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Warming impacting bird populations in Hawai'i

Posted by External 40 days ago General — Hawai‘i, the name alone elicits images of rhythmic traditional dancing, breathtaking azure sea coasts and scenes of vibrant birds flitting through lush jungle canopy. Unfortunately, the future of many native Hawaiian birds looks grim as diseases carried by mosquitoes are due to expand into higher elevation safe zones.A new study published in Global Change Biology, by researchers at the U.S. Ge Read More
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Temperature a dominant influence on bird diversity loss in Mexico

Posted by External 53 days ago General — A wide-ranging study of gains and losses of populations of bird species across Mexico in the 20th century shows shifts in temperature due to global climate change are the primary environmental influence on the distributions of bird species. Read More
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Nation's weather radar network used to track bird migration at night

Posted by External 60 days ago General — Using the nation's weather radar network, two doctoral students have developed a technique for forecasting something other than the weather: the orientation behavior of birds as they migrate through the atmosphere at night. The students have discovered a way to use the latest dual-polarization radar upgrade to measure broad-scale flight orientation of nocturnal migrant birds -- a promising develo Read More
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Past water patterns drive present wading bird numbers

Posted by External 65 days ago General — Wading bird numbers in the Florida Everglades are driven by water patterns that play out over multiple years according to a new study. Previously, existing water conditions were seen as the primary driving factor affecting numbers of birds, but this research shows that the preceding years' water conditions and availability are equally important. Read More
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Photos: Dinosaur-Era Bird Sported Ribbonlike Feathers

Posted by External 88 days ago General — A bird with spotted, ribbonlike tail feathers once flew around the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, a new study finds. Read More
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Bird with Flashy Tail Was 1st of its Kind on Ancient Supercontinent

Posted by External 88 days ago General — About 115 million years ago, a teenage bird with spotted, ribbonlike tail feathers flew around the trees of the supercontinent Gondwana, until it perished and fossilized in what is now northeastern Brazil, a new study finds. Read More
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US Bird Flu Outbreak in Poultry: Workers at Higher Risk, CDC Warn

Posted by External 88 days ago General — The chance that a person will get bird flu in the United States is low, but those who come into close contact with infected birds may be at higher risk of infection, the CDC warned today. Read More
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Bird populations responding to climate change

Posted by External 105 days ago General — With puzzling variability, vast numbers of birds from Canada’s boreal forests migrate hundreds or thousands of miles south from their usual winter range. These so-called irruptions were first noticed by birdwatchers decades ago, but the driving factors have never been fully explained. Now scientists have pinpointed the climate pattern that likely sets the stage for irruptions – a discovery th Read More
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