Tag: David Mehlman

The 2011 State of the Birds Report

Written by | May 3rd, 2011

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This year’s report takes a look at U.S. public lands and their critical importance as bird habitat. Dave Mehlman, the Conservancy’s migratory bird expert, contributed to the report and shares his insights.

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 […]

State of the Birds: Requiem for Hawaii

Written by | March 26th, 2009

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I cannot conclude my blogs on the U.S. State of the Birds Report without mentioning Hawaii and its birds. The native bird species of Hawaii are by far in the worst shape of any group of birds in the United States. Here’s why the severe decline in Hawaii’s birds should be an issue of national […]

State of the Birds: Seeing the Trees and the Birds

Written by | March 25th, 2009

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Forests are a dominant habitat type in North America and, with 310 breeding bird species, are one of the most rich habitats for birds. And looking at the overall forest birds indicator from the U.S. State of the Birds Report, it appears that things are going well in this habitat, at least in this decade […]

State of the Birds: And Now For Some Good News!

Written by | March 24th, 2009

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Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]

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 […]

The Bar-Tailed Godwit: An Amazing Avian Traveler

Written by | December 11th, 2008

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  I’ve been a birder and bird conservationist for years, but every now and then something really incredible comes along. In this case, its the story of the Bar-tailed Godwit that traveled non-stop from Alaska to New Zealand (11,700 km), then from New Zealand to China (10,300 km), and then from China back to Alaska […]

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