Category: Research

Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

According to a University of California study that warns that hoary bats could go extinct. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next […]

Wednesday March 8th, 2017 in Articles, Bats, California, Count Vlad, Hawaii, Hoary Bat, News, North Carolina, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

Broadcast and cell towers is at night lit up with bright red lights. Those lights help pilots see the huge metal structures that can reach 1,000 feet into the air — but they can spell disaster for birds. Putnam said that in North America alone it’s estimated that 7 million birds smash into towers every […]

Tuesday January 31st, 2017 in Articles, News, Research, Texas | Comments Off on Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

A Lonely Penguin Journeys Cross-Country For Love

Up until age 13, Don was best friends with her little sister Dewey. Born just a year apart, the two were extremely close and did everything together. They kept each other well-groomed, accompanied each other for meals, and loved to lounge side by side. Then Dewey got a boyfriend, and everything changed. Read More about […]

Friday November 11th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, News, Research | Comments Off on A Lonely Penguin Journeys Cross-Country For Love

What Would Happen If We Brought Birds Back From The Dead?

Extinction is deeper than death—it’s an irreversible biological loss that extends well beyond individuals. At least, that’s what we’ve always understood it to be. Now, some researchers are betting that, in certain cases, extinction might be able to be undone. The emerging field of de-extinction seeks to revive lost species using advances in synthetic biology, including cloning. […]

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Research | Comments Off on What Would Happen If We Brought Birds Back From The Dead?

Northern Spotted Owls Bullied

The sight of a monogamous nesting pair of Northern Spotted Owls is a sign of a healthy forest. The highly territorial birds rarely leave the protective cover of dense northwestern forests and their nests in dead standing trees. Today, however, many are vagabonds, soaring aimlessly without nests or homes. Read More…

Tuesday November 1st, 2016 in Alps Owls, Birds, Dr. Hoots, Owls, Research | Comments Off on Northern Spotted Owls Bullied

Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

Adélie Penguins are at home on frigid Antarctica, so it’s logical to assess their noisy breeding colonies as the loss of the continent’s massive ice shelves accelerates. For now, the scientific poop on the krill- and fish-eating bird is good, even if a few local colonies have died out where the most sea ice has disappeared. Read […]

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Research | Comments Off on Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

Is Earth Experiencing a Mass Extinction Event?

A major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds (non-perching or non-songbirds) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognizes 13 new extinct birds due to fossil finds or splitting species. In total, the new list now recognizes that 140 birds have gone extinct since the year 1500 AD. This means that in the last […]

Monday October 24th, 2016 in Birds, News, Research | Comments Off on Is Earth Experiencing a Mass Extinction Event?

Hidden Rainforest Birds Tracked in 3D

Bird lovers from Beethoven to ornithology legend Luis Baptista thrilled to the vocalizations of rainforest birds. Now, scientists with high-tech listening technology are gaining a far deeper understanding of bird behavior from their songs. Read More…

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 in Birds, News, Research | Comments Off on Hidden Rainforest Birds Tracked in 3D