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Delaware Bay will be celebrated as a â€œSite of Hemispheric Importanceâ€ 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.
Some Canadian shorebirds have had to get fit or die trying.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.