Category: Birds

Bald Eagle Stuck in a Moving Car’s Grille

In life, sometimes you’re the grille, and sometimes you’re the Bald Eagle. Alright, so that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but it turned out to be true for an unlucky Bald Eagle in Florida this past weekend. According to a Facebook post by Florida’s Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, a Bald Eagle had to be rescued from the grille of a Saturn after the bird collided with the […]

Friday October 28th, 2016 in Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Florida, News | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Stuck in a Moving Car’s Grille

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

Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Golden eagles may be more abundant in elevated, undeveloped landscapes with high wind speeds, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ryan Nielson from Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., USA, and colleagues. Better understanding of golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) abundance and distribution across the developing western United States is needed […]

Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, Canada, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Research | Comments Off on Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Which Snowy Owls Thrive in Saskatchewan’s Winters?

Snowy Owls capture the imagination, but ornithologists know surprisingly little about how these birds of the far north fare during the harsh winters they endure. The researchers behind a new study inThe Auk: Ornithological Advances trapped and tracked Snowy Owls wintering in Canada and found that while age and sex affect the birds’ condition, most do […]

Friday September 16th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Dr. Hoots, News, Owls, Research | Comments Off on Which Snowy Owls Thrive in Saskatchewan’s Winters?

Devotion to Rearing Chicks can Come at a Cost for Migratory Birds

Birds that have to work harder during breeding season will feel the effects of their exertions the following year, according to research by Oxford University scientists. A new study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology found that migratory seabirds suffered negative repercussions when they had to spend more time rearing chicks, including decreased breeding success when […]

Wednesday September 14th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Europe, Research | Comments Off on Devotion to Rearing Chicks can Come at a Cost for Migratory Birds

Migrating birds speed up in spring

It turns out being the early bird really does have its advantages. A new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that migrating birds fly faster and put more effort into staying on course in spring than in fall, racing to arrive to their breeding grounds as soon as possible to get an edge in raising the […]

Monday September 12th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Research | Comments Off on Migrating birds speed up in spring