Seaway Trail Has Reputation for Excellence

July 4, 2008 by  
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Situated along the shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River in New York State, the Seaway Trail is a bird watcher’s haven. This is a place where you will find a massive variety of songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds in one relatively small area. Most people are not even aware it exists and are surprised to learn that this bountiful bird refuge is located right on their doorstep.

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Birds Share Mammalian Sleep Patterns

July 2, 2008 by  
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It has always been thought that only mammals enjoy the somewhat varied sleep patterns that we are all so familiar with, but now it seems that birds are capable of REM, slow-wave sleep, transition stages and quick spikes too. Recent research conducted on the zebra finch has resulted in some alarming findings.

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Amazing Migration Survival Tactics

June 27, 2008 by  
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Ongoing ornithological research continues to confirm what keen bird-watchers have suspected all along – their feathered friends are highly intelligent and adaptive, with an amazing array of communication skills. A new study conducted by researchers at Queen’s University in Washington has revealed that migrating songbirds rely on the behavior of local resident birds to assist them in avoiding predators during migration.

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Amazing Songbird Communication Skills

June 23, 2008 by  
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Keen birders have long appreciated the intelligence and communication skills of birds. Apart from the fact that birdsong is delightful to listen to, it is also an integral part of bird identification for bird-watchers, as well as a means for birds to communicate with one another. Ongoing avian research is continuously revealing fascinating facts about birds, how they interact with one another and how they adapt to a rapidly changing world. Recent research has revealed that some migratory songbirds choose their nesting area based solely on the songs of other birds that are successfully raising their young.

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Feather Colors

June 19, 2008 by  
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Most first-time bird owners seeking their first pet will be primarily attracted to the striking colors that a number of bird species enjoy, even if they ultimately choose to go with the species that makes the easiest pet. Many birds are highly sought after due to their appealing colors the striking diversity of coloring is of the utmost benefit when it comes to identifying wild birds through a pair of binoculars. But what is it that makes these delightful creatures come in so many inspiring colors? How do they go from ‘drab to fab’ in just a difference of gender? Let us investigate the mystery.

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