16 de outubro de 2019

Court Blocks Trump Administration Plans to Strip Sage-grouse Protections.

A federal judge today blocked Trump administration plans allowing expanded drilling, mining, livestock grazing and other destructive activities across 51 million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat in seven western states: Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon.

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/court-blocks-trump-administration-plans-strip-sage-grouse-protections-2019-10-16/

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15 de outubro de 2019

GPS Tracking Reveals Rare ‘Itinerant Breeding’ Behavior in California Bird.

Reproduction and migration are the two most demanding tasks in a bird’s life, and the vast majority of species separate them into different times of the year. Only two bird species have been shown to undertake what scientists call “itinerant breeding”: nesting in one area, migrating to another region, and nesting again there within the same year, to take advantage of shifting food resources.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191015075314.htm

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How intense is 2019 Pacific Flyway bird migration in Sacramento Valley? Watch fall arrivals.

Thousands of specklebelly geese and other birds arrive in a rice field near Yuba City, as the Pacific Flyway wildlife migration intensifies. Sacramento Valley rice fields provide food and a resting place for millions of birds.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article236237168.html

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Birds common in Berkeley at risk from climate change.

Chickadees. Juncos. Woodpeckers….

These familiar backyard Berkeley birds are all at risk from climate change, according to a detailed new report released last week by the National Audubon Society.

https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/10/15/berkeley-birds-at-risk-from-climate-change

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Commentary: As a birder, I see the effects of climate change every day. Now, Audubon has quantified the threat.

For serious birders who regularly observe birds in the wild, ignoring climate change isn't possible. We have been seeing and documenting the effects of a warming climate since at least the 1950s.

https://phys.org/news/2019-10-commentary-birder-effects-climate-day.amp

Publicado em 15 de outubro de 2019, 03:47 AM por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

14 de outubro de 2019

Laundré: Another hunter myth: Americans are losing touch with nature.

John W. Laundré Laundré is in the biology department at Western Oregon University. He has studied cougars, wolves and coyotes in the U.S. and is the author of "Phantoms of the Prairie: Return of Cougars to the Midwest."

https://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/laundr-another-hunter-myth-americans-are-losing-touch-with-nature/article_ec3d7282-d164-5d8c-a663-436f2a6f2567.html

Publicado em 14 de outubro de 2019, 01:18 PM por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

10 de outubro de 2019

1 billion birds en route to California.

One of the best predictors of bird migrations and pending winter weather is to track sandhill cranes, both their numbers and routes. A check this week shows the birds are right on schedule with the first arrivals at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi, where the Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering weekend tours to see them. In the next three weeks, some 5,000 are expected in this region.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/stienstra/amp/1-billion-birds-en-route-to-California-14505303.php

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08 de outubro de 2019

A Lesson for Ravens: Don’t Eat the Tortoises.

Can fake tortoise shells teach predators to stop devouring soft-shelled juveniles?

https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/599599/

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07 de outubro de 2019

Exterminating mice with poison would protect rare sea birds on Farallones, study says.

The proposed extermination of hordes of house mice on the Farallon Islands would protect a fast-diminishing population of rare sea birds by halting rampant, unnatural predation by owls, a study released Monday concludes.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/environment/amp/Exterminating-mice-would-protect-rare-sea-birds-14494371.php

Publicado em 07 de outubro de 2019, 09:29 PM por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

Calling all Photographers for the California Fall Challenge.

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory encourages photographers to capture the beauty of birds.

https://patch.com/california/milpitas/amp/28331842/calling-all-photographers-california-fall-challenge

Publicado em 07 de outubro de 2019, 12:34 AM por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário