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What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua

  Posted by Peter Marra , 12 May 2013 · 2,093 views

What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua A guest post for Earth Day from Scott Weidensaul, one of our "Voices for the Birds"
(http://www.scottweidensaul.com )

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Differences in the Bills of Male and Female Sparrows on Islands Is Driven by Climate

  Posted by Peter Marra , 08 May 2013 · 1,368 views

Differences in the Bills of Male and Female Sparrows on Islands Is Driven by Climate The bird bill is the knife, fork, and spoon for dining birds. In most cases, male and female birds come prepared to dine with the same cutlery.

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Whole Foods to Carry Bird Friendly Coffee

  Posted by Peter Marra , 05 May 2013 · 1,336 views

The Early Bird Blend will soon be on the shelves at your local Whole Foods store.

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Finca Spirit Mountain: First Bird Friendly Farm in the Dominican Republic

  Posted by Peter Marra , 01 April 2013 · 993 views

Finca Spirit Mountain's coffee area ranges between 1100 and 1400 meters above sea level, which, along with careful processing, provides one of the Caribbean?s finest quality coffees.

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Mad Island Banding Blog

  Posted by Peter Marra , 31 March 2013 · 443,112 views

Mad Island Banding Blog A rigorous bird banding effort along with a educational activities for local Texas school groups to excite the masses about migratory birds and their migration.

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Blackbird Reaction to Change

  Posted by Peter Marra , 07 March 2013 · 881 views

Resident blackbirds more tolerant of change than migratory ones.

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NY?s Bolla Market Convenience Stores Switch Coffee to Bird Friendly

  Posted by Peter Marra , 28 February 2013 · 9,585 views

Bolla Market, the New York area?s chain of high-end convenience stores, today announced it has switched to only top-quality organic, Fair Trade, and Bird Friendly® specialty coffee for all its coffee offerings.

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Bird Fest 2013

  Posted by Peter Marra , 24 February 2013 · 553,224 views

It's a migration celebration! Join us in welcoming back the millions of migratory birds that spent the winter in Latin America.Source


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X-Rays Indicate That Bill Size Matters in Sparrows? Quest for True Love

  Posted by Peter Marra , 12 February 2013 · 538 views

The results published recently in Ecology and Evolution suggest that beaks grow during breeding season and help birds attract that special mate and beat other males in contests.Source


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Cat Predation Rates

  Posted by Peter Marra , 03 February 2013 · 520 views

Feral and Free-Ranging Pet Cats Kill Far More Birds in the Continental United States than Previously Believed, Smithsonian Study FindsSource