Southeastern Kestrel Management on Fort Polk

Southeastern Kestrel Management on Fort Polk

March 7, 2015 by  
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In 1992, Fort Polk banded its first juvenile kestrels, which were from a nest located in an enlarged RCW cavity. The kestrel nest tree was within 100 feet of an RCW nest tree, which indicates that…

Irrigation Canals: Important Nesting Sites for Wild Aquatic Birds

August 19, 2014 by  
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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 and mallard ducks have in particular found such canals as important nesting, resting, breeding and foraging sites…

Solitary Eagle’s Nest Discovered in Belize:Part 2

August 13, 2012 by  
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To travel horizontally, a static soaring bird must descend and subsequently ascend using convective currents as an elevator, often in a slow cyclic pattern…

Solitary Eagle’s Nest Discovered in Belize:Part 3

August 13, 2012 by  
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n the morning of discovery, Stacia, Matt, Audrey and Roni hiked across the military exercise area,

northwest of Baldy Beacon…

Practice Makes Perfect for Nest-Building Weavers

October 4, 2011 by  
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It has long been assumed that the nest building skills of birds are instinctive, but new research has revealed that building a nest could very well be a learned skill. Following and filming the activities of male Southern Masked Weavers in Botswana over a period of three months, researchers noted that not all nests are created equal.

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