Dr. Jason G. Goldman is a freelance science writer based in Los Angeles, covering animal behavior, wildlife biology, conservation, and ecology.
Articles by Jason G. Goldman
Pandemic-fueled Surge in Wild Turkey Hunting Tests Declining Populations
June 18, 2020 — Turkey hunters with extra time on their hands are behind a harvest spike that could have lasting impacts, biologists warn.
Whooping Cranes Need to Socially Distance, Too, According to New Report
April 02, 2020 — The endangered birds’ flocks are too big, putting them at risk of disease outbreak. Breaking up the large groups requires wetland restoration.
Researchers Identify the Hormone That Tells Migratory Birds to Stop Eating and Keep Moving
February 17, 2017 — According to a new study, the same hormone that signals to humans we've eaten our fill triggers migrating birds to continue their trek.
New Evidence Suggests Birds 'Surf the Green Wave' While Migrating
January 09, 2017 — In a recent study, scientists found that some birds favor stopover and wintering locations with higher concentrations of vegetation.
Mystery Solved: Invasive Berries to Blame for Turning Flickers’ Feathers Pink
October 13, 2016 — An old theory distracted researchers from the real cause for decades, but a new study points to a non-native species of honeysuckle as the culprit.
How Hawaii’s Kalij Pheasants Remind Us That Social Behavior Can Be Flexible
September 08, 2016 — A secluded population of the non-indigenous ground bird breeds completely differently from birds in their original Himalayan habitat.