Posts tagged: Missouri

How Birds Unlock Their Super-sense, Ultraviolet Vision

The ability of finches, sparrows, and many other birds to see a visual world hidden to us is explained in a study published in the journal eLife. Birds can be divided into those that can see ultraviolet (UV) light and those that cannot. Those that can live in a sensory world apart, able to transmit and […]

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Habitat Needs of Nestling, Fledgling Songbirds

Both before and after they leave the nest, baby birds face a host of challenges. A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications examining songbird survival in the nestling and fledgling stages finds that even in the same habitat, different species face different risks and survive at different rates. Read More…

Wednesday August 10th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Habitat Needs of Nestling, Fledgling Songbirds

Resistance to Bird-Killing Turbines Grows

The natives are restless, and their ire is directed against an intruder armed with taxpayer subsidies and intent on destroying as much scenic beauty and wildlife as it can get away with. Across the country, giant wind farms, among the ghastliest monstrosities ever devised by man, are scarring the countryside in the name of providing […]

Thursday October 30th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Resistance to Bird-Killing Turbines Grows

World Bird Sanctuary Alarmed by Wind Turbine Deaths

Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years. Walt Crawford with the World Bird Sanctuary initially thought moving away from petroleum-based products was a panacea. “But what has happened now is, in order to make these turbines work the way they need them to work to […]

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