Tag: Dave Mehlman

State of the Birds 2010: Climate Change

Written by | March 15th, 2010

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Which bird species will get hit the hardest by climate change? Bird expert and report co-author Dave Mehlman tells us in the first of his week-long series of posts.

Has ‘Climategate’ Damaged Science in the Public Eye? If So, What is to be Done?

Written by | February 23rd, 2010

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3 Nature Conservancy scientists respond — and say the road to restore science’s public reputation will require major shifts in focus.

Window Glass: Silent Bird Killer?

Written by | February 2nd, 2010

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Windows take a toll on birds — killing up to 1 billion a year in North America. Conservancy bird expert Dave Mehlman gives tips on how you can help stop this deadly problem.

Rusty Blackbird: The Squeaky Bird Gets the Grease?

Written by | January 11th, 2010

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Rusty Blackbirds are declining in population for unknown reasons. But Conservancy migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman says there’s a way you can help.

Disney Wilderness Preserve: The Natural Theme Park?

Written by | December 29th, 2009

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Visiting Disneyworld in Orlando? Conservancy migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman says you should stop at the Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, too.

Veracruz: River of Raptors Runs Through It

Written by | November 17th, 2009

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I recently returned from my near annual pilgrimage to Veracruz, Mexico, to see the fall hawk migration at the biggest hawk migration site in the world. The area on the Gulf Coast of Mexico near Veracruz City has become well known in recent years for its astounding hawk migration, a phenomenon that has become known […]

Evening Bat Flights: One of Nature’s Great Spectacles

Written by | October 13th, 2009

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Yes, I’m an avid birder and professional bird conservationist — but that doesn’t mean I don’t take time for other flying things…like hundreds of thousands of bats. I took a few days off in late August and went down to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico, an easy drive for me from […]

Skagit River: How Farming and Bird Conservation Help Each Other

Written by | September 22nd, 2009

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Successful bird conservation is far harder than it looks. But there are some wonderful examples out there that show how we can have more and better bird habitat and benefit people, too. One of the coolest examples that I know about is the work being done by The Nature Conservancy in Washington in the delta […]

International Vulture Awareness Day: Who Knew?

Written by | September 4th, 2009

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I just learned, courtesy of my local newspaper, that tomorrow (September 5, 2009) is International Vulture Awareness Day!  Consider celebrating by stocking your feeders with carrion (which reminds me of several bad jokes, but I’ll put those at the end), cruising your local highways for road kill (aka, vulture food), or just getting out and observing […]

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 […]

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