Posts tagged: News

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 […]

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Storks Fill Up on Junk Food

White storks are addicted to junk food and make round-trips of almost 100km to get their fix — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. In folklore, storks would carry babies to parents around the world. But since the mid 1980s, increasing numbers no longer migrate from Europe to Africa for the […]

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Bird Stops Rollercoaster

 BEIJING –  Roller-coaster riders at one of Beijing’s major amusement parks were left hanging upside down for almost 20 minutes when a bird stood on one of the ride’s safety sensors. Read More…

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Endangered Parrots being Shot

People in Ocean Beach and Point Loma are trying to understand why someone is shooting the endangered parrots. The last of three parrots shot in the last four days died Wednesday. A video taken by SoCal Parrot showed the bird limping around with a broken wing, the injuries caused by a pellet gun. Patricia Simpson […]

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Airports Have Wide Latitude to Kill Birds

The operator of New York City’s airports has the legal right to kill migratory birds when necessary to protect planes, a federal appeals court said Tuesday as it rejected a challenge from an animal advocacy group. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was within […]

Birds Create Stunning Formations in Skies over Israel

Arriving like dark clouds, thousands of European starlings swoop and soar through the skies of Israel each winter, with stunning moves that could rival any aerobatics team. Scientists are not exactly sure how they stay in perfect formation, but bird expert Zachary Slavin with the National Audubon Society says it could be as simple as keeping an […]

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Beautiful Hawk Perches on Houston Freeway Camera

A beautiful hawk got its 15 minutes of fame on a Houston freeway camera Thursday morning. Houston TranStar’s camera on the South Loop at South Wayside recorded the perched bird looking around, possibly on the hunt. Click here to watch the video…

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Salazar Approves Massive Wind Farm Project

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes. Roadwork and groundwork could begin next year for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy […]

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