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Title: New developments in the field of science
Post by: gardengirl1 on January 20, 2015, 02:58:58 PM
From time to time we all find news articles and videos regarding new information regarding our avian friends.  This new thread is a place for you to share them.

From the Operation Migration Field Journal I found this interesting link about new developments in the UK  on identifying fingerprints on feathers. Scoundrels who shoot, injure , or illegally hunt birds may have met their match.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30802401
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: jfrancl on January 20, 2015, 03:56:01 PM
GG what a great idea for a new thread.  Thank you!   The article was genius, yet simple, just fingerprint the flight feathers!
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on January 20, 2015, 06:51:04 PM
GG - love this new thread.  A great idea.  The fingerprints on feathers is a great article.  Interesting that it states the flight feathers have a tight weave which shows the prints up better.  This will be a very good thread!  Thanks for opening it up.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on January 22, 2015, 07:18:28 PM
Here's a very interesting article about the intelligence of birds:

http://www.pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain/index.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on January 22, 2015, 08:49:01 PM
And one more article from Audubon.  The oldest living African Penquin develeped not-so-common skin cancer.

http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/world-s-oldest-african-penguin-fights-skin-cancer&utm_source=engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015-01-22_email_wingspan
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: jfrancl on January 23, 2015, 03:42:35 AM
Problem solving abilities of birds.

http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,490943046001_2009877,00.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: jfrancl on January 23, 2015, 02:07:15 PM
GG. cool article. This is a great thread!!
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Emyrauld on January 31, 2015, 02:42:01 AM
 I came across this item just yesterday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-wildlife-centre-discovers-rescued-crow-can-talk-1.2934909
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Ginger52 on January 31, 2015, 07:16:05 AM
Recent research study at U of Iowa re: crows and abstract reasoning

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/crows-may-be-able-make-analogies
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 01, 2015, 09:53:22 PM
I posted this in the Education thread back in December.  Now the data interpretations and earlier analyses are starting to trickle out (see the 3 links at the bottom).  One funny fact, at least I found it amusing, is that peregrine falcons are more closely related to parrots than hawks.  A parrot on steroids!  ;)

Re: Bald Eagle Anatomy & Physiology
? Reply #32 on: December 12, 2014, 06:02:04 AM ?

This is big!  HUGE!  28 or 29 (!) papers are being published today, all publicly available, about a major accomplishment - the genome sequencing of 48 bird species, including eagles.

A flock of genomes:  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6215/1308.short

Here's a summary of this incredible research.  'Big Bang' of bird evolution mapped: Genes reveal deep histories of bird origins, feathers, flight and song:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141211142136.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Of particular note was this:  What happens to species facing extinction or recovering from near-extinction? Birds are like the proverbial canaries in the coal mine because of their sensitivity to environmental changes that cause extinction. In a Genome Biology study led by Shengbin Li, Cheng Cheng and Jun Yu from Xi'an Jiaotong University and Jarvis, researchers analyzed the genomes of species that have recently gone nearly extinct, including the crested ibis in Asia and the bald eagle in the Americas. They found genes that break down environmental toxins have a higher rate of mutations in these species and there is lower diversity of immune system genes in endangered species. In a recovering crested ibis population, genes involved in brain function and metabolism are evolving more rapidly. The researchers found more genomic diversity in the recovering population than was expected, giving greater hope for species conservation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-zack/songbirds-carry-on-dinosa_b_6590672.html?utm_hp_ref=science&ir=Science

http://www.nature.com/news/tree-of-life-constructed-for-all-living-bird-species-1.11712

http://www.sci-news.com/genetics/science-genomes-48-bird-species-avian-family-tree-02340.html


Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on February 02, 2015, 09:13:52 PM
Here is some Bird News and a "new development" in New York City:

http://www.audubon.org/news/bald-eagles-come-big-apple
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Ginger52 on February 08, 2015, 02:59:47 PM
Pigeon power
A new University of Iowa study suggests similarity between how pigeons learn the equivalent of words and the way children do.

http://now.uiowa.edu/2015/02/pigeon-power
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2015, 02:42:18 AM
Well, this isn't good.  The livers of apex predators, like bald eagles, around the world are loaded with flame retardants, which can be responsible for weird behavior and decreased reproductive success.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/feb/michigan2019s-bald-eagles-full-of-flame-retardants
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on February 10, 2015, 05:42:59 AM
Pigeon power
A new University of Iowa study suggests similarity between how pigeons learn the equivalent of words and the way children do.

http://now.uiowa.edu/2015/02/pigeon-power

What an interesting article, ginger. Thanks for sharing

Well, this isn't good.  The livers of apex predators, like bald eagles, around the world are loaded with flame retardants, which can be responsible for weird behavior and decreased reproductive success.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/feb/michigan2019s-bald-eagles-full-of-flame-retardants

T40 - yet another example of how much impact humans can have on wildlife and not be aware of it.  Thanks for briniging this to our attention.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on February 10, 2015, 11:34:05 AM
gg - what am amazing young man Tristan Picotte is!  What an interesting, inspiring article!  I see him accomplishing wonderful things in his life and much in the name of saving species of animals.  He is compassionate and understands the challenges our world creates with the environment and wildlife.  I see him having a definite, positive, long-lasting impact, somehow in some way.

You and T-40 got me looking more closely at Environmental Health News and I zoned in on "Winged Warnings" articles.  Here's something interesting to read about deformed beaks appearing in Chickadees in Alaska and how it could be caused by a new virus. I hope they figure this one out for the sake of the birds:

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings6deformed-chickadees
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2015, 04:34:32 PM
gg - what am amazing young man Tristan Picotte is!  What an interesting, inspiring article!  I see him accomplishing wonderful things in his life and much in the name of saving species of animals.  He is compassionate and understands the challenges our world creates with the environment and wildlife.  I see him having a definite, positive, long-lasting impact, somehow in some way.

You and T-40 got me looking more closely at Environmental Health News and I zoned in on "Winged Warnings" articles.  Here's something interesting to read about deformed beaks appearing in Chickadees in Alaska and how it could be caused by a new virus. I hope they figure this one out for the sake of the birds:

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings6deformed-chickadees

LOL!  I went right to "Winged Warnings" too, glogdog!
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2015, 09:26:57 PM
We certainly didn't do the bald eagle any favors by removing it from the Endangered Species Act, because Federal agency approvals like this don't have to consider the effects on eagles any more!

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science/science-a-environmental/59011-epa-approval-of-dow-s-enlist-duo-herbicide-violates-endangered-species-act.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on February 13, 2015, 10:54:40 PM
Handle with Care - I'm glad some of these issues of what's found at the local garbage dump are being brought to the forefront. 

T40 - thank goodness for the farmers and environmental groups trying to stop that decision to use that herbicide.  Here's hoping they are successful!
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on February 13, 2015, 10:54:58 PM
Here's an interesting fact - a (two-toned) Cardinal bird :

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-half-and-half-cardinal-talk-0212-20150211-story.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 19, 2015, 03:00:30 AM
Well, this is very scary news.  Infected coots are killing bald eagles.  :-\

http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/identify-name-toxic-cyanobacteria-killing-american-bald-eagles-0215/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2015, 10:21:20 AM
This is too good not to pass on - researchers used the equivalent of tin foil hats to study how birds use the earth's magnetic field to navigate.  ;D

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150227131003.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2015, 07:25:22 PM
Thought provoking, isn't it Bird obsession?  I swear I can tell time by my cats when their internal dinner bell goes off.  ;)  The researchers did point out there's probably something else going on with memories about food caches and couldn't comment on learned behavior or training.  And crows truly are amazing, I agree, as well as chimps (Chimp Eden bias there, maybe).

The paper is a meta-analysis of previous specific research, so I'm taking their findings with a grain of salt.  They couldn't say much about birds in general because most of the research had been done on pigeons, for example.  I'm assuming their statistical analysis is accurate, but I think we're a loooong ways from understanding how our furry, feathered and scaly friends think!  I enjoyed your observations!

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 05, 2015, 08:16:28 PM
This sounds promising!  It's the first proactive avian research I've run across for wind farms.  'Bout time.

http://renewables.seenews.com/news/wind-turbines-off-finlands-coast-to-stop-when-birds-approach-466556

http://www.adn.com/article/20150305/finland-wind-farm-aims-limit-harm-birds
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 12, 2015, 06:22:09 AM
Neanderthals made eagle claw jewelry?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150311160442.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2015, 05:48:59 PM
This is such a good article from Audubon!  It's cutting-edge research in a highly informative, entertaining and readable format.  (I've always thought eaglets in their gray-cottonball-down-clown-feet stage look positively prehistoric. If I'm not looking at a dinosaur, it's pretty darn close.)

Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/january-february-2015/which-came-first-dinosaur-or-bird?utm_source=engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015-03-19_email_wingspan
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 21, 2015, 08:36:16 PM
Terrible.  These swans couldn't catch a break - lead poisoning and avian influenza.

http://www.poultrymed.com/Poultrymed/Templates/showpage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=178&FID=1825&PID=0&IID=2257844

Unfortunately, the H5 virus has made it to the U.S.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/avian-in-birds.htm

More H5 virus detected in wild birds.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2015/03/h5n8-found-more-wild-birds-us-sweden

More research on the H5 virus - not much info on how it affects wild birds.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150402132817.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2015, 01:13:13 PM
More on crows:  http://b.oooom.net/1snq | http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/backyard-crows-bring-gifts-to-8-year-old-girl-who-feeds-them-its-showing-me-how-much-they-love-me/

Included in the story:

'The birds often leave behind shiny trinkets -- earrings, buttons, hinges, polished rocks -- small enough to fit into their mouths, reported BBC.

'Gabi said a bird once left behind part of a necklace with the word "best" printed on it.'
There are so many interesting stories of crows and research on their intelligence.  The more I rad about them, the more I think it would be to have a wild crow "aquintance."

 Here is a link to how crows can gather to "mourn" their dead: http://www.mi-reporter.com/news/255359471.html# (http://www.mi-reporter.com/news/255359471.html#)

Thanks, Bird for the link. If only I had had internet the day I saw this behavior with my very own eyes.

I heard several crows causing a ruckus, so I looked out my window to see what all the commotion was about.  I was startled and mesmerized by what I saw.  There was an obviously dead crow on my sidewalk and a group of 6-7 crows had encircled the body and were calling out loudly.  At one point, the circle all turned their backs on their dead friend and called out once again as if to announce to anyone listening, "Fred is dead! Fred is dead! Long live Fred!"  I was sure I was witnessing a funeral ceremony.  An avid birder friend of mine had never heard of this behavior but it has stayed with me all these years later.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on April 03, 2015, 03:37:41 PM
Neat story T40.  So cool you got to witness that.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2015, 05:47:39 PM
Black vultures making a comeback in Portugal but there are still worries.

http://phys.org/news/2015-04-black-vultures-southern-portugal.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on April 11, 2015, 06:17:20 PM
The subject of Siblicide and aggression among nestlings often comes up when the bonking starts among nestmates in the Decorah nest, and some other nests we may follow.  There is a thread in Forum (on the "Other Raptors Cams" board) for the Black Eagles of South Africa (also known as Therreaux's Eagles), and the first egg was laid today in that nest.  When I mentioned it in another Forum thread today, another member cautioned people about watching that cam because siblicide is typical there and is an expected practice in that species, as well as parental aggression toward the fledgling to get it to leave the parental pair's territory.  This can be difficult to watch.

Anyway, that led me to discover and post the following info about Avian Siblicide.  There are two very different and distinct forms of avian siblicide - the type practiced by Black Eagles (and some other species of birds), which only lay two eggs, and almost always results in the death of the 2nd nestmate, and the other type that is related to environmental factors, which is the type sometimes (but not always) seen in some Bald Eagle nests, for example (and other species of birds), and is the type that can vary greatly even among a species.  Due to the very favorable environmental factors, such as a steady, year-round, ample supply of food, and parenting behavior, we haven't seen this in Mom and Dad Decorah's nest, even though there is aggression between the nestmates, which hasn't resulted in death in the Decorah nest.

...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  Here's are some interesting things I have learned about avian siblicide...

The Verreaux's Eagles (Black Eagles) of South Africa usually only raise 1 chick per season.  Siblicide is typical behavior in their nests if they hatch more than one egg.  This is also true in some other species of birds.  As described by Douglas W. Mock, Hugh Drummond and Christopher H. Stinson, in their publication, "Avian Siblicide," "The black eagle is one of the first birds in which siblicide was described."  Another thing I learned from this article is that there are two very distinctly different forms of siblicide - one is known as obligate, and the other is known as facultative.  Obligate siblicide  is found in certain species that usually only ever lay two eggs and the first-hatched chick almost always kills the second one.  This is the type of siblicide found in Black (Therreaux's) Eagles, and some other types of birds.  The other type of siblicide, called facultative siblicide, is the kind that varies based on environmental factors (availability of food, etc.) - as can happen in some Bald Eagle nests (and other birds), and why we don't see it in Mom and Dad's Decorah nest, because of the abundance of food at that nest.  And this type of aggression varies widely among different populations of the same species - more so in some, and not at all in others 

That is a very informative article about Avian Siblicide, BUT...   **NOTE*** VIEWER ALERT***  There are photos of siblicide in that article, so you may choose not to look at that article ***  That article can be viewed without downloading it, and can be found at  http://www.academia.edu/3826423/Avian_Siblicide

(Douglas W. Mock is associate professor of zoology at the University of Oklahoma. He was educated at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota, where he received his Ph.D. in ecology and behavioral biology in 1976.  Hugh Drummond is a researcher in animal behavior at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He was educated at Bristol University, the University of Leeds and the University of Tennessee, where he received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1980.  Christopher H. Stinson was educated at Swarthmore College, the College of William and Mary and the University of Washington, where he received his Ph.D. in 1982.)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: karengramke on April 11, 2015, 08:29:01 PM
Thanks Baz.  And t40.  Truly the survival of the fitest.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Nora in IA on April 12, 2015, 12:49:07 PM
Quote
I heard several crows causing a ruckus, so I looked out my window to see what all the commotion was about.  I was startled and mesmerized by what I saw.  There was an obviously dead crow on my sidewalk and a group of 6-7 crows had encircled the body and were calling out loudly.  At one point, the circle all turned their backs on their dead friend and called out once again as if to announce to anyone listening, "Fred is dead! Fred is dead! Long live Fred!"  I was sure I was witnessing a funeral ceremony.  An avid birder friend of mine had never heard of this behavior but it has stayed with me all these years later.
  Oh how cool T40.  I remember Larry & Lucy burying the one egg and laying a feather over it. 
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 17, 2015, 08:37:49 PM
Fascinating video and informative article on the complex food web of the California condor.

http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/birds-1/condors-throw-dead-sea-lion-party-at-big-sur.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 21, 2015, 02:34:07 AM
The longest-living, banded, wild eagle in the U.S. lived 33 years, 5 months.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3726929-raptors-banded-duluths-evans-set-longevity-record
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on April 21, 2015, 05:11:08 PM
The longest-living, banded, wild eagle in the U.S. lived 33 years, 5 months.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3726929-raptors-banded-duluths-evans-set-longevity-record

Interesting article, T40.  A lot will be learned about eagle longevity as more are banded.  I have to scratch my head though over one unexplained aspect of that article- I wonder what was the reason for that man to capture the gyrfalcon this past February - the gyrfalcon that recently became identified as the oldest known banded wild gyrafalcon?  It didn't say if the gyrfalcon was injured or sick.  (News articles drive me nuts sometimes with the omission of aspects of their story that lead to obvious questions that would have been easily answered if the reporter had bothered.   ::) ::) ::) !! )
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 22, 2015, 04:29:08 AM
The longest-living, banded, wild eagle in the U.S. lived 33 years, 5 months.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3726929-raptors-banded-duluths-evans-set-longevity-record

Interesting article, T40.  A lot will be learned about eagle longevity as more are banded.  I have to scratch my head though over one unexplained aspect of that article- I wonder what was the reason for that man to capture the gyrfalcon this past February - the gyrfalcon that recently became identified as the oldest known banded wild gyrafalcon?  It didn't say if the gyrfalcon was injured or sick.  (News articles drive me nuts sometimes with the omission of aspects of their story that lead to obvious questions that would have been easily answered if the reporter had bothered.   ::) ::) ::) !! )

I assumed he recognized the band on the gyrfalcon, or was fairly sure about it.  Either that or a federal bander is allowed to trap banded birds for recordkeeping purposes and it was a lucky accident it was one of "his."  But you're right; the next question should have started with, "Why..."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 22, 2015, 07:53:56 PM
And the world's most polluted wild bird is ---> http://phys.org/news/2015-04-flameproof-falcons-hawks-polluted-bird.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 24, 2015, 01:18:16 AM
"Action on multiple fronts, illegal poisoning and wind farm planning, is required to reverse the decline of the Egyptian vulture in southern Spain"  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320715001408

I couldn't find open access to this research paper, so I don't know what kind of "illegal poisoning" they're talking about.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 24, 2015, 01:29:55 AM
Well, this is just about the COOLEST story I've come across in a long time!!!!!  Houdini is the falcon (hybrid peregrine gyrfalcon) equivalent of Challenger the bald eagle and is being used to teach radar how to tell the difference between ground clutter and birds in flight.  These data can then be used by wind farms as an early warning system to allow time to cut the wind turbines' power and hopefully keep birds from flying into the blades. 

This is a short introduction to the topic, with a great photo of Houdini, the peregrine falcon.  http://www.gizmodo.in/science/A-GPS-Equipped-Falcon-Could-Keep-Birds-From-Flying-Into-Wind-Turbines/articleshow/47033698.cms

And here's the excellent article that lays out all the details.  http://www.nrel.gov/news/features/feature_detail.cfm/feature_id=16495
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 25, 2015, 05:30:18 AM
Now they're finding microplastics in eagles, and lots of it!  >:(

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150424/PC16/150429581/eagles-found-with-marine-pollutants
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 09, 2015, 01:26:53 AM
Avian flu map last updated 5/6/15.  http://www.wattagnet.com/Avian_influenza_outbreak_map.html

2 more commercial farms confirmed with avian flu in Iowa on Friday.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/08/bird-flu-iowa-chickens_n_7245350.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2015, 09:40:55 PM
What factors affect the time songbirds incubate their eggs?  http://phys.org/news/2015-05-uncovers-songbirds-vary-devoted-eggs.html

Wonder why the researchers didn't factor in the ambient air temperature, especially considering their finding that tropical songbirds spend less time warming their eggs than their northern cousins?

I'm also at a loss to see how eagles fit into these scenarios.  Eagles have relatively long lives and aren't particularly susceptible to predation and neither are their eggs, but they spend a lot of time warming their eggs just like songbirds under predation pressure.   ???
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2015, 01:33:51 AM
This is a summary of a 2013 USFWS research paper entitled:  BALD EAGLE AND GOLDEN EAGLE MORTALITIES AT WIND ENERGY FACILITIES IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES

https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/jrr-12-00019-1.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 24, 2015, 07:22:40 AM
Birds 'weigh' peanuts in the shell and choose heavier ones.  Science sounds fun until you're the one stuck opening hundreds of peanut shells and closing them back up. LOL!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150522174719.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 24, 2015, 07:27:07 AM
From chicken to dinosaur: Scientists experimentally 'reverse evolution' of perching toe.  Interesting because it's not genetic evolution at work, but mechanical evolution.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150522174534.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 24, 2015, 07:32:08 AM
Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains.  This is important because these are the strains that can be transmitted to humans.  Unfortunately, the current poultry outbreak in the U.S., especially Iowa and other midwest states, is primarily from the H5N2 strain.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150522152354.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 26, 2015, 06:32:15 AM
Brood parasites and egg rejection research using 3-D printed eggs.

http://phys.org/news/2015-05-ovoid-d-birds-eggs-greater.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2015, 08:32:44 AM
Over the past 145 years, some birds have grown bigger beaks to keep cool in response to climate change. The highly vascularized beak acts like a heat exchanger and a bigger beak equals more surface area to get rid of excess heat.

http://phys.org/news/2015-05-bird-beaks-climate-scientists.html
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Post by: T40cfr403 on May 29, 2015, 07:05:36 AM
Contagious yawning in budgies!  :D

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150528083830.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 29, 2015, 07:13:34 AM
Way to go, all you citizen scientists!  BTW, the Montagu's harrier is a fine looking bird!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150528124023.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montagu%27s_harrier
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 03, 2015, 05:40:57 AM
If you've ever watched the Sydney, Australia, WBSE nest, you know what a pest the currawong is. This clever bird has developed a defense to currawongs that's unique and evidently works.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150602200429.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 03, 2015, 10:04:06 AM
Here's the current theory on the evolution of the American bald eagle:

scaly reptiles >> feathered dinosaurs  >> kites >> sea eagles (66 million years ago) >> bald eagle (1st fossils found were 1 million years old)

This research is trying to fill the huge gap between reptiles with scales and dinosaurs with feathers.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-feathered-dinosaurs-complex-thought.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on June 03, 2015, 07:54:20 PM
Here's the current theory on the evolution of the American bald eagle:

scaly reptiles >> feathered dinosaurs  >> kites >> sea eagles (66 million years ago) >> bald eagle (1st fossils found were 1 million years old)

This research is trying to fill the huge gap between reptiles with scales and dinosaurs with feathers.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-feathered-dinosaurs-complex-thought.html

T40, thanks.  I have been learning about the evolutionary slot filled by kites and how that has related to some other raptors, such as BEs.  My first knowledge and awareness of kites was in the 70s as I was driving across the southern Florida peninsula from the Atlantic to the Gulf on the Tamiami Trail through the then-undeveloped and still natural and wild land area we know as the Everglades.  There were informational signs about Snail Kites and their protected and endangered status (in the U.S.) along that road.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snail_Kite/lifehistory  - Snail Kite info via Cornell Lab of Ornithology (all about birds)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Ginger52 on June 04, 2015, 10:56:00 AM
Invasive Earthworms Spread Mercury to Wildlife -- Article posted 5/28/2015

"Invasive earthworms are absorbing toxic metal pollutants released from human activities, such as burning coal and lead gasoline from soil, which might be contributing to birds? decline as well as the decline of amphibians and other mammals that feed on them, according to a new study published in the journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry..."

http://wildlife.org/invasive-earthworms-spread-mercury-to-wildlife/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 05, 2015, 09:32:08 AM
Eagles almost brought down the power grid in 1923? Come on now! I doubt it.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150604162603.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 05, 2015, 09:35:57 AM
Even more ridiculous "research" says endangered species should be left to breed in the wild and not saved by captive breeding programs.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150604203450.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 05, 2015, 11:26:49 AM
Finally! Some good research to report. Ever heard of the alula feather? I never had, but it's important.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-small-vortex-wing-elegance-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 09, 2015, 10:12:43 AM
Wisconsin National Park Service put out this very informative video of how they're using nestling eaglets as bio-sentinels for toxic pollutants. Cute, feisty bird!

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/nesting-eaglets-serve-as-bio-sentinels-in-search-for-contaminants-b99512866z1-306439331.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on June 09, 2015, 12:12:03 PM
Finally! Some good research to report. Ever heard of the alula feather? I never had, but it's important.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-small-vortex-wing-elegance-birds.html

Yes, T40 - the alula (allulae is plural) are three small, stiff feathers that control the flow of air over the wing during flight. Alulae feathers grow on the first digit or thumb of the bird's wing.  They provide a forward slot, smoothing the airflow over the wing. This enables the bird to fly more slowly without stalling.  To get into more detail, here is the Scientific Reports article, published May 7, 2015, that is referenced in yours:

http://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150507/srep09914/full/srep09914.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on June 11, 2015, 04:32:33 PM
T40, and Glo, thanks for both of those scientific reports on the role of alula feathers in avian flght.  As both a pilot, and an avian enthusist, I very much enjoyed reading them.  :)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 19, 2015, 09:00:35 AM
This is horrifying news - African vultures may be critically endangered primarily due to deliberate poisoning, including poisoning by elephant and rhino poachers, and are virtually unprotected.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-african-vultures-declining-critical.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2015, 01:45:27 PM
Barn owls threatened by Africanized bees - a novel solution seems to be working well in Florida.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150619121955.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 26, 2015, 01:26:14 PM
Q. Why are seabirds abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds in the Gulf of California?
A. Because of ocean warming and overfishing.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-seabirds-abandoning-ancestral-grounds-gulf.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 01, 2015, 12:41:31 PM
Nation's weather radar network used to track bird migration at night.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150630100609.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on July 01, 2015, 02:22:33 PM
Nation's weather radar network used to track bird migration at night.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150630100609.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Thanks, T40.  I have read in a couple of places now about using weather radar to locate large flocks of birds.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2015, 11:01:23 AM
Alarming news! Global trends show seabird populations dropped 70 percent since 1950s.

http://phys.org/news/2015-07-global-trends-seabird-populations-percent.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2015, 09:11:15 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has released a study that will enable ecologists, managers, policy makers, and industry to predict the bird fatalities at a wind facility prior to it being constructed.

The study examined golden eagles as a case study because they are susceptible to collisions with wind turbines in part because of their soaring and hunting behavior.

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4265#.VZ8o7_nQN3F

Here's the research article itself, if you're really into math!

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0130978
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 16, 2015, 04:37:52 PM
"This new dinosaur is one of the closest cousins of Velociraptor, but it looks just like a bird. It's a dinosaur with huge wings made up of quill pen feathers, just like an eagle or a vulture. The movies have it wrong - this is what Velociraptor would have looked like too."

http://phys.org/news/2015-07-feathered-cousin-jurassic-star-unearthed.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2015, 08:12:18 AM
Long-term study of the population biology of the Cooper's hawk has interesting parallels to other raptors.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716181122.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 23, 2015, 11:15:53 AM
Reintroduced Channel Islands eagles thrive on a diet of seabirds and fish.

http://phys.org/news/2015-07-reintroduced-channel-islands-eagles-diet.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 24, 2015, 10:43:35 AM
The hunting strategy of the white-tailed eagle closely resembles that of the bald eagle.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150723101024.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 25, 2015, 10:42:22 AM
Roosters crow in descending order of their social ranking.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150724081943.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on July 25, 2015, 01:56:38 PM
That crowing story is a bunch of poppycock, er, cock-a-doodle-do!   ;) :D :D :D 

I loved reading that rooster crowing report!  Who knew?!?   :D  Thanks, T40!  

I want a report from you, Bird Obs, after you have checked your roosters' crowing order!   :D :D
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: omasawyer on July 26, 2015, 05:41:37 PM
Finally! Some good research to report. Ever heard of the alula feather? I never had, but it's important.

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-small-vortex-wing-elegance-birds.html



:o :o T40; fascinating information about the "alula" feather (s); I never heard that word but one of my granddaughters who is a "birdie" showed me more photos of it.  :D :D Always great to learn new info here and that is WHY I am here for hours each day; to learn, even at my age  :D :D

Thanks T40 ;D ;D
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 29, 2015, 05:30:37 PM
This was surprising to me - birds of prey may have a much better sense of smell than previously thought. They have larger olfactory bulbs than, say, songbirds, and have olfactory genes in common with other carnivores/hunters, like alligators. Very interesting.

http://phys.org/news/2015-07-birds-reveals-important-clues-behavior.html

And here's earlier research comparing dinosaur and bird olfactory bulbs. The conclusions were also surprising, namely that birds didn't "lose" their sense of smell as they evolved better vision, which had always been the prevailing theory.

http://phys.org/news/2011-04-birds-inherited-strong-dinosaurs-video.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: BHscent on July 30, 2015, 08:39:58 AM
Thank you GG for starting this thread and thank you to all who have posted some great articles. Love learning all of it.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 12, 2015, 09:45:49 PM
Songbirds make mysterious altitude changes during nighttime migratory flights. Interesting research that involved real-time tracking of the birds at night . . . in a car.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-songbirds-mysterious-altitude-nighttime-migratory.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 12, 2015, 09:52:57 PM
Migratory patterns of eastern Golden Eagle population revealed. Much more information is needed on the migratory patterns of golden eagles in order to make conservation plans as more and more wind farms are constructed. One intriguing part of the research was analyzing the eagles' feathers for an isotope of hydrogen. From this, researchers are able to tell from what part of the continent the eagle was hatched.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-migratory-patterns-eastern-golden-eagle.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 19, 2015, 08:06:44 AM
This paper is about the evolution of bird beaks from snouts. But there's a remarkable paragraph in the paper about why birds developed beaks in the first place.

The immediate ancestors of birds had very long fingers and a somewhat opposable thumb. It's believed they could use their hands to build nests and manipulate small prey. And that's exactly what birds lost when they evolved wings?those fingers became bones in the wing. So once birds lost them, they replaced them with a finger on their face?the beak. Both the upper and lower beak can move, so it works like pincers, allowing a level of accuracy in handling and manipulating objects you can only achieve with fingers.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-bird-evolution-swapped-snouts-beaks.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 21, 2015, 10:24:01 AM
Some birds have learned to "shout" over ambient noise in real-time in order to be heard.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-persist-shout-male-bluebirds-songs.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 24, 2015, 10:35:05 AM
The trade in vultures and other raptors for traditional medicine and bushmeat is likely to be contributing to the serious declines of these birds in West and Central Africa.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-raptors-west-central-africa-threatened.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 26, 2015, 08:31:36 AM
Light Pollution: Wild songbirds living under street lights that emit white light have higher than normal amounts of the stress hormone corticosterone in their blood.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-white-hormone-songbirds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on August 26, 2015, 04:40:05 PM
Power pole aversion training for captive-bred California Condors has been so successful, there are now efforts underway to extend and improve that for chicks fledged in the wild as well as follow-up training for Condors already released to free-flying population.  This training first started back in 1994 with captive-bred Condors destined for release into the wild because electrocution, along with lead poisoning and microtrash, are the main threats to Condors.  Listen to the success statistics! ... Since that first started in 1994, there have been NO (as in not a single one!) electrocutions of a captive-bred Condor by perching on power poles, and only one (count 'em - ONE! - back in 2001!) electrocution of a Southern California Condor caused by a mid-air collission with power lines!!!!!

(After I read this, it made me realize that this might be what RRP was looking into as it might relate to the Bald Eagles in Decorah.)

Excellent read on Power Pole Aversion Training!

http://newsroom.edison.com/stories/california-condor-recovery-program-spreads-its-wings

**NOTE**  TWO NEW THREADS WERE STARTED TODAY FOR THE FIRST-EVER LIVE-STREAMING CONDOR CAMS, WHICH ALSO WENT LIVE TODAY! ON TWO CALIFORNIA CONDOR NESTS IN CALIFORNIA!!!  SEE THE "OTHER RAPTOR" BOARD IN FORUM FOR BOTH OF THOSE NEW THREADS!!

One of those two new Condor live-cam nest threads is called, "Big Sur, California Condors: Ventana Wildlife Society Camera - 2015" and you can get to posts about it in Forum at:
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2058.0.html

The second of those two new Condor live-cam nest threads is called, "California Condor, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.Camera Host:US Fish & Wildlife Service" and you can get to posts about that nes in Forum at:
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2057.0.html

Both of those threads list the links to the live cams and info about these two nestsIncredible to see!
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 28, 2015, 02:51:39 AM
This is a really cool study that relates parent-to-nestling ratio, nestling growth rate and fledgling mortality.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-songbird-habitat-affects-reproduction-survival.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 28, 2015, 03:17:52 AM
Researchers have developed a model that may help golden eagles and wind turbines to coexist. They developed this modelling tool to assist wind farm developers in choosing a site that can better predict the mortality rates of golden eagles. One big lesson is that the current method of siting, namely counting golden eagles in the proposed area of development, is a poor predictor of golden eagle mortality rates caused by wind turbines. The entire landscape and how the golden eagles use that habitat need to be taken into consideration. Common sense really, but not so easy to do in the preliminary stages of development without this mathematical tool. The research was funded by the USFWS, so I hope they put it to good use.

Here's the article that summarizes the purpose of the research.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-eagles-turbines-coexist.html

And here's the research paper itself for all the details.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0134781
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 07, 2015, 08:30:57 AM
Hummingbirds find protection building nests under hawks. Interesting.

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-hummingbirds-hawks.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 08, 2015, 10:57:45 PM
As demand for African timber soars, birds pay the ultimate price.

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-demand-african-timber-soars-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 09, 2015, 06:07:21 PM
How do migrating birds avoid predators while fueling up?

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-migrating-birds-predators-fueling.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 12, 2015, 07:59:35 AM
Depressing story of the devastating impact illegal logging has on birds in Ghana.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150908141144.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on September 13, 2015, 10:53:25 AM
Yes, too depressing for me to even read.  So many sad stories - too much.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 15, 2015, 09:43:43 AM
Birds reveal the evolutionary importance of love. Cute title but I'm skeptical - the human intervention caused a thoroughly unnatural situation to occur, which may have had its own unintended consequences. While "the evolutionary importance of love" may be true, this deeply flawed experiment sure didn't prove it, IMO.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150914152616.htm

Finn - Loved your "dissent" and links!  Where'd they go?!  ;)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 16, 2015, 05:38:30 AM
Noise may shorten sparrow lives. This conclusion is based on a study of telomere lengths, which is a very hot area of research in humans.

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-noise-shorten-sparrow.html



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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 16, 2015, 04:09:23 PM
The cuckoos are coming by way of the Bering Strait!

Invasive brood parasites a threat to native bird species:  http://phys.org/news/2015-09-invasive-brood-parasites-threat-native.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 17, 2015, 06:13:28 AM
Fearless fowl grow and lay better.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150916112427.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 17, 2015, 08:19:21 AM
Clean and disinfect those bird feeders regularly!

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-birds-feeders-sick-disease.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 17, 2015, 12:37:14 PM
Small rural owl fearlessly colonizes the city. Very interesting.

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-small-rural-owl-fearlessly-colonizes.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 25, 2015, 07:59:58 AM
Satellite data helps migrating birds survive.  This is so COOL!  What a genius idea.

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-satellite-migrating-birds-survive.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2015, 10:22:41 PM
Offshore wind farms in Scotland could be more risky for gannets than previously thought, study shows. I can guess who got the original estimate wrong.

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-offshore-farms-risky-gannets-previously.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 30, 2015, 06:49:54 AM
East African vultures have a high (33%) mortality rate from poisoning. Humans put out poisoned carcasses to kill predators like lions and hyenas but also kill vultures. Interesting discussion about wing tagging and GPS transmitters.

https://www.academia.edu/8011608/Assessing_Mortality_of_African_Vultures_Using_Wing_Tags_and_GSM-GPS_Transmitters
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 30, 2015, 06:52:14 AM
Now here's a logging story that's uplifting. Russian loggers are going above and beyond to help protect the fish owl and everybody wins!

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-russia-loggers-owl-friend.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 02, 2015, 08:22:56 AM
Ran across this story today about a peregrine falcon migration study done by Dr. Bryan Watts for the College of William and Mary and the Center for Conservation Biology. It took a good hour to track down the original information!  :-\

Satellite tracking reveals where the wild peregrines go:  http://phys.org/news/2015-10-satellite-tracking-reveals-wild-peregrines.html

Here's a summary of the project entitled:  FALCONTRAK: Investigating peregrine falcon movements through satellite tracking

http://www.ccbbirds.org/what-we-do/research/species-of-concern/species-of-concern-projects/falcontrak/

Here's the final project report, which was NOT easy to find!

http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/researchers/uploads/509/ccbtr1107_falcontrak.pdf

Other interesting looking publications by the author, Bryan Watts.

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bryan_Watts/publications

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2015, 12:04:40 AM
Pathogen-carrying neotropical ticks ride migratory birds into U.S.  Ewww.

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-pathogen-carrying-neotropical-migratory-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 06, 2015, 09:16:19 AM
Scientists play catch up as new chemicals contaminate Great Lakes birds.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/oct/flame-retardants-chemicals-birds-gull-great-lakes
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2015, 01:31:06 AM
Landfill meals are quick & easy for young eagles, but hold a host of toxic dangers.

Bird expert Bryan Watts at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg has studied bald eagles in the Chesapeake Bay region for years, and now has published a paper on his study of their landfill eating habits in the Journal of Raptor Research. Watts is founder and director of the college's Center for Conservation Biology.

What his study found is that hatch-year birds feast on landfills six times more often than adults, and twice as often as third- or fourth-year birds. By the time they mature around age 5 and have developed into more efficient hunters, they shift to a healthier fresh-meat diet.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-nws-eaglets-junk-food-20151012-story.html

Here's the CCB news story about the research with many more details.

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2015/09/24/young-eagles-are-more-likely-to-eat-junk-food/

And here's the abstract of the study. The paper itself is not an open source document.

Landfill Use by Bald Eagles in the Chesapeake Bay Region
No Access

Courtney Turrin1, Bryan D. Watts, and Elizabeth K. Mojica

Center for Conservation Biology, College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA 23187 U.S.A.

1  E-mail address: [email protected]

Associate Editor: Chris W. Briggs

Abstract

We examined patterns in the use of landfills (rubbish dumps) in the Chesapeake Bay by Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Sites of solid waste landfills (n  =  72) were located using state databases. Satellite tracking data from 64 eagles were used to track eagle movements hourly during daylight and once at midnight to determine roosting locations (2007?2012). Landfill use varied significantly with age class, with hatch-year birds using landfills six times more often than adults and twice as often as third- and fourth-year birds. Hatch-year birds spent significantly more time at landfills than expected based on landfill area relative to the study area outside of landfills. The relationship between time of year and eagle presence at landfills was not significant, though the results suggest a peak in landfill use in the late fall. There was spatial variation in landfill use, with 10% of the landfills used by study birds receiving 75% of the total landfill use. Landfills within two km of communal roosts received significantly more eagle activity than landfills farther from communal roosting sites. If eagle presence at landfills is indicative of foraging at these sites, the results provide evidence that foraging strategies in Bald Eagles change with age. Landfills may serve as important scavenging sites for hatch-year and second-year eagles, whereas older birds may be more successful obtaining higher quality prey elsewhere.
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 14, 2015, 12:53:36 PM
Divorce in birds is affected by their social group. Very interesting, thorough and persuasive study.
 
http://phys.org/news/2015-10-divorce-birds-affected-social-group.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 14, 2015, 10:20:32 PM
Wind Turbines Are Killing Bats And Could Be Hurting Farmers

http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/14/wind-turbines-are-killing-bats-and-could-be-hurting-farmers/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 15, 2015, 05:49:42 AM
New Zealand fossils reveal new bird species. Interesting "missing link" shorebird.

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-zealand-fossils-reveal-bird-species.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2015, 12:33:04 AM
"Virtual Fences Around Wind Farms Could Reduce Bird Deaths"

I doubt it. Here's the story and the link to the research is below. I can think of so many ways this will never work. . .

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/virtual-fences-around-wind-farms-could-reduce-bird-deaths

http://www.animalbiotelemetry.com/content/3/1/43
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2015, 11:34:46 AM
Well, this is very scary news.  Infected coots are killing bald eagles.  :-\

http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/identify-name-toxic-cyanobacteria-killing-american-bald-eagles-0215/

Update: Basically, nothing has changed but the warnings still apply because coots are now returning to lakes where they will overwinter.  While blue-green algae blooms are up in Iowa, there's no specific info on the cyanobacterium responsible for eagle deaths.

Toxic Algae Threatens Bald Eagles:  http://www.coastalreview.org/2015/10/toxic-algae-threatens-bald-eagles/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2015, 12:00:41 PM
Proximity to wind-power plants reduces the breeding success of the white-tailed eagle.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acv.12238/full
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2015, 12:08:22 PM
Story

How wind might impact birds' migration routes:  http://phys.org/news/2015-10-impact-birds-migration-routes.html

Paper

Global aerial flyways allow efficient travelling:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12528/full
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 21, 2015, 03:53:48 AM
The vulture's scavenging secrets?an ironclad stomach and a strong immune system.  Interesting research showing the Asian black vulture is closely related to the American bald eagle.

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-vulture-scavenging-secretsan-ironclad-stomach.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 21, 2015, 05:39:46 PM
Busy and interesting news day for birds.  :)

Young eagles flock to the landfill drive-thru:  http://phys.org/news/2015-10-young-eagles-flock-landfill-drive-thru.html

Closer look at emperor penguin feathers dispels popular folklore notions:  http://phys.org/news/2015-10-closer-emperor-penguin-feathers-dispels.html

Migratory birds need less time to travel longer routes when they optimize for wind support:  http://phys.org/news/2015-10-migratory-birds-longer-routes-optimize.html

In an urban environment, not all vultures are created equal:  http://phys.org/news/2015-10-urban-environment-vultures-equal.html

It is commonly known that birds evolved from dinosaurs. But what happened next? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151020091834.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Uncovered: European roller's route between Africa, Europe:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151020091840.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

These Lovely Birds Do More Than Sing?They Sleep Around:  http://www.wired.com/2015/10/wood-thrushes-sleep-around/#slide-1
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 22, 2015, 07:08:42 AM
Invasive birds spreading avian malaria in eastern Australia:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151020103839.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

European birdwatchers unravel how birds respond to climate change:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151021083129.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 23, 2015, 12:13:13 AM
Study finds migration strategy predicts stopover ecology in shorebirds.

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-migration-strategy-stopover-ecology-shorebirds.html
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 24, 2015, 06:25:16 AM
Growing up without parents makes endangered birds more flexible - the case of whooping crane reintroduction.

What an interesting article!!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151021185100.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

And here's the paper:  http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1650/CONDOR-15-70.1
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 27, 2015, 05:34:13 PM
Siberian jays can recognize unfamiliar, distant relatives.

Article - http://phys.org/news/2015-10-siberian-jays-unfamiliar-distant-relatives.html

Abstract - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.13420/abstract

Fascinating idea. Tried to relate the findings to what I think I know about eagles and the research and conclusions don't really fit. But the idea of being able to recognize distant relatives does raise questions in my mind about eagle behavior, especially their social nature in convocations. Fun to think about.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 28, 2015, 10:44:19 AM
Ornithomimus dinosaur with preserved tail feathers and skin tightens linkages between dinosaurs and birds.

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-ornithomimus-dinosaur-tail-feathers-skin.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 28, 2015, 10:55:49 PM
Swifts' migratory behavior may have conservation implications as their numbers continue to decline.

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-swifts-migratory-behavior-implications.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 30, 2015, 10:24:54 AM
Tracking Minnesota's loons' migration to the Gulf of Mexico and studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the birds have been revealing.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-loons-still-taking-in-contaminants-from-2010-gulf-oil-spill/338424951/
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2015, 02:15:03 AM
Article:  Study Predicts Grim Future For Hawaii's Rarest Forest Birds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/study-predicts-grim-future-for-hawaiis-rarest-forest-birds_56326339e4b0631799117b84?utm_hp_ref=science&ir=Science&section=science

Paper:  Large-Scale Range Collapse of Hawaiian Forest Birds under Climate Change and the Need 21st Century Conservation Options

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0140389#sec009
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2015, 02:17:40 AM
Interesting research because the article notes that the genomes of the vulture and the bald eagle are similar.

Article:  Vultures and Immunity: Scavenging Better Than the Others

Paper:  The first whole genome and transcriptome of the cinereous vulture reveals adaptation in the gastric and immune defense systems and possible convergent evolution between the Old and New World vultures

http://www.genomebiology.com/2015/16/1/215
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Post by: baziunc on October 31, 2015, 04:04:45 PM
Swifts' migratory behavior may have conservation implications as their numbers continue to decline.

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-swifts-migratory-behavior-implications.html

Thanks, T40.  Chimney Swifts have fascinated me ever since I was privileged to witness a large flock as it assembled into it's growing and swirling shapes each evening before finally disappearing, one bird at a time, down an old, tall brick chimney stack two lots from where I lived.  That was so incredible to watch that I started reading about them and learned so much about their unique physical traits and behaviors, and how and where they nest and why, and how that has changed over the years, as well as how their migration destination was discovered.  What a story there is about them, and what amazing birds they are - who basically never perch on a branch, and carry out most of their lives on the wing or roosting and nesting on vertical surfaces.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 02, 2015, 03:49:56 PM
Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night, study finds. This finding may help to explain why this brood parasite avoids imprinting on its host. This article got my mind racing!

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-juvenile-cowbirds-night.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on November 02, 2015, 04:49:54 PM
LOL T40.  I grew up across the street from a juvenile who used to sneak out at night, too!   :D  :D  :D

Thanks for the article.  It's interesting, but I don't understand how leaving the nest at night as a juvie would keep the juvie cowbirds from imprinting on its host.   The article is talking about fledgling birds leaving the nest at dusk and spending the night in surrounding fields and then returning to the nest area in the morning.  It has always been my understanding that most of a bird's imprinting, on parents at least, takes place much, much earlier in their development - way before fledging.  Hmmm.  Clearly, there are other factors at work here, waiting to be discovered.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 03, 2015, 12:10:33 PM
Rapid evolution of body size enhanced dinosaur and bird survival.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-rapid-evolution-body-size-dinosaur.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 03, 2015, 12:11:32 PM
A key concept in Darwin's theory of evolution which suggests nature favours larger females that can produce greater numbers of off-spring must be redefined according to scientists behind ground-breaking research published today. Interesting ideas.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-demands-rethink-darwin-theory-fecundity.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2015, 06:23:59 AM
New fossil of a fearsome, giant raptor discovered in South Dakota.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-giant-raptor-south-dakota.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 05, 2015, 06:14:16 AM
West Nile virus killing millions more birds than previously thought.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151102083723.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Abstract: Persistent impacts of West Nile virus on North American bird populations

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/10/27/1507747112
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 05, 2015, 06:17:03 AM
Female birds can?t shake their colorful fathers, and other lessons from studying 6,000 species.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151104134033.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 05, 2015, 09:03:32 AM
Researchers Kidnap Fluffy Seabirds In Elaborate Rescue Operation

Hawaiian petrels are found nowhere else on earth. What a project! Hope it works.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-petrel-rescue-operation_563a7a37e4b0411d306f7503?utm_hp_ref=science&ir=Science&section=science
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 05, 2015, 09:29:58 AM
Shape of bird wings depends on ancestors more than flight style. Fascinating. And they still can't say what the function of covert feathers is.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-bird-wings-ancestors-flight-style.html

Click on the graph link ( http://cdn.phys.org/newman/gfx/news/hires/2015/shapeofbirdw.jpg ), hover the magnifying glass over the graph and then click again to expand. The closest to a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the osprey: Accipitrimorphae >> Pandion haliaetus.

Paper:  The evolution of avian wing shape and previously unrecognized trends in covert feathering:

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1816/20151935
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 06, 2015, 07:53:40 AM
Fascinating research to find out if Australia's endangered cockatoo is successful after being released from rehab.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-cockatoo-soars-heights.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 06, 2015, 11:14:04 AM
From starving chicks come fat birds.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-starving-chicks-fat-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 09, 2015, 10:44:35 AM
Cane toad advance aids Kimberley bird numbers. Fascinating web of predators and toxic toads increasing the number of birds.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-cane-toad-advance-aids-kimberley.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 11, 2015, 03:41:34 PM
The owls beyond the Andes: Divergence between distant populations suggests new species.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-owls-andes-divergence-distant-populations.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 12, 2015, 06:52:30 PM
Breeding flexibility helps migratory songbirds adjust to climate warming.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-flexibility-migratory-songbirds-adjust-climate.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 13, 2015, 01:41:13 PM
Wild birds choose love over food.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151112123150.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 14, 2015, 08:13:14 AM
Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151111172339.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2015, 02:12:37 PM
For the birds: Whether you're territorial, a girlfriend stealer or a cross dresser, it's in your genes.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151116112456.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Bird decline shows that climate change is more than just hot air.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151116084855.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2015, 02:14:46 PM
Very interesting research & lots of possibilities.

Article:  Why are some wild animals more tolerant to human interaction than others?

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-wild-animals-tolerant-human-interaction.html

Paper:  Increased tolerance to humans among disturbed wildlife.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151116/ncomms9877/full/ncomms9877.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 18, 2015, 02:37:29 PM
Graduate students explore the effect climate change has on local bird populations. And it's bad news for loggerhead shrikes and burrowing owls in New Mexico.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-students-explore-effect-climate-local.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 18, 2015, 04:18:32 PM
Study finds pigeons uncommonly good at distinguishing cancerous from normal breast tissue.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-pigeons-uncommonly-good-distinguishing-cancerous.html

(Maybe human pathologists should be trained with Cheetos?)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 18, 2015, 05:41:17 PM
Natural wetlands still better than rice fields for egrets in southeast US.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-natural-wetlands-rice-fields-egrets.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Ginger52 on November 18, 2015, 10:50:42 PM
Keeping live snakes in the nest can benefit owlets.

https://www.audubon.org/news/what-would-screech-owl-want-blind-snake

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 19, 2015, 02:40:33 PM
Hummingbirds rely on raw power, not physique, to outmaneuver rivals.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-hummingbirds-raw-power-physique-outmaneuver.html

Piping plovers losing breeding habitat to wetland drainage

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-piping-plovers-habitat-wetland-drainage.html

The Fred and Ginger of the finch world (w/ Video). Very cool!

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-fred-ginger-finch-world-video.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 20, 2015, 06:18:20 AM
The cuckoo sheds new light on the scientific mystery of bird migration.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-cuckoo-scientific-mystery-bird-migration.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2015, 05:41:33 AM
To feed or not to feed: Researchers engage citizen scientists in reducing bird-window collisions.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151119211432.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2015, 05:45:00 AM
Climate change 'affecting' bird migration: eco-group.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-climate-affecting-bird-migration-eco-group.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2015, 12:27:03 PM
Bird poaching continues to result in victims.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-bird-poaching-result-victims.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2015, 02:58:22 PM
Penguin Feathers Could Lead To New Ways To De-Ice Airplanes

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/penguin-feathers-de-ice-airplanes_56534657e4b0258edb323443?utm_hp_ref=science&ir=Science&section=science
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 26, 2015, 12:59:35 AM
Fastest pigeons tend to become flock leaders; leaders learn navigation skills more effectively than followers.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-fastest-pigeons-tend-flock-leaders.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 26, 2015, 01:07:34 AM
Eggshell porosity can be used to infer the type of nest built by extinct archosaurs.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-eggshell-porosity-infer-built-extinct.html

Paper: Eggshell Porosity Provides Insight on Evolution of Nesting in Dinosaurs

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0142829

Here's a related article that explains brooders' eggs have fewer pores than buriers', (i.e., buried eggs need to respire).

Dinosaur egg study supports evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs.

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-dinosaur-egg-evolutionary-link-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 27, 2015, 07:05:04 AM
A common mechanism for human and bird sound production. Interesting.

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-common-mechanism-human-bird-production.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 30, 2015, 06:33:41 PM
Neuroscientists identify neural patterns birds use to learn their songs

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-neuroscientists-neural-patterns-birds-songs.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2015, 11:49:46 AM
Share the care: Long-tailed tits show coordinated parenting is beneficial for chicks. Interesting observations.

http://phys.org/news/2015-12-long-tailed-tits-parenting-beneficial-chicks.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 02, 2015, 09:13:39 AM
Seabirds Are Dumping Pollution-Laden Poop Back on Land - this is an eye-opening story!

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/seabirds-are-dumping-pollution-laden-poop-back-land-180957288/?no-ist
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2015, 08:46:02 PM
Habitat loss seen as rising threat to world's migratory birds

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-birds-idUSKBN0TM2QM20151203#36ty2EvMcaI7gbq3.97
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 05, 2015, 10:21:34 AM
The Going Is Getting Tougher for World's Migratory Birds - Study finds only 9% have adequate protection along their routes.

http://www.newser.com/story/217030/the-going-is-getting-tougher-for-worlds-migratory-birds.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=inbox&utm_campaign=newser
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2015, 07:27:23 AM
Northern spotted owl decline linked to invasive barred owl, habitat loss, and climate.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151210181639.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2015, 07:38:35 AM
Story:  New model to track animal paths from solar geolocators

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151207114009.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Paper: A hidden Markov model for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers using templates for light intensity

http://www.movementecologyjournal.com/content/3/1/25

(http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/8319f96f1754c548ffb8ea7775ab82e3/201771210/blackpoll-warbler-geolocator-vermont-center-for-ecostudies.jpg)

(http://cdn.oreillystatic.com/oreilly/animals/images/flightpatterns_geolocators_penny_darrenirwinUBC_sm.jpeg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 13, 2015, 11:12:53 AM
Urban swans' genes make them plucky. Wonder if this applies to eagles, too? The data suggest swans are adaptive and we know eagles certainly are, too.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151211130113.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 13, 2015, 11:16:52 AM
Influence of Earth's history on the dawn of modern birds. Very interesting.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151211145038.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2015, 09:50:10 PM
Snail Kites? Affinity for Home Leaves It in More Peril. Possibly the first evidence of this behavior in vertebrates.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151210093602.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 17, 2015, 10:46:30 PM
New evidence of tool use discovered in parrots. Very smart! Be sure to watch the video at the end of the article.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151216082208.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 17, 2015, 10:48:36 PM
Penguin cam captures hunt for prey

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151216151605.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on December 18, 2015, 04:13:11 PM
New evidence of tool use discovered in parrots. Very smart! Be sure to watch the video at the end of the article.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151216082208.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

T40, thanks for this story!  Very good stuff.  I enjoyed the video, too - but it took me 4 "looks" to find the link to it... don't ask me why.   ::)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 20, 2015, 03:32:50 AM
Kestrel inspires unpowered, autonomous glider to climb higher

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151218085931.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 20, 2015, 03:34:03 AM
Darwin's finches may face extinction

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151218085933.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on December 20, 2015, 11:54:47 AM
Kestrel inspires unpowered, autonomous glider to climb higher

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151218085931.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Thanks, T40!  I loved reading this!  It has wonderful info on special flight abilities of kestrels and why this project is trying to learn more about how to employ some of the kestrel's same special flight abilities.  Gliders are so cool, but they still can't do what birds can.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 22, 2015, 05:03:02 AM
I don't pretend to understand this, but it's fascinating.

Nature's unique way of controlling color explains why birds never go gray

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151221071504.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 22, 2015, 05:03:54 AM
New research shows decline in population and breeding success of Antarctic seabird

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151221111210.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 23, 2015, 02:59:55 AM
 Oak tree selection by nesting turkey vultures (Cathartes aura)

http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/49975
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 23, 2015, 03:06:02 AM
How vultures evolved to live on rotting, feces-covered meat (and what we can learn from them)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/25/how-vultures-evolved-to-live-on-rotting-feces-covered-meat-and-what-we-can-learn-from-them/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2015, 06:21:43 PM
Flexible soaring style keeps vultures aloft longer

http://www.sciencecodex.com/flexible_soaring_style_keeps_vultures_aloft_longer-172502

Tree-top turbulence helps flapping vultures soar

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35159830
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2015, 06:22:45 PM
Crows caught on camera fashioning special hook tools

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151223141159.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 25, 2015, 02:55:34 AM
The Oldest Ancestor of Modern Birds Has Been Found in China

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-oldest-ancestor-of-modern-birds-has-been-found-in-china

The Eight Best Extinct Species Discovered in 2015

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-eight-best-extinct-species-discovered-in-2015
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 29, 2015, 01:50:03 AM
How Turkey Vultures Stay Aloft to Focus on Dinner

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/science/how-turkey-vultures-stay-aloft-to-focus-on-dinner.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2015, 12:10:41 PM
Bald Eagle Management in Urbanizing Habitat of Puget Sound, Washington

http://www.jstor.org/stable/4095790?mag=bald-eagles-back-brink&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2015, 12:12:48 PM
Effects of Watercraft on Bald Eagles Nesting in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

http://www.jstor.org/stable/3784649?mag=bald-eagles-back-brink&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2016, 06:53:42 AM
River ecosystems show 'incredible' initial recovery after dam removal. Very interesting article.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151228124655.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2016, 06:54:14 AM
Competition and climate change combine to threaten Bicknell's thrush

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151223221337.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2016, 04:05:52 PM
Combining techniques provides new insight into bird migration

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160104080557.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 07, 2016, 08:59:40 AM
Monitoring chicken flock behaviour could help combat leading cause of food poisoning

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160106091838.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2016, 07:02:50 AM
Dinosaurs may have been the original lovebirds, discovery shows. They found nest scrapes as big as a bathtub!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160107094108.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Remind you of anybirdy? LOL!

(http://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/01/160107094108_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2016, 07:04:21 AM
Penguins, food and robots: Study seeks to better understand foraging competition between Adelie, gentoo penguins

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160107094114.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2016, 07:05:05 AM
New NDV-H5NX avian influenza vaccine has potential for mass vaccination of poultry

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160107131015.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2016, 10:42:50 PM
Backyard chickens harbor greater diversity of ticks, mites, and lice than farm-raised chickens

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160111121009.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2016, 11:32:33 AM
Researchers work on lowering greenhouse gas emissions from poultry houses

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160112125514.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 15, 2016, 06:08:47 AM
Study of European shag shows parental age may affect how long offspring live

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160114164735.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2016, 07:19:49 AM
Satellite transmitters used to study sandhill crane ecology

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160112130143.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2016, 07:22:24 AM
How birds learn through imitation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160114162540.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Ginger52 on January 16, 2016, 12:56:45 PM
I was both fascinated and disturbed by this article I saw on Facebook.  Falcons found keeping other birds as prisoners before eating them

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/falcons-found-keeping-other-birds-prisoners-eating-them

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2016, 03:23:57 PM
I was both fascinated and disturbed by this article I saw on Facebook.  Falcons found keeping other birds as prisoners before eating them

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/falcons-found-keeping-other-birds-prisoners-eating-them

I agree, ginger! It's creepy but you have to admire the ingenious adaptation.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2016, 06:13:40 AM
How variation in body size correlates with en-route migration performance in a long-distance migratory songbird

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160113144602.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2016, 10:08:37 PM
Saving California condors - How citizen scientists and biologists are working together to help the endangered birds

http://scienceline.org/2016/01/saving-california-condors/

Attention, citizen scientists! The California condors need your help!

The California condor is a critically endangered species and the population is suffering from the effects of lead poisoning. By tracking the location and social behavior of the animals we can better detect early warning signs of the illness.

http://www.condorwatch.org/

(http://scienceline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/California-Condors-640x374.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on January 19, 2016, 04:06:43 PM

I was both fascinated and disturbed by this article I saw on Facebook.  Falcons found keeping other birds as prisoners before eating them

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/falcons-found-keeping-other-birds-prisoners-eating-them


I agree, ginger! It's creepy but you have to admire the ingenious adaptation.

This is fascinating... and interesting that it is only done seasonally.  But really, isn't this called farming?  It's amazing that this falcon species has this trait - quite smart, I should think, and not really different than other birds and animals who store their food caches for later use, except that this falcon's food cache is live, because that is what they eat.  It may sound a little creepy, but I don't see any difference between what this particular falcon species does and the common activity of people buying live animals/domestic stock at markets around the world to take home and keep alive in a pen till they butcher and cook it for the family dinner table, as well as people who raise domestic livestock or fowl who also do the same.  My parents as children, and their generation and those earlier, grew up in the U.S. in a time where even in one of the largest cities in the state it was common practice to have a live chicken or two or three in the backyard inside the city, which were kept for later being caught, killed, and cooked for Sunday dinners.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: Ginger52 on January 19, 2016, 04:44:27 PM

I was both fascinated and disturbed by this article I saw on Facebook.  Falcons found keeping other birds as prisoners before eating them

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/falcons-found-keeping-other-birds-prisoners-eating-them


I agree, ginger! It's creepy but you have to admire the ingenious adaptation.

This is fascinating... and interesting that it is only done seasonally.  But really, isn't this called farming?  It's amazing that this falcon species has this trait - quite smart, I should think, and not really different than other birds and animals who store their food caches for later use, except that this falcon's food cache is live, because that is what they eat.  It may sound a little creepy, but I don't see any difference between what this particular falcon species does and the common activity of people buying live animals/domestic stock at markets around the world to take home and keep alive in a pen till they butcher and cook it for the family dinner table, as well as people who raise domestic livestock or fowl who also do the same.  My parents as children, and their generation and those earlier, grew up in the U.S. in a time where even in one of the largest cities in the state it was common practice to have a live chicken or two or three in the backyard inside the city, which were kept for later being caught, killed, and cooked for Sunday dinners.

Yes, you could call it farming.  I grew up on a farm so I know what farming is.  But, they at times injure and mutilate their prey in order to keep them contained.  That's the part that I meant when I said it was "disturbing."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on January 19, 2016, 05:06:56 PM
Ginger , I understand, and can relate to that thought.  Hard to think about for sure.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 20, 2016, 11:21:40 PM
Swedish capercaillies (a large grouse) are becoming real citizens in Brandenburg, Germany

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160119074301.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(http://cdn1.arkive.org/media/0C/0C383A58-7BBF-4E7B-BFCA-91985D33EB34/Presentation.Large/Male-capercaillie-displaying.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2016, 05:17:57 AM
New species of bird discovered in India, China by international team of scientists

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160120141540.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(http://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/01/160120141540_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2016, 05:21:35 AM
Do animals exercise to keep fit?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160120202248.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2016, 06:51:22 PM
FalCon to look into latest in veterinary and research

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/475893/FalCon-to-look-into-latest-in-veterinary-and-research

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 23, 2016, 12:56:48 PM
Ocean species mix as sea ice melts, with unknown consequences

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/arctic-sea-ice-melting-animal-species-mix/

(http://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2016/01/19/11079f44-dae2-45c6-8c90-61cacbde6eac/thumbnail/620x350/a6a383e44c1b8eca677d2f4779a3b6e0/northerngannet.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 23, 2016, 01:02:00 PM
The five bird species that Darwin couldn't discover in Madeira and the Azores

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160122083559.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(http://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/01/160122083559_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2016, 02:42:47 PM
Grebes at Lake Berryessa show state's highest levels of mercury contamination

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5113946-181/grebes-at-lake-berryessa-show?artslide=0

(http://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=HWhNpTpU1uKY8AWNLOZ_aM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsd4BpbfyOL8hvQS3IlmqtoWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2016, 02:44:32 PM
Neighborhood watch and more: How reed warblers watch out when there's a cuckoo about

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160122083430.htm

(http://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/01/160122083430_1_900x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2016, 08:06:36 PM
The Insanely Complicated Logistics of Cage-Free Eggs for All

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/the-insanely-complicated-logistics-of-cage-free-eggs-for-all/?mbid=nl_12516

(http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cage-free-eggs-96502445-1024x732.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on January 26, 2016, 02:18:15 PM
The Insanely Complicated Logistics of Cage-Free Eggs for All

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/the-insanely-complicated-logistics-of-cage-free-eggs-for-all/?mbid=nl_12516


BWAK BWAK BWAAAK!!!   :D :D ;) 

You can't always get what you want.  ::)  It's time to stop mass-food production, ya think?  Bring back the small farmer method of food production, or we may see the end of safe, edible food.  Really people... at some point even the rich folks, and investors who demand annual corporate big profit growth, have to realize their big-profit-or-bust methods may mean civilization going bust.

LOL... That's a long article, vern.  ;D ;)  Maybe they shoulda just said, "Put a small henhouse in your backyard if you want cage-free eggs in your kitchen."  ;) ;) :D

Thanks for posting this article, T40!  Sorry, just a little rant of mine, and not directed at you, of course.  :)  I just wish more people would wake up and pay closer attention.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2016, 04:59:24 PM
This little article was a revelation to me! It explains why they chose to add mercaptans to odorless natural gas - genius. There's also a great video of the California gas leak in infrared.

Gas Leaks Are Designed To Attract Turkey Vultures

http://www.popsci.com/gas-leaks-are-designed-to-attract-turkey-vultures

(http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/turkey_vulture.jpg?itok=uz16hWkW)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2016, 06:36:58 PM
Lizards camouflage themselves by choosing rocks that best match the color of their backs

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160125090614.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2016, 06:37:52 PM
Songbird's reference genome illuminate key role of epigenetics in evolution of memory and learning

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160125090617.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2016, 06:42:18 PM
Snake-hunting Secretary Birds use force of five times their body weight to stamp on, kill their prey

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160125125827.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2016, 09:33:01 AM
The Language of Sparrows - How Bird Songs Are Evolving To Compete With Urban Noise

https://baynature.org/articles/the-language-of-sparrows/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2016, 09:38:49 AM
Diverse migration helps birds cope with environmental change

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126085759.htm

Video: BIRD MIGRATION - Why is it changing?  https://vimeo.com/151900214
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 28, 2016, 08:43:24 AM
Sequence of rare Hawaiian crow's genome will assist conservation efforts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160127101558.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 29, 2016, 10:13:17 AM
The magnetic compass of birds is affected by polarized light

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126110912.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Quote:

"The researchers have put forward a thesis that the birds use it to accentuate the magnetic field during sunrise and sunset -- times of day when migratory birds are believed to determine their direction and calibrate their compasses before migrating."

Isn't that interesting? Makes you wonder about the effects of urban light pollution.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2016, 11:54:14 AM
The nose knows - in a nutshell. Reproduced separately from peraspera's posting above.

Turkey Vultures and Gas Pipelines

http://birdnote.org/show/turkey-vultures-and-gas-pipelines
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2016, 12:11:32 PM
peraspera - Thank you so much for your contribution! I hope many will find the time to skim through Stager's paper, if nothing else but for the schooling you'll get in the "scientific method" of research. Those poor vultures in the early experiments! But as Stager so meticulously presented and as the Union Oil pipeline workers represented, there's nothing better than good, non-judgmental, field observations. I kept wondering, when is someone going to actually look inside a vulture's head and Stager did not disappoint. It's a wonderful paper that confirms my fondness for and admiration of the turkey vulture, particularly after watching RRP's groundbreaking, Missouri turkey vulture webcam. Many thanks to all!
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2016, 01:04:06 PM
Camouflage really does reduce chances of being eaten

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160129090101.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2016, 01:05:18 PM
Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160129090057.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on January 30, 2016, 03:00:12 PM
Camouflage really does reduce chances of being eaten

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160129090101.htm

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T40, I enjoyed reading this story.  Makes sense to me!  Loved reading how the scientists came to prove it by studying those Nightjars! 

I enjoy the regular and nearly-incessant calls of the Chuck-will's-widow on summer nights out my back window.  Though the calls tell me those birds are moving around, since they are nocturnal hunters, I am aware they are very nearby night after night - probably only a few feet away from my back windows where there is an abundance of suitable food for them, and also the perfect sort of nesting and/or daytime roosting areas to perfectly camouflage them.  So often I have spent long periods of time with binoculars pouring over almost every square inch of their likely daylight nesting and/or roosting locations looking for them, but never have been able to locate a single one.  They have nearly-perfect camouflage, as mentioned in the scientific report you posted about Nightjars, which includes the Chuck-will's-widow, among others, such as the similar, but smaller, Whip-poor-will.  After enjoying being in an area frequented by nesting Chuck-will's-widows,  I read more about them, and in addition to other info, I had to chuckle at myself when I uncovered one particular fact on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's site about this bird that said, "Incubating adults are incredibly well camouflaged and virtually invisible unless you nearly step on them."   :D :D  No wonder I never could spot one with my eyes!   ;)

That fact is mentioned in the "Nest Description" paragraph as you scroll down the page at that Cornell page at:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chuck-wills-widow/lifehistory

I also like this page about various Nightjars, and the first few pics on it clearly illustrate just how well the Chuck-will's-widow is camouflaged on its ground nest... the first 7 of these photos I speak of are near the top of this page and just so happen to be taken in my state of North Carolina.  They can be clicked on to be enlarged:
http://carolinabirds.org/HTML/NA_Nightjar.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2016, 02:53:25 PM
Small birds prefer flying in company

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160201085012.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2016, 07:45:07 PM
Robotic Falcon Could Keep Birds Away from Airplanes
 (I believe the operative word here is "could.")

http://insideunmannedsystems.com/robotic-falcon-could-keep-birds-away-from-airplanes%E2%80%A8/

Be sure to watch the video of the robotic falcon perching on a hand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QqTcQ1BxIs

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 03, 2016, 09:52:07 AM
Climate change will remove birds' control over hatching eggs: study

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-early-bird-catches-the-worm-gets-a-new-twist-with-climate-change-study-20160202-gmjjiy.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 04, 2016, 10:37:06 AM
New Zealand's little penguins are recent Australian invaders

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160202174008.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 04, 2016, 10:38:39 AM
Penguin chicks huddle up for heat, protection

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160203145714.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 04, 2016, 10:41:17 AM
How variation in body size correlates with en-route migration performance of songbirds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160203110646.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 06, 2016, 09:39:00 PM
With ravens, out of sight is not out of mind

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160202143129.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 06, 2016, 09:40:51 PM
DNA analysis of sandpiper feces reveals a broad diet

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160203184112.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2016, 12:50:24 AM
Australian parrots need more protection

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-australian-parrots.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 09, 2016, 07:16:38 PM
Birds of prey are starting fires DELIBERATELY: Kites and falcons are 'intentionally dropping smouldering twigs' to smoke out mice and insects in Australia.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3439042/Birds-prey-starting-fires-DELIBERATELY-Brown-falcon-dropped-smouldering-twigs-Australian-bush-smoke-mice-insects-say-researchers.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2016, 11:04:24 PM
Penguin parents: Inability to share roles increases their vulnerability to climate change

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-penguin-parents-inability-roles-vulnerability.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2016, 11:06:02 PM
Nest size variation not related to breeding success

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-size-variation-success.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2016, 11:11:14 PM
Eagles and agriculture coexist in South Africa. (This might help explain the popularity of Iowa, too!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-eagles-agriculture-coexist-south-africa.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2016, 11:14:25 PM
Whooping cranes' predatory behavior key for adaptation, survival

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-whooping-cranes-predatory-behavior-key.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2016, 11:33:20 PM
Scientists concerned over dwindling vulture numbers

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Scientists-concerned-over-dwindling-vulture-numbers/articleshow/50920409.cms

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2016, 03:20:22 PM
11 times birds looked like the dinosaurs they secretly are

http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/science/nature/article/2016/02/11/11-times-birds-looked-dinosaurs-they-secretly-are

Be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the page and all the cool pictures.

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2016, 03:25:11 PM
Oops! Giant Raptor's Wishbone is Actually a Bit of Turtle Shell (but the rest is real!)

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/10/oops-giant-raptors-wishbone-is-actually-a-bit-of-turtle-shell/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 12, 2016, 09:21:43 PM
New study confirms giant flightless bird wandered the Arctic 50 million years ago

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-giant-flightless-bird-arctic-million.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 13, 2016, 11:08:09 PM
Winter feast: Camera trap offers a candid look at Idaho's scavengers

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160212093654.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

This story was mentioned in the article above: Eagle versus porcupine: Camera snaps a painful face-off

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/04/eagle-versus-porcupine-camera-snaps-painful-face

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2016, 01:51:08 AM
I also posted this info on the "Bird News" thread.

Well, this is just about the COOLEST story I've come across in a long time!!!!!  Houdini is the falcon (hybrid peregrine and gyrfalcon) equivalent of Challenger the bald eagle and is being used to teach radar how to tell the difference between ground clutter and birds in flight.  These data can then be used by wind farms as an early warning system to allow time to cut the wind turbines' power and hopefully keep birds from flying into the blades.

This is a short introduction to the topic, with a great photo of Houdini, the peregrine falcon.  http://www.gizmodo.in/science/A-GPS-Equipped-Falcon-Could-Keep-Birds-From-Flying-Into-Wind-Turbines/articleshow/47033698.cms

And here's the excellent article that lays out all the details.  http://www.nrel.gov/news/features/feature_detail.cfm/feature_id=16495

Update: Auburn's eagles soar to new heights with pioneering work in Colorado

http://www.oanow.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-auburn-s-eagles-soar-to-new-heights-with/article_7768363a-d18d-11e5-858b-f721d351f396.html

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Update with lots of photos: Spirit the Eagle Helps to Stop Birds Getting Chopped by Wind Turbines

http://gizmodo.com/spirit-the-eagle-helps-to-stop-birds-getting-chopped-by-1758463270

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2016, 10:48:40 PM
Cockatoos win, swallows lose when roos come to town

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-cockatoos-swallows-roos-town.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2016, 10:49:52 PM
Sequencing the genome of the endangered kakapo

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-sequencing-genome-endangered-kakapo.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2016, 10:51:44 PM
Indian Kashmir begins bird census at Himalayan wetlands

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-indian-kashmir-bird-census-himalayan.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2016, 10:53:36 PM
Nocturnal migrating songbirds drift with crosswinds and compensate near coastal areas

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-nocturnal-migrating-songbirds-drift-crosswinds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2016, 10:54:47 PM
Combating the rise of the urban gull

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-combating-urban-gull.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2016, 09:13:32 PM
Scientists: Puffins might spend the winter off New Jersey

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-scientists-puffins-winter-jersey.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2016, 09:16:32 PM
Black Hills warbler population not so isolated after all

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-black-hills-warbler-population-isolated.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2016, 09:26:22 PM
How oil palm affects bird habitat in Mexico

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-oil-palm-affects-bird-habitat.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

IMO, this article takes it pretty easy on palm oil plantations. Just ask the great apes and the Philippine eagle about palm oil plantations.

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2016, 03:33:55 PM
Ecoacoustics: The Deafening Silence of Endangered Wildlife

http://daily.jstor.org/the-defeaning-silence-of-endangered-wildlife/?utm_source=internalhouse&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=jstordaily_02182016&cid=eml_j_jstordaily_dailylist_02182016

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2016, 05:12:49 PM
Ocean oases: How islands support more sea-life

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160216123438.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2016, 05:14:01 PM
Fulmars contaminated more by food than microplastics

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160217091335.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 19, 2016, 06:58:38 AM
Can ecotourism save endangered species?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160218114837.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 19, 2016, 11:11:01 PM
Backstage at a plumed performance (Don't miss the videos!)

http://scienceline.org/2016/02/backstage-at-a-plumed-performance/?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=db572cddc6-SHERP_34_Batch_7_Week_of_Feb_15_20162_19_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_295b918083-db572cddc6-211117333

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2016, 12:00:31 AM
When young bluebirds don't leave the nest (Surprising behavior that pays off.)

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-young-bluebirds-dont.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2016, 09:26:06 PM
Ducks still ingesting toxic lead shot 25 years after ban (Some odd omissions and conclusions. Staggering estimates of lead shot in the environment - in units of "tons" and "billion"!)

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/outdoors/article/Ducks-still-ingesting-toxic-lead-shot-25-years-6844676.php

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2016, 09:34:40 PM
Students volunteer to study wood duck populations

http://www.newspressnow.com/sports/outdoors/article_33bde552-343a-55e7-9ecb-56aef78c86fc.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 21, 2016, 10:42:32 AM
Traffic Is Changing How City Birds Sing

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/noise-pollution-bird-calls-san-francisco

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 22, 2016, 03:21:36 PM
Agami Herons' Full Mating Ritual Photographed for the First Time

http://www.audubon.org/news/agami-herons-full-mating-ritual-photographed-first-time?utm_source=engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-02-22_Heron_ButtonLink

HeronConservation Home: http://www.heronconservation.org/

2015 Agami Heron Conservation Plan: http://www.lifecapdom.org/IMG/pdf/20150724_planconservation_ha_eng_web.pdf

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 24, 2016, 12:40:22 AM
Dodos might have been quite intelligent, new study finds

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-dodos-intelligent.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 24, 2016, 10:03:21 PM
Study suggests that longer-distance migratory birds may be smarter

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-longer-distance-migratory-birds-smarter.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 24, 2016, 10:06:27 PM
Video series explores how woodpeckers avoid brain injury (from MIT!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-video-series-explores-woodpeckers-brain.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Here's the complete video series of 7 short segments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDW75ZRH-Y&index=1&list=PLo1wGxoqIti2eou-WydolDpLsjPma716l
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 24, 2016, 10:16:49 PM
What makes penguin feathers ice-proof

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-penguin-feathers-ice-proof.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: baziunc on February 25, 2016, 02:09:12 PM
Video series explores how woodpeckers avoid brain injury (from MIT!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-video-series-explores-woodpeckers-brain.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/videoseriese.jpg)

Here's the complete video series of 7 short segments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDW75ZRH-Y&index=1&list=PLo1wGxoqIti2eou-WydolDpLsjPma716l

T40, FABULOUS!  THANKS!!!   :)  I enjoyed reading the article explaining why and how this video project was developed by and for MIT as much as watching the actual video series about how woodpecker's avoid brain injury!  It said in the article about this project that if this wonderful woodpecker video series is well-received, they would like to follow-up with a second video series marrying ornithology and engineering on the topic of feathers.  I hope they pursue that and continue on even further.  This would be great for any bird enthusiast, as well as for the engineer-wanabees!  Exceptional!   :)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2016, 11:36:17 AM
Magnetoreception molecule found in the eyes of dogs, primates

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160225105221.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2016, 11:34:04 PM
Randy red-backed fairy-wrens' duets reduce cuckoldry (Mom and Dad are great at duets!  :D )

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-randy-red-backed-fairy-wrens-duets-cuckoldry.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2016, 11:39:04 PM
Researcher unlocks genetic secrets to birds' behavior, evolution

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-genetic-secrets-birds-behavior-evolution.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2016, 12:07:50 AM
Autonomous acoustic sensors help researchers find endangered seabirds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160225140240.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Abstract - A comparison of automated and traditional monitoring techniques for marbled murrelets using passive acoustic sensors

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wsb.608/abstract
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2016, 02:21:42 AM
Is rare wildlife traded on the darknet?

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-rare-wildlife-darknet.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2016, 06:38:35 AM
Black widow spiders are color-coded to deter predators without tipping off prey

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160229153118.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/02/160229153118_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2016, 06:58:27 AM
How do colonial Eurasian Griffon Vultures prevent extra-pair mating? (Research paper)

https://peerj.com/articles/1749.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2016, 09:12:52 PM
Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-penguin-brains-loss-flight.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2016, 06:45:23 AM
21st century bald eagle research

http://www.qconline.com/sports/st-century-bald-eagle-research/article_43d84ab7-e5c5-52fe-af61-a0fe14bafd30.html

(http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/qconline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/45/d4588e26-e592-584a-ac6e-63b718d7d5ac/56d62bec7cf95.image.jpg?resize=300%2C210)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2016, 08:29:44 AM
What happens to pharmaceuticals in the digestive system of a bird?

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-pharmaceuticals-digestive-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2016, 08:32:56 AM
Breeding birds use alligators to protect nests from raccoons, opossums

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-birds-alligators-raccoons-opossums.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/breedingbird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2016, 08:37:15 AM
Snowy owl's far-flung travels tracked in incredible detail

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-snowy-owl-far-flung-tracked-incredible.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/snowyowlsfar.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2016, 05:06:39 PM
Birds of prey are starting fires DELIBERATELY: Kites and falcons are 'intentionally dropping smouldering twigs' to smoke out mice and insects in Australia.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3439042/Birds-prey-starting-fires-DELIBERATELY-Brown-falcon-dropped-smouldering-twigs-Australian-bush-smoke-mice-insects-say-researchers.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/02/09/17/3107468B00000578-3439042-image-m-5_1455037431578.jpg)

More information about how raptors adapt to and benefit from fires. Bonus item on why no squirrel is safe.

Raptors Are Avian Arsonists

http://daily.jstor.org/raptors-are-avian-arsonists/?utm_source=internalhouse&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=jstordaily_03032016&cid=eml_j_jstordaily_dailylist_03032016

(http://daily.jstor.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Falcon_1050x700.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2016, 11:44:18 PM
Woodpecker drumming signals wimp or warrior

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-woodpecker-wimp-warrior.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2016, 11:47:31 PM
Can some birds be just as smart as apes?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160303084615.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2016, 09:28:46 PM
New basal bird from China reveals the morphological diversity in early birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160302121331.htm

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/03/160302121331_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 08, 2016, 05:55:10 PM
Songbirds pinpoint effects of Huntington's disease

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160307152720.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2016, 01:50:41 AM
Selected abstracts from the March 2016 issue of the "Journal of Raptor Research"

Effects of Researcher-Induced Disturbance on American Kestrels Breeding in Nest Boxes in Northwestern New Jersey

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-54-59.1

Differential Migration and Phenology of Adult Red-Tailed Hawks in California

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-45-53.1

Causes of Admission to a Rehabilitation Center for Andean Condors (Vultur gryphus) in Chile

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-23-32.1

Trial Restoration of the Harpy Eagle, a Large, Long-lived, Tropical Forest Raptor, in Panama and Belize

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-3-22.1

Return to the Wild: Migratory Peregrine Falcons Breeding in Arctic Eurasia Following Their Use in Arabic Falconry

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-103-108.1

Siblicide in Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-125-128.1

Wing Loading in North American Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-70-75.1

Species Identification of Golden and Bald Eagle Talons Using Morphometrics

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-76-83.1

Addressing the Factors that Juxtapose Raptors and Wind Turbines

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-92-96.1

Direct Persecution of Crowned Eagles (Buteogallus coronatus) in Argentina: A New Call for Their Conservation

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-115-120.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2016, 01:58:29 AM
From the 2015 issue of the "Journal of Raptor Research." Describes Mom and Dad to a T!

Perennial Pair Bonds in an Accipiter: A Behavioral Response to an Urbanized Landscape?

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-49-04-458-470.1

Notes:

"conspecifics" - members of the same species

"vertical vegetation structure" - trees?  ;D
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2016, 02:39:37 PM
Scientists call for a shake-up in the way we record biodiversity

I don't know how the Audubon bird counts are conducted, but this approach makes so much sense.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160308211807.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2016, 02:40:54 PM
Bird communication: Chirping with syntax

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160308134748.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/03/160308134748_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2016, 02:45:05 PM
Dinosaur-like lower leg created on bird through molecular experiment

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160307153051.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/03/160307153051_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2016, 11:16:21 PM
Potential antibody treatment for H7 avian flu

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160309125421.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 11, 2016, 11:56:15 PM
This "Fierce Lizard" Fossil Is a Missing Link between Dinos and Their Ancestors

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/fierce-lizard-fossil-is-a-missing-link-between-dinosaurs-and-their-ancestors-teyujagua

(http://motherboard-images.vice.com/content-images/article/31454/1457726059770128.png?crop=1xw:0.74xh;*,*&resize=1200:*&output-format=jpeg&output-quality=90)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 12, 2016, 12:04:09 AM
What Do the Birds and the Bees Have to Do With Global Food Supply?

https://www.audubon.org/news/what-do-birds-and-bees-have-do-global-food-supply

(https://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image/public/sfw_rufous-hummingbird-with-pollen-on-beak-and-falling-master-tek6190.jpg?itok=maqzTio-)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2016, 02:56:01 AM
Alaska scientists continue researching seabird death mystery

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-alaska-scientists-seabird-death-mystery.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/alaskascient.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2016, 02:59:35 AM
Rapid response for inflammation control in songbirds' brains could lead to therapies in humans

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-03-rapid-response-inflammation-songbirds-brains.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2016, 03:00:44 AM
Competition favours shy tits

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-competition-favours-shy-tits.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/competitionf.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2016, 04:05:24 PM
Dopamine key to vocal learning, songbird study finds

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-03-dopamine-key-vocal-songbird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2016, 04:06:31 PM
Unique beak evolved with tool use in New Caledonian crow

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-unique-beak-evolved-tool-caledonian.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/uniquebeakev.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2016, 04:09:19 PM
Pigeon foot feather genes identified: Study hints how scaly dinosaur legs could get birdlike feathers

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-pigeon-foot-feather-genes-hints.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/gfx/news/hires/2016/1-pigeonfootfe.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2016, 04:10:59 PM
Europe's rarest seabird 'could be extinct within 60 years'

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-europe-rarest-seabird-extinct-years.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/europesrares.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 17, 2016, 06:12:11 PM
Scorching temperatures in Australia are turning up the heat for Zebra Finch chicks, causing them to hatch out of order.

https://www.audubon.org/news/is-climate-change-making-it-harder-finch-families-get-along?s_src=2016-03-17_email_newsletter-eng&utm_source=engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-03-17_email_newsletter-eng

(https://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_hero_inline/public/sfw_dsc_0729_0.jpg?itok=lLVAWcgO)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 18, 2016, 06:29:00 AM
Scientists track down origin of bats killed by wind turbines using chemical fingerprints

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-scientists-track-turbines-chemical-fingerprints.html

Chemical Fingerprints Help Track Down Bats Suffering Most From Wind Turbine Deaths

http://www.hngn.com/articles/189784/20160317/chemical-fingerprints-help-track-down-bats-suffering-wind-turbine-deaths.htm

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-scientiststr.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 18, 2016, 09:32:16 PM
Small birds' vision: Not so sharp but superfast

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-small-birds-vision-sharp-superfast.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 20, 2016, 10:53:25 AM
Drones revolutionize ecological monitoring

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160317105111.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/03/160317105111_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2016, 04:42:28 AM
Research provides insights on lethal blindness in a Scottish bird of conservation concern

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-insights-lethal-scottish-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2016, 04:43:36 AM
City birds are smarter than country birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-city-birds-smarter-country.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/citybirdsare.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2016, 04:45:07 AM
Old tourist photos show seabird's rise over the last century

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-tourist-photos-seabird-century.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-oldtouristph.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2016, 03:50:03 AM
Migratory birds disperse seeds long distances (Of course they do, but now it's confirmed. Fun thinking about all the possibilities, past and future.)

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-migratory-birds-disperse-seeds-distances.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2016, 01:58:53 PM
Scientists Create Electronic Eggs That Can Spy On Vultures

http://www.popsci.com/scientists-create-eggs-that-can-spy-on-vultures

Build an Electronic Vulture Egg

http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/build-an-electronic-vulture-egg

(http://spectrum.ieee.org/image/MjczMTA2Ng)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2016, 02:00:11 PM
Antarctic Scientists Infiltrate Penguin Huddles With Adorable Remote-Controlled Car

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/antarctic-scientists-infiltrate-penguin-huddles-adorable-remote-controlled-car

(http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/large_1x_/public/import/2014/penguin%20car%20robot.jpg?itok=6kDgRhIv)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2016, 08:56:05 PM
Changes to environment helps protect young pheasants

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-environment-young-pheasants.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/changestoenv.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2016, 12:36:06 PM
Malaria family tree has bird roots

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160324143234.htm

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2016, 09:10:29 PM
Botulism in waterbirds: Mortality rates and new insights into how it spreads

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-botulism-waterbirds-mortality-insights.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2016, 09:11:35 PM
Antarctic birds recognize individual humans

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-antarctic-birds-individual-humans.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/antarcticbir.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2016, 09:16:19 PM
I know you, bad guy! Magpies recognize humans

http://phys.org/news/2011-05-bad-guy-magpies-humans.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 26, 2016, 03:35:23 PM
The first 3-D atlas of the extinct dodo

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160325093658.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(http://www.tandfonline.com/na101/home/literatum/publisher/tandf/journals/content/ujvp20/2015/ujvp20.v035.sup01/ujvp20.v035.sup01/20160321-01/ujvp20.v035.sup01.cover.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 27, 2016, 03:20:54 AM
Turkey vulture research (Interesting summary with lots of good information.)

http://www.preecevilleprogress.com/news/local-news/turkey-vulture-research-1.2217822

(http://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.2217824.1459017864!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_563/vulture.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 28, 2016, 09:18:32 PM
Songbirds 'teach chicks before they hatch'  (Very interesting!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-songbirds-chicks-hatch.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2016, 11:27:40 PM
Strong effects of climate change on common bird populations in both Europe and US

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-strong-effects-climate-common-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/strongeffect.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2016, 11:28:45 PM
Mystery of broadbills' wing song revealed

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-mystery-broadbills-wing-song-revealed.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 01, 2016, 12:12:53 AM
Black wattle's new biogeographic distribution threatens flight safety in China

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160330102842.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 01, 2016, 09:09:44 PM
Rare crane a boost to Taiwan's troubled wetlands (This story is very interesting, but there's good news and bad news where humans are involved.)

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-rare-crane-boost-taiwan-wetlands.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/thesiberianw.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: glogdog on April 02, 2016, 06:57:41 AM
Don't know if this article has been posted yet here but it's an interesting article about Ravens:

http://www.calacademy.org/explore-science/ravens-know-what-youre-thinking
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 02, 2016, 11:38:32 AM
Climate Change And Green Vultures

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/amateur-naturalist-climate-change-and-green-vultures

(http://www.ladailypost.com/sites/g/files/g616891/f/media_crop/257876/public/201604/green%20vulture.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 02, 2016, 11:40:31 AM
Virus evolution differs by species of mosquito carrier

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160331133406.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/03/160331133406_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 02, 2016, 11:42:09 AM
Study determines economic impact, ripple effect of hunting on CRP-funded land

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160401131102.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 02, 2016, 01:47:50 PM
Lead risk to swans worse than previously thought

http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/channel/newsitem.asp?c=11&cate=__16275

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2016, 09:51:49 PM
'Sexual depravity' of penguins that Antarctic scientist dared not reveal

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jun/09/sex-depravity-penguins-scott-antarctic

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2016, 10:05:43 PM
Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-parrot-species-cities-rival-native.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2016, 10:35:33 PM
Here are several papers of interest published in the Journal of Raptor Research by the Raptor Research Foundation.

Trial Restoration of the Harpy Eagle, a Large, Long-lived, Tropical Forest Raptor, in Panama and Belize

http://sci-hub.io/http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-3-22.1

Addressing the Factors that Juxtapose Raptors and Wind Turbines

https://sci-hub.io/https://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3356/rapt-50-01-92-96.1

Species Identification of Golden and Bald Eagle Talons Using Morphometrics

http://sci-hub.io/http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-76-83.1

Siblicide in Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

http://sci-hub.io/http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3356/rapt-50-01-125-128.1

Direct Persecution of Crowned Eagles (Buteogallus coronatus) in Argentina: A New Call for Their Conservation

http://sci-hub.io/http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-115-120.1

Effects of Researcher-Induced Disturbance on American Kestrels Breeding in Nest Boxes in Northwestern New Jersey

http://sci-hub.io/http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-54-59.1

Causes of Admission to a Rehabilitation Center for Andean Condors (Vultur gryphus) in Chile

http://sci-hub.io/http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-23-32.1

Differential Migration and Phenology of Adult Red-Tailed Hawks in California

http://sci-hub.io/http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-45-53.1



Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 05, 2016, 02:57:37 PM
Research communication: Dispersal of Philippine Eagles Released in the Forests of Mindanao, Philippines (Dec. 2015)

(The English and Filipino translations get sort of mixed up together, but all the information is included. It's just a layout issue.)

https://sci-hub.io/10.3356/rapt-49-04-506-512.1

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2016, 12:29:50 AM
Griffon vultures to aid forecasters

http://www.connexionfrance.com/griffon-vultures-to-aid-forecasters-news-article.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 09, 2016, 12:13:53 AM
Scientists study wild pig impact on bobwhite quail populations

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-scientists-wild-pig-impact-bobwhite.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 09, 2016, 12:16:29 AM
Hungry penguins chase Antarctic's shifting krill

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-hungry-penguins-antarctic-shifting-krill.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 09, 2016, 12:19:13 AM
Australia plan to protect 'long-haul' birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-australia-long-haul-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 09, 2016, 11:26:59 PM
Decades after DDT ban, Yukon River peregrine falcon nest sites have increased fivefold

http://www.adn.com/article/20160408/decades-after-ddt-ban-yukon-river-peregrine-falcon-nest-sites-have-increased

Abstract: Recovery of American peregrine falcons along the upper Yukon River, Alaska

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.1058/abstract

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2016, 11:48:13 PM
Research reveals trend in bird-shape evolution on islands

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-reveals-trend-bird-shape-evolution-islands.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2016, 11:50:09 PM
Tropical birds develop 'superfast' wing muscles for mating, not flying

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-tropical-birds-superfast-wing-muscles.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 13, 2016, 09:30:14 PM
Long-billed curlew to illuminate mysterious migration of dwindling wintering population

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-long-billed-curlew-illuminate-mysterious-migration.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 13, 2016, 09:33:52 PM
Study quantifies the impact that drones can have on bird life (dumb!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-quantifies-impact-drones-bird-life.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 13, 2016, 09:36:27 PM
Diet affects the evolution of birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-diet-affects-evolution-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2016, 10:18:57 PM
Study shows songbird travels nonstop for migration over Sahara

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-songbird-nonstop-migration-sahara.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2016, 03:10:16 PM
Valentino, another victim of lead

http://www.duluthbudgeteer.com/community/3990306-valentino-another-victim-lead

Wildwoods: http://wildwoodsrehab.org/

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Letter: Too quick to blame lead ammo

http://www.duluthbudgeteer.com/opinion/letters/3995940-letter-too-quick-blame-lead-ammo

HuntForTruth.org: http://www.huntfortruth.org/science/scientific-opinions/

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Update/rebuttal: The science on lead

http://www.duluthbudgeteer.com/community/4012184-science-lead

Footnotes in the article:

Lead Poisoning: A Historical Perspective - https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/lead-poisoning-historical-perspective

Childhood Lead  Poisoning - http://www.who.int/ceh/publications/leadguidance.pdf

Lead poisoning - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/symptoms/con-20035487

Lead - http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/lead/index.cfm

Lead information for hunters - http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/lead/index.html

BLOOD LEAD LEVEL STUDY RESULTS - https://www.ndhealth.gov/lead/venison/Fact%20Sheet%20Blood%20Lead%20Level%20Study%20Results.pdf

Lead in Venison - https://www.ndhealth.gov/lead/venison/

Condors and Lead - http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/california_condor_lead.shtml

Lead from spent ammunition: a source of exposure and poisoning in bald eagles - http://www.berrymaninstitute.org/files/uploads/pdf/journal/spring2012/HWI_6.1_p94-104.pdf

Lead in Ammunition: A Persistent Threat to Health and Conservation - http://sci-hub.io/http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10393-013-0896-5

SIXTEEN YEARS OF LEAD POISONING IN EAGLES, 1980-95: AN EPIZOOTIOLOGIC VIEW - https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/jrr/v031n04/p00327-p00332.pdf

Ammunition is the Principal Source of Lead Accumulated by California Condors Re-Introduced to the Wild - https://sci-hub.io/10.1021/es060765s#

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This bald eagle suffering from acute lead poisoning died not long after arrival. (Photo: Wildwoods)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2016, 06:35:12 PM
Killing the Vultures (This is a great read, especially for conservation-minded citizen scientists!)

Excerpted from Their Fate is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats To Our Health and Our World, Peter Doherty, 2013.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/wildlife/killing-the-vultures-ze0z1604zsel.aspx?PageId=1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2016, 09:18:17 PM
Singapore's wild bird trade raises troubling questions about African grey parrots

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-singapore-wild-bird-african-grey.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2016, 09:37:16 PM
New studies highlight energy development's impact on birds (Outstanding and about time!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-highlight-energy-impact-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Full text: Reproductive success of Horned Lark and McCown's Longspur in relation to wind energy infrastructure

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-25.1

Full text: Wintering Sandhill Crane exposure to wind energy development in the central and southern Great Plains, USA

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-99.1

Full text: Avian interactions with renewable energy infrastructure: An update

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-61.1

Full text: Avian interactions with energy infrastructure in the context of other anthropogenic threats

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-12.1

Full text: Anthropogenic light is associated with increased vocal activity by nocturnally migrating birds

http://sci-hub.io/http://dx.doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-15-136.1

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 21, 2016, 10:09:25 PM
Bird genomes contain 'fossils' of parasites that now infect humans

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-bird-genomes-fossils-parasites-infect.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 21, 2016, 10:10:31 PM
Evolution in action detected in Darwin's finches

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-evolution-action-darwin-finches.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/evolutionina.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 22, 2016, 11:57:46 AM
Fossil teeth suggest that seeds saved bird ancestors from extinction

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160421133639.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/04/160421133639_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 22, 2016, 09:49:28 PM
Protecting migratory birds when our beaches have gone to the dogs

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-migratory-birds-beaches-dogs.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/2-protectingmi.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 22, 2016, 11:17:22 PM
Study: little overlap between wind turbines and sandhill crane

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/study-little-overlap-between-wind-turbines-and-sandhill-crane-310135a3-740d-2e74-e053-0100007fce12-376632901.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 23, 2016, 03:16:56 PM
Leg-wing cooperation in baby birds, dinosaurs is key transition in origin of flight

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160421150050.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/04/160421150050_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 23, 2016, 04:11:08 PM
Feed the birds, but what about vultures?

http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/feed-birds-what-vultures/2933/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 25, 2016, 09:05:29 PM
German scientists seek way to end live chick shredding

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-german-scientists-chick-shredding.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2016, 07:25:55 AM
Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture numbers in Spain, new study confirms

http://www.birdlife.org/europe-and-central-asia/news/veterinary-drug-could-cause-major-drop-vulture-numbers-spain-new-study

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2016, 09:44:33 PM
Despite their small brains--ravens are just as clever as chimps

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-small-brainsravens-clever-chimps.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2016, 09:45:27 PM
Birds of prey constrained in the beak evolution race

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-birds-prey-constrained-beak-evolution.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2016, 09:47:11 PM
A young eaglet temporarily leaves the nest for a checkup (Look at that sweet baby!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-young-eaglet-temporarily-checkup.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2016, 09:48:45 PM
Hybrid forms of the common house mosquito may serve as vectors between birds and humans

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-hybrid-common-house-mosquito-vectors.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2016, 09:54:30 PM
30 Years After Chernobyl, Here's What Radioactivity Is Doing To Wildlife

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/30-years-after-chernobyl-heres-what-radioactivity-is-doing-to-wildlife

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2016, 10:00:20 PM
Researchers Built a Wind Tunnel to Study Birds and Build Better Drones

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/researchers-built-a-wind-tunnel-to-study-bird-flight-stanford
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 27, 2016, 07:35:45 PM
Fossils may reveal 20-million-year history of penguins in Australia

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160426144732.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 27, 2016, 09:37:45 PM
Peacocks shake feathers to mesmerize mates

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-peacocks-feathers-mesmerize.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 27, 2016, 09:40:43 PM
An Old World bird in a New World rainforest

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-world-bird-rainforest.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2016, 08:48:15 PM
Hawk Mountain trainee publishes in peer-reviewed journal

http://www.hawkmountain.org/who-we-are/news/hawk-mountain-trainee-publishes-in-peer-reviewed-journal/page.aspx?id=6181

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2016, 11:06:05 PM
Small bird tagging tech creates new ways to study animals

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-small-bird-tagging-tech-ways.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2016, 11:07:59 PM
Study shows reptiles share REM and slow-wave sleep patterns with mammals, birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-bearded-dragons-rem.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 29, 2016, 08:47:56 PM
Rare N.Z. parrot not dead, just pining for fiords: minister

http://phys.org/news/2016-04-rare-nz-parrot-dead-fiords.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 02, 2016, 09:13:55 AM
Goose camp: Tracking troubled birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160428161058.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/04/160428161058_1_540x360.jpg)

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 03, 2016, 03:51:46 PM
Birds beating global warming by adjusting their egg-laying times

http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/birds-beating-global-warming-by-adjusting-their-egg-laying-times-1-4116958

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 03, 2016, 09:18:18 PM
Birds of a different color: Why some birds have more than one color type

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 04, 2016, 08:23:57 AM
Post-doctoral Vulture Research Featured at Conference in Kruger National Park

http://www.ukzn.ac.za/news//2016/05/03/post-doctoral-vulture-research-featured-at-conference-in-kruger-national-park
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 04, 2016, 08:52:43 AM
Research on modern day animals reveals insights into extinct animals

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160503130352.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 05, 2016, 07:43:16 AM
Coastal birds rely on tides and moon phases

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160504092638.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/05/160504092638_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 05, 2016, 07:43:27 PM
Birdcages source of dengue virus

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-05-birdcages-source-dengue-virus.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 05, 2016, 07:50:35 PM
Why vultures matter--and what we lose if they're gone

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-vultures-matterand-theyre.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/whyvulturesm.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 05, 2016, 09:12:46 PM
What Would Happen If We Brought Birds Back From The Dead?

https://www.audubon.org/news/what-would-happen-if-we-brought-birds-back-dead

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: williwaw on May 05, 2016, 10:21:37 PM
Greetings,




You are receiving this email because you submitted comments during the public scoping phase on preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze alternatives to managing bald and golden eagle populations and possible revisions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service' permit regulations for nonpurposeful take of eagles.




We are sending you this email to let you know that we have developed proposed revised permit regulations and a draft Programmatic EIS (PEIS) analyzing the proposed changes as well as alternative approaches to managing eagle populations. The proposed regulations will publish in the Federal Register Friday, May 6, 2016, for a 60-day public comment period. A simultaneous public comment period also opens on the draft PEIS. Comments must be received by July 5, 2016. 




In addition, the Service is releasing a scientific report (?Status Report?) on the current population status and trends of bald and golden eagles.  The report serves as the scientific basis for the proposed management approach and rule revisions.  All three documents can be found on the Services website at: http://www.fws.gov/birds/management/managed-species/eagle-management.php.




You may comment on the proposed rule and draft PEIS by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS?R9?MB?2011?0094, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Then click on the Search button. On the resulting page, you may submit a comment by clicking on ?Comment Now!?




We look forward to your input. 






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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2016, 07:32:05 PM
Penguin that wore a wetsuit and starred in kid's book dies

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-penguin-wore-wetsuit-starred-kid.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/penguinthatw.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2016, 07:33:31 PM
Sonic net could save birds and aircraft, study suggests

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-sonic-net-birds-aircraft.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2016, 07:34:44 PM
How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue, say scientists

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-birds-wings-bacteria-clue-scientists.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2015/pseudomonasa.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2016, 07:35:50 PM
Swift parrot critically endangered

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-swift-parrot-critically-endangered.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/swiftparrotc.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 07, 2016, 09:23:14 AM
How prairie birds respond to wind turbines

http://wildlife.org/how-prairie-birds-respond-to-wind-turbines/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 07, 2016, 11:25:08 AM
Collision avoidance by migrating raptors encountering a new electric power transmission line

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-55.1

(http://www.aoucospubs.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/pinnacle/journals/content/cond/2016/00105422-118.2/condor-15-55.1/20160421/images/medium/i0010-5422-118-2-402-f03.gif)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 07, 2016, 11:31:29 AM
Avian interactions with energy infrastructure in the context of other anthropogenic threats

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-12.1

Avian interactions with renewable energy infrastructure: An update

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-61.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 07, 2016, 11:34:24 AM
Wintering Sandhill Crane exposure to wind energy development in the central and southern Great Plains, USA

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-99.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 08, 2016, 08:39:38 AM
New immigrant: Shiny cowbirds noted from a recording altitude of 2,800 m in Ecuador

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160504121812.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 09, 2016, 09:01:51 PM
Hawk vs goose: how to cope with an unpleasant neighbour

http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcseriesblog/2016/05/09/hawk-vs-goose-cope-unpleasant-neighbour/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2016, 07:41:23 PM
Opinion: There's a reason why Africa's migratory songbirds sing out of season (Fascinating!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-opinion-africa-migratory-songbirds-season.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2016, 10:01:18 PM
U.S. Courts Crack Down on Feds over Mass Wildlife Culls

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-courts-crack-down-on-feds-over-mass-wildlife-culls/

(https://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/88717256-9B02-4601-B20E97FAFDDE9025_source.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 11, 2016, 07:39:28 PM
Study finds some birds process sound much as people do, suggesting stream segregation is not a uniquely human ability

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-birds-people-stream-segregation-uniquely.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2016, 09:50:24 AM
Highway noise deters communication between birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160511093144.htm

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/05/160511093144_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2016, 07:16:12 PM
Shrinking shorebird pays the bill for rapid Arctic warming while wintering in the tropics

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-shorebird-bill-rapid-arctic-wintering.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

How Arctic spring kills birds in Africa

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160512145457.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/shrinkingsho.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2016, 07:18:45 PM
Effort to list lesser prairie chicken as threatened is dropped

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-effort-lesser-prairie-chicken-threatened.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2016, 09:57:11 AM
Male birds may sing, but females are faster at discriminating sounds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160512130332.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2016, 06:44:47 PM
Uncovering the secrets of Arctic seabird colonies

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-uncovering-secrets-arctic-seabird-colonies.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/6-uncoveringth.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2016, 06:46:10 PM
Mercury-ridden songbirds get an extra jolt during migration

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-mercury-ridden-songbirds-extra-jolt-migration.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/mercuryridde.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2016, 06:47:19 PM
Hatchlings give hope for endangered songbird's survival

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-hatchlings-endangered-songbird-survival.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/hatchlingsgi.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2016, 07:42:38 PM
New study shows animal welfare initiatives improves feather cover of cage-free laying hens

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-animal-welfare-feather-cage-free-hens.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2016, 07:54:35 PM
Bird DNA shows inbreeding linked to shorter lifespan

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-bird-dna-inbreeding-linked-shorter.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/birddnashows.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2016, 07:55:39 PM
Biologist: Rabbits and skunks can pass bird flu to ducks

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-biologist-rabbits-skunks-bird-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/biologistrab.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 17, 2016, 07:57:29 PM
Citizen science reveals large-scale effects of cities on bird diversity

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-citizen-science-reveals-large-scale-effects.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/19-citizenscien.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2016, 07:23:14 PM
Hornbills in the Kalahari desert may keep cool by losing heat through their beaks

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-hornbills-kalahari-cool-beaks.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/hornbillsint.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2016, 07:24:09 PM
Habitat quality drives birds' reproductive success

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-habitat-quality-birds-reproductive-success.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2016, 07:25:28 PM
Host birds only tolerate parasitic cuckoo eggs in their nests when they fear retaliation

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-host-birds-tolerate-parasitic-cuckoo.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/hostbirdsonl.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 19, 2016, 08:34:47 AM
Tri-national study about the state of migratory birds shows one third of North American bird species need urgent conservation action.

http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/north-america-united-by-its-birds-to-secure-vital-habitats.xml

The State of North America's Birds 2016: http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SotB_16-04-26-ENGLISH-BEST.pdf

(http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/OneThird-FImage.jpg)

(http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ConservationConcern-draft2-720x782.jpg)

(http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2016/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MajorHabitats-MAP.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 19, 2016, 06:44:27 PM
How birds turn red

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/gfx/news/hires/2016/1-howbirdsturn.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 20, 2016, 10:39:12 AM
Why do animals hide their warning signals? Paradox explained

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160519120938.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/05/160519120938_1_900x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 20, 2016, 10:41:28 AM
Nova Scotia a key stopping place for protecting North American birds

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/north-american-birds-nova-scotia-1.3589386

(http://i.cbc.ca/1.3589447.1463674548!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/northern-gannet.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 20, 2016, 08:40:11 PM
Saltworks provide unlikely rest stop for migrating shorebirds

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-saltworks-rest-migrating-shorebirds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/saltworkspro.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 21, 2016, 02:07:11 PM
Wood toxin could harm zoo animals

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160520102241.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/05/160520102241_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 22, 2016, 03:45:16 AM
Bartram's lost painted vulture is one controversial bird

http://staugustine.com/living/garden/2016-05-21/bartrams-lost-painted-vulture-one-controversial-bird#.V0Fvg75qTIV
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 22, 2016, 04:05:59 AM
Aleutian animal bones may end up in Canadian trash heap

http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1620aleutian_animal_bones_may_end_up_in_canadian
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 23, 2016, 10:05:37 PM
Call to minimize drone impact on wildlife

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-minimize-drone-impact-wildlife.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/2-usingdronesw.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 25, 2016, 09:13:52 PM
Indonesian birds face extinction due to pet trade: study

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-indonesian-birds-extinction-due-pet.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/indonesiasna.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 25, 2016, 09:14:59 PM
Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-japan-hatches-penguin-chicks-artificial.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/theshimonose.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 25, 2016, 09:16:02 PM
Third time may prove lucky for WA's rarest bird

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-lucky-wa-rarest-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/thirdtimemay.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 25, 2016, 09:16:53 PM
One step closer to preventing mass death of roosters

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-closer-mass-death-roosters.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 26, 2016, 12:18:10 AM
Hawaii Is Eyeing GMO Mosquitoes To Save Birds From Extinction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gmo-mosquitoes-hawaii-birds_us_5743f9b3e4b045cc9a71d422

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 26, 2016, 09:32:01 AM
Individual quality trumps reproductive tradeoffs in ducks

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160525083910.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/05/160525083910_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 26, 2016, 07:11:26 PM
Bird flu reappears in Cameroon, killing thousands of birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-bird-flu-reappears-cameroon-thousands.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 26, 2016, 07:13:16 PM
Small offshore oil spills put seabirds at risk: Industry self-monitoring failing

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-small-offshore-oil-seabirds-industry.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 27, 2016, 03:57:42 AM
The Search is on for South America's 'Lost Birds'

https://abcbirds.org/the-search-is-on-for-south-americas-lost-birds/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 27, 2016, 10:42:33 PM
Research highlights the factors necessary for successful apex predators

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-highlights-factors-successful-apex-predat.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 29, 2016, 02:27:08 PM
Why robin eggs are blue

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160527190410.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 29, 2016, 02:29:30 PM
Trouble with parasites? Just migrate

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160527190415.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2016, 07:23:09 PM
Warm springs, early laying don't harm bird flocks

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-early-dont-bird-flocks.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2016, 07:44:15 PM
Do female birds mate with multiple males to protect their young?

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-female-birds-multiple-males-young.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-dofemalebird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2016, 05:22:54 AM
Alcoa eaglets become part of research study

"More bald eagles have died at renewable energy projects in Iowa than in any other states, with at least seven killed since 2011."

http://qctimes.com/business/alcoa-eaglets-become-part-of-research-study/article_dea71abc-7eb8-5909-83c5-5b26ce33abc1.html

WVU Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program: http://wildlife.wvu.edu/

USFWS Wind Energy Development - Information to Protect Wildlife: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/wind/index.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2016, 06:03:18 AM
Hydropower dams worldwide cause continued species extinction

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160530101121.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2016, 07:34:35 PM
'Baby talk' can help songbirds learn their tunes (Remarkable!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-baby-songbirds-tunes.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/babytalkcanh.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2016, 07:35:53 PM
What birds' attitudes to litter tell us about their ability to adapt

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-birds-attitudes-litter-ability.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/574d7bc139fc3.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2016, 07:20:39 PM
Sparrows with unfaithful 'wives' care less for their young (See also "Do female birds mate with multiple males to protect their young?" above for a different take on this behavior in a different species.)

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-sparrows-unfaithful-wives-young.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/sparrowswith.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2016, 07:21:40 PM
Shifting bird distribution indicates a changing Arctic

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-shifting-bird-arctic.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/shiftingbird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2016, 07:25:13 PM
Juvenile kaka found to be better problems solvers than their elders

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-juvenile-kaka-problems-solvers-elders.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/juvenilekaka.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2016, 07:26:47 PM
Uncovering the purpose of birds' extra fat

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-uncovering-purpose-birds-extra-fat.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/7-uncoveringth.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 02, 2016, 07:00:00 PM
Seagulls head to big city not for better homes, but more abundant food

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-seagulls-big-city-homes-abundant.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 02, 2016, 07:01:13 PM
Scientists identify mutation that causes muffs and beards to grow on chickens

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-scientists-mutation-muffs-beards-chickens.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-scientistsid.png)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 03, 2016, 06:41:36 AM
How the movements of fish and birds inspired an improvement in wind power generation

http://engineering.stanford.edu/news/%E2%80%8Bjohn-dabiri-how-movements-fish-birds-inspired-improvement-wind-power-generation

(http://engineering.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/dabiri-680x320-wind.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 04, 2016, 12:54:44 AM
Crowds of crows spread C. jejuni: Are humans vulnerable?

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-crowds-crows-jejuni-humans-vulnerable.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 04, 2016, 08:17:18 PM
Owls' ability to hunt impaired by noise, research shows

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160602083949.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 06, 2016, 06:01:06 AM
This is not an open access journal, so what's publicly available are the research abstracts, intros to the short communications and letters, and titles of other publications. If you're interested in reading more, send me a PM and I'll do my best to get access to what you want.

Journal of Raptor Research
Published by: The Raptor Research Foundation
Table of Contents
Jun 2016 : Volume , 50 Issue 2

http://www.bioone.org/toc/rapt/50/2

Mass Growth Rates, Plumage Development, and Related Behaviors of Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) Nestlings

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-131-143.1?af=R

Dispersal and Survival of Juvenile Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) from Finnmark, Northern Norway

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-144-160.1?af=R

Using Banding and Encounter Data to Investigate Movements of Red-Tailed Hawks in the Northeastern United States

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-161-175.1?af=R

Breeding Biology of a Little-Known Raptor in Central China: The Chinese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-176-184.1?af=R

Factors Influencing Burrowing Owl Abundance in Prairie Dog Colonies on the Southern High Plains of Texas

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-185-193.1?af=R

Great Gray Owls Nesting in Atypical, Low-Elevation Habitat in the Sierra Nevada, California

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-194-206.1?af=R

Potential Toxicity of Fenbendazole to Gyps Vultures on the Indian Subcontinent: A Review

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-207-210.1?af=R

The Imminent Disappearance of the Aplomado Falcon from the Chihuahuan Desert

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-211-216.1?af=R

Nonparental Infanticide in Colonial Eleonora's Falcons (Falco eleonorae)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-02-217-236.1?af=R

Reviewed: The Merlin

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/0892-1016-50.2.237?af=R

In Memoriam: Janet Louise Linthicum 1960-2016

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/0892-1016-50.2.239?af=R
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 06, 2016, 07:25:47 PM
News about the light-dependent magnetic compass of birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-news-light-dependent-magnetic-compass-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 08, 2016, 06:47:20 PM
Big bird sex life revealed

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-big-bird-sex-life-revealed.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 09, 2016, 10:27:30 AM
Changing weather patterns threaten grassland sparrows

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160608095535.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/06/160608095535_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 09, 2016, 10:31:10 AM
Female birds select sperm 'super swimmers'

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160608104312.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 09, 2016, 09:08:38 PM
Camouflage influences life-and-death decisions that animals make

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-camouflage-life-and-death-decisions-animals.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/camouflagein.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2016, 02:28:43 PM
One snake's prey is another's poison: Scientists pinpoint genetics of extreme resistance

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160609134239.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2016, 02:29:54 PM
Is a new chickadee on the horizon?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160608145108.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/06/160608145108_1_540x360.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2016, 02:43:09 PM
Another Threat to Hawaiian Birds: Cat Poop

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/hawaiian-birds-cat-poop/

(http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/blogs/cache/file/CF3137CA-F898-41DC-8D05CA7D54406C1E.jpg?w=590&h=395&AD4D9114-1A7D-4CF0-BC0D8E4FEE5B35B4)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2016, 02:55:01 PM
These Ancient Headless Corpses Were Defleshed By Griffon Vultures

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/06/09/griffon-vultures-defleshed-corpses-to-create-headless-burials-in-ancient-anatolia/#160dccf52705

(http://blogs-images.forbes.com/kristinakillgrove/files/2016/06/Buitres_leonados_Gyps_fulvus_0.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2016, 03:04:35 PM
Yellowstone's golden treasure: Big eagles focus of recent study

http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/yellowstone-s-golden-treasure-big-eagles-focus-of-recent-study/article_3be8a4ad-06b4-52f8-b1fe-03213fae2869.html

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/billingsgazette.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/6a/a6a0ae6c-be55-56be-9212-2e9198a44c16/5756f57432c82.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C961)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2016, 08:12:27 PM
Uruguay's blind 'bird man' can identify 3,000 bird sounds

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-uruguay-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/uruguaysblin.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 12, 2016, 09:26:35 AM
RAPTOR RESEARCH REPORTS (from the late 20th century)

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/publications/raptor-research-reports/

Raptor Research and Management Techniques Manual

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/publications/techniques-manual/

Complete Manual:  http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/files/2015/10/Raptor_Research_all.pdf

(http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/files/2010/12/techniques_cover-231x300.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 13, 2016, 08:32:40 PM
Research gives new meaning to the term 'bird brain'

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-06-term-bird-brain.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://img.medicalxpress.com/newman/csz/news/800/2016/studygivesne.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 13, 2016, 08:35:30 PM
Risk-taking in birds is more contagious at certain times, research shows

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-risk-taking-birds-contagious.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/risktakingin.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 13, 2016, 08:36:19 PM
Humans could learn something from pigeons to improve their efficiency

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-humans-pigeons-efficiency.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/humanscouldl.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 13, 2016, 08:36:58 PM
How females store sperm: Fertility study in chickens examines fatty acids

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-females-sperm-fertility-chickens-fatty.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 15, 2016, 07:02:31 PM
Researcher studies behavioural flexibility in the great-tailed grackle

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-behavioural-flexibility-great-tailed-grackle.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/smarterthant.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 16, 2016, 08:26:09 AM
When it comes to evolution, testes may play a key role, studies find

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615111746.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/06/160615111746_1_540x360.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 16, 2016, 06:42:41 PM
Color vision helps birds find good food and the right partner

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-vision-birds-good-food-partner.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/colorvisionh.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 18, 2016, 01:43:13 PM
New Research on Rarest Bird in the Bahamas

http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/local/New_Research_on_Rarest_Bird_in_the_Bahamas48925.shtml

(http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/uploads/18/bird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 19, 2016, 11:27:59 AM
This is what city living does to birds

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/what-city-living-does-birds

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main_large/public/images/birds.jpg?itok=YPFuRa_F&timestamp=1465933333)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2016, 10:39:44 AM
New research makes use of the most common bird

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/technology/article84721152.html

The Sparrow Swap: https://www.facebook.com/sparrowswap

Sparrow Swap: http://scistarter.com/project/1380-Sparrow%20Swap

sparrow swap instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig9SVdsg7G8&feature=youtu.be

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11053063_1026039247425134_6060732801254103185_n.jpg?oh=9220bbc9e61e5cedaab9ec45f449026d&oe=57D3FBC3)

(http://www.newsobserver.com/news/technology/92pqyq/picture84721147/ALTERNATES/FREE_320/PattonPhoto)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2016, 06:59:15 PM
High flying technology helping conserve WA's threatened black cockatoos

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-high-technology-wa-threatened-black.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/highflyingte.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2016, 07:00:14 PM
Bush burning helps Gouldian finches thrive

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-bush-gouldian-finches.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/bushburningh.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 21, 2016, 07:15:06 PM
Birds found able to learn abstract grammatical structures

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-birds-abstract-grammatical.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2014/zebrafinch.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 21, 2016, 07:16:04 PM
How the songbird learns its melody

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-songbird-melody.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/thesoundofmu.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2016, 08:04:13 AM
Droppings activate the immune system in nestlings

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160621095548.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2016, 08:18:38 AM
Analysis: 85 Percent of Continental U.S. Birds Protected by Endangered Species Act Have Increased or Stabilized Since Being Protected

Recovering Birds Include Interior Least Tern, Northern Great Plains Piping Plover, Bald Eagle

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/wild-success-n-rockies-06-21-2016.html

Recovering Birds Include Whooping Crane, Black-capped Vireo, Aplomado Falcon

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/wild-success-texas-06-21-2016.html

(http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/images/AverageRecoveryOfBirds300b.jpg)

(http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/images/Whooping_crane_Ryan_Hagerty.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2016, 06:40:21 PM
Budgies found to fly at just two speeds

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-budgies.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/budgerigar.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2016, 06:45:08 PM
Full circumpolar migration ensures evolutionary unity in the Emperor penguin

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-full-circumpolar-migration-evolutionary-unity.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/fullcircumpo.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2016, 06:46:03 PM
Early arrival gives bluebirds an edge in keeping nest sites

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-early-bluebirds-edge-sites.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/earlyarrival.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2016, 06:47:24 PM
Exotic pet trade sends Florida bird rescues soaring

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-exotic-pet-florida-bird-soaring.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/clinicworker.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2016, 06:48:18 PM
Decision on reviled sea birds has foes feeling helpless

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-decision-reviled-sea-birds-foes.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/decisiononre.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 23, 2016, 07:54:20 AM
Lizard tail adaptations may reflect predators' color vision capabilities

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622114845.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/06/160622114845_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 23, 2016, 07:27:01 PM
Cockatoos make economic decisions about tool use depending on the current 'market' situation

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-cockatoos-economic-decisions-tool-current.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/totoolornott.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 24, 2016, 05:29:45 PM
Search for Wales' most mysterious seabird

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622115000.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 24, 2016, 06:52:37 PM
New evidence that forest fires do not threaten spotted owls

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-evidence-forest-threaten-owls.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/spottedowlin.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 24, 2016, 06:56:44 PM
Hairs, feathers and scales have a lot in common

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-hairs-feathers-scales-lot-common.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/hairsfeather.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 24, 2016, 06:57:45 PM
Female blue tits sing in the face of danger

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-female-blue-tits-danger.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/femaleblueti.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 25, 2016, 03:50:39 PM
Sparrows with unfaithful 'wives' care less for their young

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160624155002.htm

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/06/160624155002_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 25, 2016, 03:52:17 PM
DNA testing challenges traditional species classification

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160624110314.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/06/160624110314_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 25, 2016, 03:54:16 PM
Research released on bald eagles in Sooner State

http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/sports/research-released-on-bald-eagles-in-sooner-state/article_0b581100-39b5-11e6-83ac-1b0640ad9f0f.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 25, 2016, 04:45:00 PM
Predicting Eagles Collisions with Wind Turbines: The Science Just Got Better

https://awwi.org/predicting-eagles-collisions-with-wind-turbines-the-science-just-got-better/

Paper: Predicting eagle fatalities at wind facilities

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.21086/full
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 28, 2016, 06:45:42 PM
World's first successful artificial insemination of southern rockhopper penguin

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-world-successful-artificial-insemination-southern.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 28, 2016, 06:47:53 PM
Pollen-carrying birds need safeguard against Perth's sprawl

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-pollen-carrying-birds-safeguard-perth-sprawl.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/pollencarryi.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 28, 2016, 06:50:58 PM
Birds pushed to the edge by floods

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-birds-edge.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2016, 10:30:10 AM
Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160628141419.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Paper - Mummified precocial bird wings in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160628/ncomms12089/full/ncomms12089.html

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/06/160628141419_1_540x360.jpg)

(http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160628/ncomms12089/images_article/ncomms12089-f1.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2016, 07:43:40 PM
Penguin population could drop 60 percent by end of the century

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-penguin-population-percent-century.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/penguinpopul.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2016, 07:51:55 PM
UK wildlife calendar reshuffled by climate change

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-uk-wildlife-calendar-reshuffled-climate.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2016, 07:53:04 PM
Campgrounds alter jay behavior

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-campgrounds-jay-behavior.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2016, 08:05:04 PM
Northern bird found to be more resilient to winter weather (Where do they get these titles?! The research isn't as moronic as it sounds.)

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-northern-bird-resilient-winter-weather.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/northernbird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 01, 2016, 06:53:01 PM
Great frigate birds found able to fly for months at a time (fascinating!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-great-frigate-birds-months.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 01, 2016, 06:55:39 PM
Bald eagles making strong recovery in Virginia

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-bald-eagles-strong-recovery-virginia.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-baldeaglesma.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 04, 2016, 07:43:10 PM
Teaching drones about the birds and the bees

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-drones-birds-bees.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 05, 2016, 04:59:42 PM
Bald Eagle Sex: The Acrobatic Mating of America's National Bird

http://www.livescience.com/55278-animal-sex-bald-eagles.html

(http://www.livescience.com/images/i/000/084/526/original/bald-eagle-pair.jpg?interpolation=lanczos-none&downsize=*:1400)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 05, 2016, 07:55:50 PM
Learning about the hummingbirds and the bees in floral diversity

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-hummingbirds-bees-floral-diversity.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2016, 11:01:25 AM
Ostrich relative lived in North America about 50 million years ago

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160705122003.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/07/160705122003_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2016, 07:15:42 PM
Penguin colonies at risk from erupting volcano

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-penguin-colonies-erupting-volcano.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-penguincolon.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2016, 07:17:44 PM
Birds get the green (and red) light

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-birds-green-red.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2016, 07:20:17 PM
King penguins keep an ear out for predators

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-king-penguins-ear-predators.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2016, 07:24:39 PM
Songbird dads vary their 'catering' duties according to circumstances

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-songbird-dads-vary-catering-duties.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 06, 2016, 07:40:13 PM
Cardiomyopathy in a Harris hawk

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27379599
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 07, 2016, 09:09:48 PM
Breeding populations of white-naped cranes on decline in Eastern Mongolian stronghold

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-populations-white-naped-cranes-decline-eastern.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/breedingpopu.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 08, 2016, 11:46:04 PM
Research reveals why males outnumber females in bird world

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160707215022.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 08, 2016, 11:54:35 PM
Rhesus macaques may be preying on bird eggs in Silver Springs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160707102620.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2016, 12:24:18 AM
Abstract: Effects of Lead Exposure, Environmental Conditions, and Metapopulation Processes on Population Dynamics of Spectacled Eiders

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70174329

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2016, 12:27:52 AM
Biologist considers evolutionary forces that brought seagulls from the ocean to the city

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-biologist-evolutionary-brought-seagulls-ocean.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-biologistcon.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2016, 12:28:44 AM
Cornell and Land Trust Alliance partner to protect birds on private land

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-cornell-alliance-partner-birds-private.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/cornellandla.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2016, 11:22:24 AM
Research abstract about vultures eating a lot of plastic at landfills.

Anthropogenic debris in the diet of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) in a remote and low-populated South Atlantic island

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00300-016-2004-0
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 11, 2016, 10:23:15 AM
I've consolidated all the posts about the "eagle killer," cyanobacteria growing on hydrilla. Eagle exposure can occur from being in contact with water where it grows or by eating waterfowl, such as coots, that have eaten the hydrilla. The 1st article is a good "CSI" account of how it was found and where the scientific name comes from.

Re: New developments in the field of science
? Reply #30 on: February 19, 2015, 03:00:30 AM ?

Well, this is very scary news.  Infected coots are killing bald eagles.  :-\

http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/identify-name-toxic-cyanobacteria-killing-american-bald-eagles-0215/

Re: Birds in the News
? Reply #71 on: August 23, 2015, 08:24:06 AM ?

"Iowa waterways are a disgrace." So says a Des Moines Register editorial with regard to toxic blue-green algae blooms. Florida had issued a similar warning in early summer about bald eagles being killed after eating coots that had ingested the same cyanobacteria. Evidently, eagles can directly ingest the toxic bacteria just by fishing or drinking from contaminated waterways.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/08/21/editorial-iowa-waterways-pollution-branstad-beaches/32106641/

Re: New developments in the field of science
? Reply #133 on: October 19, 2015, 11:34:46 AM ?

Update: Basically, nothing has changed but the warnings still apply because coots are now returning to lakes where they will overwinter.  While blue-green algae blooms are up in Iowa, there's no specific info on the cyanobacterium responsible for eagle deaths.

Toxic Algae Threatens Bald Eagles:  http://www.coastalreview.org/2015/10/toxic-algae-threatens-bald-eagles/

 Re: Birds in the News
? Reply #1327 on: May 01, 2016, 08:34:11 AM ?

Hydrilla can be controlled in two ways to reduce bald eagle deaths

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2016-04-30/hydrilla-can-be-controlled-two-ways-reduce-bald-eagle-deaths#

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Scientists fighting to stop 'eagle killer'

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2016-07-09/pavey-scientists-fighting-stop-eagle-killer#

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 11, 2016, 08:02:22 PM
Bird research suggests calling dinosaurs may have been tight-lipped (cool!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-bird-dinosaurs-tight-lipped.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Colors show probability of each branch being an open-mouth vocalizer (blue) or a closed-mouth vocalizer (red). Pies show the probabilities that the ancestors of birds and crocodiles, palaeognath birds, and neognath birds used closed-mouth vocalization. Credit: Tobias Riede

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2016, 06:55:54 PM
How birds unlock their super-sense, ultraviolet vision

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-birds-super-sense-ultraviolet-vision.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2015/bird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2016, 06:56:52 PM
Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson fan

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-endangered-songbirds-dyson-fan.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2016, 10:15:53 AM
Scavenger crows provide public service, research shows

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/uoe-scp071216.php

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2016, 10:19:44 AM
Birds of Nakusp

http://www.arrowlakesnews.com/news/386549641.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2016, 11:46:12 AM
Longest study of Great Lakes region birds finds populations holding steady

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160712130219.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2016, 11:10:37 PM
Alaska's shorebirds exposed to mercury

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-alaska-shorebirds-exposed-mercury.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/alaskasshore.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2016, 11:11:39 PM
Feather-munching bacteria damage wild bird plumage

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-feather-munching-bacteria-wild-bird-plumage.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/feathermunch.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2016, 11:14:48 PM
Ravens learn best from their affiliates

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-ravens-affiliates.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-ravenslearnb.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2016, 11:22:55 PM
Where dreams take flight: Pakistan's pigeon racers

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-flight-pakistan-pigeon-racers.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/birdcagesand.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2016, 04:24:50 AM
Research paper: Do migratory warblers carry excess fuel reserves during migration for insurance or for breeding purposes?

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-15-141.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2016, 04:39:45 AM
Research paper: Variation in egg size, shell thickness, and metal and calcium content in eggshells and egg contents in relation to laying order and embryonic development in a small passerine bird

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-16.1#

Quote: "As the presence of embryonic development and laying order are critical factors responsible for variation in some features of egg morphometry (primarily egg volume and mass) and the levels of elements, they should be taken into account in studies of the chemistry and morphology of avian eggs."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2016, 08:09:44 PM
Smarter than you thought: Scientists show newborn ducklings can acquire notions of 'same' and 'different'

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-smarter-thought-scientists-newborn-ducklings.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2016, 08:30:05 PM
New research reveals genetic reason that some chickens are resistant to bird flu

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-reveals-genetic-chickens-resistant-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/chicken.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2016, 08:31:09 PM
Sex in the city: Peregrine falcons in Chicago don't cheat

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-sex-city-peregrine-falcons-chicago.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2016, 08:31:59 PM
Researchers find more aggressive behavior in city birds than rural ones

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-aggressive-behavior-city-birds-rural.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2016, 09:07:22 PM
Hummingbird vision wired to avoid high-speed collisions

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-hummingbird-vision-wired-high-speed-collisions.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2016, 09:08:09 PM
Researchers examine the evolution of flight

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-evolution-flight.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2016, 09:17:26 PM
Group-navigating species may be vulnerable to collapse

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-group-navigating-species-vulnerable-collapse.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2016, 09:30:26 PM
'Bearcam' study focuses on human emotional connection with wildlife, parks

Bob Anderson was waaay ahead of his time! I think the raptor nation could write this study up right now! But you can be a test subject, it you'd like, just by watching a few animal cams and filling out an online form.

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-bearcam-focuses-human-emotional-wildlife.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 19, 2016, 01:26:07 PM
Starving bald eagle chicks hint at ecosystem collapse in Florida

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2097850-starving-bald-eagle-chicks-hint-at-ecosystem-collapse-in-florida/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 19, 2016, 01:35:35 PM
Pigeons May Predict Lead Contamination, Study Finds

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/nyregion/pigeons-may-predict-lead-contamination-study-finds.html?_r=1

Research paper: Seasons and neighborhoods of high lead toxicity in New York City: The feral pigeon as a bioindicator

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653516308864

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 21, 2016, 10:16:29 AM
Habitat needs of nestling, fledgling songbirds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094237.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Research paper: Contrasting patterns of nest survival and postfledging survival in Ovenbirds and Acadian Flycatchers in Missouri forest fragments

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1650/CONDOR-16-30.1

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/07/160720094237_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 21, 2016, 10:17:25 AM
Female birds call the shots in divorce

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720105040.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Abstract: Incest avoidance, extrapair paternity, and territory quality drive divorce in a year-round territorial bird

http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/07/15/beheco.arw101

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/07/160720105040_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 21, 2016, 10:18:13 AM
Birds on top of the world, with nowhere to go

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720105316.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Abstract: Rapid climate-driven loss of breeding habitat for Arctic migratory birds

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/gcb.13404/abstract

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 21, 2016, 10:19:07 AM
New data on bird population trends and the climate conditions they occupy

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720125519.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Abstract: Realized climate niche breadth varies with population trend and distribution in North American birds

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.12490/abstract

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 21, 2016, 10:20:42 AM
Underwater terrain may be key factor in little auk foraging

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720143530.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Research paper: Where to Forage in the Absence of Sea Ice? Bathymetry As a Key Factor for an Arctic Seabird

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0157764

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 22, 2016, 12:52:17 AM
To protect yourself from malaria sleep with a chicken next to your bed

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-malaria-chicken-bed.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 22, 2016, 12:53:21 AM
How humans and wild birds collaborate to get precious resources of honey and wax

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-humans-wild-birds-collaborate-precious.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 22, 2016, 07:05:25 AM
Chemical pollution gets to Antarctic marine bird colonies

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160721072757.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: PeepSpy on July 22, 2016, 08:38:28 PM
Uncovering the secrets of Arctic seabird colonies

http://phys.org/news/2016-05-uncovering-secrets-arctic-seabird-colonies.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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I guess I didn't know that they could fly!  :o

I thought they waddled like penguins!  :D
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 23, 2016, 12:36:50 PM
Students expand perspective of birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160722093701.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 25, 2016, 06:37:55 PM
Study of extinction rates following habitat loss offers hope that some species can be saved

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-extinction-habitat-loss-species.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 25, 2016, 06:39:02 PM
Evidence suggests migratory birds are not a reservoir for highly pathogenic flu viruses

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-evidence-migratory-birds-reservoir-highly.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/5758903a7a8fb.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 25, 2016, 06:42:59 PM
Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-conservationists-beloved-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 25, 2016, 06:46:18 PM
Albatrosses forage in different areas when on migration

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-albatrosses-forage-areas-migration.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 26, 2016, 01:24:43 PM
If real money hadn't actually change hands because of this "research," I'd be laughing. This is just an excuse to play with a drone. The "researchers" decorated the nests themselves then asked other humans if they could spot the difference from the aerial pictures. No actual birds were involved at any time. Ridiculous!

Research paper: Decoration Increases the Conspicuousness of Raptor Nests

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0157440

(http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/figure/image?size=large&id=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0157440.g002)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 26, 2016, 06:49:40 PM
Newly discovered virus a prime suspect in often-fatal beak disorder spreading among birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-newly-virus-prime-often-fatal-beak.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

"See something, do something."

Alaska Science Center: http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/landbirds/beak_deformity/contact.html

Beak Deformity Observation Report: http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/landbirds/beak_deformity/observerreport.pdf

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 27, 2016, 10:49:33 PM
Forests, species on four continents threatened by palm oil expansion

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-forests-species-continents-threatened-palm.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 27, 2016, 10:51:04 PM
New Zealand wren DNA analysis reshapes geological theory

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-zealand-wren-dna-analysis-reshapes.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 27, 2016, 10:53:55 PM
The double-edged sword of wildlife-friendly yards

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-double-edged-sword-wildlife-friendly-yards.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Research paper: Use of citizen science to identify factors affecting bird/window collision risk at houses

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-26.1

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Resources:

City of Toronto Green Development Standard - BIRD-FRIENDLY DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

https://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/city_planning/zoning__environment/files/pdf/development_guidelines.pdf

Now you can save the lives of the beautiful birds you love: http://windowalert.com/

American Bird Conservancy BirdTape: http://www.abcbirdtape.org/

The Future of Bird-Friendly Architecture is Clear: http://www.ornilux.com/

Feather Friendly Bird Deterrent Technology: http://www.conveniencegroup.com/featherfriendly/feather-friendly

Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings - SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING DEPARTMENT - Adopted July 14, 2011

http://www.sf-planning.org/ftp/files/publications_reports/bird_safe_bldgs/Standards_for_Bird-Safe_Buildings_8-11-11.pdf

USFWS BIRDS OF CONSERVATION CONCERN 2008:

https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/grants/BirdsofConservationConcern2008.pdf

New York City Audubon Society, Inc., May 2007 - B I R D - S A F E  B U I L D I N G   G U I D E L I N E S:

http://www.nycaudubon.org/pdf/BirdSafeBuildingGuidelines.pdf

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 27, 2016, 11:30:25 PM
Ten facts you need to know about the chicken and eggs on your table

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-ten-facts-chicken-eggs-table.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 27, 2016, 11:33:23 PM
Videos reveal birds, bats and bugs near Ivanpah solar project power towers

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-videos-reveal-birds-bugs-ivanpah.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://www.brightsourceenergy.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/ef84fdc31e920d36ca6e758ac463ee25/image/_resized/80_630_225_stillings2.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 29, 2016, 07:28:45 PM
Songbirds' epic migrations connected to a small cluster of genes

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160728143251.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/07/160728143251_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 29, 2016, 07:47:58 PM
Bearded vulture flies to Romania; 1st time seen in decades

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-bearded-vulture-flies-romania-1st.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 02, 2016, 12:07:52 AM
Antarctic sea ice may be a source of mercury in southern ocean fish and birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-antarctic-sea-ice-source-mercury.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 02, 2016, 12:08:51 AM
Scientists determine how birds soar to great heights

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-scientists-birds-soar-great-heights.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/5758903a7a8fb.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 02, 2016, 12:10:05 AM
Sniffing out the enemy--scent may be stoats' Achilles heel

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-sniffing-enemyscent-stoats-achilles-heel.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/sniffingoutt.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 02, 2016, 06:58:55 PM
Penguin resilience to climate change investigated

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-penguin-resilience-climate.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/penguinresil.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 02, 2016, 07:00:11 PM
Giant forest fires exterminate spotted owls, long-term study finds

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-giant-forest-exterminate-owls-long-term.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 03, 2016, 08:30:33 PM
'Red gene' in birds and turtles suggests dinosaurs had bird-like color vision (Wonder what "yellow pigments" are in an eagle's diet?!

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-red-gene-birds-turtles-dinosaurs.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 03, 2016, 08:32:02 PM
Shorter telomeres reveal stress in migratory birds (Telomere research is a very hot research topic in humans, too.)

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-shorter-telomeres-reveal-stress-migratory.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 03, 2016, 08:33:04 PM
Birds engage in all types of sleep in flight, but in remarkably small amounts

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-birds-engage-flight-remarkably-small.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 03, 2016, 08:40:29 PM
Birds of a fibula

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-birds-fibula.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 04, 2016, 07:34:26 PM
Lab-reared maggots may save Darwin's famous finches

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-lab-reared-maggots-darwin-famous-finches.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 05, 2016, 12:22:02 AM
New old world vulture found from the Late Miocene of China

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-world-vulture-late-miocene-china.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 05, 2016, 02:01:48 PM
Plastic hurting Canada's loons, ducks and geese

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2016/aug/plastic-hurting-canada2019s-loons-ducks-and-geese

(http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/images/2016/ehn-and-tdc/aug/Canada%20waterfowl.jpg/)

Research papers

Plastics and other anthropogenic debris in freshwater birds from Canada: http://sci-hub.cc/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.158

Threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive, and increasing: http://www.pnas.org/content/112/38/11899.full

Plastic and metal ingestion in three species of coastal waterfowl wintering in Atlantic Canada: http://sci-hub.cc/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.05.063



Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 08, 2016, 11:37:02 PM
Warming climate expected to squeeze out Arctic bird habitat

http://www.adn.com/arctic/2016/08/07/warming-climate-expected-to-squeeze-out-arctic-bird-habitat/

Abstract: Rapid climate-driven loss of breeding habitat for Arctic migratory birds

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13404/abstract;jsessionid=472436200E2D11CCB76B455DEFC6C674.f04t01

Abstract: Mercury exposure and risk in breeding and staging Alaskan shorebirds

http://www.aoucospubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-36.1

Mercury in the Arctic: http://www.arctic-council.org/index.php/en/our-work2/8-news-and-events/321-mercury-in-the-arctic

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Post by: T40cfr403 on August 09, 2016, 12:06:58 AM
Wind 'Does Not Belong' On Great Lakes Shores: American Bird Conservancy

http://nawindpower.com/wind-does-not-belong-on-great-lakes-shores-american-bird-conservancy

USFWS Great Lakes Avian Radar Technical Report - Spring 2013 Season

https://www.fws.gov/radar/documents/Avian%20Radar%20Sp2013%20Ontario%20Full.pdf

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 09, 2016, 12:22:48 AM
A Troubling Snag in the Comeback of the California Condor

http://www.wired.com/2016/08/troubling-snag-comeback-california-condor/

Contamination from marine mammals may hamper recovery of California condors

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-contamination-marine-mammals-hamper-recovery.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Research paper: Terrestrial Scavenging of Marine Mammals: Cross-Ecosystem Contaminant Transfer and Potential Risks to Endangered California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus)

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1021/acs.est.6b01990

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 10, 2016, 09:52:23 PM
Betty the wire-bending crow may have been less insightful than previously believed

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-betty-wire-bending-crow-insightful-previously.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-bettythewire.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 10, 2016, 09:56:39 PM
Tracing the evolution of bird reproduction

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-evolution-bird-reproduction.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 10, 2016, 10:03:31 PM
Cardinals may be shielding Atlanta residents from West Nile virus, study finds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160809095008.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 10, 2016, 10:11:04 PM
Stress bites! Researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-stress-mosquitobird-interactions.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on August 10, 2016, 10:17:51 PM
Galapagos faces first-ever bird extinction

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-gal225pagos-first-ever-bird-extinction.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 11, 2016, 05:15:45 PM
Many more species at risk from Southeast Asia tree plantations, study finds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160809170457.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 11, 2016, 07:02:54 PM
In a race for Cheetos, magpies win, but crows steal

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-cheetos-magpies-crows.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 11, 2016, 07:03:53 PM
Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade  >:(

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-indonesia-urged-stern-action-illegal.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 11, 2016, 07:04:54 PM
Backyard poultry producers should take precautions against salmonella

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-08-backyard-poultry-precautions-salmonella.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://img.medicalxpress.com/newman/csz/news/800/2016/backyardpoul.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 15, 2016, 07:27:49 PM
Mate choices of barn swallows tied to diverging appearances

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-choices-barn-swallows-tied-diverging.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 17, 2016, 06:43:20 PM
Sea habits of migratory birds highlight conservation need in the Canary Current

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-sea-habits-migratory-birds-highlight.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 17, 2016, 06:44:28 PM
Two Barbados bird species enter the select club of string-pullers

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-barbados-bird-species-club-string-pullers.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 17, 2016, 07:17:17 PM
Birds fly faster in large flocks

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160816085035.htm

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 17, 2016, 09:29:45 PM
Abstracts and Citations from the Journal of Raptor Research, Volume 50: Pages 131-143, 2016 (doi:10.3356/rapt-50-02-131-143.1)

http://www.bioone.org/action/showMultipleAbstracts?markall=on&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-131-143.1&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-144-160.1&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-161-175.1&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-176-184.1&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-185-193.1&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-194-206.1&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-207-210.1&doi=10.3356%2Frapt-50-02-211-216.1&doi=10.3356%2F0892-1016-50.2.217&doi=10.3356%2F0892-1016-50.2.220&doi=10.3356%2F0892-1016-50.2.223&doi=10.3356%2F0892-1016-50.2.226&doi=10.3356%2F0892-1016-50.2.228&doi=10.3356%2F0892-1016-50.2.230&doi=10.3356%2F0892-1016-50.2.232&href=%2Ftoc%2Frapt%2F50%2F2&mailPageTitle=Table+of+Contents+for+Journal+of+Raptor+Research%3A+Volume+50%2C+Issue+2+%28Jun+2016%29

Titles

Mass Growth Rates, Plumage Development, and Related Behaviors of Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) Nestlings

Dispersal and Survival of Juvenile Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) from Finnmark, Northern Norway

Using Banding and Encounter Data to Investigate Movements of Red-Tailed Hawks in the Northeastern United States

Breeding Biology of a Little-Known Raptor in Central China: The Chinese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis)

Factors Influencing Burrowing Owl Abundance in Prairie Dog Colonies on the Southern High Plains of Texas

Great Gray Owls Nesting in Atypical, Low-Elevation Habitat in the Sierra Nevada, California

Potential Toxicity of Fenbendazole to Gyps Vultures on the Indian Subcontinent: A Review

The Imminent Disappearance of the Aplomado Falcon from the Chihuahuan Desert

Nonparental Infanticide in Colonial Eleonora's Falcons (Falco eleonorae)

Video Evidence Confirms Cannibalism in Eleonora's Falcon

Readability of Anodized Aluminum Bands Versus Plastic Darvic Bands on Striated Caracaras in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Western Screech-Owls (Megascops kennicottii) Use Stump Nest During Active Logging Operation

Commensal Foraging of a Merlin and an American Kestrel with Sharp-Shinned Hawks

Bald Eagle Predation on Double-Crested Cormorant and Herring Gull Eggs

Exceptionally Large Clutches in Two Raptors Breeding in Nest Boxes
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 17, 2016, 10:08:05 PM
Abstracts and Citations from the Journal of Raptor Research, Volume 50: Pages 241-253, 2016 (doi:10.3356/JRR-15-29.1)

http://www.bioone.org/action/showMultipleAbstracts?markall=on&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-29.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-13.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-82.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-16.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-43.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-53.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-60.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-30.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-72.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-74.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-05.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-69.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-16-13.1&href=%2Ftoc%2Frapt%2F50%2F3&mailPageTitle=Table+of+Contents+for+Journal+of+Raptor+Research%3A+Volume+50%2C+Issue+3+%28Sep+2016%29

Titles

Reproductive Success of Eurasian Eagle-Owls in Wetland and Non-wetland Habitats of West-central Korea

Observations of Migrating Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Eastern Interior Alaska Offer Insights On Population Size and Migration Monitoring

Retention, Effect, and Utility of Tail-mounted Satellite-tracked Transmitters on Golden Eagles

(Full paper: http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-15-82.1)

Temporal and Spatial Dietary Variation of Amur Falcons (Falco amurensis) in their South African Nonbreeding Range

Seroprevalence of Avian Pox and Mycoplasma gallisepticum in Raptors in Central Illinois

A Comparison of Nest Survival Between Cliff- and Tree-nesting Golden Eagles

(Full paper: http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-15-53.1)

Morphometric Sex Determination of After-hatch-year Bald Eagles in Louisiana

(Full paper: http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-15-60.1)

Body Mass of Female Cooper's Hawks is Unrelated to Longevity and Breeding Dispersal: Implications for the Study of Breeding Dispersal

First Record of Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Ground Nesting Activity on the U.S. Atlantic Coast

(Full paper: http://sci-hub.cc/10.3356/JRR-15-72.1)

Long-term Occupancy (1900-2015) of an Egyptian Vulture Nest

Predation of Dawn-swarming Bats by Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

Aerial Rolling Behavior by a Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)

Evidence of an Urban Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Feeding Young at Night

(Full paper: http://sci-hub.cc/10.3356/JRR-16-13.1)



Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 18, 2016, 07:35:24 PM
Hatching order influences birds' behaviour

http://phys.org/news/2012-12-hatching-birds-behaviour.html#nRlv
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 18, 2016, 07:36:43 PM
Genetic influence in juvenile songbird babblings

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-genetic-juvenile-songbird-babblings.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 18, 2016, 07:40:55 PM
'Baby, it's hot outside': Why birds sing to eggs (I don't know about this... Always suspicious when researchers don't at least postulate some kind of mechanism, which they don't here. And what if it's cold outside? Do hatchlings come out big, fat and sassy?  :-\)

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-baby-hot-birds-eggs.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 19, 2016, 04:16:01 PM
Most island vertebrate extinctions could be averted, concludes new study

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160818093315.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/08/160818093315_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 19, 2016, 04:17:05 PM
Biodiversity begins at home: Saving old villages helps save farmland birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160817091557.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/08/160817091557_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 19, 2016, 07:35:10 PM
Warbler genomes look to be 99.97 percent alike

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-warbler-genomes-percent-alike.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/warblergenom.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 20, 2016, 01:09:46 PM
A Troubling Snag in the Comeback of the California Condor

http://www.wired.com/2016/08/troubling-snag-comeback-california-condor/

Contamination from marine mammals may hamper recovery of California condors

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-contamination-marine-mammals-hamper-recovery.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Research paper: Terrestrial Scavenging of Marine Mammals: Cross-Ecosystem Contaminant Transfer and Potential Risks to Endangered California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus)

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1021/acs.est.6b01990

(https://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/GettyImages-642292637-1024x684.jpg)

More info: The Food That Once Saved Condors May Now Be Poisoning Them

https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/food-once-saved-condors-may-now-be-poisoning-them

Abstract: Dietary controls on extinction versus survival among avian megafauna in the late Pleistocene

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249521130_Dietary_controls_on_extinction_versus_survival_among_avian_megafauna_in_the_late_Pleistocene

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm): Gymnogyps californianus - http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22697636/0

Quote: "The drastic population decline during the 20th century is principally attributed to persecution and accidental ingestion of fragments from lead bullets and lead shot from carcasses (C. N. Parish in litt. 2012), resulting in lead poisoning. Lead poisoning remains a key threat for released birds (Kelly et al. 2014) and has caused many fatalities and resulted in the treatment of many more birds (Anon. 2001, Parish et al. 2007, Walters et al. 2010)."

California Condor Recovery Program: https://www.fws.gov/cno/es/calcondor/Condor.cfm

DDT - A Brief History and Status: https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/ddt-brief-history-and-status

Book: DDT, DDD, and DDE in birds - https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/5210753

Abstract: Eggshell Thinning and Depressed Hatching Success of California Condors Reintroduced to Central California

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1525/cond.2013.110150

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 22, 2016, 07:26:48 PM
City centre seagulls could help plan drone flight paths (Don't miss the video.)

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-city-centre-seagulls-drone-flight.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 23, 2016, 06:49:51 AM
Scientists map migration paths of Arctic breeding birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160822125448.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/08/160822125448_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 25, 2016, 11:07:33 AM
The Saltmarsh Sparrow Is Creeping Dangerously Close to Extinction

http://www.audubon.org/news/the-saltmarsh-sparrow-creeping-dangerously-close-extinction

(http://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image/public/web_saltmarsh-sparrow2c-bristol-rhode-island_1.jpg?itok=rgF9xmZA)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 25, 2016, 11:16:22 AM
Interactive, open source visualizations of nocturnal bird migrations in near real-time

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-interactive-source-visualizations-nocturnal-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 25, 2016, 11:18:22 AM
African bird shows signs of evil stepdad behavior

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-african-bird-evil-stepdad-behavior.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/africanbirds.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 25, 2016, 11:20:53 AM
Golden eagles may be more abundant in undeveloped, elevated landscapes

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-golden-eagles-abundant-undeveloped-elevated.html

Paper: Modeling Late-Summer Distribution of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in the Western United States

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0159271

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 25, 2016, 09:36:34 PM
'Butterbutt' warbler is likely three different species, DNA reveals

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-butterbutt-warbler-species-dna-reveals.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/butterbuttwa.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 25, 2016, 10:22:43 PM
This feels like an important paper, to me, even if it's not about eagles and didn't include any testing for organic chemicals like DDE or flame retardants, for example. If you're game, you can read the Discussion section of the paper for more insight into the authors' conclusions.

Variation in egg size, shell thickness, and metal and calcium content in eggshells and egg contents in relation to laying order and embryonic development in a small passerine bird

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-16.1

ABSTRACT

Although there are quite a number of studies examining the effect of egg laying order on the levels of elements and various chemical substances, none have taken into account the presence or absence of embryonic development in the eggs. In this study, we measured the morphometry (length, breadth, volume, and mass), shell thickness, and concentrations of calcium and 10 other metals (including 8 essential elements: chromium, copper, nickel, manganese, iron, cobalt, zinc, and magnesium; and 2 nonessential  elements: lead and cadmium) in the shells and contents of embryonated and nonembryonated eggs across the laying order of Eurasian Reed-Warblers (Acrocephalus scirpaceus).

We found a significant increase in egg volume in both nonembryonated and embryonated eggs, and an increase in egg length and  mass in embryonated eggs, with laying order. Analysis confirmed significant differences related to laying order between nonembryonated and embryonated eggs in the concentrations of elements measured in shells (Cu, Cd, Pb, Mn, Fe, and Zn) and egg   contents (Pb). Analysis of the relationships between laying order and concentrations of elements revealed a significant increase in Mg and Ca concentrations in the shells of embryonated eggs, and a significant decrease in Ni in the contents of nonembryonated eggs and in Cu, Cd, Mn, and Co in the contents of embryonated eggs. Our results indicate that laying order and the presence of an embryo are critical factors responsible for variation in some features of egg morphometry and element concentrations in eggshells and egg contents. These factors should therefore be taken into consideration in studies of the chemistry and morphometry of avian  eggs.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 27, 2016, 08:46:08 PM
Help! I've used up my free allowance of 3 articles from this subscription service and need a volunteer to get an email copy of this article about California condor research.

"Colorado State University to Receive $95763 from Interior"

Targeted News Service (subscription)
"Within California there have been two condor flocks for the past decade, separated by >1000 miles2 of vacant historical range. However, long-range ..."

When I click on the story's URL, it redirects me to the subscription site (link below). The form is quick and easy to fill out and I've never had any problems with them (e.g., no spam or malware).

http://targetednews.com/display_story.php?s_id=1273905

If you're willing to do this, please leave a note on this thread so we don't slam them with requests. Unless you all want your own copy, of course!  ;D
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 27, 2016, 09:02:10 PM
Abstract: Chesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70176116

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 29, 2016, 07:31:05 PM
Birds in an urban environment have fewer and smaller offspring than in rural settings

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-birds-urban-environment-smaller-offspring.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 29, 2016, 07:33:27 PM
Togo announces campaign to combat bird flu outbreak

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-08-togo-campaign-combat-bird-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 30, 2016, 07:26:42 PM
Kiwi birds younger than originally thought, research shows

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-kiwi-birds-younger-thought.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 30, 2016, 07:30:55 PM
New research shows how songbirds island-hopped out of Australia

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-songbirds-island-hopped-australia.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 30, 2016, 07:34:50 PM
New species of pterosaur discovered in Patagonia

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-species-pterosaur-patagonia.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 31, 2016, 09:34:49 AM
Female fiddler crabs want protection not sex

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160830101352.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 31, 2016, 06:51:21 PM
New species of pterosaur discovered in Patagonia

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-species-pterosaur-patagonia.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/10-newspeciesof.jpg)

More info: A rare small specimen discovered from the age of flying giants

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-rare-small-specimen-age-giants.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-araresmallsp.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 31, 2016, 07:07:30 PM
Devotion to rearing chicks can come at a cost for migratory birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-devotion-rearing-chicks-migratory-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 31, 2016, 07:08:25 PM
Which snowy owls thrive in Saskatchewan's winters

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-snowy-owls-saskatchewan-winters.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 31, 2016, 07:09:16 PM
Seabirds fall victim to junk food diet

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-seabirds-fall-victim-junk-food.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/seabirdsfall.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on August 31, 2016, 07:09:59 PM
Bird bugs shed new light on malaria infection

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-bird-bugs-malaria-infection.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 01, 2016, 12:37:51 PM
Study: Large thunderstorms spread mercury pollution

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/08/31/Study-Large-thunderstorms-spread-mercury-pollution/9721472674201/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 03, 2016, 08:23:04 AM
SFI Launches Conservation Impact Project To Deliver Metrics For Well-Managed Forests

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sfi-launches-conservation-impact-project-to-deliver-metrics-for-well-managed-forests-300321717.html

Factsheet: http://www.sfiprogram.org/files/pdf/conservation-at-sfi/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 03, 2016, 08:31:21 AM
A new tool for wetland management

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160902105843.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/09/160902105843_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 04, 2016, 11:42:42 AM
Scientists Measure Speed of Cliche: Drop of A Hat Defeats Blink of An Eye

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-spector-md/scientists-measure-speed-_b_11794288.html?utm_hp_ref=science&ir=Science

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2016-08-31-1472652809-103216-falcon-thumb.jpg)

In one fell swoop: 108.05 - speed of peregrine falcon, fastest self-propelled animal
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 06, 2016, 11:15:52 PM
Age before youth: Older cranes lead the way to new migration patterns

https://www.usgs.gov/news/age-youth-older-cranes-lead-way-new-migration-patterns

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160906103713.htm

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/09/160906103713_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 06, 2016, 11:54:02 PM
Inside a Remarkable Repository that Supplies Eagle Parts to Native Americans and Science

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/national-eagle-repository-eagles-go-to-native-american-tribes-and-science-180960306/?no-ist

National Eagle Repository - https://www.fws.gov/eaglerepository/about.php

Research Paper: Genetic structure and viability selection in the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), a vagile raptor with a Holarctic distribution

http://sci-hub.cc/doi/10.1007/s10592-016-0863-0

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 06, 2016, 11:55:42 PM
Flycatcher genome sheds light on causes of mutations

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-flycatcher-genome-mutations.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 06, 2016, 11:56:52 PM
Study demonstrates seasonality of bird migration in response to environmental cues

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-seasonality-bird-migration-response-environmental.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/oustudydemon.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 08, 2016, 08:53:56 AM
Migrating birds speed up in spring

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160907081713.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/09/160907081713_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 08, 2016, 08:54:55 AM
Overcrowding forces pheasants to cooperate in Hawaii

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160907081716.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/09/160907081716_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 08, 2016, 08:55:57 AM
Seeing the forest for the trees: World's largest reforestation program overlooks wildlife

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160907125303.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/09/160907125303_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 08, 2016, 09:37:31 PM
Newsletter: National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, facilitated by the American Wind Wildlife Institute

http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=22f60301288cbce0975cf28ec&id=693fa0db27&e=120b63cb0a

Links included in the Newsletter:

Wind Turbine Impacts on Birds and Bats: 2016 Summary Now Available

https://awwi.org/wind-turbine-impacts-on-birds-and-bats-2016-summary-now-available/

Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions

https://awwi.org/resources/summary-of-wind-wildlife-interactions-2/

Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (BWEC) e-Newsletter v. 16  August 2016

http://www.batcon.org/pdfs/wind/BWEC%20e-Newsletter%20August%202016.pdf

Effects of a Wind Energy Development on Greater SageGrouse Habitat Selection and Population Demographics in Southeastern Wyoming

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293652675_Effects_of_a_Wind_Energy_Development_on_Greater_Sage-Grouse_Habitat_Selection_and_Population_Demographics_in_Southeastern_Wyoming

Wind and Wildlife Landscape Assessment Tool (LAT)

http://www.wind.tnc.org/#

Utilization Probability Map for Migrating Bald Eagles in Northeastern North America: A Tool for Siting Wind Energy Facilities and Other Flight Hazards

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0157807

Predicting eagle fatalities at wind facilities

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.21086/full

American Wind Energy Association Website

http://www.awea.org/gencontentv2.aspx?ItemNumber=8728&mainnav=8190&navItemNumber=8201

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 09, 2016, 07:45:34 PM
MUST SEE!!

These Amazing Maps Show How Wildlife Will Migrate to Survive Climate Change

http://www.audubon.org/news/these-amazing-maps-show-how-wildlife-will-migrate-survive-climate-change?utm_source=engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-09-08-climate-migration

Migrations In Motion

http://maps.tnc.org/migrations-in-motion/#4/44.25/-99.84

Quote: "Removing fencing, adding wildlife overpasses (or underpasses) to major roadways, and better routing of infrastructure like pipelines and powerlines can all help re-connect areas fragmented by human development."
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 10, 2016, 10:37:09 AM
Critical information needed in fight to save wildlife

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160908150904.htm

Paper: Accelerating extinction risk from climate change

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6234/571.full

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 11, 2016, 09:30:30 PM
Low Levels of Contaminants Found in Great Lakes Tree Swallow Eggs

https://www2.usgs.gov/envirohealth/cbp/headlines/2016-09-02-contaminants_in_swallow_eggs.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 12, 2016, 04:08:07 PM
What is killing Australia's smallest owls?

http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/environment-a-conservation/item/4245-what-is-killing-australia-s-smallest-owls

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 15, 2016, 03:47:02 PM
Biochemical and clinical responses of Common Eiders to implanted satellite transmitters

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1650/CONDOR-16-7.1

"Our findings show that Common Eiders physiologically responded for up to 3.5 mo after surgical implantation of a PTT, with the greatest response occurring within the first few weeks of implantation. These responses support the need for postsurgery censor periods for satellite telemetry data and should be considered when designing studies and analyzing information from PTTs in sea ducks."

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 15, 2016, 03:47:55 PM
Use of citizen science to identify factors affecting bird-window collision risk at houses

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-26.1

"Given that few homeowners are likely to take an approach that reduces the number of birds in their yards, future focus needs to be given to bird-friendly urban design and developing the most effective window deterrents so that collisions can be reduced and birds enjoyed in urban environments."
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 15, 2016, 05:00:59 PM
Tropical crow species is highly skilled tool user

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914135925.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 15, 2016, 05:02:07 PM
Pigeon flock members can 'overrule' incompetent leaders

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914143044.htm

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 15, 2016, 05:05:56 PM
Birds choose spring neighbors based on winter 'friendships' (Really interesting!)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914143538.htm

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 15, 2016, 07:47:56 PM
Dust baths and longer beaks can make cage-free chickens into mite-free chickens

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-longer-beaks-cage-free-chickens-mite-freechickens.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/dustbathsand.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 19, 2016, 12:49:32 PM
Experience with vehicles does not help birds avoid collisions

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-vehicles-birds-collisions.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 19, 2016, 10:49:11 PM
Pigeons can learn to distinguish real words from non-words

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-pigeons-distinguish-real-words-non-words.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 20, 2016, 08:24:15 AM
Eggs from small flocks more likely to contain Salmonella enteritidis

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160919132423.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 20, 2016, 08:45:32 AM
Fruit availability and consumer demand within a migration bottleneck

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2016/09/19/fruit-availability-and-consumer-demand-within-a-migration-bottleneck/

Conservation Limits and Management Opportunities For Fall Migrants along the Lower Delmarva Peninsula

http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CCBTR-13-05_Watts-and-Wilson-Conservation-Limits.pdf

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 20, 2016, 08:46:29 AM
Quality, not quantity, of diet is key to health of baby birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-quality-quantity-diet-key-health.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 20, 2016, 06:07:55 PM
Gum tree habitats in decline, study warns

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-gum-tree-habitats-decline.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 21, 2016, 08:16:33 PM
Female lyrebirds step into the spotlight with their extraordinary mimicry

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-female-lyrebirds-spotlight-extraordinary-mimicry.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Bonus: Amazing! Bird Sounds From The Lyre Bird - David Attenborough - BBC Wildlife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 21, 2016, 08:17:39 PM
Ocean fronts attract ocean wanderers--foraging gannets on the front line

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-ocean-fronts-wanderersforaging-gannets-front.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 21, 2016, 08:18:39 PM
Superbug MRSA may be spreading through contaminated poultry

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-superbug-mrsa-contaminated-poultry.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2016, 02:33:58 PM
What?s Killing Native Birds in the Mountain Forests of Kauai?

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/what_is_killing_native_birds_in_the_mountain_forests_of_kauai/3036/

Paper: Collapsing avian community on a Hawaiian island - http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/9/e1600029.full

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2016, 03:22:27 PM
Caspian terns discovered nesting 1,000 miles farther to the north than ever recorded in Alaska

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-caspian-terns-miles-north-alaska.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2016, 07:48:22 PM
Laos failing to curb illegal wildlife trade: monitor

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-laos-curb-illegal-wildlife.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
 :'(
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 24, 2016, 06:58:43 AM
Oldest-ever proteins extracted from 3.8-million-year-old ostrich shells

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/oldest-ever-proteins-extracted-38-million-year-old-ostrich-shells?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2016-09-23&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=830762

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 24, 2016, 02:01:29 PM
Report finds a new pollutant -- tiny bits of plastics and fiber -- building up in the Mississippi

http://www.startribune.com/report-finds-a-new-pollutant-tiny-bits-of-plastics-and-fiber-building-up-in-the-mississippi/394295501/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 25, 2016, 11:32:54 AM
How natural selection acted on one penguin species over the past quarter century

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160924010200.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/09/160924010200_1_540x360.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 25, 2016, 02:23:51 PM
From - The Auk 133(4):583-592. 2016. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1642/AUK-16-39.1

Seasonal differences in landbird migration strategies

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-105.1?af=R

Males with larger bills sing at higher rates in a hot and dry environment

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-6.1?af=R

Nest site characteristics, patterns of nest reuse, and reproductive output in an Arctic-nesting raptor, the Rough-legged Hawk

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-54.1?af=R

Feather-degrading bacilli in the plumage of wild birds: Prevalence and relation to feather wear

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-39.1?af=R
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 26, 2016, 01:40:19 PM
As the Global Demand for Palm Oil Surges, Indonesia's Rainforests Are Being Destroyed

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/fall-2016/as-global-demand-palm-oil-surges-indonesias

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More info: Poachers target rare bird's 'ivory' beak in Southeast Asia

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-poachers-rare-bird-ivory-beak.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2016, 07:53:12 PM
In bird feathers, scientists find hints about color of extinct animals

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160923152508.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/09/160923152508_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2016, 08:09:08 PM
Traffic noise reduces wild owls' foraging efficiency

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-traffic-noise-wild-owls-foraging.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2016, 08:12:21 PM
Getting a snapshot of urban wildlife

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-snapshot-urban-wildlife.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/gettingasnap.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2016, 08:13:13 PM
Citizen scientists work to fill the nightjar information gap

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2016/09/26/citizen-scientists-work-to-fill-the-nightjar-information-gap/

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2016, 08:14:03 PM
New evidence shows migrating birds are staying in UK longer

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-evidence-migrating-birds-uk-longer.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-newevidences.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2016, 11:00:49 AM
Outrageous heads led to outrageously large dinosaurs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927111706.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2016, 11:04:04 AM
Eat, escape, love: The price of looking sexy

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927082746.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2016, 06:26:13 PM
Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-migratory-bird-struggles-chimneys-torn.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/10-migratorybir.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2016, 06:27:21 PM
Former pesticide ingredient found in dolphins, birds and fish

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-pesticide-ingredient-dolphins-birds-fish.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2016, 05:01:43 PM
The South Hills Crossbill Is Evolving in a Seriously Bizarre Way

https://www.wired.com/2016/09/bird-evolving-seriously-bizarre-way/?mbid=nl_92916_p6&CNDID=

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2016, 05:11:43 PM
Human and avian running on uneven ground

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-human-avian-uneven-ground.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2016, 06:36:26 PM
The Tiny Threat That's Killing North America's Largest Bird

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/09/28/tiny-threat-endangering-north-americas-largest-bird

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2016, 07:02:32 PM
Budgies reveal the rule that means birds never collide in flight

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2107414-budgies-reveal-the-rule-that-means-birds-never-collide-in-flight/

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2016, 07:38:15 PM
Local Wind Energy Development Has Broad Consequences for Golden Eagles

https://www.usgs.gov/news/local-wind-energy-development-has-broad-consequences-golden-eagles

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Study Shows Shocking Scope of Wind Turbine Bird Deaths

http://www.agweb.com/article/study-shows-shocking-scope-of-wind-turbine-bird-deaths-naa-ben-potter/

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Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q3/wind-turbines-killing-more-than-just-local-birds,-study-finds.html

Paper: Golden Eagle fatalities and the continental-scale consequences of local wind-energy generation

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1111/cobi.12836

Quote: "... it is important to the continued growth of the renewable-energy industry to find mechanisms to minimize, mitigate, and reduce negative consequences of energy extraction to ecosystems. Few preconstruction environmental impact assessments consider  consequences  beyond  local  populations and ecosystems. Our data suggest the relevance of accounting  for  these  large-scale  consequences  in sustainable operation of renewable energy facilities."
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 01, 2016, 05:20:48 AM
Abstracts and Citations from the Journal of Raptor Research, Volume 50: Pages 241-253, 2016 (doi:10.3356/JRR-15-29.1)

http://www.bioone.org/action/showMultipleAbstracts?markall=on&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-29.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-13.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-82.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-16.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-43.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-53.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-60.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-30.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-72.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-74.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-05.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-15-69.1&doi=10.3356%2FJRR-16-13.1&href=%2Ftoc%2Frapt%2F50%2F3&mailPageTitle=Table+of+Contents+for+Journal+of+Raptor+Research%3A+Volume+50%2C+Issue+3+%28Sep+2016%29

Evidence of an Urban Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Feeding Young at Night

(Full paper: http://sci-hub.cc/10.3356/JRR-16-13.1)

More evidence: Hunting in the dark by a peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/srj.2014.7.issue-1/srj-2013-0002/srj-2013-0002.xml

Paper: https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/srj.2014.7.issue-1/srj-2013-0002/srj-2013-0002.xml
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Post by: T40cfr403 on October 01, 2016, 05:40:17 AM
Feral chickens spread light on evolution

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-feral-chickens-evolution.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/feralchicken.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 01, 2016, 05:41:14 AM
US cities increasingly dealing with messy goose poop problem

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-cities-increasingly-messy-goose-poop.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/uscitiesincr.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 01, 2016, 05:44:00 AM
Peregrines and Bridges

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2016/09/30/peregrines-and-bridges/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CCB-and-VDOT-crew-lowered-in-snooper-truck-under-the-Norris-Bridge-to-collect-young-for-banding.-_-600x400.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 01, 2016, 05:47:30 AM
Spring weather dampens woodpecker season

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2016/09/30/spring-weather-dampens-woodpecker-season/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/A-single-young-woodpecker-from-cluster-18-in-Piney-Grove-Preserve._-600x550.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 01, 2016, 01:16:11 PM
Saving two endangered adult Bonelli's eagles per year could prevent species loss

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-endangered-adult-bonelli-eagles-year.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/savingtwoend.jpg)


GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF BONELLI'S EAGLE POPULATIONS

http://www.ree.es/sites/default/files/projects/guidelines_bonelli_conservation_2016.pdf

Paper: Electrocution threatens the viability of populations of the endangered Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata) in Southern Europe

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.028

Quotes:

"The new statistical model as well as other studies carried out in recent years shows that stopping adult deaths is 10 times more efficient demographically than trying to make baby birds fly. This information is very important for the conservation managers because it allows them to be more effective and optimize their means."

"Our results highlight the fact that even low levels of electrocution can drive a local population to extinction."

"...we believe that the optimum strategy in Bonelli's eagle is to focus initially on mitigating the electrocution of territorial birds..."



Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 02, 2016, 07:12:53 PM
Sex Lives of Peregrine Falcons & Time Travel Discoveries - Ep. 2 (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFmM3LR1zUQ&feature=em-subs_digest
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2016, 10:39:58 AM
Sequencing the genome of the endangered kakapo

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-sequencing-genome-endangered-kakapo.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/sequencingth.jpg)

More: Researchers shed light on the recent history of decline in the flightless Kakapo

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-history-decline-flightless-kakapo.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/71-researcherss.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 04, 2016, 07:21:59 PM
(I can barely make out what the heck this article is talking about, but apparently birds are a named threat to the technology. Go figure.)

Nokia jazzes up small cell units with drone delivery, braves bird menace

http://rethink-wireless.com/2016/10/04/nokia-jazzes-up-small-cell-units-with-drone-delivery-braves-bird-menace/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 04, 2016, 08:14:36 PM
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI

https://www.nationalwind.org/research/meetings/wind-wildlife-research-meeting-xi/

National Wind Coordinating Collaborative: https://www.nationalwind.org/

American Wind Wildlife Institute: https://awwi.org/

Developing a Research Framework for Increasing Understanding of Interactions between Eagles and Wind Energy - AWWI 2014

https://awwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/AWWI-Eagle-Research-Framework_Final-01-23-14-2.pdf

Wind Wildlife Research Meeting X - December 2-5, 2014 - Presentation Abstracts

https://www.nationalwind.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/WWRM-X_Presentation-Abstracts.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 05, 2016, 06:54:19 PM
How do birds dive safely at high speeds? New research explains

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-birds-safely-high.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/howdobirdsdi.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 05, 2016, 06:56:11 PM
Feds weigh mineral mining ban on 10M acres to protect bird

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-feds-mineral-10m-acres-bird.html

Rules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states

http://phys.org/news/2015-05-aim-imperiled-bird-habitat-states.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 06, 2016, 09:47:56 PM
Research finds that birds behave like human musicians

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-birds-human-musicians.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/gfx/news/hires/2016/12-researchfind.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 07, 2016, 01:02:15 PM
Researcher aims to save endangered cranes

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161006124450.htm

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/10/161006124450_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 10, 2016, 11:57:50 PM
Pets or pests? Quaker parrots invade Madrid

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-pets-pests-quaker-parrots-invade.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/amonkparakee.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2016, 11:27:03 PM
World raptor conference in NJ for first time in 50 years

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/world-raptor-conference-in-nj-for-first-time-in-years/article_22d51f74-7c27-595b-988a-a7e30c87705c.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2016, 11:29:03 PM
Dong funds drone bird study

http://renews.biz/104507/dong-funds-drone-bird-study/

(http://renews.biz/Images/birds_water_dong.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2016, 11:37:48 PM
AWWI has made available a Request for Information (RFI)

https://awwi.org/request-for-information-on-detection-and-deterrence-technologies/

Detection and Deterrence Technologies Request for Information (RFI): https://awwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/AWWI-Detection-Deterrence-Technology-RFI.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2016, 11:39:19 PM
Lack of opportunities promotes brood care

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-lack-opportunities-brood.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/lackofopport.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2016, 09:46:25 PM
Blue tit migration decisions may be governed by energy needs and environment

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-blue-tit-migration-decisions-energy.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/57fe59c92ef0e.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2016, 09:52:18 PM
Oldest known squawk box suggests dinosaurs likely did not sing

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-oldest-squawk-dinosaurs.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/57fe5588c432d.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 13, 2016, 12:01:34 AM
Invasive plants dye woodpeckers red

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-invasive-dye-woodpeckers-red.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/invasiveplan.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 13, 2016, 03:30:56 PM
Sick birds don't fly...or do they?

http://sci-hub.cc/doi/10.1126/science.aaj1646

Role for migratory wild birds in the global spread of avian influenza H5N8

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1126/science.aaf8852
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 13, 2016, 05:05:49 PM
The South Hills Crossbill Is Evolving in a Seriously Bizarre Way

https://www.wired.com/2016/09/bird-evolving-seriously-bizarre-way/?mbid=nl_92916_p6&CNDID=

(https://assets.wired.com/photos/w_1132/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/South-Hills-female-4-copy.jpg)

More: Biologists use genomics to identify evolving new bird species in southern Idaho

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-biologists-genomics-evolving-bird-species.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/biologistsus.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 13, 2016, 05:06:46 PM
Why some hummingbirds choose to balloon up before flying south

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-hummingbirds-balloon-south.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/whysomehummi.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 14, 2016, 09:12:32 PM
Genetic diversity crucial to Florida scrub-jay's survival

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-genetic-diversity-crucial-florida-scrub-jay.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-geneticdiver.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 14, 2016, 09:44:39 PM
OMG, this is a picture of Wabasha MN....behind a huge algea bloom.....Also the home of the National Eagle Center......Come on Humans, pick up your garbage......Article states it is from tiny bits of plastic etc...
Although some improvement in other pollutants. so good news and bad.
(http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/ows_147216262770993.jpg)

http://www.startribune.com/report-finds-a-new-pollutant-tiny-bits-of-plastics-and-fiber-building-up-in-the-mississippi/394295501/

kb - Troubling news. Phosphorus is the primary culprit in algae blooms. The main source is from agricultural runoff (e.g., animal waste and fertilizers) and the rest is from leaking septic systems and household wastewater that wastewater treatment plants were never designed to remove. Humans excrete phosphorus from the foods we eat. In addition, most automatic dishwashers use trisodium phosphate as the main cleaning ingredient, but laundry detergent was reformulated long ago to remove phosphates. However, wastewater from washing machines also contains the very small clothing fibers the article talked about and possibly some of the microplastics. Again, wastewater treatment plants were never designed to remove such tiny particles. (As an aside, many new washing machine tubs and clothing have been impregnated with silver that acts like an antibacterial to suppress odors. Silver is very toxic to aquatic life.) It's a big problem with big economic and human impacts, but solutions are doable if we can find the will.
T40 You are obviously more informed than me....Thank you for your concern. I don't have a dishwasher anymore, needed the space for drawers.......much more than that I see......thank you for the information.

More info: Doing Laundry Can Be Deadly for Clams, Mollusks and Other Marine Animals

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/pick-your-wardrobe-carefully-lives-clams-and-mussels-may-depend-it-180960761/?no-ist

Release of synthetic microplastic plastic fibres from domestic washing machines: Effects of fabric type and washing conditions

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X16307639
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 16, 2016, 08:46:16 PM
New evidence for California Condors' genetic bottleneck

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-evidence-california-condors-genetic-bottleneck.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/newevidencef.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 17, 2016, 07:50:55 PM
As the Global Demand for Palm Oil Surges, Indonesia's Rainforests Are Being Destroyed

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/fall-2016/as-global-demand-palm-oil-surges-indonesias

(http://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image/public/web_palm-oil_aud0916_po_041.jpg?itok=HCXiHGXl)

(https://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/styles/bean_wysiwyg_full_width/public/web_palm-oil_aud0916_po_044.jpg?itok=vJxOKd95)

More info: Poachers target rare bird's 'ivory' beak in Southeast Asia

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-poachers-rare-bird-ivory-beak.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/poacherstarg.jpg)

More: Craze for hornbill 'ivory' pushes Borneo icon to the brink

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-craze-hornbill-ivory-borneo-icon.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/policedispla.jpg)

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-hornbillivor.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 18, 2016, 05:49:13 AM
Bait worms are a valuable marine resource

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161017111545.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/10/161017111545_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 18, 2016, 05:55:03 AM
Out of the countryside, wildlife returning to Amsterdam

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-countryside-wildlife-amsterdam.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 18, 2016, 05:56:12 AM
Blackbirds switch abruptly to fly-by-night behaviour at migration time

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-blackbirds-abruptly-fly-by-night-behaviour-migration.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/blackbirdssw.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 18, 2016, 11:56:45 PM
Azure-winged magpies show human-like generosity

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-azure-winged-magpies-human-like-generosity.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-azurewingedm.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2016, 02:59:39 PM
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI

Links to Abstracts: http://programme.exordo.com/wwrm2016/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2016, 06:32:18 PM
What's best for birds in fire-prone landscapes?

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-birds-fire-prone-landscapes.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/whatsbestfor.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2016, 05:54:28 PM
Colorado River Delta flows help birds, plants, groundwater

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-colorado-river-delta-birds-groundwater.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/3-coloradorive.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2016, 05:59:41 PM
Spoon-billed sandpiper population revealed

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-spoon-billed-sandpiper-population-revealed.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/spoonbilleds.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2016, 06:02:23 PM
A 30-year cold case involving an egg and the mysterious Night Parrot

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-year-cold-case-involving-egg.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/a30yearcoldc.png)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 21, 2016, 02:53:18 AM
California Condors Have Been Endangered Since Humans Arrived In America (EXCELLENT ARTICLE AND VIDEO!)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/10/20/are-california-condors-a-pleistocene-relict/#28746b7e1e1f

(http://blogs-images.forbes.com/grrlscientist/files/2016/10/5057816564_e18f22d5f8_o-1200x677.jpg?width=960)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 21, 2016, 09:54:08 PM
Swans Found to Windsurf Across Water

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/mute-swan-windsurfing-animals/

Windsurfing swans--an overlooked phenomenon

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-windsurfing-swansan-overlooked-phenomenon.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Paper: Windsurfing in Mute Swans (Cygnus olor)

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1676/1559-4491-128.3.628

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2016/10/18/windsurfing-swans/wind-surfing-swan-01.adapt.590.1.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 22, 2016, 09:26:45 AM
Migration ranges of flying birds depend on body size and flight style

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161018143203.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/10/161018143203_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 22, 2016, 09:28:47 AM
New evolutionary finding: Species take different genetic paths to reach same trait

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161020165128.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 25, 2016, 01:09:35 PM
Dinosaurs of a feather flock and die together?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161024111326.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/10/161024111326_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 25, 2016, 01:20:57 PM
Research provides new insights on the impact of wild birds' social networks

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-insights-impact-wild-birds-social.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 25, 2016, 06:59:58 PM
Reducing food waste could put birds and animals at risk

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-food-birds-animals-atrisk.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 25, 2016, 07:00:54 PM
Long, curved, akimbo: Hope uncovered for bird beak deformity

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-link-virus-alaska-birds-deformed.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/longcurvedak.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 25, 2016, 07:01:56 PM
Researcher worries global warming may harm predator and prey connections

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-global-predator-prey.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 26, 2016, 11:43:04 AM
Abstract: Hatching asynchrony in birds: Multiple nesting attempts and the nest failure hypothesis

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-90.1?af=R

"...high risk early in the nesting cycle favors hatching asynchrony, and that greater synchrony is favored by high risk later in the cycle or adult mortality during incubation."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 26, 2016, 05:58:28 PM
A songbird's travelogue

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-tracking-great-reed-warblers-incredible-african.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/asongbirdstr.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 26, 2016, 06:03:20 PM
Citizen scientists can now lend a hand in penguin conservation

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-citizen-scientists-penguin.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

MAPPPD (Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics) - http://www.penguinmap.com/


(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/25-citizenscien.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 26, 2016, 06:07:31 PM
A rare window on the lives of young albatrosses

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-rare-window-young-albatrosses.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/ararewindowo.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 26, 2016, 09:29:00 PM
Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos canadensis) from Three Areas in Western North America; Initial Results and Conservation Implications

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164248

"We discuss potential sources of the high gene flow for this species including natal and breeding dispersal, floaters, and changes in migratory behavior as a result of environmental factors such as climate change and habitat alteration."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 27, 2016, 09:41:55 AM
World's food and energy systems key to tackling global biodiversity decline

http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?282438/Global-biodiversity-is-declining-but-worlds-food-and-energy-systems-hold-solutions

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/lpr_2016/

Report: https://www.wnf.nl/custom/LPR_2016_fullreport/

(https://www.wnf.nl/custom/LPR_2016_fullreport/docs/LPR_2016_fullreport.pdf_1.jpg)


Wildlife populations halved on average since '70s

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-wildlife-populations-halved-average-70s.html

Humanity decimating planetary wildlife

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-humanity-decimating-planetary-wildlife.html#nRlv

Humans Are Close To Killing Off Two-Thirds Of All Wildlife In Just 50 Years

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/living-planet-report-wwf_us_58114bcce4b064e1b4b0725b?ir=Science&utm_hp_ref=science

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/27/world-on-track-to-lose-two-thirds-of-wild-animals-by-2020-major-report-warns?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+morning+briefing+2016&utm_term=196779&subid=15374650&CMP=ema_a-morning-briefing_b-morning-briefing_c-US_d-1

World's wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans - in pictures

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2016/oct/27/worlds-wildlife-being-pushed-to-the-edge-by-humans-in-pictures

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/ac0890872a08e22b9571acdffae0b0532a4c38dd/0_0_3844_2563/master/3844.jpg?w=1900&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=56ab76e1c447738627ec525659a79cba)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 27, 2016, 10:06:59 AM
Study shows mixed fortunes for Signy penguins

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-fortunes-signy-penguins.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-studyshowsmi.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 27, 2016, 10:08:02 AM
Excess wildfire, cheatgrass affecting sage-grouse--targeted actions needed

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-excess-wildfire-cheatgrass-affecting-sage-grousetargeted.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/excesswildfi.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 27, 2016, 06:41:39 PM
Common cuckoo and warbler eggshells undergo similar levels of eggshell thinning

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-common-cuckoo-warbler-eggshells-similar.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 28, 2016, 05:24:40 AM
These frequent-flying swifts stay aloft for 10 months a year

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/these-frequent-flying-swifts-stay-aloft-10-months-year?utm_campaign=news_daily_2016-10-27&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=937407

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main_large/public/images/birds_0.jpg?itok=AdXQXYnT)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2016, 04:51:46 PM
In communicating wildlife conservation, focus on the right message

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-wildlife-focus-message.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2016, 05:22:09 PM
New method of estimating biodiversity based on tree cover

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161025215703.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 02, 2016, 11:07:54 AM
Birds with bigger brains found to be less likely to get shot (This is a very small study!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-birds-bigger-brains-shot.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/5758903a7a8fb.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 03, 2016, 06:23:38 PM
Birds maintain rare plant species, study finds

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-birds-rare-species.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/birdsmaintai.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2016, 02:48:11 PM
How the chicken crossed the Red Sea

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161103091312.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/11/161103091312_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2016, 02:49:22 PM
Large numbers of outdoor cats pose challenges for communities

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161103122327.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/11/161103122327_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2016, 04:00:41 PM
New research provides insight into plumage evolution

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-insight-plumage-evolution.html

' ... we think they are evolving these colors to match their background." This would be an example of natural selection, in this case more camouflaged organisms can survive and pass on their genes.'

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 06, 2016, 09:16:48 PM
Multidrug-resistant bacteria from chickens pose risk to human health

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161104191327.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 06, 2016, 09:39:22 PM
Bats far more than Halloween caricature

http://www.qconline.com/news/local/bats-far-more-than-halloween-caricature/article_8b59b73a-2206-5a1f-aa9b-d0a2a9644c43.html

(http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/qconline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/94/994b68a2-dc5e-5bdf-b5a6-38980f411467/581ece581af7c.image.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 06, 2016, 09:50:59 PM
Mangrove protection key to survival for Senegalese community

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-mangrove-key-survival-senegalese.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 07, 2016, 09:14:37 AM
Team discovers three new bird species in Africa

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-team-bird-species-africa.html


Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 07, 2016, 07:00:03 PM
Young birds less honest when competing against siblings (Very interesting!  ;))

"Over millions of years, natural selection has caused species with higher levels of conflict to evolve chicks that beg for food even when they don't need it."

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-young-birds-honest-siblings.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 08, 2016, 06:44:28 PM
Fake crane project brings birds back to Britain

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-fake-crane-birds-britain.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 09, 2016, 07:00:57 PM
Why do seabirds eat plastic? The answer stinks

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-seabirds-plastic.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 09, 2016, 07:01:46 PM
Without birds, tropical forests won't bounce back from deforestation

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-birds-tropical-forests-wont-fromdeforestation.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 09, 2016, 07:02:56 PM
CT scans reveal birds' built-in air conditioners

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-ct-scans-reveal-birds-built-in.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

"Nasal conchae are complex structures inside bird bills that moderate the temperature of air being inhaled and reclaim water from air being exhaled."

Abstract: Habitat-specific divergence of air conditioning structures in bird bills

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-107.1?journalCode=tauk

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 09, 2016, 07:04:00 PM
Penguin fight--understanding animal contest behaviour in five easy steps

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-penguin-fightunderstanding-animal-contest-behaviour.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 10, 2016, 10:19:34 AM
Endangered species database may have misclassified hundreds of animals

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/endangered-species-database-may-have-misclassified-hundreds-animals?utm_campaign=news_daily_2016-11-09&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=978678

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 10, 2016, 07:16:55 PM
Cage-free sounds good, but does it mean a better life for chickens?

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-cage-free-good-life-chickens.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 11, 2016, 12:48:37 PM
Dinosaur discovery casts light on final flurry of animals' evolution

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161110124713.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Newly Discovered Raptor Suffered a Slow, Miserable Death

http://gizmodo.com/newly-discovered-oviraptor-suffered-a-slow-miserable-d-1788778966

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 14, 2016, 07:40:27 PM
30,000 chickens culled in Germany after bird flu detected

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-11-chickens-culled-germany-bird-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2016, 07:47:43 PM
Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/slime-shorebirds-and-scientific-mystery

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2016, 07:48:35 PM
Netherlands steps up measures to fight bird flu

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-netherlands-bird-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2016, 07:53:20 PM
Skillful cockatoos filmed making the same tool from different materials

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-skillful-cockatoos-tool-materials.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2016, 09:22:58 PM
Predicting eagle fatalities at wind facilities

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.21086/full
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 16, 2016, 08:37:09 AM
How bird poop helps cool the Arctic

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/how-bird-poop-helps-cool-arctic?utm_campaign=news_daily_2016-11-15&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=996625

Contribution of Arctic seabird-colony ammonia to atmospheric particles and cloud-albedo radiative effect

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13444

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 16, 2016, 08:36:58 PM
Study finds evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in land-based birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-evidence-deepwater-horizon-oil-land-based.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Incorporation of Deepwater Horizon oil in a terrestrial bird: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114023/meta;jsessionid=F019697C3C798FB88ADA5F158337DCC2.ip-10-40-1-87

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 16, 2016, 08:40:46 PM
A hawk's-eye view of raptor hunting

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-hawk-eye-view-raptor.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Sneak peek: Raptors search for prey using stochastic head turns: http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-15-230.1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2016, 08:24:24 AM
Owl-inspired wing design reduces wind turbine noise by 10 decibels

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116123404.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2016, 08:26:49 AM
The Case for Bringing Back the Passenger Pigeon

http://nautil.us/issue/42/fakes/the-case-for-bringing-back-the-passenger-pigeon

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2016, 04:45:21 PM
A hawk's-eye view of raptor hunting

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-hawk-eye-view-raptor.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Sneak peek: Raptors search for prey using stochastic head turns: http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-15-230.1

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/ahawkseyevie.jpg)

More: Watch the incredible 'hawk's eye view' of a rabbit being hunted down that reveals raptors 'think like humans' when they search for prey

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3943512/Watch-incredible-hawk-s-eye-view-rabbit-hunted-reveals-raptors-think-like-humans-search-prey.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2016, 04:49:04 PM
Ducklings 'maintain two separate memory banks of visual information'

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-ducklings-memory-banks-visual.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 18, 2016, 05:19:44 PM
Chicken May Be Spreading Superbugs Through India's Food Chain

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-17/stealthy-chicken-germs-show-risk-from-india-s-poultry-industry

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2016, 09:28:28 PM
Efforts are needed to protect native species from feral cats

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-efforts-native-species-feral-cats.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2016, 09:30:31 PM
A(H5N8) risk to humans is very low

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-11-ah5n8-humans.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2016, 09:47:54 PM
Archaeological excavation unearths evidence of turkey domestication 1,500 years ago

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-archaeological-excavation-unearths-evidence-turkey.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2016, 09:49:15 PM
Keratin and melanosomes preserved in 130-million-year-old bird fossil

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-keratin-melanosomes-million-year-old-bird-fossil.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 22, 2016, 06:49:16 PM
Turkeys were a major part of ancestral Pueblo life

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-turkeys-major-ancestral-pueblo-life.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2016, 04:53:38 PM
Boise State Study Shows Climate Affecting Avian Breeding

http://www.newswise.com/articles/boise-state-study-shows-climate-affecting-avian-breeding

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2016, 04:58:31 PM
Kestrels as Crop Cops? It's an Award-Winning Idea

http://eriemedia.ca/kestrels-crop-cops-award-winning-idea/

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2016, 05:53:39 PM
Fly larvae clean bee-eater's nest (interesting - really!  :D)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161122075958.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2016, 09:07:03 AM
Genomics reveals Hen Harrier is two distinct species

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161123091308.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2016, 09:56:26 AM
Ending with discards can speed up the mortality of endangered marine birds in the Mediterranean

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-discards-mortality-endangered-marine-birds.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2016, 07:40:09 PM
How parents divide their duties: Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-parents-duties-unexpected-diversity-socially.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2016, 07:45:46 PM
16,000 turkeys killed in Germany to stop spread of bird flu

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-turkeys-germany-bird-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 25, 2016, 10:03:46 AM
DNA analysis of bluebird feces reveals benefits for vineyards

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161123141730.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 25, 2016, 10:05:00 AM
What messages do female birds' markings send?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161123143901.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/11/161123143901_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 26, 2016, 03:36:20 AM
Sweden slaughters 200,000 hens on bird flu fears

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-sweden-slaughters-hens-bird-flu.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 26, 2016, 12:49:39 PM
German zoo shuts down after bird flu kills emu

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-11-german-zoo-bird-flu-emu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 27, 2016, 10:04:53 PM
Roads, urban features influence their choice of gardens, electronic tracking of song birds shows

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161123142913.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 27, 2016, 10:22:13 PM
Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-dutch-ducks-bird-flu-outbreak.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 27, 2016, 10:22:47 PM
Connecticut Audubon calls for protecting endangered birds

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-connecticut-audubon-endangered-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: k4nil on November 28, 2016, 07:35:12 AM
German zoo shuts down after bird flu kills emu

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-11-german-zoo-bird-flu-emu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

post just 17 hrs ago  .. Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull ... http://bdnews24.com/world/2016/11/27/dutch-destroy-190000-ducks-in-first-bird-flu-cull .....  very sad indeed / k4nil
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 28, 2016, 11:02:45 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I found the article difficult to follow and I would swear one crucial paragraph has major typos. I've included the paper, which refrains, for the most part, from speculation. The authors present credible arguments to support their data, but I had to laugh at one point. They were taking some of their readings from hiking trails and I thought why isn't it just as credible that humans are fleeing upslope (via hiking trails) from climate change and driving montane birds downslope by their presence?  :D

With climate change, not all wildlife population shifts are predictable

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-climate-wildlife-population-shifts.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Paper: Montane birds shift downslope despite recent warming in the northern Appalachian Mountains

http://link.springer.com.sci-hub.cc/article/10.1007/s10336-016-1414-7

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 30, 2016, 03:47:15 AM
Highly Contagious Bird Flu Outbreak In Japan Prompts Officials To Kill 300,000 Chickens And Ducks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/highly-contagious-bird-flu-outbreak-prompts-japan-to-kill-300000-chickens-and-ducks_us_583db59ce4b0860d611688bb?ir=Science&utm_hp_ref=science

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 30, 2016, 10:37:10 PM
The black rail--a bird that's been flying under the radar since Audubon's day

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-black-raila-bird-radar-audubon.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2016, 07:32:10 PM
Museum of Natural Science researchers publish the first birds of Bolivia field guide

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-museum-natural-science-publish-birds.html

About the book: https://birds-of-bolivia.org/about/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2016, 08:14:24 PM
Songbirds sound the alarm about traffic noise

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-songbirds-alarm-traffic-noise.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2016, 08:18:06 PM
Model explains barred owls' domination over northern spotted owls

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-barred-owls-domination-northern.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/modelexplain.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2016, 08:21:26 PM
Japan culling 230,000 more birds over avian flu

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-japan-culling-birds-avian-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2016, 08:37:42 PM
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board

Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl Tracking Field Technician: California

http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/northern-goshawk-and-spotted-owl-tracking-field-technician-california/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2016, 08:46:36 PM
Pigeons in Spain Can Now Get Birth Control More Easily Than Most American Women

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/pigeons-in-spain-can-now-get-birth-control-more-easily-than-most-american-women?utm_source=mbnl

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 02, 2016, 08:19:13 PM
Hospital in Delhi gives birds new flight

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-hospital-delhi-birds-flight.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 02, 2016, 10:23:05 PM
Making a More Perfect Penguin

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/making-more-perfect-penguin?utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=22c6a5ee14-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-22c6a5ee14-121598265

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 05, 2016, 07:59:53 PM
Birds flying through laser light reveal faults in flight research

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-birds-laser-reveal-faults-flight.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/birdsflyingt.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 07, 2016, 06:45:31 PM
Migrating birds pile up along Great Lakes' shores (interesting!)

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-migrating-birds-pile-great-lakes.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-migratingbir.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 07, 2016, 06:46:26 PM
Foraging differences let closely related seabirds coexist

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-foraging-differences-seabirds-coexist.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/foragingdiff.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 07, 2016, 06:47:21 PM
Can bird feeders do more harm than good?

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-bird-feeders-good.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 07, 2016, 10:47:10 PM
Ice age vertebrates had mixed responses to climate change

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161206142640.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 08, 2016, 06:51:53 PM
Researchers map neural circuitry of songbird learning

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-neural-circuitry-songbird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

The song of silence

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-song-silence.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/thesongofsil.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on December 08, 2016, 06:53:00 PM
High altitudes hamper hummingbirds' ability to manoeuvre

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-high-altitudes-hamper-hummingbirds-ability.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/1-highaltitude.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on December 08, 2016, 06:58:36 PM
First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

"To scientists' delight, the incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers."

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/feathered-dinosaur-tail-amber-theropod-myanmar-burma-cretaceous/

Paper: A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31193-9

(http://www.cell.com/cms/attachment/2075122016/2069586826/gr1.jpg)

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2016/12/08/dinosaur_tail/01_dinosaur_tail.adapt.590.1.jpg)
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Post by: T40cfr403 on December 08, 2016, 07:24:44 PM
Study finds less fragmentation in muzzleloading and black powder cartridge rifles

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-fragmentation-muzzleloading-black-powder-cartridge.html

Paper: Estimating Lead Fragmentation from Ammunition for Muzzleloading and Black Powder Cartridge Rifles

http://www.fwspubs.org/doi/10.3996/092015-JFWM-086?code=ufws-site

"Our findings suggest that round balls for muzzleloaders and black powder cartridge bullets may leave far fewer lead fragments in game than the conical muzzleloader bullet or modern high-velocity rifle bullet we tested, and thus could pose a lower risk of secondary lead poisoning for humans and wildlife."

(http://www.fwspubs.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/pinnacle/journals/content/fwma/2016/1944687x-7.2/092015-jfwm-086/20161201/images/medium/i1944-687x-7-2-467-f01.gif)

Types of rifle ammunition and components (listed left to right in each photograph) used in lead fragmentation tests and big game hunting, including a) traditional muzzleloader ammunition with percussion cap, patch, lead round ball, and black powder; b) modern .30-06 with jacketed soft-point lead core bullet, cartridge case, smokeless powder, and loaded cartridge; c) modern muzzleloader ammunition including percussion cap, black powder, and conical Buffalo Bullets; d) .45-70 black powder cartridge with bullet (lubricant removed), cartridge case, black powder, and loaded cartridge; e) modern lead-free muzzleloader bullet (Barnes) made of copper with a plastic sabot (not included in these tests); and f) Barnes lead-free muzzleloader bullet showing expansion after firing (not included in these tests). We also tested .45-70 cartridges loaded with smokeless powder but do not depict them due to similarity with (d).
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2016, 12:33:09 AM
The world's oldest known seabird is expecting--again (thanks Yankeexpress for the heads up)

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-world-oldest-seabird-expectingagain.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/theworldsold.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2016, 12:35:15 AM
Canadian zoo probing penguin drowning deaths

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-canadian-zoo-probing-penguin-deaths.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/aveterinaryt.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2016, 02:53:21 AM
Devastating decline for the giraffe

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161208162455.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2016, 03:00:03 AM
Dry ice given the cold shoulder for rodent control

http://www.wcvb.com/article/dry-ice-given-the-cold-shoulder-for-rodent-control/8481023

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 11, 2016, 10:08:25 PM
Paradise Lost? Loss of large fruit-eating birds threatens tropical forests

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161207091117.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 11, 2016, 10:21:59 PM
Skagway Bird Club studies Arctic Tern breeding pairs

http://skagwaynews.com/2016/12/10/skagway-bird-club-studies-arctic-tern-breeding-pairs/

Skagway Arctic Terns 2016 report: https://sites.google.com/site/skagwaybirdclub/home-1/bird-monitoring-activities/arctic-tern-colony-monitoring/2016-report

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2016, 01:23:36 PM
New study doubles the estimate of bird species in the world

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-bird-species-world.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2016, 10:19:32 PM
Researchers explain why feather shafts change shape when under stress

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-feather-shafts-stress.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Paper: Light Like a Feather: A Fibrous Natural Composite with a Shape Changing from Round to Square

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/advs.201600360/full

Changing shape along the feather shaft: a) schematic of a flight feather shaft, numbers indicating positions along the shaft length (from calamus to rachis). Optical micrographs of the transverse sections along the shaft from b) seagull and c) crow and microcomputed tomography images from d) condor showing gradual shape change from circular hollow tube to rectangular foam filled. Pink dotted lines indicate the transverse septum and blue rectangles the ventral groove, respectively. Dorsal, lateral, and ventral portions of the shaft cortex are marked in the left figure.
(http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/advs.201600360/asset/image_n/advs275-fig-0002.png?v=1&t=iz6rlthy&s=f9ad6b643b4a7b886b41854e9344ca9cac64e9e8)

Structural model of the feather shaft cortex: a) the shape factor. The cross section changes from circular at the calamus to near rectangular at the rachis. The layered structure of cortex with varying and differentially oriented fibers along shaft length: b) at the calamus, all the cortex is composed of a thin outer layer of circumferential fibers and a thick inner layer of aixal fibers; c) at the proximal rachis, the dorsal cortex consists of a thinner outer layer of circumferential fibers covering axial fibers, the lateral walls of crossed fibers and the ventral cortex of longitudinal fibers; d) at the distal rachis, the dorsal and ventral cortices are composed of axial fibers and the lateral walls of crossed fibers.
(http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/advs.201600360/asset/image_n/advs275-fig-0008.png?v=1&t=iz6rq1xg&s=e6e16de013d48354920d6807158ab169058f6e3a)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2016, 10:33:41 PM
Abstract: A LIGHTWEIGHT, BIOLOGICAL COMPOSITE WITH TAILORED STIFFNESS: THE FEATHER VANE

http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/re/abstract.sfe?id=2713

Paper: A LIGHTWEIGHT, BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE WITH TAILORED STIFFNESS: THE FEATHER VANE

http://meyersgroup.ucsd.edu/papers/journals/Meyers%20417.pdf

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2016, 07:55:37 PM
The shape of a bird's wing determines where it lives

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-bird-wing.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/theshapeofab.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2016, 07:56:47 PM
Researcher studies increased predation of sagebrush songbirds in natural gas fields

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-predation-sagebrush-songbirds-natural-gas.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/46-researcherst.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2016, 08:02:51 PM
Florida's White Ibises May Be Spreading Disease

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/floridas-white-ibises-may-be-spreading-disease

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2016, 04:13:43 PM
Summary: New bird flu strain brings death and questions

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6318/1363?utm_campaign=toc_sci-mag_2016-12-15&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1056394

Article: H5N8 is killing birds around Europe and the Middle East but appears harmless to humans

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1126/science.354.6318.1363
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2016, 04:44:17 PM
Birds Are Becoming Totally Dependent On Our Delicious Landfills - In some cases, it's because we've destroyed their natural habitats.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/birds-food-waste-landfills_us_5852ccd3e4b054eeaea2186b

Editorial Article: Reducing agricultural loss and food waste: how will nature fare?

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acv.12290/full

See the clever juvie?
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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2016, 06:24:43 PM
Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app launches

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-merlin-bird-photo-id-mobile.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/merlinbirdph.jpg)


Related: New website can identify birds using photos

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-website-birds-photos.html

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2015/newwebsiteca.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2016, 06:31:05 PM
First ever footage of rare wild turkey provides early Christmas present

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-footage-rare-wild-turkey-early.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/firsteverfoo.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2016, 01:15:54 AM
Discovery may explain why birds are toothless

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161222131647.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/12/161222131647_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2016, 02:15:03 AM
New bird virus linked to beak-bending disorder

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161221091354.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2016, 02:15:56 AM
Declining male offspring further imperil endangered flycatchers in southern California

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161221091420.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2016, 02:18:09 AM
Turbines are threat to birds on migration, study finds

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14981025.Turbines_are_threat__to_birds_on_migration__study_finds/?ref=rss
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2016, 02:22:38 AM
Half of all seabirds along south-east Queensland coast have plastic in stomachs

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-23/csiro-plastic-pollution-south-east-queensland-coast-research/8143324
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 24, 2016, 03:45:56 AM
Bird flu infects 7 people in China this month, killing 2

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-bird-flu-infects-people-china.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Bird flu strain may have jumped from cat to human

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-12-bird-flu-strain-cat-human.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 26, 2016, 12:54:00 PM
Iran culls birds after avian flu outbreak

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-iran-culls-birds-avian-flu.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 26, 2016, 02:16:44 PM
A WILD peregrine falcon found in Dumfries and Galloway has tested positive for H5N8 Avian Influenza, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

http://www.dng24.co.uk/16566-2/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 27, 2016, 07:09:09 PM
Japan culling 90,000 more birds for avian flu

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-japan-culling-birds-avian-flu_1_2_3.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Gloomy start to year of rooster as bird flu hits South Korea

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-gloomy-year-rooster-bird-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/gloomystartt.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 28, 2016, 07:33:55 PM
Traffic noise reduces birds' response to alarm calls

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-traffic-noise-birds-response-alarm.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/trafficnoise.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 29, 2016, 02:24:18 AM
3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

https://energy.gov/eere/articles/3-ways-energy-department-research-will-help-eagles-coexist-wind-energy-deployment

St.Anthony Falls Laboratory: http://www.safl.umn.edu/featured-story/understanding-eagle-physiology-and-behavior-optimize-deterrent-systems

(https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/styles/borealis_article_hero_respondlarge/public/Eagle%20wind.jpg?itok=KZCZxztY)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 29, 2016, 11:31:18 AM
Global warming is causing birds to migrate too soon

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4072818/Global-warming-causing-birds-migrate-soon-Early-flight-mean-avians-miss-food.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/12/29/08/3BB1F7AE00000578-0-image-a-1_1483001293883.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 29, 2016, 11:36:42 PM
There is so much wrong with this research, namely their conclusions, that I don't know where to start. Read it for yourself.

Varmint hunters' ammo selection influences lead exposure in avian scavengers

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-varmint-hunters-ammo-exposure-avian.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Paper: Ground Squirrel Shooting and Potential Lead Exposure in Breeding Avian Scavengers

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167926
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 29, 2016, 11:44:08 PM
Even Small Changes In Global Temperatures Can Have Disastrous Consequences For Birds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-bird-migration_us_58642e3de4b0d9a5945a02c1?ir=Science&utm_hp_ref=science

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2016, 07:44:26 PM
Walruses Found Using Birds as Toys for First Time

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/walruses-playing-dead-birds-oceans/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2016, 08:33:21 PM
Croatia reports bird flu in farm poultry

http://phys.org/news/2016-12-croatia-bird-flu-farm-poultry.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2017, 09:58:05 PM
How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? Study says 3-6 months

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-hatch-dinosaur-egg-months.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2017, 09:59:03 PM
Will climate change leave tropical birds hung out to dry?

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-climate-tropical-birds-hung.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 03, 2017, 10:00:08 PM
Think chicken -- think intelligent, caring and complex

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-chickenthink-intelligent-complex.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/thinkchicken.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2017, 10:43:07 PM
Songbirds divorce, flee, fail to reproduce due to suburban sprawl

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170103222653.htm

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2017/01/170103222653_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2017, 10:44:21 PM
Routes of migratory birds follow today's peaks in resources

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-routes-migratory-birds-today-peaks.html

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/routesofmigr.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2017, 10:46:19 PM
Eastern black rails in free fall

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/01/04/eastern_black_rails_free_fall/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 12:02:49 AM
Czechs detect bird flu on two farms, in dead swans

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-czechs-bird-flu-farms-dead.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 06:54:55 AM
Can escaped pets rescue endangered species?

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/can-escaped-pets-rescue-endangered-species?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-01-04&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1087985

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main_large/public/images/cc_hires_16x9_0.jpg?itok=54lwBsRk)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 06:42:56 PM
Hummingbirds see motion in an unexpected way

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-hummingbirds-motion-unexpected.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/hummingbirds.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 06:45:45 PM
Climate change has mixed effects on migratory geese

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-climate-effects-migratory-geese.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/climatechang.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 06:51:17 PM
Study shows big-billed birds spend more time snuggling in against the cold

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-big-billed-birds-snuggling-cold.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 06:52:19 PM
Common terns stay with the same partner for life even though they have poor breeding success

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-common-terns-partner-life-poor.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/betterthedev.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 06:53:22 PM
France launches mass duck cull to stem bird flu spread (Update)

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-duck-cull-france-foie-gras.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 08:02:50 PM
New policy addresses threat of lead toxicosis

https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/170115f.aspx

"Lead - The AVMA recognizes that lead in the environment is a health risk to people, pets, livestock, and wildlife. The AVMA encourages research, education, and actions to mitigate the risk by elimination of lead exposure and continued development and use of alternative products."

Organization endorses use of lead-free fishing tackle and ammunition - https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/121215e.aspx

Association of Avian Veterinarians - http://www.aav.org/

(https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/PublishingImages/2012/121215/121215e_1.gif)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2017, 08:19:51 PM
Virginia peregrine falcons leap forward

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/01/05/virginia-peregrine-falcons-leap-forward/

VIRGINIA PEREGRINE FALCON MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: YEAR 2016 REPORT

http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/CCBTR-16-12_PEFA-report-2016.pdf

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Peregrine-falcon-resighted-on-Chincoteague-National-Wildlife-Refuge.-This-bird-was-banded-as-a-nestling-on-Watts-Island-in-2015.-_-600x481.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 06, 2017, 11:39:03 PM
What's killing the world's shorebirds?

http://www.nature.com/news/what-s-killing-the-world-s-shorebirds-1.21232

(http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.41451.1483623263!/image/shorebirds-feature-photo_red_knot-05.01.17.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/shorebirds-feature-photo_red_knot-05.01.17.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 07, 2017, 12:08:18 AM
Breeding birds of Virginia

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/01/06/breeding-birds-of-virginia/

Paper: http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Watts-2016-Breeding-Birds-of-Virginia.pdf

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Great-black-backed-gull-brood-near-Tangier-Island-in-the-Chesapeake-Bay.-_-600x517.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 07, 2017, 12:09:10 AM
Resource tracking within and across continents in long-distance bird migrants

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/1/e1601360?utm_campaign=toc_advances_2017-01-06&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1091066
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2017, 07:50:58 AM
Alaska gulls are picking up antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could infect humans

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2017/01/03/alaska-gulls-are-picking-up-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-public-health-implications-are-worrisome/

(https://beta.adn.com/resizer/856UU_Md6IRTMqY0h7l5Y1AIfWo=/1200x0/s3.amazonaws.com/arc-wordpress-client-uploads/adn/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/03104206/160609Ecoli_Reeves_01_0.jpg?token=bar)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2017, 02:01:44 PM
Long-distance Nest Switching by a Juvenile Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-22.1

"...dispersing young Ospreys may use nests (i.e., family groups) over a wide geographical region as a resource while they explore the world prior to migration."

Juvenile Osprey NH-Y defends recently delivered fish from resident juvenile.
(http://www.bioone.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/bioone/journals/content/rapt/2016/08921016-50.4/jrr-16-22.1/20161201/images/medium/i0892-1016-50-4-426-f01.gif)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2017, 02:11:22 PM
Hatching asynchrony in birds: Multiple nesting attempts and the nest failure hypothesis

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-90.1?af=R

"...high risk early in the nesting cycle favors hatching asynchrony, and that greater synchrony is favored by high risk later in the cycle or adult mortality during incubation."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2017, 02:21:36 PM
Sneak peek: Raptors search for prey using stochastic head turns

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-15-230.1?af=R

To save you from looking these up...

saccade - a rapid movement of the eye between fixation points.

stochastic - randomly determined; having a random probability distribution or pattern that may be analyzed statistically but may not be predicted precisely.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 09, 2017, 11:35:30 AM
Russian zoo culls all its birds over avian flu

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-russian-zoo-culls-birds-avian.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 09, 2017, 11:37:27 AM
Long-distance birdie call: Sex-crazed pipers travel for tail

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-long-distance-birdie-sex-crazed-pipers-tail.html

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/5-longdistance.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 10, 2017, 10:53:55 AM
Bird flu confirmed at world-renowned swannery in Dorset

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/09/bird-flu-confirmed-world-renowned-swannery-dorset/

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2017/01/09/JS117465163_swan-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqwMJYxftKZExwjop9hyNEmV-CIQPZG3ofWTor4UojCgk.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 11, 2017, 04:18:21 AM
Connectivity is key for preserving isolated sage-grouse populations

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-key-isolated-sage-grouse-populations.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 11, 2017, 04:21:25 AM
Plovers Navigate the Dangers of Hurricane Matthew (so interesting)

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/01/10/plovers-navigate-the-dangers-of-hurricane-matthew/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Pic-2-600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2017, 03:46:16 PM
Summary: Birds don't need exercise to stay fit for epic flights

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6321/121?utm_campaign=toc_sci-mag_2017-01-12&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1100914

Article: http://sci-hub.cc/downloads/30f2/[email protected]



Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2017, 03:56:35 AM
Hmm ... this looks really familiar. Thanks, RRP, for thinking of this first!!  ;)

A Webcast of Bird Nesting as a State-of-the-Art Citizen Science

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2001132

Abstract

The quality of people's knowledge of nature has always had a significant influence on their approach to wildlife and nature conservation. However, direct interactions of people with nature are greatly limited nowadays, especially because of urbanization and modern lifestyles. As a result, our isolation from the natural world has been growing. Here, we present an example of a state-of-the-art Citizen Science project with its educational, scientific, and popularizing benefits. We conclude that modern media and new forms of education offer an effective opportunity for inspiring children and others to have fun learning to act like scientists. This approach provides broad opportunities for developing the hitherto neglected educational potential of Citizen Science.


Birds online - Information server for monitoring bird nesting for professional and general public

http://www.birdsonline.cz/

(http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article/figure/image?size=medium&id=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.2001132.g001)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2017, 04:02:48 AM
Mapping movements of alien bird species

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-movements-alien-bird-species.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2017, 04:04:28 AM
Moving Woodpeckers 2

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/01/12/moving-woodpeckers-2/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Male-red-cockaded-woodpecker-after-arrival-at-the-Great-Dismal-Swamp-National-Wildlife-Refuge-476x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2017, 04:05:34 AM
OspreyWatch Anniversary

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/01/11/ospreywatch-anniversary/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Pair-of-osprey-on-a-beautiful-platform-early-in-the-nesting-season-near-Seattle-Washington-600x527.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 13, 2017, 04:06:48 AM
Tracking eagles in 3D

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/01/11/tracking-eagles-in-3d/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/3D-tracking-pattern-for-a-single-bald-eagle-just-off-the-north-end-of-a-military-runway-in-Virginia-600x364.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 15, 2017, 11:31:07 AM
Local Wind Energy Development Has Broad Consequences for Golden Eagles

http://satprnews.com/2017/01/14/local-wind-energy-development-has-broad-consequences-for-golden-eagles/

Abstract: Golden Eagle fatalities and the continental-scale consequences of local wind-energy generation

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12836/abstract;jsessionid=35A513D8B6D1443B355A11929C71638D.f04t04

"These analyses demonstrate that ecosystem management decisions concerning the effects of local-scale renewable energy can have continental-scale consequences."

(http://www.defensepr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/serwer1696655.home_.plprd-wret.s3-us-west-2.ama-7d83e38248db97699911b97f791ccac7b6c35601.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 15, 2017, 10:11:41 PM
Uganda detects bird flu

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-uganda-bird-flu.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 17, 2017, 07:04:13 AM
Intensive animal production may boost flu pandemic threat

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-intensive-animal-production-boost-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/intensiveani.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 17, 2017, 07:05:23 AM
China roast duck vendor dies of H7N9 bird flu: Xinhua

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-01-china-roast-duck-vendor-dies.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2017, 08:46:26 PM
Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-birds-feather-flock-potential-predators.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/flockofbirds.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2017, 08:50:51 PM
Swamphens signal dominance through fleshy faces

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-swamphens-dominance-fleshy.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/swamphenssig.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2017, 08:53:12 PM
Mitochondrial DNA shows past climate change effects on gulls

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-mitochondrial-dna-climate-effects-gulls.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/mitochondria.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2017, 08:56:47 PM
Severe inbreeding threatens Long Island's little spotted kiwi

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-severe-inbreeding-threatens-island-kiwi.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/severeinbree.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2017, 09:00:19 PM
A frog in kingfisher's clothing

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-frog-kingfisher.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/1-afroginkingf.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2017, 09:01:33 PM
Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-kenya-rwanda-poultry-uganda-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 18, 2017, 09:08:01 PM
NIAID flu experts examine evolution of avian influenza

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-01-niaid-flu-experts-evolution-avian.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 19, 2017, 12:08:13 PM
Seasonal variation in CREB expression in the hippocampal formation of first-year migratory songbirds: Implications for the role of memory during migration

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-133.1

"These results suggest that young migratory birds may store relatively little spatial information during migration, particularly until they reach their wintering area and their global navigational map is more fully developed."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 19, 2017, 11:46:09 PM
Article: Tackling the Threat of Lead Poisoning Posed by Game Meat

http://www.selectscience.net/selectscience-interviews/tackling-the-threat-of-lead-poisoning-posed-by-game-meat/?artID=42795

Paper: Detection of lead nanoparticles in game meat by single particle ICP-MS following use of lead-containing bullets

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1007/s00216-016-0132-6

"In addition to dissolved lead in meat that originated from particulates, the presence of lead nano particles (PbNPs) in game meat represents a hitherto unattended source of lead with a largely unknown toxicological impact to humans."

"PbNPs could be detected in game meat and their size distribution determined. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that the occurrence of nanometer-sized lead particles in bullet-shot game is reported."

"...since metallic Pb dissolves in biological systems over time, there is a probability for larger metallic Pb fragments to partly dissolve on their way through the gastrointestinal tract and reach the size of nanoparticle that could penetrate the membranes and enter the blood system. However, independently of the origin of the PbNPs, the distribution and later dissolution of the PbNPs in the body are of toxicological interest, especially if the absorbed PbNPs can pass through cell barriers."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 20, 2017, 08:53:15 AM
Insects also migrate, study shows

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170119095843.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2017/01/170119095843_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 20, 2017, 08:54:12 AM
Researchers use weather radar to track migrating waterfowl, avian influenza

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170118145110.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2017/01/170118145110_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 23, 2017, 03:45:01 PM
Evolution of avian influenza examined

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170118132240.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 24, 2017, 10:48:25 PM
Climate change altered the natural selection - collared flycatcher's large forehead patch no longer a winner

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-climate-natural-collared-flycatcher-large.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/10-climatechang.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 24, 2017, 10:50:03 PM
Researcher calls for conservation of ivory-billed woodpecker's habitat (interesting story and video)

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-ivory-billed-woodpecker-habitat.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2017, 08:01:59 PM
Nonresident seabirds forage along the continental shelf break in Central California

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-nonresident-seabirds-forage-continental-shelf.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/nonresidents.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2017, 06:47:10 PM
How strong is an egg?

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-strong-egg.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 28, 2017, 03:58:57 PM
Are birds cut out for city living?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/01/25/are-birds-cut-out-for-city-living/?utm_term=.cd9a8fe35b06&wpisrc=nl_animalia&wpmm=1

Paper: Breeding Dispersal by Birds in a Dynamic Urban Ecosystem

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167829

"Knowing that individual avoiders seek distant forests when the landscape they inhabit, and not just their immediate territory, is developed suggests that the spatial extent of a neighborhood's effect is greater than its immediate developed footprint. Moreover, the apparent inability of avoiders to improve their reproductive fitness by leaving changing lands suggests that the ecological consequences of developments are far-reaching and long lasting."

(https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/01/swainsons.jpg&w=1484)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 30, 2017, 11:18:32 PM
Biologists study how songbirds in remote areas of Costa Rica learn new duets when paired with a new mate

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-biologists-songbirds-remote-areas-costa.html

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/hittingtheri.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 01, 2017, 09:50:37 PM
Gull decline on Scottish island linked to decline in fishing discards

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-gull-decline-scottish-island-linked.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/gulldeclineo.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 01, 2017, 09:51:34 PM
Is Australia the birthplace of birds nests?

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-australia-birthplace-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/isaustraliat.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 11:52:33 AM
Recent upsurge of A(H7N9) flu cases in China

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170130111048.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 11:53:33 AM
Migrating birds may bring bird flu to North America

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170131190220.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 11:54:41 AM
Too many deer are bad for the forest

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170130224740.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 07:03:35 PM
Peacock colors inspire 'greener' way to dye clothes

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-peacock-greener-dye.html

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/peacockcolor.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 07:06:10 PM
After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife.

http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2017/feb/After-decades-of-decreases-mercury-rises-in-Great

(http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2017/feb/feb-photos/GL%20Merc%20Source2.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 07:07:05 PM
Bird lovers help scientists discover secrets of beak evolution

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-bird-lovers-scientists-secrets-beak.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/birdlovershe.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 07:08:12 PM
Research shows importance of remote cameras as biodiversity tools (we know!)

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-importance-remote-cameras-biodiversity-tools.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 02, 2017, 07:09:01 PM
Shore birds, crocodiles and rare mangroves to be protected by new Ramsar Site in Myanmar

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-shore-birds-crocodiles-rare-mangroves.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 03, 2017, 07:01:09 PM
Researchers investigate decline in South Africa's forest-birds

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-decline-south-africa-forest-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/10-researchersi.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 04, 2017, 04:33:46 PM
Search smarter not harder: Researchers present optimal strategy for foragers

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170203135107.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 06, 2017, 06:52:15 PM
Genomes in flux: New study reveals hidden dynamics of bird and mammal DNA evolution

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-genomes-flux-reveals-hidden-dynamics.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 06, 2017, 07:03:13 PM
Researchers seek to improve welfare in captive birds of prey through olfactory enrichment

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-welfare-captive-birds-prey-olfactory.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Study of birds' sense of smell reveals important clues for behavior and adaptation

https://phys.org/news/2015-07-birds-reveals-important-clues-behavior.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 07, 2017, 01:32:14 AM
Czechs cull up to 20,000 poultry as bird flu outbreak spreads

http://in.reuters.com/article/us-health-birdflu-czech-idINKBN15L0YA?feedType=RSS&feedName=health&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FINhealth+%28News+%2F+IN+%2F+Health%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 07, 2017, 02:25:51 PM
Departure of migratory birds from stopover sites is hormone-controlled

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-departure-migratory-birds-stopover-sites.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 07, 2017, 02:27:00 PM
Making a scavenger--the meat-thieving traits that have stood the test of time

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-scavengerthe-meat-thieving-traits-stood.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2017, 04:50:45 PM
Bird lookouts make alarm calls to save themselves, not the group (questionable)

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2120631-bird-lookouts-make-alarm-calls-to-save-themselves-not-the-group/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2017, 05:17:18 PM
Combined count data reveals shifts in hawks' migratory behavior

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/aosp-ccd020117.php

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2017, 07:10:12 PM
Human-Related Threats to Urban Raptors

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-08-63.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2017, 07:11:05 PM
Trial Restoration of the Harpy Eagle, a Large, Long-lived, Tropical Forest Raptor, in Panama and Belize

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/rapt-50-01-3-22.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2017, 07:11:45 PM
Food Habits of the Harpy Eagle, a Top Predator from the Amazonian Rainforest Canopy

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-13-00017.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2017, 07:17:02 PM
Species-dependent effects of bird feeders on nest predators and nest survival of urban American Robins and Northern Cardinals

http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-72.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 08, 2017, 07:17:39 PM
Birds and Climate Change: Impacts and Conservation Responses

http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-163.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 09, 2017, 03:54:38 PM
Host birds reject brown parasitic eggs more often the blue-green eggs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208094428.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 09, 2017, 03:55:57 PM
Climate change and fishing create 'trap' for penguins

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-climate-fishing-penguins.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 09, 2017, 08:34:33 PM
Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its Indian home

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-once-reviled-scavenger-bird-pride-indian.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 10, 2017, 08:16:01 PM
Alaska scientists continue researching seabird death mystery

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-alaska-scientists-seabird-death-mystery.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ctgr-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Update: Warm ocean water triggered vast seabird die-off, experts say

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-pacific-vast-seabird-die-off.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 12, 2017, 10:18:27 PM
This isn't new info - just putting it here for the record.

Alcoa eaglets become part of research study

http://qctimes.com/business/alcoa-eaglets-become-part-of-research-study/article_dea71abc-7eb8-5909-83c5-5b26ce33abc1.html

SATELLITE TRACKING OF BALD EAGLES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST (B. Mandernack)

http://sci-hub.cc/10.3356/JRR-10-77.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 13, 2017, 04:06:56 AM
Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-china-cities-poultry-bird-flu.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 13, 2017, 05:25:05 AM
Has Red-tailed Hawks' migratory behaviour changed due to climate change?

http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/channel/newsitem.asp?c=11&cate=__16617

Hawks' Migratory Behavior Shifts in Response to Climate

https://cdanews.com/2017/02/hawks-migratory-behavior-shifts-in-response-to-climate/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 13, 2017, 07:16:45 PM
Desert songbirds may face expanding threat of lethal dehydration

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-songbirds-threat-lethal-dehydration.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 13, 2017, 07:18:17 PM
Impact of climate change on mammals and birds 'greatly under-estimated'

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-impact-climate-mammals-birds-greatly.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2017, 02:41:47 AM
Infectious Diseases 2017 - FLI (Germany): Risk estimation on HPAI H5

http://www.poultrymed.com/Poultrymed/Templates/showpage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=178&FID=1908&PID=0&IID=50383
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2017, 03:23:58 AM
Monitoring birds by drone

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-birds-drone.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2017, 11:57:07 PM
eBird records show substantial growth of the Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin sedentarius) population in urban Southern California

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-153.1?code=coop-site
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2017, 05:39:10 AM
These tiny camera lenses can 'see' like an eagle

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/these-tiny-camera-lenses-can-see-eagle?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-02-15&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1167802

Paper: 3D-printed eagle eye: Compound microlens system for foveated imaging

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/2/e1602655.full

Raptor Camera Gives Drones Eagle-Eye Predator Vision

http://www.seeker.com/raptor-camera-gives-drones-eagle-eye-predator-vision-2263698404.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2017, 05:43:56 AM
How temperature guides where species live, where they'll go

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215130449.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 16, 2017, 07:53:46 PM
New bird flu test in Hong Kong markets as human infections soar in mainland China

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2071132/new-bird-flu-test-hong-kong-markets-human

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2017, 03:42:00 AM
Genetic recapture identifies long-distance breeding dispersal in Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

Abstract: http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-178.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2017, 06:37:46 PM
China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-china-poultry-deadly-flu-outbreak.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2017, 06:38:48 PM
New guidance on hand-rearing decisions for endangered penguin chicks

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-guidance-hand-rearing-decisions-endangered-penguin.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 17, 2017, 06:40:00 PM
Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-egg-free-surrogate-chickens-rare.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2017, 06:31:50 AM
Scientists find evidence of Alaskan ecosystem health in Harlequin ducks

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170216120542.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 22, 2017, 10:58:50 AM
Bird flu strain hitting China may be getting more infectious

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2121869-bird-flu-strain-hitting-china-may-be-getting-more-infectious/?cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2017-FBvideo-BIRDFLU&utm_medium=SOC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=FBvideo&utm_content=BIRDFLU

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 22, 2017, 10:59:33 AM
How migratory birds respond to balmier autumns?

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-migratory-birds-balmier-autumns.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 22, 2017, 06:43:35 PM
Up to 600 waterfowl die in western Idaho from avian cholera

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-waterfowl-die-western-idaho-avian.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 22, 2017, 07:18:51 PM
Drought drives birds to take flight

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/220217/drought-drives-birds-to-take-flight.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2017, 06:30:47 AM
Survey reveals drastic decline of waterbirds in Irrawaddy River

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-survey-reveals-drastic-decline-waterbirds.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2017, 06:42:00 AM
Researchers ponder the shape of birds' eggs

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-ponder-birds-eggs.html

Paper: The point of a Guillemot's egg

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ibi.12458/full

"In summary, in light of the failure of the rolling-in-an-arc hypothesis to account for the pyriform shape of Guillemot eggs, we offer two new hypotheses: strength, and protection from debris contamination."

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Examples of naturally incubated Guillemot (top three rows) and Razorbill (bottom three rows) eggs
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2017, 12:51:36 PM
Blood ties fuel cooperation among species, not survival instinct

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170222102527.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 23, 2017, 12:52:48 PM
Birds of a feather mob together

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170222105242.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 24, 2017, 04:41:05 AM
Floodplain contamination linked to lead poisoning in animals

https://environmentonsite.com/53764/floodplain-contamination-linked-to-lead-poisoning-in-animals
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 24, 2017, 11:51:57 AM
Paleontologist suggests path to flight for dinosaurs not as straight as thought

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-paleontologist-path-flight-dinosaurs-straight.html

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Podcast: why dinosaurs had wings before they could fly (starts at the 13:38 time mark)

http://www.sciencemag.org/podcast/podcast-cracking-smell-code-why-dinosaurs-had-wings-they-could-fly-and-detecting-guilty?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-02-23&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1182175

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main_large/public/images/BrusatteSciencePerspectiveFig1_16x9.jpg?itok=4kz2qWm2)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 25, 2017, 04:55:09 AM
Quantifying the demographic cost of human-related mortality to a raptor population

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172232

"...the number of golden eagle pairs required to support windfarm mortality was large. We estimated that the entire annual reproductive output of 216-255 breeding pairs would have been necessary to support published estimates of 55-65 turbine blade-strike fatalities per year."



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(http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/figure/image?size=large&id=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0172232.t003)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 25, 2017, 05:30:11 AM
The oldest fossilized giant penguin

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170223102022.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2017, 11:14:14 AM
Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-birds-home-good-mental-health.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2017, 11:36:17 AM
How temperature guides where species live, where they'll go

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215130449.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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More: How migratory birds respond to balmier autumns?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170222102524.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2017, 11:40:59 AM
Farther from the forest: 'Eye-opening' study shows rural US loses forests faster than cities

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170222150300.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2017, 11:43:47 AM
Hitching a ride with a predator - Research shows secondary seed dispersal by predator animals is important for recolonization of plants

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170223124256.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2017/02/170223124256_1_900x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2017, 08:13:05 PM
Recovering predators and prey

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-recovering-predators-prey.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2017, 08:19:49 PM
Greater prairie chickens cannot persist in Illinois without help, researchers report

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-greater-prairie-chickens-persist-illinois.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2017, 08:22:36 PM
It may not have been too late to save 'extinct' pigeon

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-late-extinct-pigeon.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2014/passengerpig.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2017, 10:18:39 PM
Plumage pattern dimorphism in a shorebird exhibiting sex-role reversal (Actitis macularius)

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-96.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2017, 10:23:26 PM
Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines: The case of the Red-headed Woodpecker

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-101.1?utm_campaign=February+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=February+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2017, 06:56:24 PM
Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of US

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-early-bird-special-super.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2017, 09:44:29 PM
Lasers flesh out dino-bird profile (interesting info in the video)

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-lasers-flesh-dino-bird-profile.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2017, 06:52:32 PM
Southern Oregon forest restoration may take precedence over spotted owl habitat

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-southern-oregon-forest-owl-habitat.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/southernoreg.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2017, 06:53:20 PM
UN sees bird flu changes but calls risk of people spread low

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-flu-people.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/unseesbirdfl.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2017, 08:07:09 PM
Cannons, lasers, drones: New hope to save birds at toxic pit

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-cannons-laser-radars-birds-toxic.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2017, 12:27:51 PM
Article: Tagged animals are falling victim to photographers, poachers

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/sifter/tagged-animals-are-falling-victim-photographers-poachers?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-03-02&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1194555

Article: Tagged animals at risk from hunters and nature-lovers

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39108583

Paper: Troubling issues at the frontier of animal tracking for conservation and management

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12895/full

Reference: To Tag or not to Tag: Animal Welfare, Conservation, and Stakeholder Considerations in Fish Tracking Studies That Use Electronic Tags

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13880292.2013.805075

Reference: Biotelemetry and biologging in endangered species research and animal conservation: relevance to regional, national, and IUCN Red List threat assessments

http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/esr/v4/n1-2/p165-185/

Reference: Measuring devices on wild animals: what constitutes acceptable practice?

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/1540-9295(2006)004%5b0147:MDOWAW%5d2.0.CO%3b2/full

Reference: RESTRICTED ACTIVITY: VHF RADIO RECEIVER EQUIPMENT

http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/scond/Cond_E.asp?oID=24602&oPark=100092

Reference: Cyber-poaching: Hacking GPS collar data to track and kill endangered tigers

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2475200/cybercrime-hacking/cyber-poaching--hacking-gps-collar-data-to-track-and-kill-endangered-tigers.html

Reference: Anglers Tagging and Marking Fish: Provincial and State Fishery Agency Views

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/1548-8446%282001%29026%3C0023%3AATAMFP%3E2.0.CO%3B2

Reference: Out of Bounds: The Death of 832F, Yellowstone's Most Famous Wolf

https://www.outsideonline.com/1913831/out-bounds-death-832f-yellowstones-most-famous-wolf

Reference: Flight mode affects allometry of migration range in birds

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1111/ele.12627
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2017, 12:30:24 PM
Surge in human cases of deadly bird flu is prompting alarm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/03/03/surge-in-human-cases-of-deadly-bird-flu-is-prompting-alarm/?utm_term=.6469dc8c15f0&wpisrc=al_alert-hse

(https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2017/03/AFPbirdflu.jpg&w=1484)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2017, 12:25:38 PM
Watch tiny geolocator map rare bird's round-trip migration

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/watch-tiny-gps-map-rare-bird-s-complete-life-cycle?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2017-03-03&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1196831

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2017, 01:31:19 PM
Landscape heterogeneity drives intra-population niche variation and reproduction in an arctic top predator

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.675/full

Weather-mediated decline in prey delivery rates causes food-limitation in a top avian predator

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01130/abstract

Preparation for flight: pre-fledging exercise time is correlated with growth and fledging age in burrow-nesting seabirds

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01186/abstract

Influence of device accuracy and choice of algorithm for species distribution modelling of seabirds: A case study using black-browed albatrosses

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01238/abstract

Early arrival is not associated with more extra-pair fertilizations in a long-distance migratory bird

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01317/abstract

Soaring across continents: decision-making of a soaring migrant under changing atmospheric conditions along an entire flyway

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01298/abstract

Geographical Variation in Reproductive Investment across Avian Assemblages in Europe: Effects of Environmental Drivers Differ Between Altricial and Precocial Species

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01131/abstract

Climate determinants of breeding and wintering ranges of lesser kestrels in Italy and predicted impacts of climate change

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01179/abstract
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2017, 01:40:31 PM
Parent birds assess nest predation risk: influence of cavity condition and avian nest predator activity

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.00787/abstract

Age-related prenatal maternal effects and postnatal breeding experience have different influences on nestling development in an altricial passerine

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01202/abstract

Wing size but not wing shape is related to migratory behavior in a soaring bird

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01220/abstract

The Long Shadow of Senescence: Age Impacts Survival and Territory Defense in Loons

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01393/abstract

No effect of partner age and lifespan on female age-specific reproductive performance in blue tits

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.00970/abstract

Breeding phenological response to spring weather conditions in common Finnish birds: resident species respond stronger than migratory species

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01110/abstract

Plasticity in incubation behavior and shading by king rails Rallus elegans in response to temperature

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01056/abstract

Context-dependent effects of radio transmitter attachment on a small passerine

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01148/abstract


Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2017, 08:07:20 PM
Warming, Taller Shrubs May Affect Birds Breeding on Tundra

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2017-03-03/warming-taller-shrubs-may-affect-birds-breeding-on-tundra

(https://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/885b343/2147483647/thumbnail/970x647/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F46%2Fdd323f379c4033d4cd7b6d5fef1dfa%2Fresizes%2F1500%2Fmedia%3A5a5c35be461646adb491f9191258de39Arctic_Birds_Shrub_Growth_54165.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 04, 2017, 08:08:49 PM
Across borders - UN experts help migratory species cope with climate change

http://www.dw.com/en/across-borders-un-experts-help-migratory-species-cope-with-climate-change/a-37742824

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 06, 2017, 09:56:42 PM
Scientists discover how animals measure time of year to reproduce (maybe so, but I couldn't find this paper anywhere!)

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-scientists-animals-year.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2017, 10:37:05 AM
Bird spiders detectives: The solution to a 200-year-old hairy mystery

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-spiders-solution-year-old-hairy.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2017, 10:40:20 AM
Chickadees lose weight in the summer

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-chickadees-weight-summer.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2017, 10:41:21 AM
Bird flu found at Tyson Foods chicken supplier

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-flu-tyson-foods-chicken.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2017, 04:50:27 PM
'Black swan' events strike animal populations

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-black-swan-events-animal-populations.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2017, 08:09:28 PM
3-D scans reveal flexible skull patterns are key to island bird diversity

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-d-scans-reveal-flexible-skull.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2017, 08:13:06 PM
Fly-over states matter when understanding--and saving--migratory birds

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-fly-over-states-understandingand-savingmigratory-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 08, 2017, 11:14:38 PM
Cyanide poisoning of a Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70184271
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2017, 05:35:24 PM
Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-guillemot-chicks.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2017, 05:40:30 PM
Bird flu found at Tyson Foods chicken supplier

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-flu-tyson-foods-chicken.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Update: Bird flu cases revive fear of repeat of major 2015 outbreak

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-flu-cases-revive-major.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2017, 08:10:40 PM
Evidence found of ostriches in India 25,000 years ago

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-evidence-ostriches-india-years.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 09, 2017, 08:18:57 PM
Diversity improves problem-solving success: Just ask songbirds

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-diversity-problem-solving-success-songbirds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2017, 05:09:49 PM
Scientist details the indirect effects of an invasive species in Guam

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308084631.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2017, 05:13:59 PM
Redefining 'species'

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308081054.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2017, 05:26:45 PM
Climate change driving widespread local extinctions; tropics most at risk

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/climate-change-driving-widespread-local-extinctions-tropics-most-at-risk/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2017, 08:18:40 PM
Study reveals new insights into the dining habits of toucans

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-reveals-insights-dining-habits-toucans.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2017, 08:19:58 PM
Stressed seabird parents think only of themselves

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-stressed-seabird-parents.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2017, 10:03:17 AM
Highly pathogenic A(H7N9) virus mutation does not change risk to humans

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313102354.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2017, 10:08:51 AM
After Deepwater Horizon spill: Which animals weathered the disaster

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-deepwater-horizon-animals-weathered-disaster.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2017, 10:09:51 AM
Common Cuckoos can distinguish the calls of their neighbors from a stranger's

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-common-cuckoos-distinguish-neighbors-stranger.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2017, 10:55:36 PM
In times of plenty, penguin parents keep feeding their offspring

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-plenty-penguin-parents-offspring.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 14, 2017, 10:59:02 PM
White House funds songbird study to unlock mystery of vocal learning

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-03-white-house-funds-songbird-mystery.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 15, 2017, 06:04:54 PM
Antarctic penguin numbers double previous estimates: scientists

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-antarctic-penguin-previous-scientists.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 15, 2017, 06:05:33 PM
Scientists analyze dispersal of parasites by birds in the Americas

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-scientists-dispersal-parasites-birds-americas.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2017, 02:53:13 AM
Vultures are 'eyes in the sky' for hungry hyenas and jackals

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/africa/vultures-are-eyes-in-the-sky-for-hungry-hyenas-and-jackals-35532649.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2017, 07:58:34 PM
Cyprus poachers kill 2.3 million songbirds in 2016

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-cyprus-poachers-million-songbirds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2017, 08:00:30 PM
Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowl

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-animal-behaviorist-eyes-peafowl.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2017, 08:01:12 PM
Third case of bird flu detected in Tennessee

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-case-bird-flu-tennessee.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 16, 2017, 10:44:49 PM
Birds Can Smell, and One Scientist is Leading the Charge to Prove It (Thanks to ginger52 for finding this article.)

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/january-february-2014/birds-can-smell-and-one-scientist

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 17, 2017, 02:12:51 AM
New Study Supports the Rarity and Limited Range of a Kauai Endemic Bird

https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-study-supports-rarity-and-limited-range-a-kauai-endemic-bird

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 01:04:34 AM
UN body urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-body-urges-china-bird-flu.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 01:50:18 AM
MORTAL COMBAT: INTRASPECIFIC KILLING  BY AN AFRICAN PYGMY FALCON (POLIHIERAX SEMITORQUATUS) TO ACQUIRE NEW MATE  AND TERRITORY

http://sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-64.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 01:53:33 AM
Two Records of Female Cooper's Hawks Courting Two Different Males in Neighboring Urban Territories

http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-00007.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 01:56:43 AM
The First Black-and-Chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori) Nest Discovered in Argentina Reveals Potential Human-Predator Conflicts

http://sci-hub.cc/10.3356/JRR-16-49.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 01:59:57 AM
Annual Variability and the Influence of Embryonic Development On Red-Shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) Eggshell Characteristics

http://sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-00009.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 02:02:04 AM
American Kestrels Occupying Nest Boxes In Michigan Cherry Orchards Show High Reproductive Rates and Tolerance of Monitoring

http://sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-43.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 02:02:46 AM
Adjusted Diets of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Breeding In An Altered Estuary

http://sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-00005.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 19, 2017, 03:33:11 AM
Camera Trapping at Harpy Eagle Nests: Interspecies Interactions Under Predation Risk

http://sci-hub.cc/doi/10.3356/JRR-15-58.1

This is interesting!!

Quote:
"Nests of large species can be substantial (Newton 1979), favoring the accumulation of prey remains, as reported for Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja; Rettig 1978, Aguiar-Silva et al. 2014)."

Citation:
RETTIG, N. 1978. Breeding behavior of the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). Auk 95:257?273.

Abstract (scroll down the page):
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4085350?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=Breeding&searchText=behavior&searchText=of&searchText=the&searchText=harpy&searchText=eagle&searchText=(Harpia&searchText=harpyja)&searchText=NL&searchText=Rettig&searchText=-&searchText=The&searchText=Auk,&searchText=1978&searchText=-&searchText=JSTOR&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3Ffc%3Doff%26amp%3BQuery%3DBreeding%2Bbehavior%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bharpy%2Beagle%2B%2528Harpia%2Bharpyja%2529%2BNL%2BRettig%2B-%2BThe%2BAuk%252C%2B1978%2B-%2BJSTOR%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bacc%3Doff&seq=1#fndtn-page_scan_tab_contents

You can read the entire paper online and for free by registering with JSTOR.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4085350?item_view=read_online
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 20, 2017, 08:47:02 PM
Common Raven (Corvus corax) kleptoparasitism at a Golden Eagle (Aquila chyrsaetos) nest in southern Nevada.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70185333
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 20, 2017, 09:15:27 PM
Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study finds

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-asian-flu-strains-north-america.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 20, 2017, 09:16:47 PM
Winter sets up breeding success: study

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-winter-success.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 20, 2017, 09:17:57 PM
For this New Zealand parrot, 'laughter' is contagious

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-zealand-parrot-laughter-contagious.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 21, 2017, 06:36:52 PM
Livestock can uproot protected wildlife from prime real estate

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-livestock-uproot-wildlife-prime-real.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 21, 2017, 06:43:00 PM
How to stop the thieves when all we want to capture is wildlife in action

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-thieves-capture-wildlife-action.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 21, 2017, 06:43:37 PM
Bird flu confirmed in two poultry flocks in north Alabama

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-flu-poultry-flocks-north.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2017, 03:01:58 AM
Research teaches machines to decipher the dawn chorus

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170320090442.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2017, 03:36:46 AM
Are whooping cranes destined for extinction? Climate change imperils recruitment and population growth

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.2892/full

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2017, 11:23:08 PM
New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family tree

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-roots-dinosaur-family-tree.html

New
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Old
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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 22, 2017, 11:24:13 PM
Expert: Bird flu outbreak nation's worst since 2015

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-expert-bird-flu-outbreak-nation.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2017, 12:03:16 AM
AVIAN COMMUNICATION IN URBAN NOISE: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF VOCAL ADJUSTMENT

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1642/0004-8038%282006%29123%5B639%3AACIUNC%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Grey Gerygone hosts are not egg rejecters, but Shining Bronze-Cuckoos lay cryptic eggs

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-128.1?utm_source=Spring+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email&code=coop-site

Stopover biology of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) during autumn migration

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1642/AUK-15-160.1

Seasonal differences in landbird migration strategies

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1642/AUK-16-105.1

Reproduction in Mesozoic birds and evolution of the modern avian reproductive mode

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-15-216.1

Range-wide connectivity of priority areas for Greater Sage-Grouse: Implications for long-term conservation from graph theory

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-60.1?utm_source=Spring+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

What makes a tactile forager join mixed-species flocks? A case study with the endangered Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-191.1?utm_source=Spring+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Darker eggshell spotting indicates lower yolk antioxidant level and poorer female quality in the Eurasian Great Tit (Parus major)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-15-128.1

Vocal imitation of mother's calls by begging Red-backed Fairywren nestlings increases parental provisioning

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-15-162.1

Scatter-hoarding corvids as seed dispersers for oaks and pines: A review of a widely distributed mutualism and its utility to habitat restoration

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-125.1

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2017, 12:20:28 AM
Wintering Sandhill Crane exposure to wind energy development in the central and southern Great Plains, USA

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-99.1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2017, 12:28:32 AM
Avian interactions with renewable energy infrastructure: An update

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-61.1

Avian interactions with energy infrastructure in the context of other anthropogenic threats

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-12.1?utm_source=Spring+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Collision avoidance by migrating raptors encountering a new electric power transmission line

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-15-55.1?utm_source=Spring+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

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Flight locations of migrating raptors
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2017, 08:20:19 PM
Research questions effectiveness of translocation conservation method

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322153247.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2017, 08:50:59 PM
Single nucleotide change responsible for allowing H7N9 flu to jump from birds to humans found

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-nucleotide-responsible-h7n9-flu-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2017, 08:51:53 PM
Non-breeding ravens live in highly dynamic social groups

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-non-breeding-ravens-highly-dynamic-social.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 23, 2017, 08:52:45 PM
Livestock grazing effects on sage-grouse

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-livestock-grazing-effects-sage-grouse.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2017, 12:29:50 AM
Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2017, 12:31:33 AM
Discovery of breeding area for rare blue-throated macaw raises hopes for survival in the wild

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/23/discovery-of-breeding-area-for-rare-blue-throated-macaw-raises-hopes-for-the-birds-survival-in-the-wild/

(http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/files/2017/03/Blue-throated-Macaws.-Photo-by-Daniel-Alarcon-Asociaci%C3%B3n-Armon%C3%ADa.-590x336.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2017, 01:00:11 AM
Distribution, nesting activities, and age-class of territorial pairs of golden eagles at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area, California, 2014-16, Open-File Report 2017-1035

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20171035

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2017, 01:10:17 AM
Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-scientists-discovery-bird-evolution.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 25, 2017, 01:10:53 AM
Japan culls 280,000 more birds for avian flu

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-japan-culls-birds-avian-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 27, 2017, 08:44:42 PM
For the birds: New prediction method sheds brighter light on flight

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-birds-method-brighter-flight.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 27, 2017, 08:46:11 PM
Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-satellites-reveal-bird-habitat-loss.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 27, 2017, 08:46:54 PM
Bird flu found in chicken flock at northwest Georgia farm

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-flu-chicken-flock-northwest.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 28, 2017, 11:53:39 PM
Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-seabird-bones-fossils-reveal-broad.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 28, 2017, 11:55:33 PM
People and Shorebirds Flock to Beaches

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/03/28/people-and-shorebirds-flock-to-beaches/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 29, 2017, 10:44:39 AM
Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-birds-cars-bird-brained.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 29, 2017, 10:48:12 AM
Night parrot rediscovery in WA raises questions for mining

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-night-parrot-rediscovery-wa.html

Fellowship aims to protect threatened Australian night parrots

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-fellowship-aims-threatened-australian-night.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 29, 2017, 11:21:34 AM
New research disproves common assumption on cranial joints of alligators, birds, dinosaurs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170328105905.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 12:58:34 AM
Opinion: National Audubon Society: The White House Offers a Pollution Party Platter Without Solutions

http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/9391-national-audubon-society-the-white-house-offers-a-pollution-party-platter-without-solutions
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 01:18:36 AM
A bird's blind spot plays an important role in its vision

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-bird-important-role-vision.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 01:26:08 AM
Motherhood is full of challenges--even for bird supermoms

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-motherhood-full-challengeseven-bird-supermoms.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:17:48 AM
Altitudinal bird migration in North America

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-228.1?code=coop-site

AUTHOR BLOG: A New Look at Altitudinal Migration

https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/03/29/author-blog-a-new-look-at-altitudinal-migration/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:25:19 AM
Data loggers in artificial eggs reveal that egg-turning behavior varies on multiple ecological scales in seabirds

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-143.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:27:30 AM
Preferential attachment and colonization of the keratinolytic bacterium Bacillus licheniformis on black- and white-striped feathers

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-245.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:29:04 AM
Kinship and genetic mating system of the Grayish Baywing (Agelaioides badius), a cooperatively breeding Neotropical blackbird

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-188.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:41:13 AM
High-resolution sea duck distribution modeling: Relating aerial and ship survey data to food resources, anthropogenic pressures, and topographic variables

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1650/CONDOR-16-57.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:42:29 AM
A new species of tapaculo (Rhinocryptidae: Scytalopus) from the Western Andes of Colombia

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-205.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:43:41 AM
The mitonuclear compatibility species concept

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-201.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 03:47:30 AM
Evaluating and improving count-based population inference: A case study from 31 years of monitoring Sandhill Cranes

http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.cc/doi/10.1650/CONDOR-16-137.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 30, 2017, 04:52:36 AM
A bare-part ornament is a stronger predictor of dominance than plumage ornamentation in the cooperatively breeding Australian Swamphen

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-119.1

Plumage pattern dimorphism in a shorebird exhibiting sex-role reversal (Actitis macularius)

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-96.1

Interpopulation variation in nest architecture in a secondary cavity-nesting bird suggests site-specific strategies to cope with heat loss and humidity

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1642/AUK-16-117.1

Diet history effects on Zebra Finch incubation performance: Nest attendance, temperature regulation, and clutch success

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-161.1

The feasibility of counting songbirds using unmanned aerial vehicles

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-216.1

Brood parasitism by the enigmatic and rare Pavonine Cuckoo in Amazonian Peru

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-190.1

Demographic history of Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) from late Quaternary to present: Effects of past climate change in the Gulf of California

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-57.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 31, 2017, 11:53:26 AM
Roosters are nicer to their relatives than to other males

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-roosters-nicer-relatives-males.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2017, 08:33:03 AM
Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive side

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170331174219.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 03, 2017, 06:28:56 PM
Do smart songbirds always get the girl?

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-smart-songbirds-girl.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 04, 2017, 09:45:27 PM
How to save animals by reducing roadkill

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-animals-roadkill.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 04, 2017, 09:47:02 PM
Groups sue to stop US use of cyanide predator killing traps

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-groups-sue-cyanide-predator.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 04, 2017, 09:51:56 PM
Eagle photographers contribute to science

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/04/04/eagle-photographers-contribute-to-science/

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H/H banded as a nestling in Norfolk, VA in 2009 and photographed by Mike Inman on the Lafeyette River in Norfolk in October of 2012.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 04, 2017, 09:54:46 PM
Infectious disease transmission in fish, mammals, other animals has implications for humans

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-infectious-disease-transmission-fish-mammals.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Contact network showing male tortoises (blue nodes), females (red nodes) and burrows (gray nodes). Credit: Shweta Bansal

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 04, 2017, 09:55:41 PM
Researchers investigate how songbirds teach themselves songs

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-songbirds-songs.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 05, 2017, 11:35:18 AM
New indications of gradual decline of dinosaurs before the end of the cretaceous period

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170403135935.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 06, 2017, 09:57:55 AM
Big Mud

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/04/05/big-mud/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 06, 2017, 09:59:07 AM
Sandpiper detectives pinpoint trouble spots in continent-wide migration

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-sandpiper-continent-wide-migration.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 06, 2017, 10:25:23 AM
Eagles migrate through bad weather to arrive in time to nest

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-eagles-migrate-bad-weather.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Paper: Counterintuitive roles of experience and weather on migratory performance

http://sci-hub.cc/10.1642/AUK-16-147.1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2017, 06:28:54 PM
Puffins that stay close to their partner during migration have more chicks

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-puffins-partner-migration-chicks.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2017, 06:29:36 PM
New study reveals how some chickens got striped feathers

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-reveals-chickens-striped-feathers.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2017, 06:33:29 PM
Study finds unused farmland could be key to aiding the survival of farmland birds

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-unused-farmland-key-aiding-survival.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2017, 06:35:22 PM
Birds to help unravel the inner working of nature's most complex societies

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-birds-unravel-nature-complex-societies.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 07, 2017, 10:47:15 PM
Assisting with Conservation of the Steppe Whimbrel

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/04/07/assisting-with-conservation-of-the-steppe-whimbrel/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 10, 2017, 07:34:54 PM
New method for recording bird flight in 3-D

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-method-bird-flight-d.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 10, 2017, 07:35:52 PM
Secretary bird at German park gets new leg from 3-D printer

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-secretary-bird-german-leg-d.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 11, 2017, 02:41:37 AM
High-tech radar helps OU doctoral student study bird migration

http://newsok.com/article/5544594

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2017, 09:46:06 AM
Factors influencing territorial occupancy and reproductive success in a Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) population

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0175597

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2017, 10:31:51 AM
More than a quarter of UK birds face extinction risk or steep decline - study

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/11/more-than-a-quarter-of-uk-birds-face-extinction-risk-or-steep-decline-study

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2017, 10:33:26 AM
Promiscuity slows down evolution of new species

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170410123948.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2017, 10:34:20 AM
Palaeontologist reconstructs feathered dinosaurs in the flesh

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411104519.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2017, 10:41:53 AM
Antarctic penguin colony repeatedly decimated by volcanic eruptions

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-antarctic-penguin-colony-repeatedly-decimated.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 12, 2017, 10:47:33 AM
Eat wild venison to support native woodland birds, says ecologist (what could go wrong?)

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-wild-venison-native-woodland-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 14, 2017, 12:45:04 AM
Computer game helps scientists understand animal camouflage

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-game-scientists-animal-camouflage.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 14, 2017, 12:47:28 AM
Hunting accounts for 83 and 58 percent declines in tropical mammal and bird populations

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-accounts-percent-declines-tropical-mammal.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 14, 2017, 12:51:48 AM
Citizen scientists help identify shorebird extinction threat

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-citizen-scientists-shorebird-extinction-threat.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 14, 2017, 11:36:38 AM
Early dinosaur cousin had a surprising croc-like look

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412132326.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 14, 2017, 11:37:56 AM
Cracking the origin of ancient decorative ostrich eggs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412091226.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 15, 2017, 11:00:47 PM
Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-bird-population-vermont-forests-percent.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 17, 2017, 12:56:44 PM
EPA busy scuttling rules, planning cutbacks, amid pro-business shift

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/epa_busy_scuttling_rules_plann.html

The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting comments on or before May 15, 2017, on existing regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190-0042

If you wish to comment electronically, here's the link: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190-0042

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2017, 12:29:29 AM
Mating success follows duet dancing in the Java sparrow (don't miss the video :o)

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-success-duet-java-sparrow.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2017, 02:31:54 PM
Think only humans can build on the knowledge of previous generations? Meet these pigeons

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/think-only-humans-can-build-knowledge-previous-generations-meet-these-pigeons?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-04-18&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1279514

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2017, 06:23:47 PM
Scientists identify neural basis for parasitic cowbird's secret password

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-scientists-neural-basis-parasitic-cowbird.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2017, 07:15:14 PM
Pigeon study takes on sexism in science: Big differences in genes involved in reproductive control

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-pigeon-sexism-science-big-differences.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2017, 07:16:06 PM
Birds sing shorter songs in response to traffic noise

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-birds-shorter-songs-response-traffic.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 18, 2017, 07:16:54 PM
Busy city living makes some house finches more savvy than others

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-busy-city-house-finches-savvy.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 06:57:25 PM
'Happy wife, happy life' meaningful for birds, too

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-happy-wife-life-meaningful-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 07:03:28 PM
Study--for the first time--links specific genes with parenting behavior across species

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-studyfor-timelinks-specific-genes-parenting.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 07:07:14 PM
Time-lapse cameras provide a unique peek at penguins' winter behavior

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-time-lapse-cameras-unique-peek-penguins.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 07:10:32 PM
Under-studied boreal habitat key for North America's ducks

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-under-studied-boreal-habitat-key-north.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 07:14:02 PM
Can barnacle geese predict the climate?

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-barnacle-geese-climate.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 07:15:57 PM
Birds vs. bees: Study helps explain how flowers evolved to get pollinators to specialize

"...flowers that are visited almost exclusively by hummingbirds are actually designed not to lure birds, but to deter bumblebees and their wasteful visits."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-birds-bees-evolved-pollinators-specialize.html#jCp

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-birds-bees-evolved-pollinators-specialize.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 07:22:37 PM
Science is core to saving wildlife

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-science-core-wildlife.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 19, 2017, 07:27:57 PM
Review highlights why animals have evolved to favor one side of the brain

"...birds, like chickens, use one eye to distinguish grain from pebbles on the ground while at the same time using the other eye to keep watch for predators overhead."

"When a pigeon chick develops in the shell, its right eye turns toward the outside, leaving its left eye to face its body. When the right eye is exposed to light coming through the shell, it triggers a series of neuronal changes that allow the two eyes to ultimately have different jobs."

Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-highlights-animals-evolved-favor-side.html#jCp

Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-highlights-animals-evolved-favor-side.html#jCp

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2017, 02:05:23 PM
Biologists: Too soon to know if killing barred owls helps spotted owls

http://www.capitalpress.com/Research/20170418/biologists-too-soon-to-know-if-killing-barred-owls-helps-spotted-owls

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2017, 03:17:49 PM
Songbirds breeding earlier as climate changes, Pittsburgh study shows

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/2017/04/20/Climate-change-impacts-birds-breeding-earlier-Powdermill-banding-study-migration-warm-spring/stories/201704200084?pgpageversion=pgevoke

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 20, 2017, 05:47:44 PM

Kind to kin: weak interference competition among white stork Ciconia ciconia broodmates

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.00983/abstract

Non-moulted primary coverts correlate with rapid primary moulting

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.00939/abstract

How much do we know about the breeding biology of bird species in the world?

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.00934/abstract

Wing size but not wing shape is related to migratory behavior in a soaring bird

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01220/abstract

Weather-mediated decline in prey delivery rates causes food-limitation in a top avian predator

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01130/abstract
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 21, 2017, 01:24:19 PM
Radical collaboration protects Colombia's birds, coffee farmers

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-radical-collaboration-colombia-birds-coffee.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 22, 2017, 03:16:13 PM
Periodic model predicts spread of Lyme disease

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170420090215.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 25, 2017, 05:34:07 PM
Study raises alarm on Vt. forest bird populations

http://www.wcax.com/story/35230252/study-raises-alarm-on-vt-forest-bird-populations

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 25, 2017, 07:48:10 PM
Wind, rain play key role in breeding patterns of migratory tree swallows

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-key-role-patterns-migratory-tree.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2017, 07:26:54 PM
'First arrival' hypothesis in Darwin's finches gets some caveats

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-hypothesis-darwin-finches-caveats.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 26, 2017, 07:27:46 PM
Seabird parents compensate for struggling partners (very interesting)

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-seabird-parents-compensate-struggling-partners.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 27, 2017, 08:07:39 PM
Using rooster testes to learn how the body fights viruses

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-rooster-body-viruses.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 02:31:55 AM
Extinction risk for many species vastly underestimated, study suggests

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170425140222.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 04:26:52 AM
Inaccurate IUCN range maps leave birds endemic to India's western Ghats vulnerable

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/cioe-iir041817.php

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 04:29:17 AM
Climate Change And Shifts In The Migration Patterns Of Birds

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/04/27/525830183/climate-change-and-shifts-in-the-migration-patterns-of-birds

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 04:30:18 AM
Recent Study Reveals Decline in Vermont Bird Populations Over the Past 25 Years

https://middleburycampus.com/35219/local/recent-study-reveals-decline-in-vermont-bird-populations-over-the-past-25-years/

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:36:31 PM
Directional effects of biotic homogenization of bird communities in Mexican seasonal forests

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-116.1?utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:39:41 PM
Tracing origins of waterfowl using the Saskatchewan River Delta: Incorporating stable isotope approaches in continent-wide waterfowl management and conservation

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-179.1?utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:40:55 PM
Characterizing opportunistic breeding at a continental scale using all available sources of phenological data: An assessment of 337 species across the Australian continent

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-243.1?utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=tauk

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:42:30 PM
Hematological indicators of habitat quality: Erythrocyte parameters reflect greater parental effort of Red-necked Grebes under ecological trap conditions

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-195.1?utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:43:46 PM
Negative effect of mite (Knemidokoptes) infection on reproductive output in an African raptor

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-134.1?utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=tauk

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:44:59 PM
Conservation genetics of threatened Red-billed Tropicbirds and White-tailed Tropicbirds in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-141.1?utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:45:56 PM
Counterintuitive roles of experience and weather on migratory performance

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-16-147.1?utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=tauk

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:47:12 PM
Comparing reproductive success of a colonial seabird, the Magellanic Penguin, estimated by coarse- and fine-scale temporal sampling

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-123.1?utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 10:49:49 PM
Migratory connectivity of Semipalmated Sandpipers and implications for conservation

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-55.1?utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 11:01:19 PM
Seabird parents compensate for struggling partners (very interesting)

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-seabird-parents-compensate-struggling-partners.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Abstract: Turn-taking ceremonies in a colonial seabird: Does behavioral variation signal individual condition?

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-26.1?utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Post by: T40cfr403 on April 28, 2017, 11:04:41 PM
Time-lapse cameras provide a unique peek at penguins' winter behavior

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-time-lapse-cameras-unique-peek-penguins.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Abstract: Peeking into the bleak midwinter: Investigating nonbreeding strategies of Gentoo Penguins using a camera network

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-69.1?utm_source=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Post by: T40cfr403 on May 02, 2017, 02:49:57 PM
Feeding strategies in competing hummingbird species observed in a small area in Brazil

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-strategies-hummingbird-species-small-area.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on May 02, 2017, 10:28:12 PM
"Urban Nature" is an excellent series with outstanding videos!


Urban Nature: 'Building a Bird-Safe City' - Chicago

http://interactive.wttw.com/urbannature/building-bird-safe-city#!/

Urban Nature: 'Rooftop Refuges' - New York

http://interactive.wttw.com/urbannature/rooftop-refuges#!/

Urban Nature: 'Jamaica Baywatch' - New York

http://interactive.wttw.com/sites/default/files/jamaica_bay-osprey.jpg

Here's the entire series: EXPLORE the WILD SIDE of CITIES

http://interactive.wttw.com/urbannature/#!/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 02, 2017, 10:41:48 PM
Deforestation endangering the majority of the world's species, says new global research

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-deforestation-endangering-majority-world-species.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 02, 2017, 10:42:38 PM
Holy chickens: Did Medieval religious rules drive domestic chicken evolution?

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-holy-chickens-medieval-religious-domestic.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 03, 2017, 03:21:41 AM
Vulture vision study reveals raptor-like hunting ability

Researchers find that white-headed vultures have a surprisingly predatory foraging technique, and could explain why they're less prone to flying into man-made objects like wind turbines.

http://www.reuters.com/video/2017/05/02/vulture-vision-study-reveals-raptor-like?videoId=371592483&videoChannel=118065&channelName=Moments+of+Innovation
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 03, 2017, 06:51:43 AM
Aquatic rest stops may pose potential hazards for migratory waterfowl

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170502114006.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 04, 2017, 03:54:18 AM
Article: Tracking Devices Reduce Warblers' Chances of Returning from Migration

https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/05/03/tracking-devices-reduce-warblers-chances-of-returning-from-migration/

Paper: Mixed effects of geolocators on reproduction and survival of Cerulean Warblers, a canopy-dwelling, long-distance migrant

http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.io/doi/10.1650/CONDOR-16-180.1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 04, 2017, 07:08:03 AM
Turning chicken feces, weeds into biofuel

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170503100847.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 04, 2017, 07:08:42 AM
Challenges faced by birds in the Gulf of Mexico

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170503080243.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2017, 06:14:45 AM
Parachuting birds into long-lost territory may save them from extinction

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/parachuting-birds-long-lost-territory-may-save-them-extinction?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2017-05-05&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1311714

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2017, 11:12:43 PM
Poultry feed with arsenic more problematic than assumed?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170505103620.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 06, 2017, 11:40:20 PM
Mystery Behind The Arctic Clouds Revealed And How Bird Poop Helps To Slow Down The Effects Of Climate Change

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/14399/20170505/mystery-behind-the-arctic-clouds-revealed-and-how-bird-poop-helps-to-slow-down-the-effects-of-climate-change.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 08, 2017, 03:42:36 AM
Climate change: A case study on wildlife environment in Manipur

http://e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=education.Science_and_Technology.Climate_change_A_case_study_on_wildlife_environment_in_Manipur_By_Rahul_Ashem
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 08, 2017, 03:43:19 AM
Scientists use satellites to count endangered birds from space

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170504083234.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 09, 2017, 05:52:42 AM
Birds choose their neighbours based on personality

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-birds-neighbours-based-personality.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2017, 09:54:20 PM
Federally subsidized shrubs, grasses crucial to sage grouse survival in Washington

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170509161137.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 10, 2017, 11:58:06 PM
Bird feathers inspire researchers to produce vibrant new colors

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508083415.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2017, 02:46:13 AM
New Zealand's ambitious plan to save birds: Kill every rat

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-zealand-ambitious-birds-rat.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2017, 02:52:36 AM
Scientist identify key locations for spread of pin-tailed whydahs

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-scientist-key-pin-tailed-whydahs.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 12, 2017, 02:53:25 AM
Migratory seabird deaths linked to hurricanes

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-migratory-seabird-deaths-linked-hurricanes.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2017, 01:31:05 PM
Study on blue tits: Smell first, and then beg

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170512101151.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 13, 2017, 02:02:39 PM
Learned kin recognition cues in a social bird

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v434/n7037/abs/nature03522.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 09:52:02 AM
Egyptian vultures found to engage in puzzling cosmetic mud bathing rituals

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-egyptian-vultures-engage-puzzling-cosmetic.html

Vultures smear their faces in red mud which they use as makeup

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2130980-vultures-smear-their-faces-in-red-mud-which-they-use-as-makeup/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 09:59:20 AM
Vehicles, lack of hunting and nesting sites threaten urban barn owls: report

http://www.timescolonist.com/vehicles-lack-of-hunting-and-nesting-sites-threaten-urban-barn-owls-report-1.19945943

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 10:09:22 AM
Picky fruit-eating birds are more flexible

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170511095230.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 10:10:24 AM
Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170515091126.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://images.sciencedaily.com/2017/05/170515091126_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 10:11:32 AM
Scientists find that 'fathers do matter' for the wandering albatross

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-swansea-uni-scientists-fathers-albatross.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 10:12:21 AM
Cockatoos keep their tools safe

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-cockatoos-tools-safe.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 02:50:26 PM
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative: Wind-Wildlife News

http://mailchi.mp/awwi/wind-wildlife-updates?e=120b63cb0a

Links from above

Webinar: BOEM Efforts to Collect and Analyze Offshore Wind Data in a Holistic Manner, as Demonstrated through the RODEO Study

https://tethys.pnnl.gov/sites/default/files/Wren_Webinar_%2310_BOEM_RODEO_Study.pdf

Webinar: Interactions between Wind Turbines and Wildlife, Part 1

http://www.cleanegroup.org/webinar/interactions-wind-turbines-wildlife/

Slides: http://www.cleanegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/NWRC-webinar-slides-3.1.2017.pdf

Webinar: Interactions between Wind Turbines and Wildlife, Part 2

Slides: http://www.cleanegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/NWRC-webinar-slides-3.29.2017.pdf

Upcoming Webinar: Upcoming Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

Friday, May 19, 2017, Noon - 1:30pm (Eastern) Registration: https://www.nationalwind.org/research/webinars/

Upcoming Webinar: Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2

June 20, 2017 at 15:00 - 16:30 UTC (8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET): https://tethys.pnnl.gov/events/research-programs-understand-environmental-impacts-offshore-wind-part-2-vattenfalls

Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions

Summary: https://awwi.org/resources/summary-of-wind-wildlife-interactions-2/

Fact Sheet: https://awwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AWWI-Wind-Wildlife-Interactions-Summary-June-2016.pdf

Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI - November 30 - December 2, 2016

Proceedings: https://www.nationalwind.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/WWRM-XI-Proceedings-May-2017.pdf

3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

https://energy.gov/eere/articles/3-ways-energy-department-research-will-help-eagles-coexist-wind-energy-deployment

Paper: Greater sage-grouse habitat selection, survival, and wind energy infrastructure

http://sci-hub.io/10.1002/jwmg.21231

A Generalized Estimator for Estimating Bird and Bat Mortality at Wind Energy Facilities: Why One Is Needed and What It Will Do

https://awwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Generalized-Estimator-Flier.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 07:48:01 PM
New Zealand's mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction unless urgent action taken

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-zealand-mainland-yellow-eyed-penguins-extinction.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 16, 2017, 07:55:38 PM
Don't count on your chickens counting

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-dont-chickens.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 06:35:36 AM
Male Birds Adjust Courtship Behavior Based on Social Context

https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/05/17/male-birds-adjust-courtship-behavior-based-on-social-context/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 06:39:21 AM
Extreme weather has greater impact on nature than expected

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170516104732.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 06:41:05 AM
Advanced imaging reveals unusual, unseen patterns in seabird feathers

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-advanced-imaging-reveals-unusual-unseen.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 06:41:59 AM
Watch these tiny parrots reveal how dinosaurs may have learned to fly

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/watch-these-tiny-parrots-reveal-how-dinosaurs-may-have-learned-fly?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-05-17&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1331920

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 06:42:43 AM
When birds of a feather poop together

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-birds-feather-poop.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 06:43:37 AM
Good grief! Losing a friend brings wild birds closer together

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-good-grief-friend-wild-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 06:49:46 AM
Free range-eggs seen as tastier, more nutritious and safer, study finds

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-free-range-eggs-tastier-nutritious-safer.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 07:55:53 AM
Goddesses of the wind: How researchers saved Venezuela's harpy eagles

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/goddesses-of-the-wind-how-researchers-saved-venezuelas-harpy-eagles/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 18, 2017, 08:10:31 AM
Barn owls struggling to adapt to urban sprawl

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/barn-owls-struggling-to-adapt-to-urban-sprawl-1.3416452

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 19, 2017, 10:57:49 AM
Mass landfills are saving endangered vultures from extinction

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2131615-mass-landfills-are-saving-endangered-vultures-from-extinction/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 19, 2017, 12:05:19 PM
Climate Change And Its Impact On Migratory Birds In North America; Know Drastic Results

http://www.counselheal.com/articles/39432/20170518/climate-change-impact-migratory-birds-north-america-know-drastic-results.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 19, 2017, 12:06:15 PM
Even non-migratory birds use a magnetic compass

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-non-migratory-birds-magnetic-compass.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 20, 2017, 08:23:06 AM
Domino Effect: The Myriad Impacts of Warming on an East Coast Estuary

http://e360.yale.edu/features/domino-effect-the-myriad-impacts-of-warming-on-an-east-coast-estuary

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 21, 2017, 05:47:58 PM
Land around powerlines could be boon to birds

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-powerlines-boon-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 23, 2017, 03:53:48 PM
Cowbird moms choosy when selecting foster parents for their young

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-cowbird-moms-choosy-foster-parents.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 25, 2017, 10:46:00 PM
Increased protection of world's national animal symbols needed, suggests study

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170524152624.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 25, 2017, 11:01:47 PM
BSU Leads New Study On Bird Migration And Climate Change

http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bsu-leads-new-study-bird-migration-and-climate-change#stream/0

Boise State Awarded $1.7M to Research Climate Change, Birds

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/idaho/articles/2017-05-22/boise-state-awarded-17m-to-research-climate-change-birds

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 25, 2017, 11:06:30 PM
Contaminants in animals provide clues about the health of the north

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/environment/2017/05/21/contaminants-in-animals-give-clues-about-the-health-of-the-north/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 26, 2017, 07:47:51 PM
DNA research provides new hope for a bird on the brink

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-dna-bird-brink.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 12:26:26 AM
Powdermill Avian Research Center documents bird species year round

http://triblive.com/lifestyles/homegarden/12326849-74/powdermill-avian-research-center-documents-bird-species-year-round

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 01:29:33 AM
The perils of publishing location data for endangered species

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170525141549.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 01:30:27 AM
Wind blows young migrant birds to all corners of Africa

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170524084602.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 01:31:40 AM
Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170524101447.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/05/170524101447_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 01:45:53 AM
Environmental influences on the nesting phenology and productivity of Mississippi Kites (Ictinia mississippiensis)

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-165.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 01:46:36 AM
How do en route events around the Gulf of Mexico influence migratory landbird populations?

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-20.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 01:47:46 AM
Evaluating and improving count-based population inference: A case study from 31 years of monitoring Sandhill Cranes

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-137.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 10:19:13 PM
Biology: Climate change affecting spring greening and migratory birds

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170528/biology-climate-change-affecting-spring-greening-and-migratory-birds

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 10:20:14 PM
Citizen scientist tracks bird-window collision fatalities

http://www.normantranscript.com/news/government/songbirds-sing-no-more/article_68a473f9-a146-5af9-9c61-887f0d15ba5a.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 28, 2017, 10:22:24 PM
Geneticists search for 'Usain Bolt gene' in falcons to produce better birds

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/science/geneticists-search-for-usain-bolt-gene-in-falcons-to-produce-better-birds

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2017, 07:15:33 PM
How dinosaurs may have evolved into birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170529142232.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2017, 07:16:32 PM
Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth's biodiversity

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170525100247.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2017, 07:17:24 PM
Research uses heat to predict species most threatened by climate change

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-species-threatened-climate.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2017, 07:18:08 PM
Genetic analysis of New World birds confirms untested evolutionary assumption

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-genetic-analysis-world-birds-untested.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2017, 07:18:49 PM
More frequent extreme ocean warming could further endanger albatross

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-frequent-extreme-ocean-endanger-albatross.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2017, 08:37:55 PM
Fowl-mouthed study finds that diet shaped duck, goose beaks

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-fowl-mouthed-diet-duck-goose-beaks.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Budgerigars can identify spoken sounds without prior exposure to human speech

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-budgerigars-spoken-prior-exposure-human.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Spotted owls benefit from forest fire mosaic

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-owls-benefit-forest-mosaic.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Researchers prove cormorants can hear under water

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-cormorants.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
What makes a good parent? Sex-specific relationships between nest attendance, hormone levels, and breeding success in a long-lived seabird

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-13.1?utm_source=May+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

Environmental conditions and animal behavior influence performance of solar-powered GPS-GSM transmitters

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-76.1?utm_source=May+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

The adaptive significance of variation in avian incubation periods

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-171.1?utm_source=May+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=April+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2017, 08:40:31 PM
Genetic analysis of New World birds confirms untested evolutionary assumption

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170530140652.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 31, 2017, 08:54:57 PM
SNH Commissioned Report 982: Analyses of the fates of satellite tracked golden eagles in Scotland

http://www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/commissioned_reports/982.pdf

Quote:

"Of  131  young  eagles  tracked,  as  many  as 41  (31%)  have  disappeared  (presumably  died) under  suspicious  circumstances  significantly  connected  with  contemporaneous  records  of illegal  persecution.  These  disappearances  occurred  mainly  in  six  areas  of  the  Highlands (predominantly in the central and eastern Highlands).
 
Some,  but  not  all,  areas  managed  as  grouse  moors  were  strongly  associated  with  the disappearance of many of the tagged eagles.

Tagging  revealed  that  the  persecution  of  young  eagles  is  suppressing  the  golden  eagle population  in  the  central  and  eastern  Highlands,  and  hampering  overall  recovery  from historic, widespread persecution.

Wind  farms  were  not  associated  with  any  recorded  golden  eagle  deaths,  and  there  were very few records of tagged young golden eagles near wind farms.

Operations  associated  with  tagging  had  no  discernible  adverse  effects  on  the  welfare, behaviour or survival of the birds."


One in three tagged golden eagles died 'suspiciously' in Scotland

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-40108063

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2017, 09:08:27 PM
How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-galapagos-cormorant-lost-ability.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2017, 09:09:17 PM
Sea level rise may drive coastal nesting birds to extinction

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-sea-coastal-birds-extinction.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2017, 09:10:29 PM
Researchers untangle mystery of tiny bird's trans-Pacific flight

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-untangle-mystery-tiny-bird-trans-pacific.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2017, 09:45:36 PM
New details on nest preferences of declining sparrow

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170531084459.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 01, 2017, 09:47:13 PM
1976 drought revealed as worst on record for British butterflies and moths

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170531091448.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 02, 2017, 03:39:38 PM
Steep declines in Kauai's seabird populations, radar reveals

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170601124223.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 05, 2017, 11:24:41 AM
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Rare Clip - Eagle feeding Baby Hawk and Baby Eagle at same time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K31a6gsxGgM&feature=youtu.be

https://twitter.com/Sassephoto/status/871496172724080640

Published on Jun 5, 2017

"This is a nest occupied by 3 eaglets and 1 baby hawk, the eaglets are about 10 weeks old, the baby hawk about 4 weeks old. Amazingly the hawk is doing well with its 3 huge siblings! How did the hawk get into the nest? According to David Hancock, Eagle Biologist, likely mama hawk was involved in a fight with an eagle, lost, brought to the nest and laid an egg as it died. Since there were already eggs in the nest, the eagles incubated all eggs and treat the baby hawk as an eagle!"

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 05, 2017, 11:44:20 PM
Breeding pairs of birds cooperate to resist climate change

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-pairs-birds-cooperate-resist-climate.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 06, 2017, 06:14:30 AM
First long-term study of Murray-Darling Basin wetlands reveals severe impact of dams

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170605101006.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 06, 2017, 08:16:08 PM
Ravens remember people who suckered them into an unfair deal

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/ravens-remember-people-who-suckered-them-unfair-deal?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-06-06&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1367382

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 07, 2017, 01:58:43 PM
Tyrannosaurus rex had scaly skin and wasn't covered in feathers, a new study says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/06/06/tyrannosaurus-rex-had-scaly-skin-and-wasnt-covered-in-feathers-a-new-study-says/?utm_term=.4f87640b07cd&wpisrc=nl_science&wpmm=1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 07, 2017, 06:32:17 PM
Which extinct ducks could fly?

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-extinct-ducks.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 07, 2017, 06:34:01 PM
Kestrels' strategies for flight and hunting vary with the weather

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-kestrels-strategies-flight-vary-weather.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 07, 2017, 06:35:01 PM
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-homes-wont-emperor-penguins-cope.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 07, 2017, 06:35:49 PM
Culls, poultry transport ban as S. Korea fights bird flu outbreak

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-culls-poultry-korea-bird-flu.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 08, 2017, 06:49:27 AM
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Rare Clip - Eagle feeding Baby Hawk and Baby Eagle at same time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K31a6gsxGgM&feature=youtu.be

https://twitter.com/Sassephoto/status/871496172724080640

Published on Jun 5, 2017

"This is a nest occupied by 3 eaglets and 1 baby hawk, the eaglets are about 10 weeks old, the baby hawk about 4 weeks old. Amazingly the hawk is doing well with its 3 huge siblings! How did the hawk get into the nest? According to David Hancock, Eagle Biologist, likely mama hawk was involved in a fight with an eagle, lost, brought to the nest and laid an egg as it died. Since there were already eggs in the nest, the eagles incubated all eggs and treat the baby hawk as an eagle!"

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More: Bald eagle defies nature by adopting, not eating, baby hawk

http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/bald-eagle-defies-nature-by-adopting-not-eating-baby-hawk-1.3448675

Bird experts surprised by red-tailed hawk chick surviving in bald-eagle nest

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/bird-experts-surprised-by-red-tailed-hawk-chick-surviving-in-bald-eagle-nest

New video with comentary by Chrisian Sasse and David Hancock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbi_KWZa300

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Update: Two hawk chicks were being raised by Sidney eagles but only one remains, says expert

http://www.cheknews.ca/two-hawk-chicks-raised-sidney-eagles-one-remains-says-expert-329297/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 08, 2017, 07:15:02 AM
New forensic feather test could help to collar Scotland's raptor killers, summit is told

http://www.thenational.scot/news/15334331.New_forensic_feather_test_could_help_to_collar_Scotland___s_raptor_killers__summit_is_told/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 08, 2017, 08:00:41 PM
S.Africa bans poultry imports from Zimbabwe after bird flu outbreak

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-safrica-poultry-imports-zimbabwe-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 09, 2017, 07:15:16 PM
Want to help animals? Don't forget the chickens

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-animals-dont-chickens.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 07:48:57 AM
Invited Commentary: Fifty Years of Raptor Research

http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.io/doi/10.3356/0892-1016-51.2.95


Abstract

This review examines the main developments that have occurred over the past 50 years in our understanding of three aspects of raptor biology: (1) natural factors that limit breeding densities; (2) influences of toxic chemicals; and (3) movements and migrations. Early evidence indicated that raptor breeding densities were limited naturally by the availability of either prey or nest sites, whichever was in shortest supply in the area concerned. More recent evidence has shown that predation can have additional influence, with larger raptors and owls limiting the numbers of smaller ones to below what food or nest sites would permit. In addition, it has become apparent that some migratory raptors, like other migratory birds, can be limited in their migration and wintering areas to levels below those that conditions in breeding areas would permit. As many raptor populations have recovered from the effects of organochlorine pesticides, attention has switched to other limiting agents, including lead (from ammunition), which is currently preventing California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus) from establishing self-sustaining populations in the wild, and anti-inflammatory veterinary drugs, which have caused massive declines in Asia vultures (Gyps spp.). The development of radio-tracking enabled studies of the local movements of individual raptors, providing new information on territories and ranging behavior, while satellite-based tracking has revealed the migration routes, wintering areas, and behavior of hundreds of individual birds.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 07:50:06 AM
Offshore migration of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) along the Atlantic Flyway

http://www.briloon.org/uploads/BRI_Documents/Wildlife_and_Renewable_Energy/2014%20Report%20Ch%2017%20-%20Offshore%20migration%20of%20Peregrine%20Falcons%20along%20the%20Atlantic%20Flyway%20-%2014pg.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 07:55:21 AM
BLOOD‐LEAD LEVELS OF FALL MIGRANT GOLDEN EAGLES IN WEST‐CENTRAL MONTANA

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/get_the_lead_out/pdfs/Domenich_and_Langler_2009.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 08:18:00 AM
Dudek, Ben - The role of Trichomonas gallinae and hematophagous ectoparasites in golden eagle nesting ecology

https://raptorresearchcenter.boisestate.edu/dudek-ben-the-role-of-trichomoniasis-gallinae-and-hematophagous-ectoparasites-in-golden-eagle-nesting-ecology/

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From: The Distribution and Relative Abundance of Mexican Chicken Bugs in Golden Eagle Nests in Southwestern Idaho
*BENJAMIN M. DUDEK

"Hematophagous ectoparasites can increase the costs
associated with reproduction of many raptor species.
Raptor nestlings require substantial energy for growth
and development, leaving little capacity to deal with
health challenges caused by nest ectoparasites.
Ectoparasite-induced anemia can reduce nestling mass
and immunocompetence, and repeated exposure to biting
insects may elicit stress responses triggering premature
fledging. Insects in the family Cimicidae (Order Hemiptera)
can significantly impact host species because both
nymphs and adults require blood meals. One species in
particular, the Mexican Chicken Bug (Haematosiphon
inodora), has been shown to negatively impact nestling
development, cause premature fledging, and nestling
mortality in a variety of raptor species. In 1996, a new
northern latitudinal distribution of Mexican Chicken Bugs
was reported in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of
Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). Our objectives
were to assess the distribution and relative abundance of
Mexican Chicken Bugs in Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
nests along the Snake River Canyon in the NCA. We visited
Golden Eagle nests throughout the breeding season and
quantified abundance using cimicid-specific traps at nest
sites. We compared relative abundance of Chicken Bugs to
nestling health and development and we evaluated nest site
characteristics to understand the factors that may increase
risk of Chicken Bug infestation. We also evaluated the use of
aromatic green plant material at nest sites as a method for
controlling abundance. We estimated the amount of plant
material in each nest, collected samples of nest material
for identification and chemical analysis, and compared
the presence of aromatic green plants to ectoparasite
abundance."

From: PROTOCOL FOR GOLDEN EAGLE OCCUPANCY, REPRODUCTION, AND PREY POPULATION ASSESSMENT
Prepared By Daniel E. Driscoll Bald and Golden Eagle Biologist American Eagle Research Institute

"If nest infestations are severe, the bugs can kill young eagles by depleting body fluids and making them more susceptible to heat stress (Hunt et al. 1992, Driscoll et al. 1999).

Nests infested with Mexican chicken bugs tend to harbor the parasites each year the eagles use
that particular nest. The parasites can be killed by a thorough application of diatomaceous earth
after young have fledged, or in extreme cases, during nest climbs to band young (J. Driscoll pers.
comm.). Nest infestations could possibly be controlled by the application of pyrethrins (a
naturally occurring neurotoxin insecticide made from Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium flowers)
after the young have fledged, or in extreme cases, during nest climbs to band young. Young can
also be sprayed with a pyrethrin solution. If a particular nest is not accessible to climbing,
diatomaceous earth or pyrethrins could potentially be applied by use of a shotgun or a paint-ball
gun from a helicopter. Synthetic pyrethroids (Bifenthrin, Permethrin, and Cypermethrin) are
currently produced commercially.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 08:29:10 AM
Identifying Power Line Collision Risk Areas for Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Using Telemetry Data

*CRISTINA A. FRANK ([email protected]),
Pepco Holdings, Newark, DE, U.S.A. ELIZABETH K. MOJICA,
EDM International, Inc Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A. KATHLEEN
CLARK, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Woodbine,
NJ, U.S.A.

Avian protection is a critical issue for electric power delivery
companies. Avian interactions with power lines can result in
death/injury for birds and power outages. Pepco Holdings
(PHI), a power delivery company, developed an Avian
Protection Program (APP) to improve power reliability,
ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk to birds. PHI
utilizes an APP to respond to avian incidents and proactively
minimize electrocution and collision hazards on its system.
Effective avian protection requires the identification of high
priority bird use areas where proactive retrofitting and avian-
friendly pole design could prevent electrocution and collision
incidents. PHI?s service territory includes the Chesapeake
Bay and Delaware Estuary where thousands of Bald Eagles
congregate year-round from breeding and migratory
populations. Bald Eagle collisions with electric infrastructure
are increasing in the region and usually result in death or
injury to eagles. Mitigation techniques include marking
power lines with bird flight diverters to increase line visibility
to eagles. PHI collaborated with the New Jersey Division of
Fish and Wildlife to identify high priority eagle areas where
risk mitigation efforts could be implemented. Telemetry data
from a five year tracking study involving seven New Jersey
Bald Eagles was used to identify communal roosts and flight
paths entering and exiting roosts. Collision risk around each
roost was assessed by examining intersections of eagle flight
paths with nearby distribution and transmission lines. Using
telemetry data, 78 eagle roosts were identified in Maryland,
Delaware, and New Jersey. Eagle flight paths highlighted
21 areas around roosts where PHI can evaluate the
engineering/construction feasibility of proactive line marking.
Areas with the highest collision risk were power lines
adjacent to or bisecting water with little to no vegetation to
shield the lines. Collision risk and roost locations will be used
to inform future eagle management in the region and to
prioritize PHI?s risk mitigation efforts.
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 08:33:07 AM
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI - Presentation Abstracts - Nov. 29 thru Dec. 2, 2016

https://www.nationalwind.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/WWRMXI_Abstracts-11-21-16.pdf

RAPTOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION - 2016 Annual Conference | Cape May, NJ

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/files/2016/11/2016_conference_program.pdf

Raptor Research Foundation | 2015 Annual Conference

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/files/2015/11/2015_conference_program.pdf

Raptor Research Foundation 2014 Annual Meeting

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/files/2014/09/2014_program.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 08:47:02 AM
Ingestion of lead from ammunition and lead concentrations in white-tailed sea eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) in Sweden

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222422738_Ingestion_of_lead_from_ammunition_and_lead_concentrations_in_White-tailed_Sea_Eagles_Haliaeetus_albicilla_in_Sweden

Sublethal Lead Exposure Alters Movement Behavior in Free-Ranging Golden Eagles

http://cdn-pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.6b06024

"Our study highlights lead exposure as a considerably more serious threat to wildlife conservation than previously realized and suggests implementation of bans of lead ammunition for hunting."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 09:00:02 AM
Power Pole Density Informs Spatial Prioritization for Mitigating Avian Electrocution
*JAMES F. DWYER

Reports of raptor and corvid electrocutions collectively indicate
continental conservation concerns for breeding, migrating, and
wintering birds. Although concerns are widespread, mitigation
is implemented primarily at local scales of individual electric
utilities. By not considering landscape-scale patterns, conservation
strategies may fail to focus mitigation where efforts are needed
most. To enable resource managers to consider electrocution risk
at larger scales, we developed a regional model of distribution
power pole density in a grid of 1 square kilometer (km2) cells
throughout Colorado and Wyoming. To do so, we obtained data
on pole locations from a sample of electric utilities covering 31%
of Colorado and Wyoming. We used these in a Random Forest
machine learning classification procedure based on anthropogenic
and natural land-cover characteristics to develop a predictive model
of power pole density. We used out-of-sample validation to test
the model, then predicted pole density across two U.S. states. Pole
density was influenced by road lengths, number of oil and gas
wells, slope, development, and land cover. Poles were densest in
areas with high road lengths, high numbers of wells, and relatively
flat terrain, and in areas developed for agriculture or human
residences. When model predictions are viewed together with
species-specific habitat maps, locations where high pole densities
overlap high-quality habitat suggest areas where mitigating
electrocution risk could be prioritized. As an example, we
compared model predictions with Golden Eagle (
Aquila chrysaetos
)
breeding season foraging habitat in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming
to identify candidate areas of high electrocution potential. If poles
in these areas were not built or previously retrofitted to minimize
electrocution risk, retrofitting measures focused there may offer
substantial conservation impacts. Thus, the model provides a
framework for systematic spatial prioritization in support of
regional conservation planning.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 09:11:25 AM
Identifying Power Line Collision Risk Areas for Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Using Telemetry Data

*CRISTINA A. FRANK ([email protected]),
Pepco Holdings, Newark, DE, U.S.A. ELIZABETH K. MOJICA,
EDM International, Inc Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A. KATHLEEN
CLARK, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Woodbine,
NJ, U.S.A.

Avian protection is a critical issue for electric power delivery
companies. Avian interactions with power lines can result in
death/injury for birds and power outages. Pepco Holdings
(PHI), a power delivery company, developed an Avian
Protection Program (APP) to improve power reliability,
ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk to birds. PHI
utilizes an APP to respond to avian incidents and proactively
minimize electrocution and collision hazards on its system.
Effective avian protection requires the identification of high
priority bird use areas where proactive retrofitting and avian-
friendly pole design could prevent electrocution and collision
incidents. PHI?s service territory includes the Chesapeake
Bay and Delaware Estuary where thousands of Bald Eagles
congregate year-round from breeding and migratory
populations. Bald Eagle collisions with electric infrastructure
are increasing in the region and usually result in death or
injury to eagles. Mitigation techniques include marking
power lines with bird flight diverters to increase line visibility
to eagles. PHI collaborated with the New Jersey Division of
Fish and Wildlife to identify high priority eagle areas where
risk mitigation efforts could be implemented. Telemetry data
from a five year tracking study involving seven New Jersey
Bald Eagles was used to identify communal roosts and flight
paths entering and exiting roosts. Collision risk around each
roost was assessed by examining intersections of eagle flight
paths with nearby distribution and transmission lines. Using
telemetry data, 78 eagle roosts were identified in Maryland,
Delaware, and New Jersey. Eagle flight paths highlighted
21 areas around roosts where PHI can evaluate the
engineering/construction feasibility of proactive line marking.
Areas with the highest collision risk were power lines
adjacent to or bisecting water with little to no vegetation to
shield the lines. Collision risk and roost locations will be used
to inform future eagle management in the region and to
prioritize PHI?s risk mitigation efforts.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 09:18:19 AM
Advances in Tracking Movement of Raptors
*TODD E. KATZNER

Tracking movement is an important theme in raptor
research. Over the past 50 yrs, the techniques used to
track movement of raptors have improved dramatically. To
understand the development of tracking studies over time
and to describe the techniques used, I surveyed all issues
of The Journal of Raptor Research (JRR) from its inception
(as Raptor Research News) in 1967 through 2016. The
simplest and oldest way to track movement of raptors is
via banding, and such studies have been a part of JRR
since two were first published in 1970. Although banding is
basic, analysis techniques and band records have improved
and more than half of banding studies in JRR have been
published since 2009. The most commonly used mechanism
to track movement of raptors is via conventional VHF radio
tracking. VHF is useful because it can be used with small
raptors and ≥ 82 such studies have been published in
JRR, generally 0-6 per year, the vast majority from 1980
to the present. Since 2002, there have been ~30 satellite
telemetry studies, nearly all using the ARGOS satellite
system and either Doppler shift or GPS to determine animal
location. Since 2010, several new techniques have arrived
on the animal tracking scene. These include GPS systems
that allow download via either the mobile phone network
(three studies) or a VHF connection (one study), light-level
geolocators (one study) and stable isotope ratios (three
studies). Although banding, VHF and satellite technologies
provide less information than does use of more recently
developed technologies, they have a number of strengths
and they should remain prominent in the literature as other
techniques continue to be developed and refined.
________________________________________
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 09:32:23 AM
Juvenile dispersal of Bald Eagles (Halieeatus leucocephalus) in the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, U.S.A (sounds familiar  ;))

*TRICIA A. MILLER, ([email protected]), MELISSA
BRAHAM & ADAM DUERR, West Virginia University,
Morgantown, WV, U.S.A. JEFF COOPER, Virginia Department
of Game and Inland Fisheries, Fredericksburg, VA, U.S.A.
MICHAEL J. LANZONE, Cellular Tracking Technologies, LLC,
Somerset, PA, U.S.A. JAMES T. ANDERSON, Division of
Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University,
Morgantown, WV, U.S.A. TODD E. KATZNER, U.S. Geological
Survey, Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Boise, ID, U.S.A

Long-lived species of raptors tend to mature slowly and
have a prolonged but poorly understood pre-breeding phase.
To better understand this phase of the life-cycle of Bald
Eagles (Halieeatus leucocephalus), we tracked 17 nestling
Bald Eagles from 13 nests during 2013 ? 2015 in the
Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, U.S.A. Between 2013
and 2016, we tracked these eagles for an average of 618
? 386 ds (?SD; range: 79 ? 1054) and collected a total of
1,731,333 GPS locations (mean: 101,753/bird ? 84,729;
range: 8,266 ? 241,509). Our analysis suggested that eagle
movements were highly variable among individuals. Eagles
fledged between 16 May?13 Jun (1 Jun ? 6.1 days) and
dispersed from their nest site 57 ? 15.5 ds later (range: 44
? 97 ds) from 14 Jul ? 31 Aug. Maximum dispersal distance
was 1040 km and the minimum distance was 9 km. On
average juveniles dispersed 360 ? 74.7 km. Direction of
long-distance movements varied, but typically they were
to the north (n = 12; 70.5%) and rarely to the south (n
= 3; 17.6%) or east (n = 1; 5.8%). These long-distance
movements were typically short-lived (i.e., eagles returned
to their general natal area) and usually occurred within
a month of leaving the nest site. However, juvenile eagles
occasionally moved far from the natal area in subsequent
years and stayed at a distant site for as long as 3 mos, a
movement that might be described as migration. Following
dispersal from the natal area, juvenile eagles utilized a
variety of habitat types including densely populated urban
areas (e.g., New York City, NY), upland agricultural areas,
landfills, airports, and wildlife refuges. Our data highlight the
highly variable nature of juvenile Bald Eagle movements and
allow us to understand potential threats eagles may face
following dispersal from their natal areas.
_______________________________________
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 09:42:15 AM
Bald Eagle Lead Exposure in the Upper Midwest

S.E. WARNER, ED E. BRITTON and *DREW N. BECKER
([email protected]), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
Moline, IL, U.S.A. M.J. COFFEY

In 2012, 58 Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) that
were found dead along the Upper Mississippi River and
in the adjacent states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa
were (1) examined for clinical signs of lead exposure, (2)
measured for morphometric data, and (3) analyzed for
lead in livers. Sixty percent of Bald Eagles had detectable
lead concentrations and 37.9% had concentrations within
the lethal range for lead poisoning. The results of the liver
lead analysis prompted us to initiate a voluntary non-lead
ammunition voucher program during the 2012 managed
deer hunts at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi
River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) in
northwest Illinois. This was the first program in the National
Wildlife Refuge System known to provide vouchers for
free non-lead ammunition to reduce the threat of lead on
the landscape and exposure to Bald Eagles. Of 31 white-
tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) harvested during
managed deer hunts on the Refuge, 32.3% were shot with
non-lead ammunition provided by the voucher program,
25.8% were shot with non-lead ammunition provided by
the hunter, and 41.9% were shot with lead ammunition.
We collected and radiographed the offal from the deer
shot with lead ammunition. The radiographs showed that
38.5% of the offal, which would have been discarded on
the Refuge, contained lead fragments ranging from 1-107
particles per offal specimen. This indicates that lead is on the
landscape and available to Bald Eagles. The use of non-lead
ammunition for deer hunting is an effective management
tool that reduces the amount of lead on the landscape,
thus limiting exposure to Bald Eagles and other scavenging
wildlife. Increasing hunter awareness through a broad
information campaign on the relationship of lead ammunition
to lead exposure in Bald Eagles is an important management
tool for voluntary use of non-lead ammunition.


Bald Eagle Lead Exposure in the Upper Midwest

https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Warneretal2014.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 09:50:00 AM
Testing Perch Deterrents and Supplemental Perches Designed to Mitigate Raptor Electrocutions

*MICHAEL C. TINCHER ([email protected]) and GAIL E.
KRATZ, Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, Fort Collins,
CO, U.S.A. JAMES F. DWYER and RICK E. HARNESS, EDM
International, Inc., Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.

Avian electrocution is an ongoing globally important
conservation concern. Electrocutions occur because most
overhead power lines are constructed with bare wire, to
reduce wire weight, which reduces the number of poles
needed per line. This allows lower energy costs, but can
place birds, particularly raptors, at risk of electrocution
when perching on poles. Electrocution mitigation focuses
primarily on covering energized wires and equipment.
Sometimes, covering energized components is not feasible,
so perch deterrents and supplemental perches are used to
shift perching raptors away from high risk points. Because
these methods have met with limited success in the field,
we are working to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
We have completed two year-long studies, and are currently
conducting another, evaluating the effectiveness of perch
deterrents and supplemental perches on mock power
poles within a flight conditioning enclosure of a wildlife
rehabilitation center. To test a spiked perch deterrent
designed to prevent raptor perching between insulators,
we evaluated perching by 16 raptors. As reported in
Northwestern Naturalist in 2016, deterrents were perched
upon significantly less than all other perch options, and
were perched upon significantly less than expected given
their proportional availability. To test a supplemental perch,
we compared perching on cross arms with and without
a supplemental perch. As reported in Colorado Birds in
2016, the 17 raptors we tested used the supplemental
perch significantly more than all other perch options, and
the supplemental perch was perched upon significantly
more than expected given its proportional availability. These
data demonstrate that, at least in a captive setting, raptors
can be shifted from high-risk perching locations on a pole.
Our ongoing study builds on the two completed projects by
evaluating the effectiveness of a combined perch deterrent
* Presenting Author
** William C. Andersen Memorial Award Candidate
RAPTOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION
2016 Annual Conference | Cape May, NJ
78
and supplemental perch. Our presentation will summarize
and illustrate methods and results of all three studies.
_________________________________________
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 09:55:51 AM
Journal of Raptor Research - Table of Contents - Jun 2017

http://www.bioone.org/toc/rapt/51/2
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 10, 2017, 12:34:11 PM
Stunning fossil reveals prehistoric baby bird caught in amber

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/06/09/stunning-fossil-reveals-prehistoric-baby-bird-caught-in-amber/?utm_term=.d569c7a145f8&wpisrc=nl_most-draw14&wpmm=1

(https://img.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/Close-up-of-the-feet-2-BY-Ming-BAI-203x300.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 12, 2017, 07:25:54 PM
Genetic differences across species guide vocal learning in juvenile songbirds

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-genetic-differences-species-vocal-juvenile.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2013/songbird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 12, 2017, 07:26:48 PM
Tracking invasive species? Follow the people

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-tracking-invasive-species-people.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/themonkparak.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 12, 2017, 07:27:43 PM
Late-nesting birds and bees face habitat threat

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-late-nesting-birds-bees-habitat-threat.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(http://)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 12, 2017, 07:28:34 PM
Backyard poultry present salmonella risk

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-backyard-poultry-salmonella.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2017, 10:10:17 PM
Birds of a feather

First large-scale study shows birds with faster rates of differentiation more likely to produce greater numbers of species

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170613120538.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2017, 10:17:29 PM
For Japan's Eagles, Hope Lies in 'Rewilding' Long-Tamed Forests

http://e360.yale.edu/features/for-japans-eagles-hope-lies-in-rewilding-long-tamed-forests

(http://e360.yale.edu/assets/site/_800xAUTO_stretch_center-center/Goldeneagle2.JPG)

(http://e360.yale.edu/assets/site/_800xAUTO_stretch_center-center/Japanese_planted_forest1.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2017, 11:24:16 PM
Climate change risk for animals living in prime conditions

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-climate-animals-prime-conditions.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2015/bird.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2017, 11:25:08 PM
Muscle fibers alone can't explain sex differences in bird song

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-muscle-fibers-sex-differences-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 14, 2017, 11:28:32 PM
Oxytocin associated with offspring protection response in parents' brains (fascinating!)

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-oxytocin-offspring-response-parents-brains.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/1-whatmakesamo.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 15, 2017, 01:37:57 PM
Why don't birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/06/09/why-dont-birds-get-lost-they-may-have-mastered-quantum-mechanics/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.e5c933241f93

Paper: Electron spin relaxation can enhance the performance of a cryptochrome-based magnetic compass sensor (unreadable!)

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1367-2630/18/6/063007/meta

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 16, 2017, 12:56:09 PM
Mutations that allow bird flu strain to spread among humans identified

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170615142851.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2017, 09:35:23 AM
Birds of all feathers work together to hunt when army ants march

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-birds-feathers-army-ants.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/birdsofallfe.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2017, 11:00:33 AM
When Young Eagles Ride the Winds (must read!)

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/when-young-eagles-ride-winds?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

(http://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/sierra/articles/big/SIERRA%20Eagle%20Soaring%20WB.jpg?itok=NqdhmJSc)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2017, 11:06:08 AM
How do en route events around the Gulf of Mexico influence migratory landbird populations?

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-20.1?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Condition- and context-dependent factors are related to courtship behavior of paired and unpaired males in a socially monogamous songbird

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-214.1?utm_campaign=Winter%202016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Summer%202017%20Newsletter&code=coop-site

What makes a tactile forager join mixed-species flocks? A case study with the endangered Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-191.1?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Mixed effects of geolocators on reproduction and survival of Cerulean Warblers, a canopy-dwelling, long-distance migrant

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-180.1?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Peeking into the bleak midwinter: Investigating nonbreeding strategies of Gentoo Penguins using a camera network

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-69.1?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Migratory connectivity of Semipalmated Sandpipers and implications for conservation

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-55.1?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Directional effects of biotic homogenization of bird communities in Mexican seasonal forests

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-116.1?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email

Turn-taking ceremonies in a colonial seabird: Does behavioral variation signal individual condition?

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-26.1?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 20, 2017, 11:08:03 AM
Top 80 Bird Blogs And Websites For Ornithologists And Bird Lovers

http://blog.feedspot.com/bird_blogs/?utm_source=Summer+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Winter+2016&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 21, 2017, 06:55:45 PM
Birds' feathers reveal their winter diet

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-birds-feathers-reveal-winter-diet.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/birdsfeather.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 21, 2017, 06:56:28 PM
The world's largest canary

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-world-largest-canary.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2017, 05:42:41 AM
Bioterrorism rule blocks some U.S. researchers from studying bird flu

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/sifter/bioterrorism-rule-blocks-some-us-researchers-studying-bird-flu?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-06-21&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1397444

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main_large/public/images/avian%20flu.jpg?itok=ryEUpHxh&timestamp=1497992295)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2017, 03:37:07 PM
I learned a new term from the paper in the next post, below this one, and wanted to explore it a little more. The term is "hand-wind index" or "HWI." The HWI measurement can be used for anything from predicting avian egg shape to fledgling dispersal distance and migration.

Quote below from (also see next post): Avian egg shape: Form, function, and evolution - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6344/1249.full

"We also used biometric measurements from museum specimens to calculate the hand-wing index (HWI), a standard proxy for flight efficiency and dispersal ability in birds (13, 28, 29). We computed HWI as the ratio of Kipp's distance (the distance between the tip of the longest primary and the tip of the first secondary feather) to total wing chord (distance between the carpal joint and wingtip) (29). Although HWI correlates with dispersal distance and migratory behavior in birds (13), we note that neither dispersal distance nor migration completely captures the essence of flight ability, because many bird species (e.g., some shorebirds and hummingbirds) fly well even though they are nonmigratory with low dispersal. Using HWI as an index of flight ability sidesteps this issue because even resident species with stronger and more frequent flight tend to have narrower and more pointed wingtips (high HWI), whereas species with weaker and less frequent flight tend to have shorter, more rounded wingtips (low HWI) (13)."


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Linear measurements used to calculate the hand-wing index: (WL) 'wing length' from the carpal joint to the tip of the longest primary feather; (SL) 'secondary length' from the carpal joint to the tip of the first secondary feather. Both measurements were taken on closed wings without flattening their natural curvature. Here, WL and SL are traced on a wing outline of Xenops rutilans (University of Washington Burke Museum 77 384) to show their relationship with the extent and width of the wing.

Empirical evidence supports the hand-wing index as a valid surrogate for flight and dispersal ability in birds. Flight performance (see the electronic supplementary material), migratory behaviour [29,30], natal dispersal distance [31] and genetic differentiation [32] are all correlated with this index. Because the index varies on a continuous scale, it can be used to study higher order relationships between dispersal and diversification like the intermediate dispersal model.

Above from: High dispersal ability inhibits speciation in a continental radiation of passerine birds: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/279/1733/1567?ijkey=b24df22f08aeaa3348a938e375fa003e4a588fad&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha


Quote below from: Ecomorphological predictors of natal dispersal distances in birds: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01504.x/abstract;jsessionid=67E55A563A03BD0175A8DC005ED2E55C.f04t03

"A multipredictor model that includes Kipp's distance (a measure of wing tip length), bill depth and tail graduation explains 45% of the interspecific variation in natal dispersal distance. These morphological characters all relate to aerodynamics with stronger flyers dispersing further.

However, an index of migration is a strong (but less informative) correlate of dispersal distance and Kipp's distance and bill depth are strong correlates of migration. Thus, we cannot disentangle whether these ecomorphological traits influence dispersal distance directly or whether the relationship between ecomorphology and dispersal is mediated through migratory behaviour.

Notwithstanding uncertainties regarding the causal links between dispersal distance and wing morphology, we suggest that two ecomorphological traits, Kipp's distance and bill depth, may provide a useful surrogate."
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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2017, 03:38:41 PM
Article - How eggs got their shapes: Adaptations for flight may have driven egg-shape variety in birds

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-eggs-flight-driven-egg-shape-variety.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

Paper - Avian egg shape: Form, function, and evolution

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6344/1249.full

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Average egg shapes for each of 1400 species (black dots), illustrating variation in asymmetry and ellipticity, as defined in the text. Images of representative eggs are shown alongside their associated points in morphospace (colored red) to highlight variation in shape parameters. [Egg images (shown on the same relative scale) are copyright of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley. Image details and sources are given in Data S2.]


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A phylogeny of 1209 species in our sample for which molecular sequence data exist, based on (26) and (27). For each species, the average egg length (light blue), asymmetry (medium blue), and ellipticity (dark blue) are represented by line lengths at branch tips. Silhouettes for representative species in each order are shown (details and image sources in Data S2).
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2017, 06:13:38 PM
How did bird babysitting co-ops evolve?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170621142150.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2017, 06:14:29 PM
Trash-picking seagulls excrete tons of nutrients

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170621151501.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 22, 2017, 06:33:52 PM
Solar tracking gives scientists tools to follow small animals

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-solar-tracking-scientists-tools-small.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 25, 2017, 12:02:08 PM
Woodpecker partnership records first success within the Great Dismal Swamp

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/06/23/woodpecker-partnership-records-first-success-within-the-great-dismal-swamp/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 25, 2017, 12:02:53 PM
Chickens may illuminate how humans developed sharp daylight vision

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-chickens-illuminate-humans-sharp-daylight.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 26, 2017, 08:54:56 AM
H5N8 bird flu outbreak reported on Free State farm

http://ewn.co.za/2017/06/23/sa-reports-outbreak-of-h5n8-bird-flu-industry-body-says

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Post by: T40cfr403 on June 26, 2017, 10:01:59 AM
Andes Condor video posted on twitter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/cholucon/status/874003388102582272/video/1

Here are stories to go with the video:

Farmer forms touching friendship with young condor he rescued

http://www.9news.com.au/good-news/2017/06/13/07/43/argentinian-farmer-cuddles-young-condor-friend

Video: Enormous condor nursed back to health by Argentinian rancher runs to give his friend a hug

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/video-enormous-condor-nursed-back-health-argentinian-rancher-runs-give-his-friend-hug

Update: Video of Man Petting a Condor Goes Viral for Wrong Reason

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/animals/video-of-man-petting-a-condor-goes-viral-for-wrong-reason/vp-BBCKBut

Analysis: What Is This Wild Condor Doing?

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/06/25/534285063/video-what-is-this-wild-condor-doing
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Post by: omasawyer on June 28, 2017, 02:34:04 PM
From time to time we all find news articles and videos regarding new information regarding our avian friends.  This new thread is a place for you to share them.

From the Operation Migration Field Journal I found this interesting link about new developments in the UK  on identifying fingerprints on feathers. Scoundrels who shoot, injure , or illegally hunt birds may have met their match.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30802401
GG; This is fantastic and I would so love to see it in the US too. Thanks for posting great article!
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 28, 2017, 10:16:30 PM
Palm cockatoos beat drum like Ringo Starr

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-palm-cockatoos-ringo-starr.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 28, 2017, 10:17:25 PM
Scientists identify key locations for spread of Pin-tailed Whydahs

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-scientists-key-pin-tailed-whydahs.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 06:48:22 PM
Brooding dinosaurs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170628131828.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 06:50:08 PM
The trouble with being a handsome bird

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170628095820.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 06:58:45 PM
Highlighting the Use of Museum Collections in Avian Research

http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/page/museum_collections?utm_campaign=June%202017%20Content%20Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=June%202017%20Content%20Alert&code=coop-site

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:00:47 PM
Quantitative discrimination of flightlessness in fossil Anatidae from skeletal proportions

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-23.1?utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:02:39 PM
Winter diet of Bobolink, a long-distance migratory grassland bird, inferred from feather isotopes

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-162.1?utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:04:34 PM
Effects of severe weather on reproduction for sympatric songbirds in an alpine environment: Interactions of climate extremes influence nesting success

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-271.1?utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:07:24 PM
Is sexual dimorphism in singing behavior related to syringeal muscle composition?

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-3.1?utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:10:42 PM
Speckled and plain regions of avian eggshells differ in maternal deposition of calcium and metals: A hitherto overlooked chemical aspect of egg maculation

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-7.1?utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:12:54 PM
Oligocene and Miocene albatross fossils from Washington State (USA) and the evolutionary history of North Pacific Diomedeidae

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-32.1?utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:16:47 PM
Declining population trends of Hawaiian Petrel and Newell's Shearwater on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-223.1?utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on June 29, 2017, 07:31:33 PM
Intense short-wavelength light triggers avoidance response by Red-tailed Hawks: A new tool for raptor diversion?

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-230.1?utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=June+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

Quote: "Our results suggest that, with further testing and refinement, high-brightness, monochromatic LEDs that specifically target avian photoreceptors could provide a useful tool to divert raptors from hazardous situations."

Paper: http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.io/doi/10.1650/CONDOR-16-230.1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 01, 2017, 12:42:05 AM
Birds become immune to influenza

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-birds-immune-influenza.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 04, 2017, 12:33:23 PM
Praying mantises hunt down birds worldwide

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-mantises-birds-worldwide.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 04, 2017, 12:50:41 PM
New paper - bearded vulture foraging behaviour in the Pyrenees unaffected by policy-driven carcass management measures

https://www.4vultures.org/2017/07/01/new-paper-bearded-vulture-foraging-behaviour-in-the-pyrenees-unaffected-by-policy-driven-carcass-management-measures/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 04, 2017, 01:06:17 PM
Illegal activities threaten natural World Heritage

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170630105018.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 04, 2017, 01:07:27 PM
Two knees or not two knees: The curious case of the ostrich's double kneecap

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170703083313.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 05, 2017, 05:59:22 PM
Even light oiling is like flying with a ball and chain for birds

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-oiling-ball-chain-birds.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 05, 2017, 06:04:59 PM
Jailbird: Swiss collector sentenced for filching feathers

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-jailbird-swiss-collector-sentenced-filching.html


Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 07, 2017, 12:38:49 PM
When temperatures rise, Japanese quail require a breeze

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170705164526.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 07, 2017, 12:39:54 PM
Restoration efforts bolster population of endangered piping plovers

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170705113400.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 07, 2017, 12:41:10 PM
Birds' migration genes are conditioned by geography

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170706072536.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 08, 2017, 02:40:18 PM
Emperor penguins may disappear by the end of this century

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/emperor-penguins-may-disappear-end-century?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2017-07-07&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1427819

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2017, 06:51:11 PM
MSU to host North American conference 'Birds in the Anthropocene'

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-to-host-north-american-conference-birds-in-the-anthropocene/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2017, 06:53:20 PM
Third of seabirds found dead on NZ and Australian shores had eaten plastic

http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/94448787/Third-of-seabirds-found-dead-on-NZ-and-Australian-shores-had-eaten-plastic

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 09, 2017, 06:56:08 PM
Insecticide found in same B.C. hummingbirds that are on the decline

http://www.timescolonist.com/insecticide-found-in-same-b-c-hummingbirds-that-are-on-the-decline-1.21012654

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2017, 08:11:45 PM
Study warns about the impact of the carp in shallow lakes with high ecological value for the preservation of waterbirds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170707134414.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2017, 11:45:01 PM
Lost in translation: To the untrained zebra finch ear, jazzy courtship songs fall flat

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-lost-untrained-zebra-finch-ear.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2017, 11:47:06 PM
Late arrival and breeding in juvenile-plumaged night herons

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/07/10/late-arrival-and-breeding-in-juvenile-plumaged-night-herons/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2017, 11:48:06 PM
Oil spill impacts may perturb entire food webs

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-oil-impacts-perturb-entire-food.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2017, 11:48:56 PM
Touchscreen test reveals why some birds are quicker to explore than others

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-touchscreen-reveals-birds-quicker-explore.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 10, 2017, 11:49:40 PM
The sixth mass genesis? New species are coming into existence faster than ever thanks to humans

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-sixth-mass-genesis-species-faster.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 11, 2017, 04:50:47 AM
The Auk - July 2017 - Table of Contents

http://americanornithologypubs.org/toc/tauk/134/3

Note: I've posted about half of these titles already, so I've included the abstracts (link below) I'm sure I haven't posted.

http://americanornithologypubs.org/action/showMultipleAbstracts?doi=10.1642%2FAUK-16-134.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-16-243.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-17-36.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-17-30.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-17-2.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-16-222.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-17-46.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-16-192.1&doi=10.1642%2FAUK-16-242.1&href=%2Ftoc%2Ftauk%2F134%2F3&mailPageTitle=Table+of+Contents+for+The+Auk%3A+Volume+134%2C+Issue+3+%3Cbr%2F%3E%28July+2017%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 11, 2017, 06:14:20 AM
Tiny fossil reveals what happened to birds after dinosaurs went extinct

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/tiny-fossil-reveals-what-happened-birds-after-dinosaurs-went-extinct?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-07-10&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1432404

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 11, 2017, 06:28:36 PM
Earth's major 'mass extinction' events

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-earth-major-mass-extinction-events.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2017, 09:24:50 PM
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-toxic-mercury-accumulating-arctic-tundra.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2017, 09:25:45 PM
Seaside sparrows caught between predators and rising seas

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-seaside-sparrows-caught-predators-seas.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2017, 09:27:10 PM
Nesting in cavities protects birds from predators--to a point

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-cavities-birds-predatorsto.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2017, 09:29:15 PM
How migrating birds 'run a marathon,' burning muscles and organs in long flights

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-migrating-birds-marathon-muscles-flights.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2017, 09:47:31 PM
James River eagle recovery enters final chapter

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/07/11/james-river-eagle-recovery-enters-final-chapter/

Quote: "We believe that the disruption of breeders by floaters represents the negative behavioral feedback that is pulling down productivity and will ultimately bring the population into equilibrium with available breeding space."

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 12, 2017, 09:49:07 PM
Crossover Knots

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/07/12/crossover-knots/

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2017, 03:18:59 PM
What 'Thrones' fans already know: Ravens can see ahead

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-bird-brain-ravens.html

A raven's memories are for the future

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6347/126.full

Ravens parallel great apes in flexible planning for tool-use and bartering

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6347/202.full

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Tool-using raven. In a separate experiment, a raven involved in the Kabadayi and Osvath study uses a stick to poke for food in a tube (first photo). She succeeds in pushing the stick into the hole (second photo), but handling the stick is tricky for her. She then invents a new way of solving the problem: She fills the tube with bark pieces (third photo) and thereafter pecks at the bark until the food falls out.
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2017, 06:44:34 PM
Are Australia's native pigeons sitting ducks?

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-australia-native-pigeons-ducks.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2017, 06:47:10 PM
200 green activists killed in 2016, record toll: watchdog

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-green-activists-toll-watchdog.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 13, 2017, 06:48:52 PM
Chillier winters, smaller beaks

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-chillier-winters-smaller-beaks.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 14, 2017, 08:15:44 PM
Tiny songbird won't be silenced

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-tiny-songbird-wont-silenced.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2017, 05:41:51 PM
Late night predatory attacks on hawk nestlings discovered by U of A researchers

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/late-night-attacks-on-hawk-nestlings-causing-decline-in-population

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2017, 05:43:02 PM
European Raptor Biomonitoring Facility

http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16224
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 15, 2017, 06:29:01 PM
How live animal markets create a perfect storm for bird flu

https://www.statnews.com/2017/07/13/bird-flu-markets/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2017, 11:21:30 AM
Mutation speeds up sperm of zebra finches

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-mutation-sperm-zebra-finches.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2017, 11:22:32 AM
Size key to top speed in animals, study finds

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-size-key-animals.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2017, 11:23:23 AM
Climatic stability resulted in the evolution of more bird species

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-climatic-stability-resulted-evolution-bird.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2017, 12:02:31 PM
Audubon report shows decline of water habitat for birds

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/11/audubon-report-shows-decline-water-habitat-birds/

Water and Birds in the Arid West: Habitats in Decline - July 2017

https://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/audubon_birds_water_west_2017_fullreport.pdf
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2017, 12:03:22 PM
MoCCaE prohibits the import of poultry meat and bird species from Belgium

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/moccae-prohibits-the-import-of-poultry-meat-and-bird-species-from-belgium-2017-07-13-1.656147
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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 18, 2017, 03:14:38 PM
National Park Service and CCB continue to assess exposure of eagle nestlings to contaminants

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/07/13/national-park-service-and-ccb-continue-to-assess-exposure-of-eagle-nestlings-to-contaminants/

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2017, 06:42:41 AM
Birds in Alberta oil fields forced to raise imposters at alarming rate

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-birds-alberta-oil-fields-imposters.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 20, 2017, 06:45:17 AM
Birds avoid crossing roads to prevent predation

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-birds-roads-predation.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Post by: T40cfr403 on July 22, 2017, 03:52:45 AM
Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminants

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720113715.htm

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2017, 01:41:13 PM
A Review of Options for Mitigating Take of Golden Eagles at Wind Energy Facilities

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3356/JRR-16-76.1

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Notes to Tables
A summary and brief description of options to avoid, minimize, and compensate for take of Golden Eagles as discussed in the text. Listed references describe use of the options at operating facilities or provide more theoretical support for the application of the option.
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2017, 02:55:13 PM
Could condors return to northern California?

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-condors-northern-california.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2017, 03:35:01 PM
Monk parakeets invade Mexico

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170919140444.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2017, 03:35:41 PM
High levels of antibiotic-resistance in Indian poultry farming raises concerns

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170720094846.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2017, 03:36:48 PM
Song experiments reveal 21 possible new tropical bird species

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170913193046.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 23, 2017, 03:37:41 PM
Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migration

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170920144653.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 26, 2017, 04:50:21 PM
COMING TO TERMS ABOUT DESCRIBING GOLDEN EAGLE REPRODUCTION

Note: See the Appendix for a Glossary of Recommended Terms

http://sci-hub.io/10.3356/JRR-16-46.1



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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 26, 2017, 04:52:34 PM
Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kind

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170925163223.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 26, 2017, 04:57:25 PM
Big brains in birds provides survival advantage

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170925132924.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 26, 2017, 05:42:07 PM
The leaving ecology of whimbrel

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/09/12/the-leaving-ecology-of-whimbrel/#prettyphoto[group]/1/

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Hope survives

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/09/13/hope-survives/

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 26, 2017, 05:53:02 PM
Avian Electrocutions on Incorrectly Retrofitted Power Poles

Note: What a wealth of information! All 3 authors are from EDM in Ft. Collins, CO, and 1 of them spoke to us via live-streaming arranged by RRP! Please, check out the numerous figures and tables and all of the other papers available on the subject in the "Literature Cited" section.

Quote: Retrofitting poles through increasing clearances (separation) between components, adding insulation to components, or adding redirection materials like perch discouragers reduces risk, but electrocutions may occur even on retrofitted poles. This study provides insight to electric utility personnel and wildlife managers interested in proactively evaluating the thoroughness of retrofitting, facilitating immediate identification and correction of retrofitting errors, increasing cost effectiveness, and reducing avian electrocution mortality.

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-93.1

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Figure 1.  Avian electrocution risk is highest on poles with no mitigation, and lowest on poles with avian-friendly retrofitting achieved through insulation or separation.

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 01:07:20 PM
Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after two women with overlooked botanical works

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170926115932.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 01:08:14 PM
The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversity

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170926105445.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 01:09:09 PM
Pigeons better at multitasking than humans

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170926090528.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 01:19:48 PM
How do you make a hawk regrow feathers? Try beef thyroid.

https://pilotonline.com/life/wildlife-nature/how-do-you-make-a-hawk-regrow-feathers-try-beef/article_31679ee2-2b8e-55ef-9c1c-5171dbedbcf8.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 09:41:50 PM
Historical wildlife trends reliable for predicting species at risk

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170802103042.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 09:49:53 PM
Puffins, Politics, and Joyful Doggedness in Maine

http://blog.ucsusa.org/derrick-jackson/puffins-politics-and-joyful-doggedness-in-maine

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 10:00:10 PM
Dino-killing asteroid's impact on bird evolution

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170921121131.htm
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 10:01:58 PM
PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/09/22/peta-goes-after-postdoc-her-research-birds-and-academics-cry-foul

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 27, 2017, 10:06:45 PM
Negros Island's endemic babbler birds continue to decline-study

https://businessmirror.com.ph/negros-islands-endemic-babbler-birds-continue-to-decline-study/

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 12:22:41 PM
Songbird populations may indicate trouble in northwestern forests

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170927093332.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 12:23:52 PM
Geographic variation in Gentoo penguin calls

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170927093335.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 12:24:56 PM
More than a 38 % of the Neotropical parrot population in the American continent is threatened by human activity

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170927100933.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 01:16:58 PM
How do you make a hawk regrow feathers? Try beef thyroid.

https://pilotonline.com/life/wildlife-nature/how-do-you-make-a-hawk-regrow-feathers-try-beef/article_31679ee2-2b8e-55ef-9c1c-5171dbedbcf8.html

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Update: A red-tailed hawk and an owl hitch a ride to Chesapeake, courtesy of reporter

https://pilotonline.com/life/wildlife-nature/a-red-tailed-hawk-and-an-owl-hitch-a-ride/article_69229041-ab01-5201-b023-1ae0575eee7f.html

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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 07:07:17 PM
Grassland bird community and acoustic complexity appear unaffected by proximity to a wind energy facility in the Nebraska Sandhills

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-164.1?utm_source=July+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=July+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 07:10:17 PM
Nest site selection and nest survival of Greater Prairie-Chickens near a wind energy facility

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-51.1?utm_source=August+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=June+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 07:30:30 PM
The role of the North American Breeding Bird Survey in conservation

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-62.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 07:32:30 PM
Intense short-wavelength light triggers avoidance response by Red-tailed Hawks: A new tool for raptor diversion?

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-230.1
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 28, 2017, 07:35:39 PM
Environmental conditions and animal behavior influence performance of solar-powered GPS-GSM transmitters

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-76.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2017, 10:54:17 AM
First-Year Dispersal of Golden Eagles from Natal Areas in the Southwestern United States and Implications for Second-year Settling

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-80.1

Characterizing Golden Eagle Risk to Lead and Anticoagulant Rodenticide Exposure: A Review

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-19.1

A Review of Options for Mitigating Take of Golden Eagles at Wind Energy Facilities

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-76.1
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2017, 12:53:45 PM
Better nutritional condition changes the distribution of juvenile dispersal distances: an experiment with Spanish imperial eagles

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01468/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+7th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+08.00+EDT+%2F+13.00+BST+%2F+17%3A30+IST+%2F+20.00+SGT+and+Sunday+8th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+06.00+EDT+%2F+11.00+BST+%2F+15%3A30+IST+%2F+18.00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience+caused+.
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Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2017, 12:54:58 PM
Triploidy in a sexually dimorphic passerine provides new evidence for the effect of the W chromosome on secondary sexual traits in birds

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01504/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+7th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+08.00+EDT+%2F+13.00+BST+%2F+17%3A30+IST+%2F+20.00+SGT+and+Sunday+8th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+06.00+EDT+%2F+11.00+BST+%2F+15%3A30+IST+%2F+18.00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience+caused+.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2017, 12:56:54 PM
Exogenous and endogenous corticosterone in feathers

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01274/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+7th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+08.00+EDT+%2F+13.00+BST+%2F+17%3A30+IST+%2F+20.00+SGT+and+Sunday+8th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+06.00+EDT+%2F+11.00+BST+%2F+15%3A30+IST+%2F+18.00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience+caused+.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2017, 12:58:49 PM
Long-term phenological shifts in migration and breeding-area residency in eastern North American raptors

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-5.1?utm_source=September+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=September+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 29, 2017, 01:00:34 PM
Feasibility of California Condor recovery in northern California, USA: Contaminants in surrogate Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-48.1?utm_source=September+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=September+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 30, 2017, 09:41:07 PM
Study: Climate change affecting whooping cranes' migration patterns

http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/study-climate-change-affecting-whooping-cranes-migration-patterns/

(http://news.unl.edu/sites/default/files/styles/large_aspect/public/media/20170929-cranes-nt.jpg?itok=DOjfJoY-)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2017, 06:56:34 PM
Duck Penises Get Bigger When They Are Surrounded By Other Males

http://www.newsweek.com/duck-penises-get-bigger-when-they-are-surrounded-other-males-668147?utm_source=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

(http://s.newsweek.com/sites/www.newsweek.com/files/styles/full/public/2017/09/20/0920ruddyduckpenis.jpeg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2017, 06:57:44 PM
Quantitative discrimination of flightlessness in fossil Anatidae from skeletal proportions

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-23.1?utm_source=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2017, 06:58:39 PM
Geographic variation in song structure in the Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-16-222.1?utm_source=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2017, 06:59:21 PM
Winter diet of Bobolink, a long-distance migratory grassland bird, inferred from feather isotopes

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-16-162.1?utm_source=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2017, 07:00:01 PM
Failed predator attacks: A direct test of security of tree cavities used by nesting Marsh Tits (Poecile palustris)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-51.1?utm_source=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Fall+2017+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2017, 07:37:34 PM
Animals that play with objects learn how to use them as tools

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171002105204.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171002105204_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 03, 2017, 07:57:02 PM
The Annual 9/11 'Tribute in Light' Really Messes With the Birds

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/10/02/tribute-in-light-birds/#.WdQe0thrzIU

(http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/files/2017/10/640px-Tribute_In_Light_ABC36_IQ3100.jpg)

(http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/files/2017/10/Fig-1-modified-1200width.png)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 04, 2017, 04:50:50 PM
House sparrow decline linked to air pollution and poor diet

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171003111056.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171003111056_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 04, 2017, 04:51:50 PM
Computational study sheds doubt on latest theory of birds' mysterious magnetic compass

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171003125446.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 04, 2017, 05:16:07 PM
New VCE study reveals population health of mountain songbirds

https://vtdigger.org/2017/10/04/new-vce-study-reveals-population-health-mountain-songbirds/#.WdVIudhrzIU
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 04, 2017, 05:32:37 PM
No good news for eastern black rails in NC and GA

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/10/04/no-good-news-for-eastern-black-rails-in-nc-and-ga/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Sunrise-over-a-Georgia-marsh-as-we-conclude-black-rail-surveys-for-the-day._-600x490.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 04, 2017, 11:14:44 PM
Raptor Resource Project Blog

Birds on Radar, October 3rd, 2017

https://raptorresource.blogspot.com/2017/10/birds-on-radar-october-3rd-2017.html

(https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22228359_1479472758756005_2957564863889880777_n.png?oh=92c68dac44417dcc2ea62f7e3eb4adfe&oe=5A3D3290)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 05, 2017, 03:47:52 PM
Whooping Cranes Take Wing Earlier in Spring Thanks to Climate Change

http://www.audubon.org/news/whooping-cranes-take-wing-earlier-spring-thanks-climate-change

(http://cdn.audubon.org/cdn/farfuture/HiqStqu3ruTYZJ5qtHSRZ0v4q2djGCqJpcKxdPy2PEo/mtime:1507139264/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image/public/web_nationalgeographic_1317666.jpg?itok=V3ZGovIa)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 05, 2017, 04:29:53 PM
Pheasant roadkill peaks in autumn and late winter

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171003202920.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 05, 2017, 04:31:55 PM
Albatross feces show diet of fishery discards

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171004120453.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 05, 2017, 04:36:29 PM
The Annual 9/11 'Tribute in Light' Really Messes With the Birds

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/10/02/tribute-in-light-birds/#.WdQe0thrzIU

(http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/files/2017/10/640px-Tribute_In_Light_ABC36_IQ3100.jpg)


More: We Finally Know How Bright Lights Affect Birds Flying at Night

http://www.audubon.org/news/we-finally-know-how-bright-lights-affect-birds-flying-night?ms=digital-eng-email-ea-x-20171005_fastest-bird&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171005_fastest-bird

(http://cdn.audubon.org/cdn/farfuture/hWxUMHUkaw2NGsTuseRxladx8ho5_K_IbgoEAv_iw-k/mtime:1499355437/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/911_memorial_lights.jpg?itok=-ZrFEKiv)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 06, 2017, 07:01:03 PM
Block Island Wind Farm Helps Researchers Monitor Offshore Bird And Bat Migrations

http://ripr.org/post/block-island-wind-farm-helps-researchers-monitor-offshore-bird-and-bat-migrations#stream/0

(http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrni/files/styles/medium/public/201710/piping_plover_wings_arthur_morris_vireo.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 06, 2017, 07:06:07 PM
Study: Supporting owls compatible with managing forests for fire, drought

https://yubanet.com/scitech/study-supporting-owls-compatible-with-managing-forests-for-fire-drought/

(https://yubanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/spotted-owl-on-branch_JustinWindsor_USDAForestService-300x201.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 06, 2017, 07:06:48 PM
How yellow and blue make green in parrots

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171005121112.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171005121112_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 08, 2017, 12:32:36 PM
Feasibility of California Condor recovery in northern California, USA: Contaminants in surrogate Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-48.1?utm_source=September+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=September+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

More: California condor study finds lead toxicity risk increases during hunting seasons

http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20171006/NEWS/171009888

(http://image.times-standard.com/storyimage/NJ/20171006/NEWS/171009888/EP/1/1/EP-171009888.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 10, 2017, 12:02:50 PM
What soot-covered, hundred-year-old birds can tell us about saving the environment

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171009155000.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171009155000_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2017, 08:14:06 AM
Strange reason tui sound better at dawn

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11931492

(http://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/pGPTzuTYa0dPvwVe9rRpHZmMV4k=/900x506/smart/filters:quality(70)/arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/32ABAEB72NHMXFSWHXNR5V277Q.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2017, 08:27:54 AM
Salt marsh research warns of pumpkin-colored 'zombies'

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171010105757.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171010105757_1_900x600.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2017, 08:28:51 AM
Birds reveal the importance of good neighbors for health, aging

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171009092808.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171009092808_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2017, 09:03:22 AM
Scientists complete the world's first 'atlas of life:' New study maps every vertebrate on Earth in effort to aid conservation

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4963630/Scientists-complete-map-vertebrate-Earth.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/10/09/18/452C0AB700000578-4963630-Richness_of_all_tetrapods_reptiles_amphibians_birds_and_mammals_-a-18_1507571178129.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 11, 2017, 09:29:33 AM
Foundation: Philippines needs more raptor researchers

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2017/10/11/foundation-philippines-needs-more-raptor-researchers-568815

(http://www.sunstar.com.ph/sites/default/files/field/image/article/philippine-eagle-biasong_0.jpg)


Loaning out Philippine eagles abroad mulled to protect endangered bird from extinction

http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2017/10/loaning-out-philippine-eagles-abroad-mulled-to-protect-endangered-bird-from-extinction/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:11:50 PM
Golden Eagle Diet Breadth and Reproduction in Relation to Fluctuations in Primary Prey Abundance in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-39.1?af=R

"Our results suggest that the abundance of cottontails was the critical factor influencing Golden Eagle reproduction in a given year during our study."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:14:59 PM
A Review of Options for Mitigating Take of Golden Eagles at Wind Energy Facilities

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-76.1?af=R

"Because estimates of Golden Eagle fatalities at many wind energy projects are low, research to evaluate mitigation measures needs to be coordinated and collaborative across multiple wind energy facilities to improve our ability to produce scientifically robust mitigation strategies."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:16:57 PM
Does Hopi Religious Harvest of Eaglets Affect Golden Eagle Territory Occupancy and Reproduction on the Navajo Nation?

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-61.1?af=R

"Territories in harvest and control areas produced similar numbers of nestlings early in the season; however, significantly fewer (53%) reached fledging age in the harvested area, suggesting collection of nestlings led to locally depressed fledgling production."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:19:09 PM
Characterizing Golden Eagle Risk to Lead and Anticoagulant Rodenticide Exposure: A Review

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-19.1?af=R

"Contaminant exposure is among the many threats to Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) populations throughout North America, particularly lead poisoning and anticoagulant rodenticides (AR)."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:22:01 PM
No Substitute for Survival: Perturbation Analyses Using a Golden Eagle Population Model Reveal Limits to Managing for Take

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-16-32.1?af=R

"Importantly, we found that the ability for increases in reproductive output to compensate for decreased survival was very limited. To maintain stable populations, declines in survival >4% required increases in productivity that generally exceed the evolutionary potential for Golden Eagles. Our findings support the current U.S. Fish and Wildlife conservation strategy which mitigates eagle "take" via efforts to reduce mortality elsewhere."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:25:11 PM
Golden Eagles in a Changing World

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.3356/0892-1016-51.3.193

"The goal of this collection of reports is to share the results of recent and newly emerging research on Golden Eagle populations, review human-caused mortality factors and approaches for managing their effects, and provide some guidance on how to better communicate results to other researchers and decision-makers."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:31:12 PM
Exogenous and endogenous corticosterone in feathers (interesting)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01274/abstract
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:32:50 PM
Effect of composition on shape of bird eggs

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01528/abstract

"Although significant, the models explained little of the variation in egg shape and so it was concluded that other factors, such as pelvis size and shape, could be more important in determining egg shape in birds."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:42:17 PM
Clutch size in Chesapeake Bay bald eagles: an unexpected history

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/10/05/clutch-size-in-chesapeake-bay-bald-eagles-an-unexpected-history/

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Three-egg-bald-eagle-clutch-along-the-upper-Potomac-River._-600x509.jpg)
Three-egg bald eagle clutch along the upper Potomac River. The Chesapeake Bay appears to have the highest rate of three-egg clutches throughout the breeding range, likely reflecting the high productivity of the area. Photo by Bryan Watts.

"Amazingly, eagle egg collections from the Chesapeake included three four-egg clutches and two five-egg clutches."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:46:56 PM
A tough year for Chesapeake osprey

http://www.ccbbirds.org/2017/10/06/a-tough-year-for-chesapeake-osprey/

"The breeding season had been a dismal failure for osprey in the Chesapeake Bay.  Not just in one location but in all locations that were under observation."

(http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Telltale-sign-of-food-stress-is-a-bald-spot-on-the-nape-of-a-young-chick_-600x400.jpg)
Telltale sign of food stress is a bald spot on the nape of a young chick where dominant young have pulled out feathers to reinforce the dominance hierarchy and to control access to food. This sign has been common throughout the Bay in recent years. Photo by Bryan Watts.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:49:16 PM
Avian Evolution: The Fossil Record of Birds and Its Paleobiological Significance

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-117.1

(http://www.bioone.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/bioone/journals/content/tauk/2017/00048038-134.4/auk-17-117.1/20171011/images/medium/i0004-8038-134-4-925-f01.gif)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:51:08 PM
The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-112.1

(http://www.bioone.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/bioone/journals/content/tauk/2017/00048038-134.4/auk-17-112.1/20171011/auk-17-112.1.fp.png_v03)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:54:28 PM
Long-term phenological shifts in migration and breeding-area residency in eastern North American raptors

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-5.1

"Such an increase in time spent at northern latitudes in a large number of terrestrial avian predators over a wide geographic area may have profound impacts on population and ecosystem dynamics."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 06:57:18 PM
Sex-specific differences in preen gland size of Zebra Finches during the course of breeding

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-12.1

"Females reached a maximum gland size when the first chick hatched, whereas male gland size peaked earlier, when the first egg was laid."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2017, 07:00:28 PM
Effect of light-level geolocators on apparent survival of two highly aerial swift species

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01521/abstract

"...our results generally showed that equipping swifts with geolocators decreased their survival prospects..."

"We suggest that future studies tracking the movements of aerial insectivorous birds should use devices designed to minimize drag."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 15, 2017, 01:36:58 PM
Usutu virus is back: Not only in blackbirds but also in humans

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171013103319.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171013103319_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 15, 2017, 01:37:51 PM
Livestock grazing management compatible with nesting greater sage-grouse

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171012163959.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 16, 2017, 06:42:57 PM
A  Review  and  Assessment  of  Spent  Lead Ammunition and Its Exposure and Effects to Scavenging Birds in the United States   

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/Review%20and%20Assessment%20paper.pdf   
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 17, 2017, 05:16:36 PM
Hawk Mountain helps to advance global raptor monitoring

http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/hawk-mountain-helps-to-advance-global-raptor-monitoring/638848487

(http://media.wfmz.com/mara-wfmz-media-us-east-1/photo/2017/10/16/10-16-17%20International%20Space%20Station_1508184851191_8986405_ver1.0_640_360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 17, 2017, 06:06:00 PM
Not so 'Happy Feet': Penguin breeding collapses prompt calls for more protection

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/not-so-happy-feet-penguin-breeding-collapses-prompt-calls-for-more-protection-20171012-gz07ie.html

(https://www.fairfaxstatic.com.au/content/dam/images/g/z/0/8/1/b/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gz07ie.png/1507894742395.png)

More: Scientists Press For Marine Sanctuary After Massive Penguin Chick Die-Off

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/antarctica-penguin-chick-die-off_us_59e52549e4b0a2324d1d0e9a?section=us_science

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2017, 01:08:28 PM
Banded stilts fly hundreds of kilometres to lay eggs that are over 50% of their body mass

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-banded-stilts-hundreds-kilometres-eggs.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2017, 01:19:31 PM
How many golden eagles are there?

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-golden-eagles.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2017, 01:21:38 PM
A Closer Look at How Vultures Lazily Circle in the Air

http://www.audubon.org/news/a-closer-look-how-vultures-lazily-circle-air-1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 19, 2017, 01:39:53 PM
Ancient preen oil: Researchers discover 48-million-year-old lipids in a fossil bird

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171018091229.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171018091229_1_540x360.jpg)
Markings show the uropygial gland.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2017, 10:40:12 PM
A 27-year study found the amount of insects flying in the air has declined 75% -- but no one knows why

http://nordic.businessinsider.com/germany-insect-population-flying-bugs-climate-change-pesticides-population-decline-2017-10/

(http://nordic.businessinsider.com/contentassets/36154c0e0d7f4a70b564174ad598681f/59e91bf1ddd063a2768b4d9b.jpg?preset=article-image)


Insect and bird populations declining dramatically in Germany

http://www.dw.com/en/insect-and-bird-populations-declining-dramatically-in-germany/a-41030897

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2017, 10:42:40 PM
Climate Change Is Causing a 'Catastrophic' Shortage of Food for Birds in the Galapagos

http://therevelator.org/climate-change-catastrophic-food-birds-galapagos/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2017, 10:51:26 PM
Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive drought

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019101024.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2017, 10:52:34 PM
H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019143007.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 20, 2017, 10:53:27 PM
Evolution in your back garden: Great tits may be adapting their beaks to birdfeeders

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019143010.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171019143010_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 23, 2017, 08:28:53 PM
I've always wondered: why don't chickens look down when they scratch?

http://theconversation.com/ive-always-wondered-why-dont-chickens-look-down-when-they-scratch-85820

(https://images.theconversation.com/files/190503/original/file-20171016-22291-1w0fcv5.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip)


Quote: "As birds can see ultraviolet light, that means that when a bird looks at another bird, they don't see what we see.

In fact, a study of 312 bird species in 142 families showed that all bird families have ultraviolet feathers. Even more interestingly, male and female birds that look the same to us look very different under ultraviolet light - so birds can often tell another bird's gender when we can't."

And here's the paper that studied ultraviolet plumage:

The ubiquity of avian ultraviolet plumage reflectance

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691429/pdf/12965000.pdf
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 24, 2017, 05:56:24 PM
The peculiar Palm-nut Vulture

https://www.bou.org.uk/blog-carneiro-palm-nut-vultures/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 24, 2017, 06:21:08 PM
Birds without own brood help other birds with parenting, but not selflessly

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171023094411.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171023094411_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 24, 2017, 06:22:40 PM
Smart birds: Canada geese give hunters the slip by hiding out in Chicago

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171023132009.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171023132009_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 24, 2017, 06:24:15 PM
New Peruvian bird species discovered by its song

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171023140906.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171023140906_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 25, 2017, 06:35:23 PM
Extinction looms for two rare bird species after devastating hurricanes

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-extinction-looms-rare-bird-species.html

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/extinctionlo.jpg)

(https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2017/1-extinctionlo.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 27, 2017, 11:08:52 AM
Hydroelectric power most damaging to ecology, study shows

http://www.ejinsight.com/20171024-hydroelectric-power-most-damaging-to-ecology-study-shows/

(http://www.ejinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1685003_de5015b0d6428b6c939bc5cbbcf50321-692x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 27, 2017, 05:09:10 PM
Article: Tracking Devices Reduce Warblers' Chances of Returning from Migration

https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/05/03/tracking-devices-reduce-warblers-chances-of-returning-from-migration/

Paper: Mixed effects of geolocators on reproduction and survival of Cerulean Warblers, a canopy-dwelling, long-distance migrant

http://www.bioone.org.sci-hub.io/doi/10.1650/CONDOR-16-180.1

(https://aoucospubsblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/condor-16-180-t-boves.jpg?w=440)

Updates: Comment on "Mixed effects of geolocators on reproduction and survival of Cerulean Warblers, a canopy-dwelling, long-distance migrant"

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-111.1?utm_campaign=October+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=October+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

Response to Streby and Kramer: Additional considerations for explaining differences in return rates of geolocator-tagged and control Cerulean Warblers

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-159.1?utm_campaign=October+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=October+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 28, 2017, 02:08:32 PM
Research questions effectiveness of translocation conservation method

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322153247.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

New research: Translocated Hawks Thrive in Hispaniola

https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/10/26/translocated-hawks-thrive-in-hispaniola/

(https://aoucospubsblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/condor-17-77-r-thorstrom.jpg?w=219&h=277)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 29, 2017, 11:03:39 PM
Bitterroot's Winter Eagle Project shows just who's coming to dinner in the wild

http://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_df61bf95-4821-5910-8092-3fe453214504.html

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/ravallirepublic.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/9f/c9f712dc-7c4b-5af6-b29d-7b5fcf53ff12/59f252015a972.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C811)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 30, 2017, 09:39:15 PM
Cool tools from Cornell!

BirdCast-Cornell Lab

http://birdcast.info/

eBird

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 30, 2017, 11:50:41 PM
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Newsletter

(Updates on wind-wildlife activities from the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, facilitated by the American Wind Wildlife Institute.)

http://mailchi.mp/awwi/wind-wildlife-updates-wybojans1g-957925?e=120b63cb0a

Featuring: Questions and Answers - Implementation of the Revised Eagle Incidental Take Permit Regulations

https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/management/eagleregsQandA.pdf

Cutting-Edge Technology at Block Island Wind Farm Helping Scientists Track Bird and Bat Activity Offshore

http://dwwind.com/press/cutting-edge-technology-block-island-wind-farm-helping-scientists-track-bird-bat-activity-offshore/

NRDC Stepping Up to Address Wind-Wildlife Impacts

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/katie-umekubo/stepping-address-wind-wildlife-impacts

Recent Webinars - Recordings of the following webinars are now available to view online

Upscaling Wind and Wildlife Individual Interactions to Population-Level Impacts
WREN Webinar, September 20, 2017

https://tethys.pnnl.gov/events/upscaling-wind-and-wildlife-individual-interactions-population-level-impacts

Summary and Synthesis of the Latest Knowledge on Wind Energy and Wildlife
NWCC Webinar, July 18, 2017

https://www.nationalwind.org/research/webinars/

Research Programs to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind, Part 2 - Vattenfall's Environmental Research Programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) and the Dutch Offshore Wind Ecological Programme (Wozep)
WREN Webinar, June 20, 2017

https://tethys.pnnl.gov/events/research-programs-understand-environmental-impacts-offshore-wind-part-2-vattenfalls

Upcoming Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy
NWCC Webinar, May 19, 2017

https://www.nationalwind.org/research/webinars/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2017, 12:50:11 PM
Animals feel a 'landscape of fear' - just like humans

https://massivesci.com/articles/animals-feel-fear-like-humans-lions-moonlight/

(https://takeshape-prod.imgix.net/fd194db7-7b25-4b5a-8cc7-da7f31fab475/dev/5865460d-9219-43b8-b7ae-9c55b2e730c0/354px-Accipiter_striatusDO1908P02CA.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat)


Abstract: Fear affects parental care which predicts juvenile survival and exacerbates the total cost of fear on demography

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.2050/abstract?campaign=wolacceptedarticle

Abstract: Perceived Predation Risk Reduces the Number of Offspring Songbirds Produce per Year

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/334/6061/1398

Abstract: A 'dynamic' landscape of fear: prey responses to spatiotemporal variations in predation risk across the lunar cycle

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12832/abstract
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2017, 01:00:45 PM
Casper bird scientist launches first effort to research northern saw-whet owls in Wyoming

http://trib.com/news/local/casper-bird-scientist-launches-first-effort-to-research-northern-saw/article_c1a3635b-b6e0-5141-87d7-188601f1596a.html

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/trib.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/9e/b9e7fa33-d3b0-5220-81bb-1b76c9791b8c/59f6416b44704.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C799)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2017, 01:04:01 PM
How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutate

"Egg-based production causes virus to target bird cells, making vaccine less effective."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030134625.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171030134625_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 31, 2017, 01:05:19 PM
Cover crops provide bed and breakfast layover for migrating birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030112227.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/10/171030112227_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 02, 2017, 04:36:25 PM
How songbirds learn a new song

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171101092010.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/11/171101092010_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 02, 2017, 04:37:17 PM
Native trees, shrubs provide more food for birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171031084841.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 03, 2017, 06:49:06 PM
Penguins' calls are influenced by their habitat

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171101092039.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 03, 2017, 06:52:14 PM
Are elevated levels of mercury in the river birds due to run-of-river dams?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171101122432.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/11/171101122432_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2017, 02:57:44 PM
First Documented Predation of Sika Deer (Cervus nippon) by Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in Russian Far East

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-12-00008.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2017, 03:04:06 PM
New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/blog/2017/11/04/new-study-pinpoints-birds-of-prey-as-hardest-hit-by-wind-farms/

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Quote: "A recent Nature article [see below] suggests that the high collision rates for raptors could also be due to their visual adaptions for hunting; they have a large blind spot directly in front of them which means that a wind turbine can catch them completely out of the blue."

Vultures blind to the dangers of wind farms

http://www.nature.com/news/vultures-blind-to-the-dangers-of-wind-farms-1.10214

(http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.3323.1331651884!/image/1.10214_Vultures.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/1.10214_Vultures.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 04, 2017, 03:28:34 PM
Increasing evidence that bats actively forage at wind turbines

https://peerj.com/articles/3985/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 07, 2017, 04:48:47 PM
Acoustic monitoring provides holistic picture of biodiversity

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171106100150.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 07, 2017, 04:56:13 PM
Lack of Observed Movement Response to Lead Exposure of California Condors

http://sci-hub.bz/10.1002/jwmg.21378

Quote: "Our work suggests that the measurements we took of flight behaviors were not a
useful tool in predicting lead exposure in the mildly to moderately exposed birds we studied. Wild birds are
effective at hiding illness, especially condors who have a strong social hierarchy in which showing weakness is
a disadvantage."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 07, 2017, 05:10:47 PM
Duck bill's sensitive touch develops in the egg

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/duck-bills-sensitive-touch-develops-egg?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-11-06&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1647771

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/inline__699w__no_aspect/public/iStock-182443619_16x9.jpg?itok=9IbzMF45)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 08, 2017, 11:32:11 PM
New documentary features unseen footage of baby hawk raised by eagles

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/baby-hawk-survives-eagles-nest-captured-in-documentary-1.4392308

Hawk raised by Eagles - The complete Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0O1Dp2cocQ&feature=youtu.be

Research papers on similar behavior:

Adoptions of Young Common Buzzards in White-tailed Sea Eagle Nests - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1676/10-084.1

BALD EAGLES REAR RED-TAILED HAWKS - https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/jrr/v027n02/p00126-p00127.pdf

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4392330.1510109724!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpeg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/spunky-the-hawk.jpeg)
Spunky, the baby hawk, is seen here to the right side of the eagle. (Christian Sasse)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 09, 2017, 12:15:26 PM
Crested pigeons use feathers to sound the alarm

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-crested-pigeons-feathers-alarm.html

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Photograph of a crested pigeon in flight. Primary feathers are spread and the narrow eighth primary is visible. Credit: Geoffrey Dabb

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 09, 2017, 06:46:49 PM
Researcher studies birds that break all the mating rules

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-birds.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 10, 2017, 01:19:08 PM
Air pollution harms bird health too

http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/opinion/70409

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 10, 2017, 01:58:53 PM
Why do starlings dance in the sky?

http://sciencenordic.com/why-do-starlings-dance-sky

Flocking: It's as simple as black and white. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=QPZbedm_fBA
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 10, 2017, 02:06:11 PM
Climate-influenced changes in flowering, fruiting also affect bird abundance, activities

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171108215658.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/11/171108215658_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 11, 2017, 03:40:37 PM
'On life support:' Research shows common pesticides starve, disorient birds

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/on-life-support-research-shows-common-pesticides-starve-disorient-birds

(https://nationalpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/cpt148-the-canadian-press.jpg)
A white crested sparrow is seen in this undated handout photo. Research suggests that two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose both weight and their sense of direction. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, University of Saskatchewan *MANDATORY CREDIT*


Paper: Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-15446-x.epdf

Quotes:

"These results suggest that wild songbirds consuming the equivalent of just four imidacloprid-treated canola seeds or eight chlorpyrifos granules per day over 3 days could suffer impaired condition, migration delays and improper migratory direction, which could lead to increased risk of mortality or lost breeding opportunity."

"Declines in migratory bird populations have been linked to a range of complex factors, including the large-scale application of agricultural pesticides."

"Birds that utilize agricultural landscapes may be exposed to insecticides through consumption of treated seeds, granules, or sprayed soils and prey items. Small migratory songbirds that regularly use farmland habitats as a stopover and refuelling source may be particularly susceptible to exposure and the negative effects of neurotoxic insecticides."

"Organophosphates and neonicotinoids have effects on survival, as well as sublethal neurophysiological and behavioural effects in birds, including impaired thermoregulation and food consumption."
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 13, 2017, 02:53:36 PM
University of Akron Researchers Create New Non-Toxic Pigments Inspired By Bird Feathers (really interesting)

http://wksu.org/post/univeristy-akron-researchers-create-new-non-toxic-pigments-inspired-bird-feathers#stream/0

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The arrangement of melanin particles in feathers provides a range of structural colors in birds, from iridescent green of the teal to the shimmering brown of turkeys.
Credit ALI DHINOJWALA / UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

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Nano-sized balls of melanin aggregate into clusters called supraballs. Melanin appears black in individual nanoparticles. But altering spacing of the nanoparticles in the ball scatters light to produce a range of colors.
Credit ALI DHINOJWALA / UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
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Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2017, 11:31:49 AM
California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171113153818.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2017, 11:33:10 AM
Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171113104707.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2017, 01:56:47 PM
Lead Contamination in Fish & Game

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/lead-contamination-in-fish-and-game/

Paper: Health and Environmental Risks from Lead-based Ammunition: Science Versus Socio-Politics (mentioned in the video from above article)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10393-016-1177-x

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 15, 2017, 02:11:55 PM
Bird and bat species' global vulnerability to collision mortality at wind farms revealed through a trait-based assessment

http://sci-hub.bz/10.1098/rspb.2017.0829

Abstract: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1862/20170829
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 16, 2017, 03:04:25 PM
How Birds are Rescheduling their Lives Around Climate Change

https://today.uconn.edu/2017/11/birds-rescheduling-lives-around-climate-change/

Abstract: Phenological shifts conserve thermal niches in North American birds and reshape expectations for climate-driven range shifts

http://m.pnas.org/content/early/2017/11/07/1705897114

Study of data from 1970s, '80s reveals climate changes affecting native birds

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/study-data-1970s-80s-reveals-climate-changes-affecting-native-birds

Birds nest earlier as climate heats up

https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/birds-nest-earlier-as-climate-heats-up

Climate Change Affecting Food Supply of Hawai'i Birds

http://hawaiipublicradio.org/post/climate-change-affecting-food-supply-hawai-i-birds

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2017, 04:50:43 PM
A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird's Extinction

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/science/passenger-pigeons-extinction.html?_r=0

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Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2017, 04:55:53 PM
Beauty Beyond Skin Deep

https://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/beauty-beyond-skin-deep/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2017, 05:27:09 PM
Saving endangered African penguins

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171115091801.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2017, 05:28:10 PM
How the songbird changes its tune

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171116132739.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 17, 2017, 05:44:58 PM
(This work is interesting, but it's based on a very small sample size. It does show the way for much more research.)

Article: Young Bald Eagles Live Life in the Fast Lane

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/young-bald-eagles-live-life-fast-lane?utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=4df52739e1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-4df52739e1-121598265

Paper: To migrate, stay put, or wander? Varied movement strategies in bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

https://movementecologyjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40462-017-0102-4


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Movement strategy classification flow chart


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Examples of the four different strategies of movement observed in bald eagles monitored along the north Pacific coast, 2010-2016. Breeders (a) remained near nesting sites year-round, with short distance movements for access to seasonal resources (i.e. autumn). Non-breeding localized individuals (b) engaged in primarily short-distance movements for access to seasonal resources (i.e. spring, autumn) within a distinct range. Non-breeding migratory individuals (c) had directed moves in autumn and spring between distinct summer and winter ranges. Non-breeding nomadic individuals (d) displayed irregular movement patterns with little interannual consistency.


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Average distance traveled per day by bald eagles monitored along the north Pacific coast, 2010-2016; data presented by month by a movement strategy, b age class, and c sex class. Migratory birds traveled greater distances per day than any other class. Across all months, immature birds traveled greater distances per day than adults, and males traveled greater distances per day than females.
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Post by: T40cfr403 on November 18, 2017, 08:33:49 PM
Comments on previous papers published recently in The Condor.

Successful enhancement of Ridgway's Hawk populations through recruitment of translocated birds

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-77.1

Response to Streby and Kramer: Additional considerations for explaining differences in return rates of geolocator-tagged and control Cerulean Warblers

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-159.1

Comment on "Mixed effects of geolocators on reproduction and survival of Cerulean Warblers, a canopy-dwelling, long-distance migrant"

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-111.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 18, 2017, 08:37:07 PM
Book Review published in The Condor.

Parrots of the Wild: A Natural History of the World's Most Captivating Birds

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-110.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 18, 2017, 08:46:55 PM
Research articles published in The Condor.

Applying citizen-science data and mark-recapture models to estimate numbers of migrant Golden Eagles in an Important Bird Area in eastern North America - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-166.1

Fruits and migrant health: Consequences of stopping over in exotic- vs. native-dominated shrublands on immune and antioxidant status of Swainson's Thrushes and Gray Catbirds - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-28.1

Survival and habitat selection of Canada Geese during autumn and winter in metropolitan Chicago, USA - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-234.1

Does nest predator activity predict the location and survival of songbird nests in urbanizing landscapes? - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-23.1

Feasibility of California Condor recovery in northern California, USA: Contaminants in surrogate Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-48.1

Summer and winter space use and home range characteristics of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in eastern North America - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-16-154.1

Diet switching of seed-eating birds wintering in grazed habitats of the central Monte Desert, Argentina - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-61.1

Nest site selection and nest survival of Greater Prairie-Chickens near a wind energy facility - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-51.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 20, 2017, 01:06:45 PM
Splint fracture carpo metacarpus Falco tinnunculus - Common Kestrel and Accipiter nisus - Eurasian Sparrowhawk

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2656119

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prototype Leg and fingers articulated for bird of prey

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2656230

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 20, 2017, 01:25:24 PM
Meet the sentinels - These animals and plants help scientists keep an eye on the environment (excellent article)

https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i46/meet-the-sentinels.html#introduction

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2017, 06:49:37 PM
Albatross populations in decline from fishing and environmental change

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-albatross-populations-decline-fishing-environmental.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2017, 06:51:55 PM
Climate change models of bird impacts pass the test

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-climate-bird-impacts.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 21, 2017, 07:46:26 PM
Article: US study highlights lead fishing tackle threat to water birds

https://chemicalwatch.com/61190/us-study-highlights-lead-fishing-tackle-threat-to-water-birds

Paper: Population-level effects of lead fishing tackle on common loons

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.21348/full

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Timing of fishing activity on Squam Lake, New Hampshire, USA, 2010-2011, documented statewide lead fishing tackle mortality of common loons, and lead mortalities with non-lead associated tackle, 1989-2012.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2017, 07:40:45 PM
Warmer water signals change for Scotland's shags

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171117103802.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2017, 07:41:40 PM
Arctic shorebird decline noted by study

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171120174451.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 23, 2017, 08:13:07 PM
Feasibility of California Condor recovery in northern California, USA: Contaminants in surrogate Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens

http://sci-hub.bz/10.1650/CONDOR-17-48.1

Quote/Conclusion: "Given the significant increase in blood lead concentration in ravens during the hunting season, we believe that pervasive exposure to lead demonstrates a risk facing potential propagules of California Condors throughout the species' historical range."

"Transitioning from lead to nonlead ammunition should help to reduce the deleterious effects of lead on wildlife; ultimately, reducing exposure to lead will not be possible without a sound scientific understanding of routes of exposure, effective and accessible alternative ammunition, and full engagement with the hunting and shooting community."

More research:  Southwest California Condor Program Reviewed

http://www.prescottenews.com/index.php/news/current-news/item/31028-southwest-california-condor-program-reviewed

Quote: "Reintroduction efforts have been complicated primarily by lead poisonings."

Report: California Condor Recovery Program in the Southwest: Fourth Review (2012-2016)

https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/arizona/Documents/SpeciesDocs/CA_Condor/Fourth%205yr%20review%20final.pdf

Quote: "This report concludes that the most significant issue raised in the third program review, exposure to lead contamination, continues to be the chief impediment to recovery."

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2017, 12:51:14 PM
EU trade ban brings down global trade in wild birds by 90 percent

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171122151048.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2017, 12:51:49 PM
Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171122124032.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2017, 02:42:07 PM
What can albatross poo tell us about climate change?

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-albatross-poo-climate.html
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2017, 03:00:42 PM
Smithsonian Scientists Develop Free Tool to Improve Understanding of Migratory Connectivity

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/news/smithsonian-scientists-develop-free-tool-improve-understanding-migratory

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Red knots are long-distance migrants that breed in the Canadian arctic and winter from the southeast United States (as seen here on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico) to the southern tip of South America. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is one of several groups studying the migratory connectivity of red knots with tracking technologies.

Abstract: Quantifying the strength of migratory connectivity: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12916/full

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12916/full

Paper: QUANTIFYING THE STRENGTH OF MIGRATORY CONNECTIVITY

http://sci-hub.bz/10.1111/2041-210X.12916
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 26, 2017, 02:21:11 PM
Try lead-free ammo this deer season, Iowa conservation officers advise

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/outdoors/try-lead-free-ammo-this-deer-season-iowa-conservation-officers-advise-20171124

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 26, 2017, 02:27:42 PM
New species can develop in as little as two generations, Galapagos study finds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171124084320.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Post by: T40cfr403 on November 29, 2017, 12:20:03 PM
Proof of Evolution? Birds of Prey Avoid Extinction by Growing Longer Beaks in Just 10 Years

http://www.newsweek.com/proof-evolution-birds-prey-avoid-extinction-growing-longer-beaks-just-10-years-723904

Rapid morphological change of a top predator with the invasion of a novel prey: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0378-1

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a, Snail kites are dietary specialists that have morphological traits, particularly bill size and shape, that have adapted to extracting apple snails from their shells. b, The exotic apple snail (P. maculata; right) is a novel prey21 for snail kites, because it is much larger than the native congener (P. paludosa; left), leading to implications for foraging and demography17,19. c, The invasion first occurred in Lake Tohopekaliga, where P. maculata had become established by the 2005 breeding season (orange). By 2009, P. maculata had established in several wetlands (red). Snail kite breeding closely tracked the invasion sequence, where bars show changes in the proportion of nests over time with the invasion (pre-invasion 2003, 2003-2004; initial invasion 2005, 2005-2008; post-invasion 2009, 2009-2012). Annual averages are shown, n = 1,778 nests. Test for change in the proportions of nests across regions over time: F 4,45 = 13.1, P < 0.0001. d, Snail kites do feed on the much larger exotic snails. The relative frequencies of snail sizes consumed by snail kites in 2013-2014 (n = 903) are shown, taken from snail shells collected at foraging perches throughout the range.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 29, 2017, 12:43:23 PM
Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than we thought

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171128230425.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Depiction of Anchiornis and its contour feather. Credit: Rebecca Gelernter

(The paper, below, has many photos and drawings of the feathers.)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PRIMITIVE CONTOUR AND WING FEATHERING OF PARAVIAN DINOSAURS

http://sci-hub.bz/10.1111/pala.12342
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 29, 2017, 12:51:35 PM
'On life support:' Research shows common pesticides starve, disorient birds

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/on-life-support-research-shows-common-pesticides-starve-disorient-birds

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A white crested sparrow is seen in this undated handout photo. Research suggests that two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose both weight and their sense of direction. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, University of Saskatchewan *MANDATORY CREDIT*


Paper: Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-15446-x.epdf

Quotes:

"These results suggest that wild songbirds consuming the equivalent of just four imidacloprid-treated canola seeds or eight chlorpyrifos granules per day over 3 days could suffer impaired condition, migration delays and improper migratory direction, which could lead to increased risk of mortality or lost breeding opportunity."

"Declines in migratory bird populations have been linked to a range of complex factors, including the large-scale application of agricultural pesticides."

"Birds that utilize agricultural landscapes may be exposed to insecticides through consumption of treated seeds, granules, or sprayed soils and prey items. Small migratory songbirds that regularly use farmland habitats as a stopover and refuelling source may be particularly susceptible to exposure and the negative effects of neurotoxic insecticides."

"Organophosphates and neonicotinoids have effects on survival, as well as sublethal neurophysiological and behavioural effects in birds, including impaired thermoregulation and food consumption."

More: Common pesticide can make migrating birds lose their way, research shows

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/29/common-pesticide-can-make-migrating-birds-lose-their-way-research-shows

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The new research analysed the effect of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid on white-crowned sparrows that migrate from the southern US and Mexico to northern Canada in summer. Photograph: Danita Delimont/Alamy

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Neonicotinoids are usually applied to seeds, which can be eaten by many different animals. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 30, 2017, 02:28:22 PM
Return of the native wild turkey -- setting sustainable harvest targets with limited data

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171127094957.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 30, 2017, 02:29:20 PM
Invasive frogs give invasive birds a boost in Hawaii

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171129090421.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 30, 2017, 06:32:26 PM
Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity to non-target wildlife under controlled exposure conditions

Book Abstract: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70194112

Book Chapter 3: http://sci-hub.bz/10.1007/978-3-319-64377-9_3
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2017, 12:41:20 PM
Could Baby Pterosaurs Fly? A Massive Fossil Find Launches Fresh Debate

https://www.thedailybeast.com/could-baby-pterosaurs-fly-a-massive-fossil-find-launches-fresh-debate?via=newsletter&source=DDAfternoon

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Hundreds of pterosaur eggs help reveal the early life of flying reptiles

https://theconversation.com/hundreds-of-pterosaur-eggs-help-reveal-the-early-life-of-flying-reptiles-88266

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(https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/11/29/pterosaur-eggs_custom-0efca11016a81eb7b7fd7da9e6b41845106f930b-s800-c85.jpg)


Scientists just discovered the mother lode of pterosaur eggs, and they are over the moon

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/11/30/discovery-of-hundreds-of-pterosaur-eggs-has-paleontologists-really-excited/?utm_term=.37a03768dc52


Paper: Egg accumulation with 3D embryos provides insight into the life history of a pterosaur

http://sci-hub.bz/10.1126/science.aan2329
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 01, 2017, 02:56:26 PM
Migration makes breeding harder for seabirds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130122901.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 02, 2017, 07:28:44 PM
Loss of breeding grounds hits a sad note for common songbird

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171129163853.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:11:19 AM
Chick embryos provide valuable genetic data for understanding human development

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171201104038.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171201104038_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:20:48 AM
Environmental and ecological conditions at Arctic breeding sites have limited effects on true survival rates of adult shorebirds

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-107.1?utm_source=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

(http://www.bioone.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/bioone/journals/content/tauk/2018/00048038-135.1/auk-17-107.1/20171026/images/medium/i0004-8038-135-1-29-f01.gif)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:23:30 AM
Invasive coqui frogs are associated with greater abundances of nonnative birds in Hawaii, USA

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-109.1?utm_source=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

(http://www.bioone.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/bioone/journals/content/cond/2018/00105422-120.1/condor-17-109.1/20171129/images/medium/i0010-5422-120-1-16-f02.gif)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:25:19 AM
Habitat explained microgeographic variation in Little Penguin agonistic calls

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-75.1?utm_source=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_campaign=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email

(http://www.bioone.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/bioone/journals/content/tauk/2018/00048038-135.1/auk-17-75.1/20171026/images/medium/i0004-8038-135-1-44-f01.gif)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:26:57 AM
Noise from four types of extractive energy infrastructure affects song features of Savannah Sparrows

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-69.1?utm_campaign=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=November+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=cond

(http://files.constantcontact.com/93609dd3401/6d273332-97f4-4ea7-8d4b-9f34c6071284.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:28:16 AM
Measuring the embryonic heart rate of wild birds: An opportunity to take the pulse on early development

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-111.1?utm_campaign=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=November+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=tauk

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:30:13 AM
Stable isotope mixing models fail to estimate the diet of an avian predator

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-143.1?utm_campaign=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=November+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=tauk

(http://files.constantcontact.com/93609dd3401/c5dd883a-3b3b-4e06-ad08-81ca2696a6b9.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 10:31:56 AM
Seasonal variation in chronic stress and energetic condition in Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis) and Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia)

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-79.1?utm_campaign=November+2017+Content+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=November+2017+Content+Alert&journalCode=tauk

(http://files.constantcontact.com/93609dd3401/ec4c8cca-a33f-4490-be21-8c13228566c2.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 01:54:32 PM
Climate Change & Anthropocene Extinction 38: European migratory birds offer early climate warning

http://www.bitsofscience.org/climate-change-migratory-birds-7729/

(http://www.bitsofscience.org/wordpress-3.0.1/wordpress/images/2017/12/temporal-mismatch-migratory-birds-climate-change.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 02:06:49 PM
A warbler's flashy yellow throat? There are genes for that

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171108102224.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/11/171108102224_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 04, 2017, 04:39:45 PM
Peregrine Falcons Attack Like Missiles To Grab Prey Midair, Scientists Find

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/04/568301594/peregrine-falcons-attack-like-missiles-to-grab-prey-midair-scientists-find

Replicating peregrine falcon attack strategies could help down rogue drones

https://www.mpls.ox.ac.uk/news/replicating-peregrine-falcon-attack-strategies-could-help-down-rogue-drones

(https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/12/04/gettyimages-168882165-ef1b136602db3a1768f8b299bc3b8e3d580c66c2-s800-c85.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 05, 2017, 03:19:15 PM
Pigeons can discriminate both space, time

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171204144805.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171204144805_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 05, 2017, 03:21:14 PM
Early avian evolution: The Archaeopteryx that wasn't

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171204150650.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171204150650_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 06, 2017, 05:35:48 PM
Songbirds Shift Migration Patterns to Sync with Warming

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/songbirds-shift-migration-patterns-to-sync-with-warming/

(https://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/7CC95F0D-8D13-4C64-9587E4DA406DA8CB.jpg?w=590&h=393&A32762D3-6E4C-4AA4-BF946A52A7D0C2A1)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 06, 2017, 05:47:39 PM
Rooftop wiretap aims to learn what crows gossip about at dusk

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171205091501.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171205091501_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 07, 2017, 12:36:08 PM
Newly discovered amphibious dinosaur had swan-like body but killer raptor claws

https://www.zmescience.com/science/raptor-duck-dinosaur-0432432/

Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial dinosaur

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206132218.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/dino-weird-mongolia.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 07, 2017, 12:36:56 PM
Decades-past logging still threatens spotted owls in national forests

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206141635.htm

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171206141635_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 07, 2017, 12:43:19 PM
Peregrine Falcons Attack Like Missiles To Grab Prey Midair, Scientists Find

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/04/568301594/peregrine-falcons-attack-like-missiles-to-grab-prey-midair-scientists-find

Replicating peregrine falcon attack strategies could help down rogue drones

https://www.mpls.ox.ac.uk/news/replicating-peregrine-falcon-attack-strategies-could-help-down-rogue-drones

(https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/12/04/gettyimages-168882165-ef1b136602db3a1768f8b299bc3b8e3d580c66c2-s800-c85.jpg)

More: The Air Force Wants To Use Falcons To Punch Drones Out Of The Sky

http://taskandpurpose.com/air-force-falcons-drones-research/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 09, 2017, 05:58:49 PM
Aussie owls fall foul of rat poisons

https://phys.org/news/2017-12-aussie-owls-fall-foul-rat.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2017, 02:56:36 PM
Timing of migration is changing for songbirds on the Pacific coast

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206090626.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171206090626_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2017, 02:57:29 PM
Crafty crows know what it takes to make a good tool

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171207141719.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171207141719_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2017, 02:58:20 PM
Life of an albatross: Tackling individuality in studies of populations

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171207182514.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171207182514_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2017, 03:45:28 PM
New documentary features unseen footage of baby hawk raised by eagles

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/baby-hawk-survives-eagles-nest-captured-in-documentary-1.4392308

Hawk raised by Eagles - The complete Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0O1Dp2cocQ&feature=youtu.be

Research papers on similar behavior:

Adoptions of Young Common Buzzards in White-tailed Sea Eagle Nests - http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1676/10-084.1

BALD EAGLES REAR RED-TAILED HAWKS - https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/jrr/v027n02/p00126-p00127.pdf

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4392330.1510109724!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpeg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/spunky-the-hawk.jpeg)
Spunky, the baby hawk, is seen here to the right side of the eagle. (Christian Sasse)

Another one! I accidentally found this on YouTube. You can see Christian Sasse's request for an interview in the comments.

Bald Eagle Banding. 2 Eagles and a Redtailed Hawk! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDACj8RZiNU
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 10, 2017, 06:25:38 PM
Journal of Raptor Research - Table of Contents - December 2017

http://www.bioone.org/toc/rapt/51/4

Selected topics:

Unusual Timing of Alternative Nest Building by an Urban Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

https://sci-hub.la/10.3356/JRR-17-09.1

Repeated Observations of Northern Goshawks Foraging as Terrestrial Predators

http://sci-hub.la/http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.3356/JRR-16-106.1

Field Measurements of Gastrointestinal pH of New World Vultures in Guyana

https://sci-hub.la/10.3356/JRR-16-62.1

Commentary: Research Recommendations for Understanding the Decline of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) Across Much of North America

https://sci-hub.hk/10.3356/JRR-16-73.1

Siblicide, Parental Infanticide, and Cannibalism at a Northern Goshawk Nest

http://sci-hub.la/http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.3356/JRR-17-22.1

Juvenile Dispersal of Harpy Eagles (Harpia harpyja) in Ecuador

https://sci-hub.la/10.3356/JRR-16-54.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 11, 2017, 09:48:03 PM
Lead and Mercury in Fall Migrant Golden Eagles from Western North America (disturbing)

https://sci-hub.la/10.1007/s00244-015-0139-6
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2017, 06:47:22 PM
Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, hope for pelican and kiwis

http://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/red-list-2017-seabirds-starving-songbirds-trapped-hope-pelican-and-kiwis

(http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/styles/full_1140x550/public/kea_nestor_notabilis_cmark_hurrell_2.jpg?itok=gagxkafZ)
(http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/policy/yellow-breasted_bunting_emberiza_aureola_csergey_yeliseev.jpg)

Red List Roundup

http://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/RedList/Red-List-Bird-Roundup_BirdLife.pdf

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42314289

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(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/7356/production/_99162592_mediaitem99162591.jpg)
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(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/10F96/production/_99162596_mediaitem99162595.jpg)
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/15DB6/production/_99162598_mediaitem99162597.jpg)

Silent cliffs a sure sign of the decline of the kittiwake

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15715296.Silent_cliffs_a_sure_sign_of_the_decline_of_the_kittiwake/

(http://www.heraldscotland.com/resources/images/7169664.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery)

Kittiwake added to the list of British birds facing global extinction...and plastic is partly to blame

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/12/12/kittiwake-added-list-british-birds-facing-global-extinctionand/

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/wellbeing/2017/03/31/TELEMMGLPICT000124767453_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqpVlberWd9EgFPZtcLiMQfyf2A9a6I9YchsjMeADBa08.jpeg?imwidth=1400)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2017, 06:50:23 PM
How do you track a secretive hawk? Follow the isotopes

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211192741.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171211192741_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2017, 06:50:59 PM
Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42318555

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/14808/production/_99167938_016776227.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 12, 2017, 06:57:34 PM
Owl tracking technology catches human prey

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sci-tech/2017-12-12-owl-tracking-technology-catches-human-prey/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 13, 2017, 06:47:07 PM
CU Boulder study sees future decline in wind power for U.S. (for an alarming reason)

http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_31519937/cu-boulder-study-sees-future-decline-wind-power

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 13, 2017, 06:57:51 PM
Scientists in awe of huge olfactory bulb found in turkey vulture brain

http://insider.si.edu/2017/12/scientists-in-awe-of-huge-olfactory-bulb-found-in-turkey-vulture-brain/

(http://insider.si.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/8665521651_9058b70e91_k-630x354.jpg)
A turkey vulture, left, and a black vulture vie for access to carrion. Lacking the highly sensitive sense of smell that turkey vultures have, black vultures often follow turkey vultures to a meal and then aggressively push them away. (Flickr photo by Jim Mullhaupt)

(http://insider.si.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/5316621200_def6a22010_o.jpg)
This image shows the well developed nasal openings of a turkey vulture. (Flickr photo by David Wynia)

(http://insider.si.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/turkey-vulture-brain-630x714.jpg)
Shown above are the brains of (a) black vulture and (b) turkey vulture. Arrows indicate the olifactory bulb (OB) and optic lobe (TeO) of each specimen.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 13, 2017, 07:16:21 PM
How fires are changing the tundra's face

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171212141839.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171212141839_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 13, 2017, 07:17:13 PM
Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/science/ancient-penguins-kumimanu.html?_r=0

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/12/19/science/19SCI-ZIMMER/19SCI-ZIMMER-blog427.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2017, 11:33:42 AM
The likelihood for mixed breeding between two songbird species lessens with warmer springs

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171211091712.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2017, 11:35:02 AM
Urban Cooper's hawks outcompete their rural neighbors

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171213095555.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171213095555_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2017, 11:35:56 AM
Flight speed of birds is more complex than previously thought

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171213104946.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2017/12/171213104946_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2017, 03:30:56 PM
Study shows sustainable forestry sustains these 5 birds

https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/study-shows-sustainable-forestry-sustains-these-5-birds.html

(https://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2017/12/Brown-headed_Nuthatch_Auburn_University_Fisheries_Unit_Ponds_Alabama.jpg.662x0_q70_crop-scale.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2017, 04:54:11 PM
Abstract Fencing in nature? Predator exclusion restores habitat for native fauna and leads biodiversity to spill over into the wider landscape

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320717308601?via%3Dihub#s0085

Fenced Nature Preserves Have Benefits Beyond Their Boundaries

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/fenced-nature-preserves-have-benefits-beyond-their-boundaries/?utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=ea1c778348-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-ea1c778348-121598265

NEW ZEALAND THREAT CLASSIFICATION SERIES 19 - Conservation status of New Zealand birds, 2016

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2017, 04:59:02 PM
'A different dimension of loss': inside the great insect die-off

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/14/a-different-dimension-of-loss-great-insect-die-off-sixth-extinction

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 15, 2017, 05:28:13 PM
New antbird species discovered in Peru

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171214153140.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 16, 2017, 07:22:31 PM
From SOAR's FB Page:

SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources
22 hrs
~ Eleven years of Iowa bald eagle data is published! ~

Data compiled by SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources from all wildlife rehabilitators in Iowa (Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project, Macbride Raptor Project, Orphaned & Injured Wildlife, SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources, and Wildlife Care Clinic) that admit eagles. We have 11 years (2004-2014) of data with 322 eagle admits from across the state of Iowa.

What did the data tell us about the lead exposure to bald eagles in Iowa? Please visit this link to learn more!
http://www.fwspubs.org/doi/10.3996/122015-JFWM-124?code=ufws-site

Paper: Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles Admitted to Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities in Iowa, 2004-2014

http://www.fwspubs.org/doi/10.3996/122015-JFWM-124?code=ufws-site

http://www.fwspubs.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/pinnacle/journals/content/fwma/2017/1944687x-8.2/122015-jfwm-124/20171211/images/large/i1944-687x-8-2-465-f01.jpeg
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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 17, 2017, 06:01:37 PM
Climate Change & Anthropocene Extinction 41: Arctic bird shrinks due to mismatch with tundra insects

http://www.bitsofscience.org/climate-change-arctic-bird-shrinks-temporal-mismatch-tundra-insects-7786/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 19, 2017, 09:59:59 PM
Birds learn from each other's 'disgust,' enabling insects to evolve bright colors

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171218120338.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 19, 2017, 11:15:41 PM
New study: India may have even fewer vultures than we thought

http://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/new-study-india-may-have-even-fewer-vultures-we-thought

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 20, 2017, 10:26:09 AM
Songbirds may hold the secret to how babies learn to speak

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171219144405.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 20, 2017, 08:20:41 PM
Webinars on the Latest Wind-Wildlife Research and Tools

Note: The American Wind Wildlife Institute hosts regular National Wind Coordinating Collaborative webinars on the latest research and tools related to the interactions of wind energy, wildlife, and wildlife habitat. The link immediately below this paragraph is a complete list of the recorded webinars available, along with links to the presentation materials used during the webinars.

https://www.nationalwind.org/research/webinars/


Note: The links below are selected webinars about raptors/eagles.


Summary and Synthesis of the Latest Knowledge on Wind Energy and Wildlife

https://awwi.adobeconnect.com/_a1042747971/p83jqn2eo9rd/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Upcoming Research on Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

https://awwi.adobeconnect.com/_a1042747971/p1i49d91hhw3/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Golden Eagles: Estimating Mitigation Credits from Voluntary Lead Abatement & Reducing Vehicle Collisions

https://awwi.adobeconnect.com/_a1042747971/p1f32v3brwb/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Paper: Modeling with uncertain science: estimating mitigation credits from abating lead poisoning in Golden Eagles

https://awwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Cochrane-et-al.-2015_GOEA-lead-mitigation.pdf

Eagle Research and Mitigation

https://awwi.adobeconnect.com/_a1042747971/p9sdsaj20o8/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 20, 2017, 08:57:28 PM
Hunting Wild Game With Lead-Based Ammunition May Contaminate Food Supply

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15026470.htm

Paper: Chronic Lead Intoxication From Eating Wild-Harvested Game

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(17)31224-X/fulltext

Paper: Lead Exposure Through Eating Wild Game

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(16)30021-3/fulltext

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2017, 06:08:53 PM
Wrens' calls reveal subtle differences between subspecies

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171227075058.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2017, 06:10:04 PM
First-ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171226104941.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2017, 06:13:08 PM
Scientists should be super modelers

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171226154041.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2018, 09:13:31 PM
Invasive tree species: Call for action to tackle threat to a global biodiversity hotspot

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180102103325.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 04, 2018, 09:14:29 PM
Automated bird identification system based on bird calls and song

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103101128.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2018, 04:25:38 PM
Vultures, Hippos and Anthrax

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/vultures-hippos-and-anthrax/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2018, 04:54:53 PM
Scientists in awe of huge olfactory bulb found in turkey vulture brain

http://insider.si.edu/2017/12/scientists-in-awe-of-huge-olfactory-bulb-found-in-turkey-vulture-brain/

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A turkey vulture, left, and a black vulture vie for access to carrion. Lacking the highly sensitive sense of smell that turkey vultures have, black vultures often follow turkey vultures to a meal and then aggressively push them away. (Flickr photo by Jim Mullhaupt)

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This image shows the well developed nasal openings of a turkey vulture. (Flickr photo by David Wynia)

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Shown above are the brains of (a) black vulture and (b) turkey vulture. Arrows indicate the olifactory bulb (OB) and optic lobe (TeO) of each specimen.

More: Turkey Vultures Have a Keen Sense of Smell and Now We Know Why

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/turkey-vultures-have-keen-sense-smell-and-now-we-know-why-180967599/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2018, 05:16:40 PM
Can migratory birds survive rapid climate change? The answer may be in their genes

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/can-migratory-birds-survive-rapid-climate-change-the-answer-may-be-in-their-genes

How bird genetics adapt to climate change

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-bird-genetics-climate.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 05, 2018, 07:52:22 PM
December Content Alert - 9 New Articles in December, 2018 in The Auk and The Condor

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1117729130041&ca=b08a1be1-c78d-4c74-853c-524ad974fb3d
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 06, 2018, 06:22:45 PM
Maryland student climbs into bald eagle nests in the name of science (nice story)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/science/bs-hs-bald-eagle-research-20171215-story.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2018, 08:56:46 PM
If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/08/australian_birds_light_fires/

Abstract: Intentional Fire-Spreading by "Firehawk" Raptors in Northern Australia

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2993/0278-0771-37.4.700

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 08, 2018, 09:04:18 PM
Journal of Ethnobiology / Dec 2017 - Table of Contents

http://www.bioone.org/toc/etbi/37/4
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 10, 2018, 01:58:43 PM
Some birds are so stressed by noise pollution it looks like they have PTSD

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/01/09/some-birds-are-so-stressed-by-noise-pollution-it-looks-like-they-have-ptsd/?utm_term=.77a79b6eafca&wpisrc=nl_science&wpmm=1

Abstract: Chronic anthropogenic noise disrupts glucocorticoid signaling and has multiple effects on fitness in an avian community

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/01/03/1709200115

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 11, 2018, 03:28:53 PM
Light pollution may promote the spread of West Nile virus

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/light-pollution-may-promote-spread-west-nile-virus

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 02:40:50 PM
Birds of prey are starting fires DELIBERATELY: Kites and falcons are 'intentionally dropping smouldering twigs' to smoke out mice and insects in Australia.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3439042/Birds-prey-starting-fires-DELIBERATELY-Brown-falcon-dropped-smouldering-twigs-Australian-bush-smoke-mice-insects-say-researchers.html

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More information about how raptors adapt to and benefit from fires. Bonus item on why no squirrel is safe.

Raptors Are Avian Arsonists

http://daily.jstor.org/raptors-are-avian-arsonists/?utm_source=internalhouse&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=jstordaily_03032016&cid=eml_j_jstordaily_dailylist_03032016

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More info (also see article posted 1/8/18):

Firehawks: In Australia, birds of prey are intentionally setting the forests on fire

https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/animals-ecology/arsonist-birds-hawk-11012018/

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Why These Birds Carry Flames In Their Beaks

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/wildfires-birds-animals-australia/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 02:53:20 PM
Engineered sandbars don't measure up for nesting plovers

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180110080553.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 02:54:18 PM
Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180109090245.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 03:47:16 PM
Owls Dying Near Marijuana Farms (Here's Why)

https://www.livescience.com/61403-marijuana-farms-dying-owls.html

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Paper: Exposure to rodenticides in Northern Spotted and Barred Owls on remote forest lands in northwestern California: evidence of food web contamination

https://www.ace-eco.org/vol13/iss1/art2/
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 03:50:17 PM
The Unsolved Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-unsolved-mystery-of-the-marbled-murrelet/?utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=228b4cff7a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-228b4cff7a-121598265

(https://www.hakaimagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/flying-marbled-murrelets-1200x800.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 07:26:08 PM
As climate warms, more bird nests are destroyed in Finnish farmlands

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-climate-bird-finnish-farmlands.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 07:31:06 PM
Feds Can Kill One Bird to Help Another, Appeals Court Rules

https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-can-kill-one-bird-to-help-another-appeals-court-rules/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 12, 2018, 07:32:35 PM
AZGFD Studies Cormorant Impact on Wildlife, Fish

https://www.ammoland.com/2018/01/azgfd-studies-cormorant-impact-wildlife-fish/#axzz541US1V00

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2018, 07:11:55 PM
The Carcass Race

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-carcass-race/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2018, 07:24:39 PM
Scouting the eagles: Proof that protecting nests aids reproduction

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180109214935.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Abstract: Managing individual nests promotes population recovery of a top predator

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.13062/abstract;jsessionid=E40078C3AE18602BCFBED2085D263595.f04t03

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2018, 07:27:01 PM
More Accurately Identifying Forests, Grasses, Crops

http://www.newswise.com/articles/more-accurately-categorizing-forests,-grasses,-crops-

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2018, 07:30:17 PM
Abstract: Stable isotope mixing models fail to estimate the diet of an avian predator

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-143.1

"We conclude that with our data stable isotope analysis alone is inaccurate for monitoring the diet of Arctic Peregrine Falcons, but motion-sensitive cameras at nest sites provide a viable alternative method."  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 16, 2018, 07:37:31 PM
Abstract: Measuring the embryonic heart rate of wild birds: An opportunity to take the pulse on early development

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1642/AUK-17-111.1

Buddy Mk2 Digital Egg Monitor by Avitronics: http://northwoodsfalconry.com/products-page/breeding-products/buddy-mk2-digital-egg-monitor-by-avitronics/

Digital Egg Monitor Buddy: https://www.amazon.com/Taxonyx-Science-Inc-Mk2-Digital/dp/B01JQEWS82
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2018, 01:41:27 PM
'Rainbow' dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116095542.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/01/180116095542_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2018, 01:42:33 PM
Great scat! Bears -- not birds -- are the chief seed dispersers in Alaska

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116131259.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2018, 01:43:28 PM
No-fishing zones help endangered penguins

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116222517.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2018, 01:44:46 PM
Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117104136.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/01/180117104136_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2018, 01:47:47 PM
City lights setting traps for migrating birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180119125817.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2018, 02:13:51 PM
Timing of spring birdsong provides climate insights

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-birdsong-climate-insights.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 21, 2018, 03:22:50 PM
Researchers find post-fire logging harms spotted owls

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/pp-rfp011818.php

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2018, 11:28:23 AM
How roosters protect themselves from their own deafening crows

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/how-roosters-protect-themselves-their-own-deafening-crows?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-01-19&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1800660

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/inline__699w__no_aspect/public/rooster_16x9.jpg?itok=me8eubpJ)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 22, 2018, 02:50:41 PM
Genetic drift caught in action in invasive birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117085740.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2018, 02:51:31 PM
Mitigation techniques fall short of preventing electrocution of golden eagles on power poles

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124085606.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Quote: "Age was the second most frequently identified risk factor, with juvenile eagles electrocuted at approximately twice the rate of subadults or adults."

Abstract: Review and synthesis of research investigating golden eagle electrocutions

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.21412/abstract;jsessionid=38965D65B876E275D5A220242BCFBBAA.f02t01?systemMessage=Please+be+advised+that+we+experienced+an+unexpected+issue+that+occurred+on+Saturday+and+Sunday+January+20th+and+21st+that+caused+the+site+to+be+down+for+an+extended+period+of+time+and+affected+the+ability+of+users+to+access+content+on+Wiley+Online+Library.+This+issue+has+now+been+fully+resolved.++We+apologize+for+any+inconvenience+this+may+have+caused+and+are+working+to+ensure+that+we+can+alert+you+immediately+of+any+unplanned+periods+of+downtime+or+disruption+in+the+future.

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2018, 02:53:18 PM
When birds meet the high-speed rail

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124092451.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2018, 02:54:46 PM
Endangered woodpeckers persist, but still struggle, on private land

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124131745.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2018, 02:56:16 PM
Ancient Forests May Protect Birds from Rising Heat

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-forests-may-protect-birds-from-rising-heat/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2018, 02:58:04 PM
Warming temperatures may cause birds to shrink

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-temperatures-birds.html

Quote: "They found that maximum temperatures during the summer, when the birds breed, were a better predictor of adult body size at each location than winter minimum temperatures."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-01-temperatures-birds.html#jCp

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The size of European House Sparrows in Australia and New Zealand may be influenced by high temperatures during development. Credit: P. Deviche

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 25, 2018, 08:41:09 PM
Life Tag solar bird tracker goes commercial

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/01/life-tag-solar-bird-tracker-goes-commercial

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Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2018, 12:22:02 PM
Protecting piping plovers

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180123112544.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2018, 12:25:38 PM
Using GPS Transmitters to Explore Movement Ecology and to Assess Risk of the Wind Energy Industry for Swainson's Hawks

https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1408777

Full report: https://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1408777
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2018, 12:28:13 PM
Abstract: A bridge between oceans: Overland migration of marine birds in a wind energy corridor

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01474/full
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2018, 12:57:32 PM
Journal of Avian Biology:  Abstracts and links to papers from October 2017 - January 2018

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/rss/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1600-048X

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 26, 2018, 06:33:26 PM
Bird gene-mapping project studies biodiversity, effect of climate change

http://dailybruin.com/2018/01/25/bird-gene-mapping-project-studies-biodiversity-effect-of-climate-change/

Abstract: Genomic signals of selection predict climate-driven population declines in a migratory bird

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6371/83

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2018, 10:42:21 AM
Bird poop brings 3.8 million metric tons of nitrogen out of the sea each year

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/bird-poop-brings-38-million-metric-tons-nitrogen-out-sea-each-year?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2018-01-26&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1814101

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2018, 02:09:45 PM
Songbirds on Alberta oilfields are changing their tunes to cope with the noise

http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/oilpatch-noise-pollution-causes-songbirds-to-change-their-usual-tune-study-says

Abstract: Noise from four types of extractive energy infrastructure affects song features of Savannah Sparrows

http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-69.1

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2018, 02:42:02 PM
Paleontology: The eleventh Archaeopteryx

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180126085440.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 27, 2018, 02:52:59 PM
Can These Seabirds Adapt Fast Enough to Survive a Melting Arctic?

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/winter-2017/can-these-seabirds-adapt-fast-enough-survive

(http://cdn.audubon.org/cdn/farfuture/hKAzV6iNNFBUKqN4pYjz9rEvGAQWiIRnhVKzwtKED_8/mtime:1515511178/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image/public/web_au1117_cv_001.jpg?itok=Eik0cBUJ)
A Mandt's Black Guillemot delivers sculpin--inferior prey in Alaska's waters--to its chick. Photo: Peter Mather
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on January 28, 2018, 10:44:00 PM
Meet the Terror Bird, a Bone-Smashing Beast That Once Roamed the Americas

http://mentalfloss.com/article/527174/meet-terror-bird-bone-smashing-beast-once-roamed-americas

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 01, 2018, 01:45:35 AM
From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project shared Neil Rettig Productions's post.
January 30 at 7:51am

A little share from Neil and Laura. Some of you might remember seeing Cal at After The Fledge in 2016!

Neil Rettig Productions added 2 new photos.
January 29 at 3:39pm

Cal and Dr. Laura share their contribution to avian medicine; the manuscript is published today in the current issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. We are so happy our magnificent bird is healthier than ever, and we hope this paper documenting his illness and recovery gives help to other birds and veterinarians in the future.
https://avmajournals.avma.org/toc/javma/252/3

Abstract: Diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease in a harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) with suspected fenbendazole toxicosis

https://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.252.3.336

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 03:14:35 PM
Three critically endangered red-headed vulture nests discovered in Cambodia's Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180129181338.htm

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 03:17:04 PM
Exclusive: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found Trapped in Amber

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/dinosaurs-birds-trapped-amber-fossils-paleontology-science/

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Illustration
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Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 03:47:19 PM
Long-lasting, solar-powered tag to track birds over their lifetimes

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180205161717.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 03:53:02 PM
Here is the perfect spot for a birds' inner compass

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180207120617.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Researchers have discovered that the long sought after protein in migratory birds are situated exactly here at the outer segment of the so-called double cone photoreceptor cells in the retina of the bird (this is a European robin). Cry4 is unique to birds and therefore could endow them with the sixth sense.
Credit: Ilia Solov'yov/SDU.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 03:59:11 PM
'Larger hummingbirds use muscle power to outperform smaller species'

http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/larger-hummingbirds-use-muscle-power-to-outperform-smaller-species-11364249281813

Evolution -- and skill -- help hefty hummingbirds stay spry

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208141340.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 04:01:29 PM
Warming temperatures may cause birds to shrink

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124085545.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

An outdoor cat can damage your sustainability cred

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180130140249.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Small birds have more efficient wing strokes than bats

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180205102725.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Lactation hormone cues birds to be good parents

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180205161637.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 04:06:37 PM
Visualizing danger from songbird warning calls

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180129153958.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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This is a Japanese tit looking for snakes when hearing specific alarm calls.
Credit: Kyoto University / Toshitaka Suzuki


Heritage turkey production research profitable but more difficult

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180129160459.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 04:08:23 PM
Geese reduce metabolic rate to cope with winter

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180201085803.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Woodpeckers show signs of possible brain damage, but that might not be a bad thing

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180202140910.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 04:10:31 PM
Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180205223419.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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White cheeks are more titillating

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206105833.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 11, 2018, 04:23:57 PM
BIRD OF THE WEEK: February 9, 2018 - Royal Sunangel

https://abcbirds.org/bird/royal-sunangel/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 12, 2018, 08:11:29 PM
Abstract: Spatial patterns in occupancy and reproduction of Golden Eagles during drought: Prospects for conservation in changing environments

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/abs/10.1650/CONDOR-17-96.1

Above from the February 2018 journal THE CONDOR Table of contents: http://americanornithologypubs.org/toc/cond/120/1

Also available in 13 New Articles in January in The Auk and The Condor Table of Contents: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1117729130041&ca=be181623-abcc-43c8-855b-8246ce518323
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 12, 2018, 08:12:44 PM
A study on the Cory's shearwater will help protecting new marine areas in international waters

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180131110638.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 12, 2018, 08:15:05 PM
How Microplastics Are Contaminating Seabirds in Remote Regions of Alaska

https://www.newsdeeply.com/oceans/articles/2018/02/12/how-microplastics-are-contaminating-seabirds-in-remote-regions-of-alaska

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Post by: T40cfr403 on February 14, 2018, 02:12:42 PM
Fossil poop reveals critical role of giant birds in New Zealand's ecosystem

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/fossil-poop-reveals-critical-role-giant-birds-new-zealand-s-ecosystem?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-02-13&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1848876

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/inline__699w__no_aspect/public/moa_16x9.jpg?itok=ZI7YX50y)
Ancient moas may have furthered the spread of beech forests by eating mushrooms.
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 15, 2018, 11:10:44 PM
Seabird poop deserves some respect

http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2018/02/seabird-nutrients-global-importance/

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:08:13 PM
For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matter

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105737.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:09:06 PM
Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversity

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180216084808.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:09:59 PM
Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215125016.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:12:04 PM
Birds and primates share brain cell types linked to intelligence

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141719.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:13:09 PM
Scientist studies effects of wildfire management on bird populations

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214181740.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:13:47 PM
Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093850.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:15:41 PM
Carefully managed fire can promote rare savanna species

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093844.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:18:24 PM
#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213084417.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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This is a real-life Crested Tern colony -- the species of seabird that was replicated in the experiment.
Credit: Jarrod Hodgson
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 18, 2018, 05:21:28 PM
Bill calls for neonicotinoid pesticide restrictions

http://www.feedstuffs.com/news/bill-calls-neonicotinoid-pesticide-restrictions

'Betsy Southerland, former director of EPA's Office of Science & Technology, said, "Scientists at EPA are treated as irrelevant now because they are no longer part of the decision-making process. All environmental decisions come out of (EPA) Administrator (Scott) Pruitt's private meetings with industry and agribusiness."'

(http://www.feedstuffs.com/sites/feedstuffs.com/files/styles/article_featured_standard/public/Protect%20Bee%20Rally.jpg?itok=vNNKzSJs)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 19, 2018, 02:46:05 PM
Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? It Smells Like Fish to Them

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/why-do-seabirds-eat-plastic--it-smells-like-fish-to-them/?beta=true

(https://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2018/02/17/booktalk-seabirds/01-booktalk-seabirds-9781250134189_FC.adapt.352.1.jpg)

(https://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2018/02/17/booktalk-seabirds/02-booktalk-seabirds-NationalGeographic_1980701.adapt.676.1.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2018, 06:07:37 PM
Dispersal of fish eggs by water birds - just a myth?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180219103258.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2018, 07:02:05 PM
Scientists study effects of wildfire management on bird populations

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-effects-wildfire-bird-populations.html

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2018, 08:13:44 PM
Are seismic surveys driving penguins from their feeding grounds?

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-seismic-surveys-penguins-grounds.html

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2018, 08:17:35 PM
These Bird Scientists Say Feral Cat Advocates Are Lying About Science Just Like Climate Deniers

https://www.buzzfeed.com/danvergano/feral-cats-birds-science-denial?utm_term=.puonZewYW#.shOwAO8EK

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2018-01/31/12/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/sub-buzz-25644-1517421495-3.jpg?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2018, 08:22:49 PM
Groundhogs Don't Have a Clue

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/groundhogs-dont-have-a-clue/

Quote: "...recent research has revealed that birds sense changes in barometric pressure, sometimes days in advance of a pending storm."

(https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/blogs/cache/file/845A2DFE-4569-49E4-9B410E3C70346097.jpg?w=590&h=393&DFDA4F98-49A8-4901-A534ADAFFEDC56F8)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 20, 2018, 08:25:36 PM
Birds and mammals respond quicker to climate change

http://wildlife.org/birds-and-mammals-respond-quicker-to-climate-change/

Abstract: The impact of endothermy on the climatic niche evolution and the distribution of vertebrate diversity

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0451-9
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 21, 2018, 01:33:43 PM
Vulture Populations Decreasing, Which Could Mean More Rotting Roadkill

https://weather.com/science/nature/news/2018-02-20-vulture-population-decreasing-roadkill

Abstract: Effects of vulture exclusion on carrion consumption by facultative scavengers - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.3840/abstract

(https://f.w-x.co/util/image/w/vulture_1.jpg?v=at&w=485&h=273&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2018, 03:12:06 PM
The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction (not directly about birds)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/25/mass-mortality-events-animal-conservation-climate-change

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/fcb76834105494c5d440231d2cddcb34bf354778/390_272_2981_1788/master/2981.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=c49ebd6aed3612cf0065b2445f2a65ac)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2018, 06:19:24 PM
Are Flamingos Returning to Florida?

https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2018/02/21/are-flamingos-returning-to-florida/

Abstract: Status and trends of American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Florida, USA

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1650/CONDOR-17-187.1

(https://aoucospubsblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/condor-17-187-j-patterson.jpeg?w=440)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2018, 06:34:05 PM
Distinguishing males from females among king penguins

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180222085655.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/02/180222085655_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2018, 06:37:00 PM
Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180221140943.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/02/180221140943_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2018, 06:37:48 PM
Long incubation times may defend birds against parasites

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180221091339.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Abstract: Duration of embryo development and the prevalence of haematozoan blood parasites in birds

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1642/AUK-17-123.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2018, 06:40:48 PM
Extreme-altitude birds evolved same trait via different mutations

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180220123044.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/02/180220123044_1_540x360.jpg)
A rendering of avian hemoglobin, the blood protein that captures and delivers oxygen throughout the body.
Credit: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 26, 2018, 08:42:10 PM
A global view of species diversity in high elevations, via mountain birds

https://news.yale.edu/2018/02/21/global-view-species-diversity-high-elevations-mountain-birds

Abstract: Global elevational diversity and diversification of birds

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25794

(https://news.yale.edu/sites/default/files/styles/featured_media/public/mountains-cc.jpg?itok=ahL9HcZl&c=07307e7d6a991172b9f808eb83b18804)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2018, 12:20:01 PM
A 'one in a million' yellow cardinal is dazzling the Internet with its sunshiny feathers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/02/26/a-one-in-a-million-yellow-cardinal-is-dazzling-the-internet-with-its-sunshiny-feathers/?nid&utm_term=.1369fce1342b

Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?

http://www.audubon.org/news/why-northern-cardinal-yellow

Paper: CAROTENOID PIGMENTS IN A MUTANT CARDINAL: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GENETIC AND ENZYMATIC CONTROL MECHANISMS OF CAROTENOID METABOLISM IN BIRDS

http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/7281?code=coop-site

(http://cdn.audubon.org/cdn/farfuture/imgfk2XzKGNIoIsIsvIEp_7KAQtvWjRDlBprN1Wf_XQ/mtime:1519325857/sites/default/files/styles/article_hero_inline/public/web_yellocard-ph-by_jeremy_jack_redcard-ph-by-diane_wurzer-apa.jpg?itok=2XT0t9hB)
The bombshell yellow Northern Cardinal from Alabama (left) compared to a regular old Northern Cardinal (right). Photos: Jeremy Black Photography; Diane Wurzer/Audubon Photography Awards
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2018, 02:01:14 PM
King penguins may be on the move very soon

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180226122528.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/02/180226122528_1_540x360.jpg)


Scientists Predict King Penguins Face Major Threats Due To Climate Change

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/26/588811506/scientists-predict-king-penguins-face-major-threats-due-to-climate-change

(https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/02/26/ap_09092305144_custom-51740b0f38fd1500ed15f375e2c3035429aa4f7e-s400-c85.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 27, 2018, 07:33:37 PM
Collision into buildings cause of many birds' deaths: Study

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/collision-into-buildings-cause-of-many-birds-deaths-study

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Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2018, 06:14:29 PM
Research Articles from "The Auk," Volume 135, April, 2018

Population genetics of an island invasion by Japanese Bush-Warblers in Hawaii, USA

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-120.1

Clinal variation in avian body size is better explained by summer maximum temperatures during development than by cold winter temperatures

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-129.1

Consistent nest-site selection across habitats increases fitness in Asian Houbara

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-156.1

The relative importance of intrinsic and extrinsic drivers to population growth vary among local populations of Greater Sage-Grouse: An integrated population modeling approach

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-137.1



Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2018, 06:25:36 PM
Abstracts from "The Auk," Volume 135, April, 2018

Dissecting the roles of body size and beak morphology in song evolution in the "blue" cardinalids (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae)

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-146.1

Duration of embryo development and the prevalence of haematozoan blood parasites in birds

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-123.1

Breeding season length and nest mortality drive cryptic life history variation in Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) breeding across a montane elevational gradient

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-184.1

Experimental manipulation of photoperiod and temperature does not influence nest size in Blue and Great tits

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-174.1

Combining multiple sources of data to inform conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chicken populations

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-113.1

Predictors and consequences of nest-switching behavior in Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster)

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-17-52.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on February 28, 2018, 08:09:00 PM
Research Articles and Abstracts from "The Condor," Volume 120, May 2018

Demographic rates of Golden-cheeked Warblers in an urbanizing woodland preserve

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-86.1

Variation in ocean conditions affects chick growth, trophic ecology, and foraging range in Cape Verde Shearwater

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-220.1

Demographic response of Louisiana Waterthrush, a stream obligate songbird of conservation concern, to shale gas development

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-130.1

Status and trends of American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Florida, USA

http://americanornithologypubs.org/doi/full/10.1650/CONDOR-17-187.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 01, 2018, 11:47:44 AM
Maize fields entice geese to winter in Denmark

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228112407.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/02/180228112407_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2018, 11:47:05 AM
In nature, an imperfect immune system drives the evolution of deadly pathogens

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180301144204.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2018, 11:48:00 AM
Nature can reduce pesticide use, environment impact

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180301103715.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbirds+%28Birds+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

(https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/03/180301103715_1_540x360.jpg)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2018, 06:39:55 PM
Abstracts

Long-term effects of lead poisoning on bone mineralization in vultures exposed to ammunition sources

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749108004478

Zinc and Lead Poisoning in Wild Birds in the Tri-State Mining District (Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00244-004-0010-7

Heavy metal exposure in large game from a lead mining area: Effects on oxidative stress and fatty acid composition in liver

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026974910800657X

High Prevalences of Lead Poisoning in Wintering Waterfowl in Spain

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s002449900385

Lead shot pellets in the Ebro delta, Spain: Densities in sediments and prevalence of exposure in waterfowl

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749197000468

Lead and arsenic in bones of birds of prey from Spain

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749103000551

Transfer of metals to plants and red deer in an old lead mining area in Spain

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969708006347

Lead poisoning in waterfowl from the Ebro Delta, Spain: Calculation of lead exposure thresholds for mallards

Lead poisoning in waterfowl from the Ebro Delta, Spain: Calculation of lead exposure thresholds for mallards

Effects of lead exposure on oxidative stress biomarkers and plasma biochemistry in waterbirds in the field

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935111000673

After the Aznalc?llar mine spill: Arsenic, zinc, selenium, lead and copper levels in the livers and bones of five waterfowl species

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935105001052





Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2018, 06:43:33 PM
Papers

LEAD POISONING IN WILD BIRDS IN EUROPE AND THE REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

https://shop.peregrinefund.org/subsites/conference-lead/PDF/0107%20Mateo.pdf

Potential Hazard to Human Health from Exposure to Fragments of Lead Bullets and Shot in the Tissues of Game Animals

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0010315

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2018, 06:45:14 PM
Abstract: Age and Breeding Effort as Sources of Individual Variability in Oxidative Stress Markers in a Bird Species

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/605395

Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2018, 06:46:14 PM
Abstract: Primary and secondary poisoning by anticoagulant rodenticides of non-target animals in Spain

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971200071X
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 02, 2018, 06:47:27 PM
Paper: Experimental evidence that egg color indicates female condition at laying in a songbird

https://academic.oup.com/beheco/article/17/4/651/215923
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 03, 2018, 11:13:32 AM
Asia;s hunger for sand takes a toll on endangered species

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/asias-hunger-sand-takes-toll-endangered-species?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2018-03-02&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1884186

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/inline__699w__no_aspect/public/ca_0302NID_Sand_Mining_online.jpg?itok=W7U2S_lN)
Singapore is attempting to reduce its reliance on imported sand for its land reclamation projects. Much of the fill for a new container port in Tuas, on the island's west coast, is from domestic dredging and excavation.
SIM CHI YIN/VII/REDUX
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 07, 2018, 01:37:10 PM
Ravens mated another species into oblivion, their twisted family tree shows

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/02/ravens-mated-another-species-into-oblivion-their-twisted-family-tree-shows/?utm_term=.c13f3d1361cd&wpisrc=nl_science&wpmm=1

(https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/NPshESvfVaIRIQ6oRsS8x_Jccic=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/3Y6RZZCWQ42ULG3P3GAL3U3W6I.jpg)
A raven eats an egg. (Courtesy of John Marzluff of the University of Washington)
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 08, 2018, 08:26:21 PM
Raptor Interactions With Wind Energy: Case Studies From Around the World

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3356/JRR-16-100.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 08, 2018, 08:28:27 PM
Utility of Automated Species Recognition For Acoustic Monitoring of Owls

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3356/JRR-17-52.1

Observation of Diurnal Soaring Raptors In Northeastern Brazil Depends On Weather Conditions and Time of Day

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3356/JRR-16-102.1

Comparison of Two Color-Marking Techniques For American Kestrels In South Texas

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3356/JRR-16-108.1
Title: Re: New developments in the field of science
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 10, 2018, 12:32:28 PM
'Vulture safe zones' aim to rescue a vital but unloved scavenger

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/vulture-safe-zones-aim-rescue-vital-unloved-scavenger?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2018-03-09&et_rid=213094054&et_cid=1898284

(http://www.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/styles/inline__699w__no_aspect/public/inline2_vulture_gang.jpg?itok=zTv