Journal archives for August 2019

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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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/

Posted on August 24, 2019 01:33 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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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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

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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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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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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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 26, 2019

San Diego Zoo Global’s Burrowing Owl Program Achieves Milestone: Owls Released into Native Habitat Hatch Their First Chicks.

Escondido, California - San Diego Zoo Global scientists are celebrating a major conservation milestone for the organization’s Burrowing Owl Recovery Program. One of two burrowing owls released into their native range have successfully reproduced—and they have produced the program’s first chicks to be hatched in the wild.

https://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/health-news/8-news/19444-san-diego-zoo-global-s-burrowing-owl-program-achieves-milestone-owls-released-into-native-habitat-hatch-their-first-chicks.html

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August 30, 2019

Brown Booby Chick Hatches At Channel Islands National Park.

It was nearly two years ago that staff at Channel Islands National Park off the California coast noticed that brown boobies, a bird species not typically seen there, were trying to nest. Now the staff has confirmed the hatching of a brown booby chick in the park.

https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/08/brown-booby-chick-hatches-channel-islands-national-park

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