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Drone Technology Provides Instant Benefits Drone Technology Provides Instant Benefits

September 18, 2014 by  

Unmanned Arial Vehicle technology has already made a splash in the front pages, often for projects that are years away from fruition – think Amazon and their mooted drone delivery service. However, one way that it can have an immediate and tangible benefit is with the monitoring of nesting bird species, and the promotion of areas that would be of... [Read more]

Solving Human-Avian Conflicts  & Encouraging Coexistence (Part 2) Solving Human-Avian Conflicts & Encouraging Coexistence (Part 2)

September 15, 2014 by  

Continued from Part 1 Common Human-Avian Conflict Mitigation Methods Regardless of the individual circumstances that exist for each human-avian conflict event, many mitigation methods are available to address these situations. A successful mitigation program will most likely involve a combination of several different techniques that take into consideration... [Read more]

Solving Human-Avian Conflicts  & Encouraging Coexistence (Part 1) Solving Human-Avian Conflicts & Encouraging Coexistence (Part 1)

September 15, 2014 by  

Human-wildlife conflict is a significant conservation issue. As human populations continue to increase, habitats previously occupied by wildlife are repurposed for human use. This can cause displacement of wildlife into human inhabited areas or provide suitable conditions for pest species, such as rats, raccoons and pigeons, to multiply unchecked. Close... [Read more]

Britain Votes for National Bird Britain Votes for National Bird

September 9, 2014 by  

While the subspecies of the European robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus), more commonly known as the ‘robin redbreast’, is widely considered to be Britain’s national bird, the fact is that that there is at present no official bird for the United Kingdom, and with a vote currently underway, the robin redbreast may very well find itself... [Read more]

Enjoy a Family Outing at Tropical Birdland Enjoy a Family Outing at Tropical Birdland

August 26, 2014 by  

Located in the picturesque village of Desford, near Leicester in England, Tropical Birdland is home to more than 250 birds, including a collection of free-flying parrots from all over the world. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll at leisure through the main walk-through aviary, view newly hatched or hatching chicks, interact with birds on... [Read more]

Irrigation Canals: Important Nesting Sites for Wild Aquatic Birds Irrigation Canals: Important Nesting Sites for Wild Aquatic Birds

August 19, 2014 by  

Irrigation canals constitute an important nesting site for several aquatic bird species and have slowly transformed into an excellent natural habitat over the passing decades. Several wild aquatic bird species such as Canada geese (Branta canadensis L.; Fig 1) and mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos L.; Fig 2) have in particular found such canals as important... [Read more]

Canada Geese: An International Symbol of Nature Canada Geese: An International Symbol of Nature

August 11, 2014 by  

Canada geese (Branta canadensis L.) represent a majestic symbol of nature and natural world and are a well known migratory species of geese widely recognized across the continent of North America, Northern Europe and in the Asian Far East. The species is native to the continent of North America. The famous “v-shaped” flying pattern of trumpeting... [Read more]

Interesting Behavior of Black-billed Magpie – Part 2 Interesting Behavior of Black-billed Magpie – Part 2

August 6, 2014 by  

This is an observation in August 2005 in west Lethbridge. I have made similar observations before at other places and times, but the observation was recorded on this date. Magpies to my understanding are absolutely fascinating to observe. They are an extremely intelligent species of bird for behavioral studies and what is more important to note is that... [Read more]