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State of the Birds 2010: Aridlands, Grasslands, and Forests

Written by | March 18th, 2010

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Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn’t mean these species are out of the woods.

Curlews on the Move, Tracked by Satellite

Written by | June 29th, 2009

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A research team that I’m part of just completed initial field work on a project to capture and tag Long-billed Curlews in the northern Great Plains of North America — a big step toward solving a huge mystery about this amazing bird. The Long-billed Curlew is the continent’s largest shorebird and one of high conservation priority, according […]

State of the Birds: Aridlands Decline

Written by | March 20th, 2009

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One of the bigger surprises for me to come out of the State of the Birds report is the poor state of aridlands birds. This was the portion of the report that I drafted and, though I am familiar with aridland conservation issues, the fact that this habitat and its birds seem to be faring […]

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