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06

Oct

6 ways to protect bats and birds from wind turbinesWind turbines can kill birds and bats, but they don’t have to. Here are six ways to help them coexist.

6 ways to protect bats and birds from wind turbines
Wind turbines can kill birds and bats, but they don’t have to. Here are six ways to help them coexist.

26

Sep

Birds evolved from dinosaurs and then took to the skiesIt’s very likely there’s not a missing link between dinosaurs and modern birds.

Birds evolved from dinosaurs and then took to the skies
It’s very likely there’s not a missing link between dinosaurs and modern birds.

22

Sep

fromgrapevine:

With its bold stripes, long, curved beak and funky ‘do, the hoopoe is one of the most noticeable birds around. Just by looking at it, it’s easy to tell the hoopoe has moxie. But here are 10 things you what you may not know about this spunky bird

All the hoopla about the hoopoe!

11

Sep

fromgrapevine:

Hula Valley is an avian paradise
The scenic nature reserve hosts millions of birds each season.

10

Sep

American birds are in dire straits, 2 new reports warnClimate change and habitat loss will push hundreds of U.S. birds near the brink of extinction this century, scientists say, forcing many iconic species to adapt, move somewhere else or go down with the ship.

American birds are in dire straits, 2 new reports warn
Climate change and habitat loss will push hundreds of U.S. birds near the brink of extinction this century, scientists say, forcing many iconic species to adapt, move somewhere else or go down with the ship.

21

Aug

California’s giant solar power plant is ‘scorching’ birdsCutting carbon emissions is important, but ornithologists say one giant solar plant is causing significant collateral damage.

California’s giant solar power plant is ‘scorching’ birds
Cutting carbon emissions is important, but ornithologists say one giant solar plant is causing significant collateral damage.

05

Aug

10bullets:

Owl Face (by beccaxsos)

10bullets:

Owl Face (by beccaxsos)

28

Jul

Why do birds sunbathe?This unusual behavior, which varies by bird species, plays two important roles in protecting healthy feathers.

Why do birds sunbathe?
This unusual behavior, which varies by bird species, plays two important roles in protecting healthy feathers.

Songbirds dying from DDT in Michigan yardsThe birds are contaminated by pesticides in the soils, and residents in the town are asking if they’re at risk as well.

Songbirds dying from DDT in Michigan yards
The birds are contaminated by pesticides in the soils, and residents in the town are asking if they’re at risk as well.

Why owls have ‘flat’ facesOwls stand out from other raptors in many ways, from their night time hunting habits to their stealthy silent flight. But one of the most distinguishing physical characteristics is that their faces seem to be flatter than those of hawks, eagles and other raptors. This is somewhat of an optical illusion on our part. Here’s why.

Why owls have ‘flat’ faces
Owls stand out from other raptors in many ways, from their night time hunting habits to their stealthy silent flight. But one of the most distinguishing physical characteristics is that their faces seem to be flatter than those of hawks, eagles and other raptors. This is somewhat of an optical illusion on our part. Here’s why.