Category: Cape Cod

Research Reveals Trend in Bird-Shape Evolution on Islands

In groundbreaking new work, Natalie Wright, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montana, has discovered a predictable trend in the evolution of bird shape. Her research showing that birds on islands have evolved toward flightlessness was published April 11, 2016 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Her partners include Christopher Witt of the […]

Monday April 18th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Articles, Birds, Cape Cod, Captain Eagle, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Lieutenant Habicht, Research, Species | Comments Off on Research Reveals Trend in Bird-Shape Evolution on Islands

This Incredibly Elusive Bird Isn’t Safe from Traffickers

Pittas are a birdwatcher’s prize. Called “jewels of the forest” for their glorious plumage, these shy, secretive birds are almost impossible to spot in the wild. But head to Indonesia’s massive wild bird markets, and they’re a common sight, according to a new report by TRAFFIC and Birdtour Asia. That’s despite a law banning hunting and […]

Saturday March 12th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Cape Cod, Research | Comments Off on This Incredibly Elusive Bird Isn’t Safe from Traffickers

Can Wind ‘Compete’ without Subsidy?

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee this week held a hearing on the efficiency and effectiveness of federal wind energy incentives. The first witness, Frank Rusco, director of energy and natural resources for the Government Accountability Office, summarized his March 2013 GAO report on federal financial support for wind energy. Rusco testified that nine agencies administer 82 programs providing $4 billion […]

Thursday April 18th, 2013 in Articles, Cape Cod, Cape Cod Bats, Cape Cod Eagles, Cape Cod Hawks, Cape Cod Owls, Cape Cod Pelicans, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Can Wind ‘Compete’ without Subsidy?

Cape Cod Considering Removing $10 Million Wind Turbines

In the community of Falmouth, residents are complaining of headaches, dizziness, and sleep deprivation. Falmouth resident Neil Andersen said, “It gets to be jet-engine loud. Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse. And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs, chest cavity, mimics […]

Wednesday February 27th, 2013 in Cape Cod, Cape Cod Bats, Cape Cod Eagles, Cape Cod Hawks, Cape Cod Owls, Cape Cod Pelicans, News, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Cape Cod Considering Removing $10 Million Wind Turbines

Federal Agency and the ‘Secretive’ Eagle-Wind Energy Policy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering eliminating most public oversight of wind turbine impacts on protected bald and golden eagles by offering developers 30-year permits to kill eagles by accident, as opposed to the current 5-year permits. What’s more, they’re shaping the implementation of that proposed policy change in a series of […]

Tuesday February 19th, 2013 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, California, California Eagles, Cape Cod, Cape Cod Eagles, Colorado, Eagles, News, Texas, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Federal Agency and the ‘Secretive’ Eagle-Wind Energy Policy

Migrating Hawks Give Watchers a Show

With a pair of binoculars and the right conditions, birders in such high perches can come almost eye-to-wing with a number of species headed south — be it the southern U.S. for some sharp-shinned hawks or Central America for broad-wings. It’s not a bird in the hand, but it’s close. Read more

Friday September 21st, 2012 in Alps Hawks, Birds, California Hawks, Cape Cod, Cape Cod Hawks, News, Texas Hawks | Comments Off on Migrating Hawks Give Watchers a Show

Helping an Injured Red-tail Hawk

Rob Adamski works with New England Wildlife Center technicians and student interns to repair a red-tailed hawk’s feathers.  This red-tail was admitted to the Center, unable to fly, with severely damaged feathers. The procedure they are performing to help this hawk fly again is called imping.  Imping is the process of taking feathers from a […]

Thursday September 13th, 2012 in Articles, Cape Cod, Cape Cod Hawks, Video | Comments Off on Helping an Injured Red-tail Hawk