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Life's Visible Compass: Secrets of Bird Navigation, Determining how Electro-Magnetic Vision Works

 

AMAZING LIFE
Life's Visible Compass: Secrets of Bird Navigation

Determining how Electro-Magnetic Vision Works, How birds can detect the Earth's magnetic field,
Lund University, April 6, 2018.

"The receptors that sense the Earth's magnetic field are probably located in the birds' eyes."

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BIRD SOPHISTICATION: Raven Communication

 

BIRD BRAINS?
BIRD SOPHISTICATION

Raven Communication

'Haa haa haa': Raven food calls disclose their age and sex,
BioMed Central, March 12, 2018.

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King Penguins Face Climate Change & Food Competition: Survival Unsure

 

BIRD NEWS
King Penguins Face Climate Change & Food Competition

Survival Unsure

King penguins may be on the move very soon,
University of Vienna, February 26, 2018.

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Bird News, Secrets of Bird Navigation: Chemical-Light Perception of Magnetic Bearings

 

Bird News
Secrets of Bird Navigation

Chemical-Light Perception of Magnetic Bearings

Here is the perfect spot for a birds' inner compass,
University of Southern Denmark, February 7, 2018.

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Bird News, Irresponsible Growth Killing Everything: Western Grebes

 

Bird News
Irresponsible Growth Killing Everything

Western grebes

Is an iconic bird of California heading for its last dance?
Sac Bee, February 5, 2018.

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Lives of Birds, 2018, Shifting Seasons for Birds and Farmers: Conflicts at the Crack of Spring

 

Lives of Birds
Shifting Seasons for Birds and Farmers

Conflicts at the Crack of Spring

As climate is warming up, more bird nests are destroyed in Finnish farmland,
University of Helsinki, January 11, 2018.

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Bird Health: Constant Human Noise Driving Birds Crazy

 

 

Bird Health
Constant Noise Drives Everything Crazy

Humans Driving Birds Crazy

Noise pollution causes chronic stress in birds, with health consequences for young,
Florida Museum of Natural History, January 8, 2018.

Soundtrack of Mordor

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Bird News, January, 2018: Bird Count This Weekend. Tahoe Mid Winter Bald Eagle Count

 

Bird News
Bird Count This Weekend

Tahoe Mid Winter Bald Eagle Count

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Bird News: Nature vs. Nurture, Bird Culture On the Wing

 

 

Bird News
Nature vs. Nurture

Bird Culture On the Wing

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BIRD NEWS: many Arctic Shorebird Populations in Precipitous Decline, Locating Where the Problems Lay

 

 

BIRD NEWS 

"...many Arctic Shorebird Populations in Precipitous Decline."

Locating Where the Problems Lay

Study pinpoints arctic shorebird decline,
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY, November 20, 2017.

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Bird News: North Sea Changing, Warmer water signals change for Scotland's shags

 

 

BIRD NEWS

North Sea Changing

Warmer water signals change for Scotland's shags,
CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY, November 17, 2017.

Radical diet change follows temp & weather changes.

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Warming Affecting Birds in California; Birds Around the World are Freaking Out

 

 

BIRD NEWS
Affecting Birds in California

Birds Around the World are Freaking Out Too

California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY, November 13, 2017.


Everything’s Timing is Off

Flowering & Fruiting Times

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Bird News: Climate Change Effects on Birds Measured

 

Bird News

Massive, System-Wide Heating Effects

Climate-influenced changes in flowering, fruiting also affect bird abundance, activities,
USDA FOREST SERVICE - PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RESEARCH STATION, November 8, 2017.

 

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Dirty Birds: Our Wonderful Contributions to Nature

 

 

Dirty Birds

Our Wonderful Contributions to Nature

What soot-covered, hundred-year-old birds can tell us about saving the environment,
FIELD MUSEUM, October 9, 2017. 

 

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Birds are on the move in the face of climate change

 

Otta Here

Birds are on the move in the face of climate change,
WILEY, September 7, 2017.

The trees would fly away, if they could...

What we are seeing is the power of our greed rearranging the living face of this whole world.

 

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Common Rosefinch, (?) Observing and Idenifying High Sierra Birds

Common Rosefinch, (?)
Observing and Idenifying High Sierra Birds

Observed
July 16, 2016

Location
Tilden Lake, Yosemite National Park
The North Yosemite Backcountry

I am unclear as to the identity of this bird. You know? Tell me! I just call him "Little Red."

 See the bigger images on the trail guide entry at Tilden Lake.

 

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Fly Catcher (?) High Sierra Birds, Lunch Meadow, Stanislaus National Forest

High Sierra Birds. Fly Catcher (?)  

Observing and attempting to identify High Sierra Birds.

Lunch Meadow, Stanislaus National Forest
Route of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail from Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows.

September 2, 2010

9000 feet of elevation

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