What's with all the wild turkeys in Montreal?

Published: 9 May 2024

Wild turkey sightings are on the rise in Montreal....

How will animals react to Quebec's total solar eclipse?

Published: 9 April 2024

It’s possible animals — pets and wildlife alike — will behave unusually during Quebec’s total solar eclipse on April 8 , according to experts on their behaviour....

Birds nesting in agricultural lands more vulnerable to extreme heat, study finds

Published: 25 October 2023

As climate change intensifies extreme heat, farms are becoming less hospitable to nesting birds, a new study found. That could be another barrier to maintaining rapidly eroding biodiversity that...

The Impact of Wildfires on Birds in Canada

Published: 20 September 2023

This was the worst year for Canadian wildfires on record and though fire season is not yet over, we can already start to see and look at some of the impact of fires on our ecosystems across the...

The Mystery of the Vanishing Kestrels: What’s happening to this flashy falcon?

Published: 28 June 2023

The number of American kestrels has dropped sharply. That goes against the trend for birds of prey, broadly seen as a conservation bright spot....

Canada geese: What you may not know about the pesky national symbol

Published: 12 May 2021

Many Canadians are familiar with the honking and hissing that marks the beginning of the spring season, some might be more intimately familiar with the feeling of large wings batting about the...

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

Published: 10 January 2020

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.”...

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

Published: 6 January 2020

“It’s like a big black hole — we have no idea why they’re declining,” said David Bird, professor emeritus of wildlife biology at McGill and a former bird columnist for the Montreal Gazette, who...

ATLAS OBSCURA | Why drones are counting thousands of decoy ducks

Published: 21 February 2018

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...

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