August 24, 2019

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 103rd birthday with free entrance to all its 419 parks and sites.

To celebrate its 103rd birthday, the NPS is waiving entrance fees to all national park sites across the U.S. on August 25. It’s one of five fee-free days in 2019 (the two remaining ones are National Public Lands Day on September 18 and Veterans Day on November 11).

https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/celebrate-the-national-park-services-103rd-birthday-with-free-entrance-to-all-its-419-parks-and-sites/

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SciFri Book Club: One For The Birds.

We partnered with citizen science platform iNaturalist to make a map of bird observations. SciFri Book Clubbers spotted over 200 species of birds across the U.S., and from as far away as New Zealand! Check out the full map. Plus, it’s not too late to join the project!

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/scifri-book-club-one-for-the-birds/

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Artists Sought for California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2019-2020 upland game bird stamp.

The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and older. Entries will be accepted from Nov. 18 through Dec. 6.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2019/08/23/artists-sought-for-california-upland-game-bird-stamp-art-contest-4/amp/

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August 18, 2019

Birding: Is it convergence or one big, happy family?

Scientists study sparrow subspecies for clues to their adaptations to marine environments.

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/18/birding-is-it-convergence-or-are-they-one-big-happy-family/

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August 16, 2019

A Chain Reaction Brought Gulls To The Bay... Now, They Are Eating Other Birds.

But something happened to disrupt that pattern. A few decades ago, humans made changes to one of those island lakes that might have set off a chain reaction causing gulls to nest in the Bay Area. They then end up eating trash at places like Bowers’ transfer station and eating shorebirds, some of which are already on the state’s list of species of special concern.

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https://www.kalw.org/post/chain-reaction-brought-gulls-bay-now-they-are-eating-other-birds#stream/0

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reports the Tri-colored Blackbird and Joshua Tree Does Not Warrant Listing Under the Endangered Species Act.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed in-depth reviews of two species, the Tri-colored blackbird and Joshua tree. For both species, we determined that listing is not warranted.

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/19775-u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-reports-the-tri-colored-blackbird-and-joshua-tree-does-not-warrant-listing-under-the-endangered-species-act

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August 06, 2019

'Mega-fires' may be too extreme even for a bird that loves fire.

Andrew Stillman, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut, along with colleagues from The Institute for Bird Populations and the U.S. Forest Service, looked at nest site selection and nest success of Black-backed Woodpeckers in burned forests of northern California.

https://www.natureworldnews.com/amp/articles/41878/20190806/mega-fires-may-be-too-extreme-even-for-a-bird-that-loves-fire.htm

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August 01, 2019

Birds Are Adapting to Climate Change, But Maybe Not Fast Enough.

Animals have changed their behaviors but might not be able to keep it up.

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/birds-are-adapting-climate-change-maybe-not-fast-enough?amp

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July 30, 2019

Landowners Invited to Participate in California Waterfowl Habitat.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications from landowners for the California Waterfowl Habitat Program (CWHP). The CWHP provides technical guidance and economic incentives to private landowners who agree to manage their properties in accordance with a wetland management plan developed cooperatively by CDFW biologists and participating landowners.

https://kymkemp.com/2019/07/29/landowners-invited-to-participate-in-california-waterfowl-habitat-program/

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July 28, 2019

Splendor in the Sky - Do You Have a Favorite Bird? Department of the Interior Asks.

Do you have a favorite bird? Can you identify some of the common birds in your area? These beautiful and fascinating animals are everywhere. It’s difficult to imagine going outside and not seeing at least one bird. With almost 1,000 species of birds in the United States, the variety of colors, crests, sizes, songs and feathers can be overwhelming.

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/19531-splendor-in-the-sky-do-you-have-a-favorite-bird-department-of-the-interior-asks

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