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  1. Regent honeyeater threatened by Kurri Kurri industrial estate Newcastle Herald ... could drive the regent honeyeater to extinction, a research paper has found. The paper, published in the journal Australian Field Ornithology, said the zone, near Kurri Kurri, ''contains one of the most important breeding habitats for this ... Read more: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNETodGBHJbceBlqM8POGuwBfoX_pQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=aOxIVKi9A6yEwQGUzoGADw&url=http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2646581/regent-honeyeater-threatened-by-kurri-kurri-industrial-estate/?cs%3D12
  2. One of Scotland’s most elusive and endangered breeding birds has had its best breeding season for at least 45 years. The corncrake winters in Africa but breeds in Scotland, hidden in tall vegetation where they can safely raise their chicks. They are so well hidden that a recent RSPB survey counted them not by sight, […] Read more: http://www.conservation-jobs.co.uk/62241/corncrakes-rising/
  3. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/dining/the-ortolan-a-tiny-songbird-as-a-french-cause-celebre.html?_r=1&referrer=
  4. Livemint The shortwings on sky islands Livemint “Sky islands are different from oceanic islands, here intervening valleys act as barriers or may turn into bridges for dispersal, depending on the ecology of the species and the conditions in the valley,” says V.V. Robin, ornithologist and fellow at ... Read more: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNEJidLcp0OW9m3bL-bgPBC_jr_NDA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=sRo3VIj9DeGIwQHT6YCABw&url=http://www.livemint.com/Politics/JBPyQjErwewZuAFDzD1AAM/The-shortwings-on-sky-islands.html
  5. As with the proverbial canary in the coal mine, birds serve as an indicator of the health of our environment. Many common species have experienced significant population declines within the last 40 years. Suggested causes include habitat loss and climate change, however to fully understand bird distribution relative to the environment, extensive data are needed. Through a collaboration of DataONE and multiple partners, bird occurrence data collected by citizen scientists has been ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132973&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. Read more: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132973&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
  6. While not a research article it is a very interesting perspective from an architect familiar with glass. http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/blogs/277815151.html
  7. http://www.outdoorhub.com/pr/2014/09/24/conservation-organizations-partner-appalachian-wildlife/ Songbirds and game species alike are reaping the benefits of the work of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV), a collective effort involving the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and other conservation organizations creating and restoring vital habitat in the Appalachian Mountains region.
  8. http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b1df4c2bdeb0f2de0af679b45&id=747f937473&e=f5036baa8e (Formerly "Working Across Boundaries to Protect Ecosystems") Presented in a hybrid format, this workshop builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners. Online: 22 September - 24 October, 2014 In-person: 29 - 30 October, 2014 Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka FL
  9. I am interested to hear people's opinion on whether the killing of 20 or so raptors would receive the same response in the United States. It is impressive and hopeful that this case received the attention it did. I suspect things at this scale happen frequently in the US and receive little attention, even when detected and prosecuted. Anyone have experiences or just thoughts on this?
  10. North Country Public Radio Some birds that "mate for life" still mess around North Country Public Radio One by one, papers have been coming out; Eastern Kingbirds are doing it, Black Backed Chickadees are doing it, and Bluebirds are doing it, and Swallows, and Bobolinks. And now it's actually a big thing if you find a research paper that says Sparrow ... Read more: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGxtPdMJ6pEfY8uXSyXv0J-uWE7dw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=W7FuVIDGPOWCwAG04IHgAg&url=http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/5714/20141002/some-birds-that-mate-for-life-still-mess-around
  11. Great piece in the the Grand Forks Herald on Golden-winged Warbler habitat restoration http://www.grandforksherald.com/content/habitation-work-tamarac-refuge-seeks-end-long-decline-golden-winged-warbler
  12. African Bird Uses Sound Effects to Bamboozle Other Species NBCNews.com These are just some of the sounds that the University of Cape Town ornithologist Tom Flower collected over the course of 847 hours of observations in South Africa's Kuruman River Reserve, part of the Kalahari Desert. Flower trudged up to 10 miles (15 ... and more » Read more: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNH467wzGP_nkB8QY4hU7Ebzpsq0YQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778492024170&ei=W7FuVIDGPOWCwAG04IHgAg&url=http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/african-bird-uses-sound-effects-bamboozle-other-species-n94256
  13. Environment News Service Billion Birds Die Annually in US Building Collisions Environment News Service WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2014 (ENS) – Up to a billion birds are killed in the United States each year in collisions with high-rise commercial buildings, low-rise buildings and homes, federal government scientists have found. Based on their analyses ... and more » Read more: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFFwS8uEuB4B8g73xqj9imIzxyeRg&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=43982326232220&ei=W7FuVIDGPOWCwAG04IHgAg&url=http://ens-newswire.com/2014/02/17/ameriscan-feb-17-2014/
  14. http://www.vallartabirdfestival.org I wanted to help promote this festival being sponsored partially by a friend of mine. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this announcement but I figured it was "general". I heard about this festival from the owner of Rancho Primavera in El Tuito, just south of Puerto Vallarta. http://www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com She is a great supporter of bird conservation and research and allows researchers to stay at her ranch for free (within limits of course). This part of Mexico has not had any problems with violence and has amazing bird diversity. I really encourage anyone interested in traveling to this part of Mexico to look into staying here. The owners are very dedicated to bird conservation. The birds are amazing, the food is delicious, the lodging beautiful and all very affordable. If anyone is interested in participating in the festival, leading tours or giving talks, I think there is still time to offer to participate. I think Rancho Primavera can still offer housing for contributors as well. Otherwise, this would be a fabulous festival to attend! I wish I could go but I think defending is probably more important this spring! Maybe next year though!
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