birds

Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds

Published: 14Mar2018

Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food  have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by...

Why drones are counting thousands of decoy ducks

Published: 21Feb2018

Conducting a bird census by foot can also be disruptive, David Bird, an emeritus professor of wildlife biology at McGill University, told Popular Science. “While you’re doing that, you’re...

Spring break outing: Getting in touch with nature

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A Workshop to Teach Kids about Bird Feeding /morganarboretumCategory: Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences

Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Published: 9Mar2017

Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their...

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Published: 21Dec2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers Kyle Elliott (Natural Resource Sciences) and John Elliott (Environment Canada) have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C....

The World Outdoors: Researchers flock to drones

Published: 26Jan2017

Drone technology has been applied in support of bird science for more than a decade now. With the cost of this technology continuing to drop, the use of it is broadening across North America....