Journal archives for September 2018

September 16, 2018

State Officials Urge Drivers to ‘Watch Out for Wildlife.

To help reduce collisions with animals and birds, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife remind motorists to be on the lookout during “Watch Out for Wildlife Week” Sept. 16–22.

https://scvnews.com/2018/09/14/state-officials-urge-drivers-to-watch-out-for-wildlife/

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Which birds are in your backyard? Here’s a guide for the changing seasons.

September can be bittersweet, as we say goodbye to the migratory birds that spent the summer nesting and raising their young in Southern California backyards. Many species, including hooded and Bullock’s orioles, black-chinned and Costa’s hummingbirds, black-headed grosbeaks and cliff swallows, have already begun their journey to their winter grounds in Mexico and Central America. But soon our winter residents such as yellow-rumped warblers, dark-eyed juncos and flocks of white-crowned sparrows will be arriving.

http://www.ocregister.com/which-birds-are-in-your-backyard-heres-a-guide-for-the-changing-seasons

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September 21, 2018

INSIDE THE EFFORT TO PRESERVE MIGRATORY BIRD HABITAT IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.

Concerned citizens, scientists, and conservation groups have joined forces to protect what stopover spots remain for birds migrating from South America to the Arctic.

https://psmag.com/environment/inside-the-effort-to-preserve-migratory-bird-stopovers

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September 18, 2018

Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation.

I research migration paths for the golden-crowned sparrow. Migration is one of the least understood phases of the life-cycle of these birds. During the winter of 2019, I plan to put GPS tags on 10 birds in California, as part of a larger tagging project. In 2020, I will go back to the same location to recapture the birds and collect the tags. I expect to retrieve 1 in 3 tags. I plan to download tag data and analyze the results to write up as a journal publication.

https://experiment.com/projects/discovering-detailed-migration-paths-for-songbirds-to-inform-conservation

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September 06, 2018

September 13, 2018

Spring is Arriving Earlier, Messing With Bird Migrations.

Researchers found the irregular seasonal changes affect migratory birds’ breeding sites, an outcome that could endanger many species.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/09/12/spring-arriving-earlier-messing-bird-migrations/#.W5ockZ9lDqA

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September 07, 2018

In the field for the Grinnell Resurvey.

A reporter's first-hand view of researchers in the field as part of the ongoing Grinnell Resurvey.

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/in-the-field-for-the-grinnell-resurvey/

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September 12, 2018

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 2018-2019 upland game bird stamp.

The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over. Entries will be accepted from Nov. 20 through Dec.7.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/artists-sought-for-california-upland-game-bird-stamp-art-contest-3/

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September 10, 2018

Caltech scientist uses drones to herd birds away from aircraft.

The danger birds pose to airplanes is no joke.

In the past four years just at Los Angeles International Airport, birds and other wildlife hit aircraft more than 500 times, according to Federal Aviation Administration data.

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2018/09/10/drone-herds-birds-from-airport/

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September 11, 2018

Reward offered as US Fish and Wildlife investigates shooting of California condor in Kern.

An endangered California condor was found shot to death in July on a remote private property in Kern County.

https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/reward-offered-as-us-fish-and-wildlife-investigates-shooting-of-california-condor-in-kern

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