Tag: shorebird

To Catch a Willet

Written by | August 8th, 2012


New technology is transforming the study of migratory birds. The challenge? Scientists need to tag birds, then re-catch them in order to retrieve the data.

Secrets of Willet Migration Revealed

Written by | August 7th, 2012


A 3-year research project has discovered where eastern willets spend the winter–and how those wintering grounds might harbor threats to their survival.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 27

Written by | May 27th, 2011


Sanjayan, Mark Zuckerberg and 17 Nobel laureates… some interesting characters top today’s green news headlines:

  1. Coral reefs could save your life so let’s return the favor, says Conservancy lead scientist Sanjayan. (HuffPost)
  2. Are you a victim of seafood fraud? New research shows 20 to 25 percent of fish are mislabeled. (The New York Times)
  3. 17 Nobel laureates (aka, the smartest people on the planet) are calling for action to “stop and reverse global environmental change.” (RealClimate)
  4. Would you take the Zuckerberg personal challenge and only eat animals you kill yourself? (Treehugger)
  5. The great snipe is chubby but speedy–this shorebird makes the fastest long-distance, nonstop flights of any animal. (Wired)

Nature Photo of the Week: Early Bird

Written by | March 4th, 2011


I agree with this shorebird—a solitary stroll on the beach is the perfect way to start your day! Flickr user AZ ems captured this photo in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico, and shared it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group.   See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2010


The week keeps getting cooler and greener:

  1. On the decline: water levels in the Lake Mead reservoir, a source of water for some 30 million people in the West. (Green)
  2. Also on the decline: global CO2 levels fell in 2009, due to the econmic crisis and rise in renewables. (Reuters)
  3. Having a house on the beach is a luxury, right? For shorebirds, it could be a matter of survival. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. How effective are LEED standards in protecting human health? (YaleE360)
  5. Around the world in 80 days in… solar-powered electric vehicles. (Green Tech)

Breeding Is a Bust for Our Whimbrels

Written by | July 21st, 2009


A few weeks ago, Cool Green Science started following the progress of five whimbrels on their flights north to breeding grounds in central Canada. One female shorebird, Hope, amazed us all when she changed her flight direction and touched down in northwest Canada. But now we have some disappointing news to share. Due to a […]

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