrate to the southeastern United States, Mexico and islands in the Caribbean. These birds have dark legs and thin pointed bills, and adults display a rusty cap. Eastern birds have brownish olive upperparts, yellow underparts, and rusty streaks on their breasts and flanks. Western birds have...

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2008-08-15 19:57:11

The Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus), is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. Their breeding habitats are open pine woods in eastern North America. These birds are permanent residents in southern Florida. Some of them, however, migrate to northeastern Mexico and islands in the Caribbean. The first record for South America was a vagrant wintering female seen at Vista Nieve, Colombia, on 20 November 2002. This bird was foraging as part of a mixed-species feeding flock that also...

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2008-08-15 19:51:16

Adelaide's Warbler (Dendroica adelaidae), is a bird endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico belonging to the Dendroica genus of the Parulidae family. Adelaide's Warbler occurs in the main island of Puerto Rico and in the island municipality of Vieques. The species occurs mainly in dry forests in the southern region of Puerto Rico such as the Guánica State Forest, with some occurrences in the northern moist forests and the central mountain range, Cordillera Central. The species is named...

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2008-08-15 19:42:03

The Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica), is a small New World warbler. These birds breed in southeastern North America, and their breeding ranges extend from southern Pennsylvania and northern Missouri, to the Gulf of Mexico. Two subspecies may be found in northwest Florida and the Bahamas. These are resident in those locales, but the other populations of these birds are migratory, wintering at the Gulf Coast, eastern Central America, and the Caribbean. Vagrant wintering birds are...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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