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Two Widely Used Pesticides Found to Disorient and Sicken Migrating Songbirds
November 21, 2017
— A new study shows that relatively low doses of chlorpyrifos or imidacloprid can be detrimental to small birds like sparrows.
In a Surprising Scientific Find, Enormous Crab Kills Booby on Camera
November 10, 2017
— A researcher studying coconut crabs in the Chagos Islands never expected to capture gruesome video evidence of one preying on a Red-footed Booby.
Toxic Fishing Tackle Is Hampering Loon Recovery in New Hampshire
November 3, 2017
— A new study shows that lead poisoning is the leading cause of death for the state's Common Loon population.
The Great Gray Owl Probably Has Bigger Eyes Than You
October 31, 2017
— But having such huge peepers comes with pros and cons.
Is That a Robo-Bird or Real Lady? For Male Sage-Grouse, Either Will Do
October 24, 2017
— Gail Patricelli is one of a few researchers using robotic birds to study avian courtship. Her current work focuses on the Greater Sage-Grouse.
Secrets of Scat: What an Albatross’s Diet Reveals About Fisheries
October 19, 2017
— By studying fish DNA in albatross guano, scientists can infer where and how the birds cross paths with dangerous fishing vessels.
A Closer Look at How Vultures Lazily Circle in the Air
October 17, 2017
— Hyper-sensitive backpack trackers are giving researchers a detailed summary on how thermal coasting really works.
How Wildfires Affect Birds
October 11, 2017
— Big burns are natural, but climate change could make especially destructive fire seasons the new normal.
Sooty Feathers Tell the History of Pollution in American Cities
October 10, 2017
— Preserved birds and digital photos help pinpoint levels of black carbon and the changes that led to its decline.
We Finally Know How Bright Lights Affect Birds Flying at Night
October 3, 2017
— A new study, based at New York City's 9/11 tribute, shows that artificial lights lure birds from their migratory routes.
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