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Expert: World Migratory Bird Day | May 9

Published: 5May2020

World Migratory Bird Day is May 9. The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and Environment for the Americas (EFTA) have joined forces to...

CNN | Birds that learn new behaviors less likely to go extinct, says study

Published: 7Apr2020

Now, a new study has found that birds that are able to change their behavior in this way are less likely to become extinct than those that do not adapt.

Innovative birds are less vulnerable to extinction

Published: 6Apr2020

Bird species that have the capacity to express novel foraging behaviors are less vulnerable to extinction than species that do not, according to a collaborative study involving McGill University...

The American kestrel is in free fall, and no one knows why

Published: 10Jan2020

Once prevalent in Montreal, the littlest falcon's downfall is a bellwether for hard times. “The story of the kestrel is happening to other bird species.”...

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

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....

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