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2011-03-31 00:00:28

Delaware Bay will be celebrated as a "Site of Hemispheric Importance" for shorebirds at a 25-year anniversary event on May 9, 2011 in Bivalve, Port Norris, NJ. Henry M. Paulson, Jr., conservationist and 74th Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, will give the keynote address. Bivalve, Port Norris, NJ (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 On May 9, 2011, a 25-year anniversary event will celebrate the international conservation efforts for shorebirds of the Delaware Bay and the many people who have worked to...

2010-01-21 13:25:15

Some Canadian shorebirds have had to get fit or die trying. Research published in the open access journal BMC Ecology has found that the average Pacific dunlin has lost weight and spends more time in flight as a response to the increased threat of predation from their arch-enemy, the peregrine falcon. Fortunately for the falcon, the outlawing of the highly toxic chemical fertilizer DDT in the 1970s has led to an increase in their population. Bad luck though for Pacific dunlins, which once...

2008-09-11 18:00:17

By DAN SVINGEN The weather is cooling. The kids are studying. The harvest is roaring. The shotguns are shining. These iconic images proclaim that autumn is soon upon us. For some of our fellow creatures, however, that is hardly a news flash. Incredible as it may seem, many arctic-nesting shorebirds began their "fall" migration in early July. For most such species, adult females were the first to depart the top of the world, leaving their mates to shepherd the tiny puffball chicks...

2008-07-27 03:00:23

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 27--With temperatures hovering around 100, winter may be the furthest thing from most human minds. It's obviously on the mind of some shorebirds. Some have already begun their southward fall migration. Jim Sellers, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge assistant manager, said more will be on the move shortly. He's predicting a great gathering of everything from assorted sandpipers to phalaropes at the refuge. "We're already picking up...

2008-06-25 09:02:50

TWO pairs of iconic wading birds have set up home on the Tees for the first time in 200 years. The avocets, striking black and white wading birds which are the emblem of the RSPB, are rearing eight chicks on a lagoon owned by SABIC UK near the Seal Sands. This is the first time since records began in the 1800s that avocets have successfully nested on the Tees Estuary. The lagoon was created in 1999 by the Industry and Nature Conservation Association (INCA) with funding from the...


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2009-02-21 20:08:18

The Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) is a species of ground-dwelling bird native to Australia. Although related to waders such as the oystercatchers, avocets and plovers, it is a more terrestrial predator and is more like the roadrunners of North America. It remains somewhat common in the northern Australia, but has become rare in the fertile south. Fox predation is considered to be one prime factor for the decline in population to some experts. However, in some areas where foxes are...

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2005-06-14 09:54:11

The Skimmers are a small family of tern-like birds in the order Charadriiformes. This order also includes the waders, gulls and auks. The three species have an elongated lower mandible. They feed by flying low over the water surface with the lower mandible skimming the water for small fish. They are tropical species which lay 3-6 eggs on sandy beaches with the female incubating the eggs.

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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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