Tag: bird migration

Operation Osprey Banding

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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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.

How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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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?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 19

Written by | January 19th, 2010

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The top 5 green news links you’ll want to read today:

  1. The latest issue therapists are hearing about from bickering couples? Green disputes. (NY Times)
  2. A critic of nuclear power finds reason to argue in its favor: France. (Green Inc.)
  3. New insights into why birds migrate such long distances. (Bright Green Blog)
  4. Who needs casinos? The new source of wealth for Indian tribes could be solar power. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Just how fast are the Himalayan glaciers melting? (NY Times)

The Curlews of August: Update on the ‘Tagged Seven’ of Montana

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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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 […]

By the Numbers: Can We Save the Last Herds, Flocks and Swarms?

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2009

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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 […]

Crowdsourcing the Birds

Written by | March 27th, 2009

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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 […]

Canaries in the Climate Change Coal Mine?

Written by | February 23rd, 2009

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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 […]

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