Journal archives for January 2018

January 26, 2018

It's a rough life for a bird.

I think many of us have at some point thought how fun it would be to be a bird - soar the skies and enjoy nature. To be a bird - what a nice life! Yes, I'm sure it is. But it's also a really tough life for the roughly 20 billion birds that live in the U.S., and surviving to die of old age is probably rather rare in the bird world.

https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2018/jan/25/its-a-rough-life-for-a-bird/

Posted on January 26, 2018 10:19 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Injured golden eagle nursed back to health and released.

An injured golden eagle got another chance to take flight, thanks to a team of rescuers and veterinarians who persevered in their care of her despite slim odds that the bird would make it.

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/injured-golden-eagle-nursed-back-to-health-and-released/article_31087514-021f-11e8-a680-4bde446e8954.html

Posted on January 26, 2018 10:22 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Bird gene-mapping project studies biodiversity, effect of climate change.

A new branch of environmental science is taking flight as UCLA researchers apply genomic technology to study migratory birds.

http://dailybruin.com/2018/01/25/bird-gene-mapping-project-studies-biodiversity-effect-of-climate-change/

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January 27, 2018

Urban Bird Feeders Are Changing the Course of Evolution.

More than 50 million Americans are conducting an unwitting experiment on a vast scale. I joined them from my Manhattan high-rise.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/urban-birds-are-evolving-to-be-fed/551120/

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January 19, 2018

Proper Handling of Euthanized Animals Critical to Protect Wildlife.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed three recent incidents of pentobarbital poisoning in raptors and would like to remind veterinarians and the public about proper handling of euthanized companion animals, horses, livestock and poultry to prevent further incidents. Any animal that has been chemically euthanized must be cremated or buried at least three to four feet deep to prevent exposing scavenging wildlife to euthanasia drugs.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2018/01/18/proper-handling-of-euthanized-animals-critical-to-protect-wildlife/

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January 12, 2018

CALIFORNIA’S BOOMING POT BUSINESS IS POISONING SPOTTED OWLS, RESEARCH SHOWS.

Americans’ appetite for marijuana is responsible for a burgeoning pot industry that’s worth billions of dollars in California alone.

New research shows it’s also harming northern spotted owls, one of the Golden State’s most iconic creatures.

http://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/nation-now/californias-booming-pot-business-is-poisoning-spotted-owls-research-shows/465-fe26cede-df61-49dd-b457-3fc70304b29e

Posted on January 12, 2018 14:28 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The Energy 202: Ryan Zinke's move is not for the birds, say 17 former Interior officials.

A group of former Interior Department officials from both major parties is calling a Trump administration move to ease wildlife restrictions bird-brained.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2018/01/12/the-energy-202-ryan-zinke-s-move-is-not-for-the-birds-say-17-former-interior-officials/5a57c9c930fb0469e8840084/?utm_term=.f4c5fbb8a46f

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January 13, 2018

California rice country is home each winter to millions of migratory birds.

California's 550,000 acres of rice ground doubles as a winter habitat for millions of migratory birds and other wildlife.

http://www.westernfarmpress.com/rice/california-rice-country-home-each-winter-millions-migratory-birds

Posted on January 13, 2018 10:54 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Where to see sandhill cranes and dizzying flocks of snow geese? Five bird festivals in the West highlight these master migrators.

Even snow geese leave home in winter. The noisy white birds that call the Arctic region home travel south to California and Mexico to find good nesting spots and good eats. The geese are among the millions of migrating birds that take to the sky along avian freeways across North America called flyways.

You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the show. Bird festivals throughout the country offer field trips and workshops that highlight the best spots to see flocks of geese, cranes and other species on the wing.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-tip-sheet-bird-festivals-around-the-country-20180105-story.html

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January 21, 2018

Ask the Bird Folks: The captivating condor.

Dear Bird Folks,

A number of years ago there was a big push to protect the California condor, which was headed for extinction. I haven’t heard much about it lately. Were they able to save it?

http://truro.wickedlocal.com/entertainmentlife/20180120/ask-bird-folks-captivating-condor

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