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North America’s land birds in decline

North America is losing its birds. While other studies have reported losses in seabirds, a new report says North America’s land bird population has been almost decimated over the last 40 years. Judith Kennedy is co-author of the report and »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

New stamps feature Canadian birds

Even as the debate goes on to determine a national bird as a symbol of Canada ( RCI-Aug 31,2016), Canada Post has produced the first in a new series of stamps to showcase our avian residents. While Canada itself doesn’t yet »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Odd way to cap fence posts saves birds

One unusual way to mark the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty involves gathering cans to save birds at a conservation site in the western province of Saskatchewan. The Old Man on His Back site has about 160 km »

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Protect habitat for billions of birds, urges report

New technologies reveal that many birds fly father, faster, and through more varied routes than previously thought, indicates a new report. The information reinforces the notion that billions of birds migrate from the massive boreal forest that spans northern Canada. »

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New research on why birds survived mass extinction

Beaks may have been what allowed the ancestors of birds to survive the mass extinction which wiped out the dinosaurs, according to new research. Some 66 million years ago, a giant asteroid smashed into the earth in what is now »

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Which are smarter- country birds or city birds?

A McGill researcher in Barbados on another project noticed that while in the city, certain birds had figured out some daring and innovative ways to get food. Intrigued, he wondered if birds of the same species but not living in »

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How noise can harm bird survival

Most people may not realize it but audio communication is vital for young birds to survive. Researchers in east coast Nova Scotia found that ambient noise can disrupt communication between adults and nestlings, putting the nestlings at risk Andy Horn »

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Climate change: North America’s birds will suffer

The Audubon Society has just released a new report showing the major affect climate will have on north American birds.  As warming occurs, the climate ranges- the overall region and conditions the birds have adapted to- will change. In some »