Written by Mary Conti | August 12th, 2013
Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.
Written by Katherine Sather | May 7th, 2013
It’s that time of year when winged travelers everywhere are making their spring migrations. So bird nerds want to know: What can we do to make our own backyards accommodating for these frequent flyers?
Written by Darci Palmquist | January 19th, 2010
Written by Dave Mehlman | August 20th, 2009
Here’s an update on the whereabouts of the Long-billed Curlews that were tagged in Montana this past May, the 7 birds seemed to have temporarily settled down. We’ll see if they stay there or continue to move as fall draws nearer. Of the 7 birds, 3 are now in the southern United States and 4 are […]
Written by Matt Miller | August 10th, 2009
500,000 sandhill cranes roosting along the Platte River. One million wildebeests migrating across the Serengeti plains. Ten million bats emerging from a Texas cave. Literally uncountable masses of mayflies hatching along a beautiful spring creek. Perhaps nothing captures a naturalist’s imagination quite like the world’s great herds, flocks and swarms. There’s something beyond words when […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | April 16th, 2009
See that big “climate change” in our tag cloud in the left column? That means more of our posts touch on climate change than anything else. Case in point: Today’s Cool Green Morning, which brings together prehistoric coral, Sarah Palin, the EPA, bird migration and claims of misleading TV ads in one big climate-change mosh […]
Written by Dave Connell | March 27th, 2009
In honor of the groundbreaking new report, The State of the Birds, this week has been unofficially dubbed “Bird Week” on Cool Green Science. (See our migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman’s posts on the report.) My contribution to “Bird Week” has to do with flocks — but not flocks of birds — flocks of data and flocks of […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | February 23rd, 2009
My colleagues at National Audubon have just released a detailed analysis of the response of birds in North America to climate change — you can read the full report here. A lot of my past research has been in the field of biogeography and changes in avian distribution, so I find this work very exciting […]