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2013-07-31 23:31:07

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has initiated breeding-season bird banding stations in coordination with the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship), a program coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The findings will also contribute to a global investigation of environmental contamination by the Biodiversity Research Institute and The Nature Conservancy. Albany, NY...

2013-07-30 23:00:33

Located in San Francisco, a highly desired location for residency, The Apartments at 350 Union Street has announced complete occupancy of all studios and 1 bedroom apartments available in the complex. The company has Telegraph Hill apartments for rent, servicing San Franciscans seeking luxury apartments. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The Apartments at 350 Union Street, a distinguished Telegraph Hill Apartment Complex in San Francisco, is proud to announce that 100% occupancy has...

Barred Owls To Be Killed In The Pacific Northwest
2013-07-24 09:09:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday their plan to remove 3,600 barred owls. The experimental plan will be carried out to protect northern spotted owl populations in the Pacific Northwest. According to the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted by the Fish and Wildlife Service, a combination of lethal and non-lethal techniques will be used to "remove" the barred owl from four specific locations in...

2013-07-12 23:37:12

Longview Farms marks twentieth anniversary of offering Emu oil products to consumers. Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Visit LongviewFarms.com and you’ll find a website which is one of the only places online where every personal care product featured is quality Emu oil-based. There are products for aches and pains, hair loss, skin rejuvenation, sun and radiation burns, and much more. Sounds great, right? Well, it gets even better! Every time a consumer places an order, they...

Prairie Chicken Mostly Unaffected By Wind Power
2013-07-11 05:32:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wind power development does not strongly disrupt greater prairie chicken populations and has no impact on nest site selection, female reproductive effort, nesting success or the overall population of these grassland birds, Kansas State University ecologists reported on Wednesday. These conclusions were based on an investigation of the impacts of wind power development on the demography, movements, and population genetics of...

2013-07-02 23:26:00

Oregon's barn owl pellet retailer Owl Brand Discovery Kits continues outreach to teachers dedicated to ecology education and stewardship. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 In an effort to support non-profit organizations seeking to educate youth about natural resources, Owl Brand Discover Kits, a retail company specializing in science education, has awarded a grant to Idaho based Snowden Wildlife Sanctuary through the Kidwings Finding Funding program. Kidwings is a web-based resource...

2013-06-30 23:18:15

Top Nature and Birding Company Naturalist Journeys announces an early September tour to observe rare California Condors in the Four Corners area, in partnership with the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo (NCRP), Colorado. Pueblo, CO (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce a new September 3-8, 2013 tour to observe rare California Condors in the Four Corners area, in partnership with the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo...

Feeding Winter Birds Not Helpful
2013-06-24 14:36:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Freezing temperatures and a layer of snow may make us feel sorry for any birds that remain up north during the winter months, but a new study in the journal Scientific Reports has found feeding these birds may not convey any benefits with respect to breeding. A three-year study that was conducted across nine woodland sites in the United Kingdom by researchers at the University of Exeter and the British Trust for Ornithology found...

2013-06-19 12:06:00

Swainson´ s Thrushes, from a local population near Bolinas, CA, spend their winters together in Mexico, according to a new tracking study released by Point Blue Conservation Science, (Point Blue, formerly PRBO).  This result is important because it shows how the conservation of habitat for these local populations in California is tightly linked with climate and habitat changes in Mexico, where these birds spend their winters, 1,600 miles away. The Swainson´s Thrush is one of...


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Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Mascarene Parrot, Mascannus mascannus
2014-04-18 12:00:54

The Mascarene Parrot (Mascannus mascannus) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene Island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The taxonomic relationships of this species has been subjected to some debate. It has been connected to the Psittaculini parrots based on that anatomical grounds, but the vasa parrots based on the genetic grounds. The precise placement is unresolved. The Mascarene Parrot was 14 inches long with a large red colored tail and long, rounded...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

Choiseul Pigeon, Microgoura meeki
2014-04-18 11:39:05

The Choiseul Pigeon or Solomon’s Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki) is an extinct species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It was native to the islands of Choiseul located in the Solomon Islands, although there are unsubstantiated reports that it might have once lived on several nearby islands. The pigeon was monotypic within the genus Microgoura and had no known subspecies. The closest living relative is believed to be the Thick-billed Ground Pigeon, and some...

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