Journal archives for February 2018

February 20, 2018

At the Pond: Enjoying a Davis nature day.

Our total for the GBBC was 54 species. Highlights included 20 American wigeons — a dabbling duck.

https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/news-columns/at-the-pond-enjoying-a-davis-nature-day/

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February 10, 2018

Ventura County study finds wild birds protect flood structures better than poisons.

Armed with a study showing that predatory birds protect flood control structures, managers plan to substantially reduce their use of poisonous bait to guard levees and dams.

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/02/07/ventura-county-study-finds-wild-birds-protect-flood-structures-better-than-poisons/309060002/

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February 26, 2018

You can bird-proof your home to prevent window deaths.

Studies estimate that billions of birds die after crashing into glass in the U.S. each year.

http://www.heraldnet.com/life/you-can-bird-proof-your-home-to-prevent-window-deaths/

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February 17, 2018

Backyard Bird Counters Ready to Wing It.

You can help both the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology over Presidents Day Weekend 2018. That's when the Great Backyard Bird Count will alight for its annual run, and while it flutters and flaps from Friday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 19, you won't need to commit to observing each day of the four-day run.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Backyard-Bird-Counters-Ready-to-Wing-It-474302333.html

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February 09, 2018

Wildlife Officials Recommend Protection for California's Tricolored Blackbirds, Lassics Lupine Wildflower.

SACRAMENTO, February 8, 2018 — Acting on a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended that tricolored blackbirds be protected as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act.

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/08/18806613.php

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Suspense as California bald eagle eggs get ready to hatch.

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The most suspenseful show in Southern California isn't on the big screen. It's an online live feed of two bald eagle eggs ready to hatch in a nest in the mountains east of Los Angeles.

http://lompocrecord.com/news/state-and-regional/suspense-as-california-bald-eagle-eggs-get-ready-to-hatch/article_cca3369b-eccd-5a00-b376-842a40130bd7.html

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February 06, 2018

Long-Lasting, Solar-Powered Tag to Track Birds Over Their Lifetimes.

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have created a solar wildlife tag, an innovation that solves key challenges in bird-tracking devices: how to make them lightweight and long-lasting.

http://www.newswise.com/doescience/?article_id=688990&returnurl=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmV3c3dpc2UuY29tL2FydGljbGVzL2xpc3Q=

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Is an iconic bird of California heading for its last dance?

The courtship dance of the Western grebe is one of nature’s most eloquent displays. Today it faces an uncertain future.

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article198498384.html

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February 11, 2018

Bird Festival - San Diego Audubon Society.

The 2018 San Diego Bird Festival will take place in and around the Bayview Room at Marina Village Conference Center in Mission Bay. The address is 1933 Quivira Way. All field trips will depart and return from Marina Village, and workshops will take place in breakout rooms adjacent to the Bayview Room.

https://sandiegoaudubon.org/events/bird-festival

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High-speed cameras reveal how hummingbirds can turn on a dime

Hummingbirds are the fighter pilots of the avian world, diving and weaving at speeds of up to 55 kilometers per hour—then turning on a dime to hover midair, wings frantically beating, as they refuel on nectar. Now, through herculean efforts, researchers are one step closer to figuring out what makes the animals so nimble. The new work not only helps explain their complex choreography, but it may also lead to more maneuverable robots and drones.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/high-speed-cameras-reveal-how-hummingbirds-can-turn-dime

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