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2014-04-02 12:23:57

DAVIS, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers who have tricolored blackbirds nesting in their fields may be eligible for financial assistance from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to delay harvesting and allow the birds 35 days to fledge their young. Interested producers have until May 2, 2014, to apply for funding. "This is a unique approach but one that has been shown to work," says Carlos Suarez, NRCS State Conservationist for California. "Our...

2011-05-16 09:00:00

ATLANTA, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at Microsoft's Tech Ed North America 2011 conference, the Blackbird Group unveiled the Blackbird event vault, the newest module in the Blackbird Management Suite, the world's first truly integrated and complete solution for identity and data governance lifecycle management. Already a leader in the market, event vault adds new capabilities to Blackbird Management Suite's real-time auditing, monitoring, compliance reporting, and recovery for Windows...

2011-04-06 09:00:00

NEW CASTLE, Del., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In some areas of Virginia, blackbirds are causing moderate to severe crop damage. In an effort to combat the problem, the state has issued a Section 18 exemption to the standard label requirements for the 2011 planting season. This allows farmers to use Avipel® Crop Seed Treatment to protect their field and sweet corn seed. The problem of bird damage to crops is not unique to this state, and it is growing. The Virginia...

2011-01-04 14:07:58

Louisiana state biologists are trying to figure out what killed about 500 birds that littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish. The birds included red-winged blackbirds and starlings. They were found on Monday along Louisiana Highway 1, about 300 miles south of Beebe, Arkansas, where over 3,000 blackbirds fell from the sky three days earlier. Authorities said that examinations showed those birds suffered internal injuries that formed deadly blood clots. Louisiana...

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....

2004-11-28 03:00:20

2003 NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE Joseph C. Onega (chair). Kathryn Purcell, and T. Luke George. The following people (in alphabetical order) have agreed to he nominated for the Cooper Ornithological Soeiety (COS) Board of Directors, to serve from 2005-2007. Mercedes S. Foster is a Research Zoologist and Curator in charge of North American collections for the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center at the National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC. She received Bachelor's and Master's...

Latest Icteridae Reference Libraries

2008-05-02 10:13:55

The Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus), is a large icterid blackbird. It is sometimes referred to simply as "˜blackbird', and occasionally "˜crow' or "˜jackdaw', though it is not a member of the Corvidae family of birds. It is often called "˜cuervo' in areas of Mexico where there are no true crows. Its range stretches from Kansas in the northeast to southern California in the northwest down to northwest Peru and northwest Venezuela in the south. The grackle's range has been...

2006-11-06 12:58:21

The Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus, is a medium-sized blackbird. Their breeding habitat is open and semi-open areas, often near water, across central and western North America. These birds are permanent residents in the west of their region. Other birds migrate to the south into Mexico during the cold of the winter months. Adult males have black plumage and a bright yellow eye. The female has dark gray plumage and a darker eye. Adults in both sexes have a long pointed bill....

2006-11-06 12:49:14

The Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Agelaius xanthomus, is a diurnal blackbird prevalent to the archipelago of Puerto Rico and one of the eleven species belonging to the Agelaius genus of the Icteridae family. As a result of forest loss due to sugar cane farming and housing development, this bird is now limited to only three areas of Puerto Rico: Mona Island and Monito Island, the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station area in eastern Puerto Rico, and the southern Puerto Rican dry forests and mangroves....

2006-11-06 12:45:37

The Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern...

2005-06-14 09:51:04

The Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) is a small New World blackbird and the only member of genus Dolichonyx. Adults are 16-18 cm long with a short finch-like bill. The adult male is mainly black with a creamy nape and white scapulars, lower back and rump. The adult female is mostly light brown with black streaks on the back and flanks and dark stripes on the head; their wings and tail are darker. Their breeding habitat is found in open grassy fields, especially hay fields, across North...

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