Fork-tailed Drongos: Marvelous Mimics

Fork-tailed Drongos: Marvelous Mimics

February 26, 2015 by  
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A recent study by evolutionary biologist Tom Flower of the University of Cape Town in South Africa has revealed that the African fork-tailed drongo mimics alarm calls of other species as part of its food gathering strategy. Wildlife observers in Africa have noted that the drongo is an accomplished thief, but it was thought that it was using its own alarm call to falsely alert other birds and meerkats that a predator was nearby, thereby causing them to drop their meal…

Florida Scrub-Jay Festival 2015

February 5, 2015 by  
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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the sixth annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival on Feb. 28, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. The event celebrates the endangered scrub habitat and Florida Scrub-jay, a threatened species found only in Florida…

The Chupi Wetland: A Biodiversity Hotspot from West Bengal, Eastern India

February 3, 2015 by  
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Biodiversity constitutes an important aspect of global wildlife resources. It is important to note that major global biodiversity hotspots are located in developing and under developed nations scattered across different continents. Unfortunately, the socio-economic conditions in these poor but natural resource-rich nations along with their nascent human population, lack of employment opportunities, political unrest and related anthropogenic pressures have serious impacts on local biodiversity….

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

September 15, 2014 by  
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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 the environmental conditions of the area, the funding that is available, the severity and nature of the conflict, and the level of community support that exists for the program….

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

September 15, 2014 by  
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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 contact between people and wildlife leads to opportunities for conflict…

CraneFest 2014

August 22, 2014 by  
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Visitors to the CraneFest will have the opportunity to see the Greater Sandhill Cranes fly in, as well as to experience a host of intriguing wildlife in Big Marsh Lake…

Dungarpur Bird Fair 2013

November 29, 2013 by  
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Taking place on 21-22 December 2013, the Dungarpur Bird Fair invites bird, wildlife and nature lover to experience the biodiverse habitats of Dungarpur and its environs…

Central Valley Birding Symposium 2013

October 14, 2013 by  
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The program for the Central Valley Birding Symposium in 2013 will include a Bird Identification Panel, A talk on alien invaders by Kimball Garrett, a sketching workshop, a specimen workshop, a discussion of the Migration Patterns of the Northern Saw-whet Owls near Forest Ranch, a talk on bird intelligence by Susan Schneider…

Monterey Bay Birding Festival

August 21, 2013 by  
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The 9th annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival offers birding enthusiasts the opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular birding and wildlife destinations in North America…

Take a Stroll Through the Linda Loring Nature Foundation

January 15, 2013 by  
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Established in 1999 by Linda Loring, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on providing young people with the opportunity to enjoy and learn about various facets of the natural world…

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