Latest Guy Beauchamp Stories
University of Montreal The behavior of semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) feeding during low tide in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, surprised Guy Beauchamp, an ornithologist and research officer at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. While individuals on the periphery remained alert and used short pecks to feed on the mudflats, birds in the middle of the group relaxed their vigilance and fed on a different resource. The more peripheral group members were...
A discovery made by a scientist who has been studying sleep in bird colonies found that seagulls learn from each other when it is safe to nod off.
Following trends is a lifesaving instinct, at least for birds, and provides clues that can be applied across the animal kingdom.