Journal archives for February 2020

February 10, 2020

SB Museum of Natural History Opens Exhibition of Vanishing Birds.

Maximus Gallery Curator Linda Miller first conceived an exhibition of America’s lost birds portrayed by early artists and naturalists after reading the haunting conservation narrative Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Christopher Cokinos. “The challenge was finding the art to flesh out the story,” says Miller.

https://www.edhat.com/comment/98645

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Reintroduction of the struggling species gives them a chance at a comeback.

Jamul — At a field in Jamul, a little owl stood sentry beside a pile of rocks, surveying the landscape with luminous, yellow eyes.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2020-02-10/burrowing-owl?_amp=true

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Volunteers flock to annual Backyard Bird Count.

Birdwatchers across the globe will take part in the 23rd annual Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend. The citizen science project helps biologists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. Each February, millions of birds are counted, and the GBBC is the largest recorded count of global bird populations.

https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/40559/20200210/volunteers-flock-to-annual-backyard-bird-count

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February 13, 2020

The Great Backyard Bird Count Takes Wing.

Help science, get outdoors, and bond with the bird mavens in your life over the holiday weekend.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/the-great-backyard-bird-count-takes-wing/2308436/?amp

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February 05, 2020

Birds that make the heart sing.

A population of sparrows that migrated to an urban habitat inspires awe and joy in Pamela Yeh, who studies them.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00276-1

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February 15, 2020

Barbara Coll discovers bird photography after a life time of wildlife watching.

On February 18th, Barbara will be hosting a fundraiser for the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory beginning at 6:30 pm at Cafe Zoë (1929 Menlo Ave.), where Barbara’s photos are currently on exhibit. “I’ll be auctioning off the Snowy Egret at the Duck Pond,” she said.

https://inmenlo.com/2020/02/14/barbara-coll-discovers-bird-photography-after-a-life-time-of-wildlife-watching/

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February 16, 2020

Feds burn island weeds at Mono Lake to help birds feather their nests.

LEE VINING, Calif. — A massive weed infestation on a tiny island at Mono Lake has choked out the nesting grounds that California gulls need to complete a life cycle as ancient as the million-year-old Sierra Nevada ecosystem.

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2020-02-15/feds-burn-island-weeds-at-mono-lake-to-help-birds-feather-their-nests?_amp=true

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February 20, 2020

Trump Administration Announces New Plans to Slash Sage Grouse Protections in Seven Western States.

The Bureau of Land Management’s supplemental environmental impact statements ― covering millions of acres of public land in Colorado, northeastern California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming ― will still allow enormous new loopholes for fossil fuel development that conservation groups say will doom the bird to extinction.

https://yubanet.com/enviro/trump-administration-announces-new-plans-to-slash-sage-grouse-protections-in-seven-western-states/

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February 29, 2020

Burrowing Owl Festival coming to Chaffey College Chino campus Saturday.

From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 29, Chaffey College Chino Campus is hosting a free Burrowing Owl Festival.

https://www.sgvtribune.com/2020/02/28/burrowing-owl-festival-coming-to-chaffey-college-chino-campus-saturday/amp/

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February 21, 2020

Fifty years of data show new changes in bird migration.

A growing body of research shows that birds' spring migration has been getting earlier and earlier in recent decades. New research on Black-throated Blue Warblers, a common songbird that migrates from Canada and the eastern US to Central America and back every year, uses fifty years of bird-banding data to add another piece to the puzzle, showing that little-studied fall migration patterns have been shifting over time as well.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200220141757.htm

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