Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 14:57 EDT

Latest Ornithology Stories

2014-04-16 08:28:21

First European Marketing and UK sales office opens in London TORONTO, ON & LONDON, U.K., April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Goose Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, today announced the opening of its first European marketing and UK sales office in London, UK. Nestled behind bustling Oxford Circus in the capital's prime fashion district; this new office is a testament to Canada Goose's commitment in Europe, and recognition of the company's...

2014-04-04 23:29:46

Absolute Bird Control is running a spring sale on goose deterrent products. They offer humane solutions for getting rid of geese before they become a problem are on sale and available online at http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com. Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Get your pest geese problem under control. Absolute Bird Control is having a spring sale on the season’s most effective geese control products: Migrate Liquid Goose Repellent and the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic™....

2014-04-04 23:28:28

MickaCoo, a pigeon and dove rescue organization, is now receiving funding from Animal Support, a charity co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. Operating in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, MickaCoo saves the lives of domestic pigeons and doves by providing avian vet care, foster homes, and placement into non-breeding, not-sporting, forever homes. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Animal Support, co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is a new supporter of MickaCoo...

2014-04-02 23:02:55

Bird-B-Gone, Inc., offers tips on how to effectively get rid of geese with goose control products. To learn about our humane solutions for keeping pest geese off golf courses, lawns, waterfront areas and more visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com. Irvine, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Tip # 1: Treat Before Goslings Arrive Once geese have their goslings, it is much harder to get them to leave the area. Naturally, mothers are very protective of their young; once they’ve found...

2014-03-25 23:02:35

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00am Pacific Standard time, four California condors will be released into the wild for the first time by Ventana Wildlife Society biologists. Big Sur, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00am Pacific Standard time, four California condors will be released into the wild for the first time by Ventana Wildlife Society biologists. People around the world will have the ability to watch these endangered birds in real-time transition from...

2014-03-20 23:27:50

Today, we announce the first in our “Science to Solutions” series for the public, titled “Marking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse.” The next in the series will focus on the removal of conifers invading historic sagebrush-steppe. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) regularly joins with its partners to fund and support science that is designed to help guide conservation solutions on the ground. Today, we announce the first in our “Science to...

2014-03-07 08:22:50

CITGO Assists Operation Migration to Protect and Restore Whooping Crane's Migration Route NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation has announced Operation Migration USA, Inc. as a winner of this year's Fueling Good Project. CITGO representatives and local CITGO Marketers presented $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to Operation Migration Associate Director of Development Jo-Anne Bellemer on March 4, 2014 at the CITGO Marketer Roundtable Meeting in...

2014-03-05 12:22:00

Recently constructed platform allows eagles to safely flourish in nest VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that a bald eagle has hatched atop the first nesting platform the company constructed for the iconic bird. FPL built an independent pole and platform southwest of Daytona Beach in Volusia County after a bald eagle nest was identified on one of the company's transmission structures....

Euryapteryx
2014-03-05 04:24:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report published in the journal PLOS ONE from a pair of researchers at Griffith University in Australia has refined the species status for the New Zealand moa – a large, extinct flightless bird. "Despite more than 100 years of research being devoted to the issue, determining species status is challenging, especially where there is an absence of substantial morphological, physiological, and behavioral data," explained study author...

Microraptor Paraves Fossil
2014-02-24 05:41:20

University of Bristol The key characteristics of birds which allow them to fly – their wings and their small size – arose much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield into the Paraves, the first birds and their closest dinosaurian relatives which lived 160 to 120 million years ago. Mark Puttick and colleagues investigated the rates of evolution of the two key characteristics that preceded flight: body size and...


Latest Ornithology Reference Libraries

Ornithology
2013-10-09 12:32:30

Ornithology, a branch of zoology, is the study of birds. The term ornithology is derived from the ancient Greek words for bird and rationale or explanation. This study differs from other sciences because amateurs often take part in studies and because birds are commonly seen. It is thought that ornithology developed in the same manner than biology developed. Drawings from the Stone Age show the earliest interest in birds and the remains of over eighty bird species have been found at excavated...

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...

Scaled Quail, Callipepla squamata
2013-10-07 11:46:22

The Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata) also commonly called Blue Quail or cotton top, is a species of the New World quail family. It’s a bluish gray bird located in the arid regions of the Southwestern United States to Central Mexico. This species is an early offshoot of the genus Callipepla, diverging in the Pliocene. This bird is named for the scaly appearance of its breast and the feathers located on its back. Along with its scaly markings, the bird is easily identified by its white...

Spotted Crake, Porzana porzana
2013-10-03 09:22:08

The Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) is a waterbird of small size belonging to the family Rallidae. The breeding habitat is sedge beds and marshes across temperate Europe into western Asia. They nest in dry locations in marsh vegetation, laying six to fifteen eggs. This bird is migratory, wintering in Africa and Pakistan. At 19 to 22.5 centimeters in length, Spotted Crakes are slightly smaller than Water Rails, from which they’re readily distinguished by the short and straight bill...

Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
2013-10-03 09:18:30

The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) is a shorebird of small size. It measures 18 to 20 centimeters long. In addition with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper, they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle with breeders of the other species and hybridize. Their breeding habitat is close by fresh water across most of Canada and the United States. They migrate to the southern United States and South America, and are very rare...

More Articles (491 articles) »