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BIRD NEWS

New Normal of Death & Decline in Mojave

Mojave Desert birds crashed over the last century due to climate change,
University of California - Berkeley, August 7, 2018.

Desert Bird Populations Crashed-Crashing
"Bird communities in the Mojave Desert straddling the California/Nevada border have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely because of lower rainfall due to climate change..."

43% of Mojave Site-Species Lost
"30 percent, or 39 of the 135 bird species that were there 100 years ago, are less common and less widespread today. The 61 sites surveyed lost, on average, 43 percent of the species that were there a century ago."

Losing Desert Ecosystems (and everywhere else, too)
"California deserts have already experienced quite a bit of drying and warming because of climate change, and this might be enough to push birds over the edge. It seems like we are losing part of the desert ecosystem."

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High Sierra Plant and Animal Identification Guides

 Quick Reference 
High Sierra Bird Guides

EXCELLENT
INTERNET
IDENTIFICATION RESOURCES

BirdMom
Excellent observer of Sierra Nevada from her foothill perch. Flower identification by color. RIP Birdmom, the world is a little less kind and observant without you.
West Sierra Flank Birding List.

High Sierra Wildflowers, too!

 
 

Graeme Colmer's
Handy List of Images-Identifications of Sierra Birds

A Handy Thing

 

Greg Lasley
Nature Photography
Birds of North America

 

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Allies Against the Bugs: Program and Scorecard for the Battle of "The Birds Vs The Bugs"

 

 

Bird News

Our Buddies Against the Bugs

Program and Scorecard for the Battle of "The Birds Vs The Bugs"

Birds eat 400 to 500 million tonnes of insects annually,
Springer, July 9, 2018.

 

Birds & Bugs

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Voices of the Forests: Bird & Squirrel Information Networks

 

 

Lives of Birds

Interconnected Information Networks

Amazonian 'lookout' birds help other species live in dangerous neighborhoods,
San Francisco State University, May 22, 2018.

Backpacker Tech, Too!

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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.

"When light hits cryptochromes in the eye of a migrating bird, they undergo chemical reactions that are influenced by the direction of Earth’s magnetic field, providing a signal of the bird’s orientation."

 

 

Earlier Research

Truth Stranger than Fiction
Sense of smell is key factor in bird navigation, new study shows

 

 

 

All Bird News

 

 

 

 

February 2018 News of Man & Nature

 

 

 

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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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