Canada geese: An International Symbol of Nature

Canada Geese: An International Symbol of Nature

August 11, 2014 by  
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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….

Radio Waves May Disrupt Birds’ Magnetic Compass

June 24, 2014 by  
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While the navigational skills of birds remain largely unexplained, the theory that they use the magnetic field of the earth to some degree to map their positions is generally accepted. The magnetic field of the earth is weakest at the equator, becoming stronger toward the north and south poles. This change in magnetic strength may give birds an estimate of their latitude while in flight. This amazing ability to navigate is especially evident in homing pigeons which are able to find their way home over distances of as much as 1,100 miles…

Tawas Point Birding Festival 2014

April 28, 2014 by  
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This annual event offers guided birding tours, programs and talk by leading bird experts, loads of informative books for sale by the Michigan Audubon bookstore and a chance to view migrating birds…

Great Louisiana BirdFest 2014

March 20, 2014 by  
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The 18th annual Great Louisiana BirdFest takes place during the spring migration, offering the opportunity for birders to gather and share in the excitement of spotting many migrant bird species passing through south Louisiana…

Irruptive Migration of Bird Species

March 4, 2014 by  
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The main reason birds migrate is to ensure they have access to food all year round. For some bird species this may mean flying half way around the world, and their migration patterns are so predictable that birders arrange special events to welcome the weary travelers to their wintering ground, as well as to see them off when they depart…

Support the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count

February 5, 2014 by  
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The 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is set to take place from February 14 through to February 17 in multiple locations all over the world. This four day event calls on bird watchers of all ages and levels of experience to count the birds they see in one location over a fifteen-minute period…

Godwit Days 2014

February 3, 2014 by  
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The 19th Annual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival will celebrate the lovely marbled godwit. The event features field trips, workshops, boat excursions and lectures…

Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival 2014

February 3, 2014 by  
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The Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival celebrates the arrival of vast numbers of Sandhill Cranes and various waterfowl that have been migrating. Begun in 1971, the festival focuses on education about the environment and wildlife…

The Plight of the Red Knot

January 21, 2014 by  
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Breeding in the Canadian Artic and wintering in Argentina and Chile, red knots undertake an epic migration journey of around 9,300 miles (15,000 km) twice every year. In order to complete the voyage successfully, red knots (Calidris canutus) require top quality food sources…

New York Birders Conference 2013

October 14, 2013 by  
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The 66th annual New York Birders Conference offers birders the opportunity to view the fall coastal migration when it is at its peak, the ideal time to spot rare birds…

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