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Tiny Hummingbirds' Incredible Migration: Tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are capable of flying more than 2,000 kilometers without a break, according to a new paper in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. This research provides some of the first details of their annual fall journey from the eastern United States to Central America, showing that their fall migration peaks in September and that older birds travel ahead of younger ones. http://aoucospubsblog.org/2016/03/09/tiny-hummingbirds-incredible-migration/

 

Arctic-Nesting Birds May Struggle with Changing Climate: Songbird nestlings in the Arctic struggle in cold, wet years, but the changes forecast by climate models may lead to even more challenging conditions, according to new research in The Auk: Ornithological Advanceshttp://aoucospubsblog.org/2016/03/09/arctic-nesting-birds-may-struggle-with-changing-climate/

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