Irrigation canals: Important nesting sites for wild aquatic birds

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…

Southeastern Kestrel Management on Fort Polk

September 10, 2013 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…

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.

Exotic Bird Fair Show Expo 2010

April 9, 2010 by  
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Medina is getting ready to host one of the biggest exotic bird fairs in the state, which will be held on the 23rd of May 2010, at the Medina Fairgrounds. Visitors to the fair can look forward to browsing through a variety of vendor stores selling products such as nesting boxes, perches, bird cages, food [...]

Osprey History in the Making

April 2, 2010 by  
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The Kielder Water and Forest Park is located in England. It is not only home to the country’s biggest forest areas, but the largest man-made lake to be found in northern Europe. Its remote location and breathtaking natural landscapes make the park a favorite amongst artists, hiking enthusiasts and cyclists. The park is also the perfect family escape. Animals and bird life play a vital role in the park, and recently the Kielder Water and Forest Park has taken on a conservation challenge that might just make history.

American Coot (Fulica americana)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Fulica Americana or otherwise known as the American coot is a common water bird, family of the Rallidae, and is about 12 inches in length with a wingspan of 25 inches. It is quite a large bird with relatively short wings and tail, and can often be seen swimming and diving in ponds or [...]

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a small sea bird which spends most of its life living on the open ocean. It is also known as the Common Puffin and it is the only puffin species which occurs in the Atlantic Ocean. All three other puffin species are found in the Pacific. When they are [...]

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a wading bird that can be seen near water across North America and breeds throughout the eastern United Sates, Western Texas and New Mexico. It is 14 inches in length, with short yellow legs and a wingspan of 25 inches. This wading bird has a black head that runs [...]

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