Tag: whimbrels

Breeding Is a Bust for Our Whimbrels

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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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 […]

Whimbrels Twitter from Canada

Written by | June 24th, 2009

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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of five happy whimbrels twittering around the Hudson Bay in Canada.   After much anticipation, the chatty shorebirds we introduced on Cool Green Science last week — Boxer, Fowler, Elki, Indi and Hope — have made great time and touched down to hopefully breed in central Canada.  “There’s been […]

A Whimbrel’s Wild Ride

Written by | June 15th, 2009

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It’s a bird… it’s a plane… wait… it’s a bird wearing a backpack!? That’s correct, bird lovers. This summer, The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Conservation Biology have teamed up again to track the migratory routes of tagged whimbrels from Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Inspiration for this project was born in June 2008 when researchers […]

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