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Satellites and citizen science pinpoint migratory bird refueling stops

The millions of waterbirds that migrate each spring from South America to as far as the Arctic can’t do it in one trip. They stop to rest and refuel several times along the way to survive the grueling journey.

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New trackers will help scientists follow elusive critters

Tracking wildlife has improved our understanding of animal activities such as migration and hunting. Yet most species remain invisible to biologists. Transmitter devices that exceed 5 percent of an animal’s body weight can negatively impact its behavior and chances of survival.

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Migrating monarchs facing increased parasite risks

During their annual migration to wintering sites in Mexico, monarch butterflies encounter dangers ranging from cars and trucks to storms, droughts and predators. A study led by ecologists at the University of Georgia has found evidence that these iconic insects might be facing a new challenge.

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Study of greater Yellowstone pronghorn finds highway crossing structures a conservation success

Pronghorn responses to wildlife road-crossing structures and fencing can inform similar solutions for other migratory wildlife threatened by vehicle collisions

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A race against crime: 5 years of Champions of the Flyway

Over the last five years, Champions of the Flyway has raised nearly $350,000 to help BirdLife partners tackle the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean. We look back on five years of inspirational partnership.

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Nigeria’s World Migratory Bird Day celebrations reveal unexpected link with Finland

The wonders of migration take one small village by storm, and a chance encounter with a ringed Osprey shows that birds’ incredible journeys really do link people on opposite sides of the globe…

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How will climate change affect bird migration? Our scientists explain

Our Chief Scientist Dr Stuart Butchart talks about his work on the paper "Flight range, fuel load and the impact of climate change on the journeys of migrant birds".

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Spreading the word on migratory birds

The Summit for Flyways took place from 23-26 April and brought together over 100 top bird scientists, conservationists, donors and policy influencers to discuss efforts to conserve migratory birds and their habitats.

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Highway noise alters monarch butterfly's stress response, could affect migration

May 10 (UPI) -- New research suggests the monarch butterfly's stress response can be disrupted by exposure to prolonged periods of highway noise.

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Editorial: A new threat to migratory birds

Passenger pigeons used to be so abundant in North America that migrating flocks blocked out the sun.

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Ensuring a strong link for migratory bird sites

The last of the white heron has left a small rice farm along Aguinaldo Highway in Dasmariñas City.

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Some migratory birds arrive early – others not at all

Ornithologists say that certain species have come to Finland early and in plentiful numbers this spring – but that others are suffering drastic drops in population due to human activity.

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Wintering warblers choose agriculture over forest

Effective conservation for long-distance migrants requires knowing what's going on with them year-round--not just when they're in North America during the breeding season.

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Vultures reveal critical Old World flyways

Identifying bottlenecks -- i.e. places where birds concentrate on migration -- helps bird conservationists know what areas to focus on and get the most bang for their buck, since a large percentage of a species' population can pass through these small areas.

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Birds migrate away from diseases

In a unique study, researchers have mapped the origins of migratory birds. They used the results to investigate and discover major differences in the immune systems of sedentary and migratory birds. The researchers conclude that migratory species benefit from leaving tropical areas when it is ti ...

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One species described multiple times: How taxonomists contribute to biodiversity discovery

While working on a rare little known group of Oriental wasps that likely parasitize the eggs of grasshoppers, locusts or crickets, not only did a team of four entomologists discover four previously unknown species, but they also found that another four species were in fact one and the same. Thei ...

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Extreme weather, forest loss behind sharp drop in monarch butterfly sightings

Right about now, the kings of the butterfly world are emerging from hibernation in Mexico looking for love and ready to make more butterflies. But scientists Monday said the number of monarch butterflies which will start their annual, 5,000-kilometre migration north to Canadian gardens and wild ...

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Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely

HELENA, Mont. — Snow comes early to the Teton mountain range, and when it does the white-bottomed pronghorn that live here get the urge to move.

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Leyte wetlands host migratory birds

Migratory birds from the Tundra regions near the North Pole have flocked to the bays of Carigara and Ormoc City in Leyte province to escape the cold winter of that region to the warmer and tropical climate here to feed and roost.

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3 rare migratory birds seen in southern Negros wetlands

THREE rare migratory birds were found in southern Negros during the 2018 Asian Waterbird Count (AWC) of Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) conducted on January 6 to 21.

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Christmas Island's Millions Of Migrating Baby Crabs Are A Bonkers Sight To Behold

Each year, newborn crabs make the perilous trek from the sea shore to the forests of Christmas Island. This year was no exception, as new video taken of the migration makes abundantly clear.

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Flock tales from the coast

Birders identify rare species of migratory pelagic birds that have made a winter home on the hospitable shores of Arichal Munai and Dhanushkodi The onset of winter heralds the advent of migratory birds. It is the season when ornithologists flock the birding hotspots with cameras and binoculars, ...

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Binoculars out as migratory birds flock to the capital

At the Yamuna Biodiversity park. Photos: (Expres Photo by Gajendra Yadav) At the Yamuna Biodiversity park. Photos: (ExpresPhoto by Gajendra Yadav) On a wintry morning, the clever kotwal paid a visit, overlooking the large expanse of reed bed , As Reported By IE.

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This terrifying real-life sea monster is much ‘happier’ than it looks, researchers reveal

It looks like an alien creature, but these pictures actually show a newly-discovered sea monster that lives deeper in the ocean than any other fish.

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Migratory Birds Are Being Driven Northward by Climate Change

Climate change is pushing the wintering grounds of millions of migratory birds north from Africa into the Middle East, Israeli experts report. 500 million birds are staying put in parts of Israel that used to serve as a pit stop along their migration route south. Frequent droughts and desertific ...

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Where Do Songbirds Go to Die?

One afternoon in May 2008, a graduate student named Pat Kramer was in northwestern Pennsylvania catching purple martins. The bird, a large swallow that nests in artificial birdhouses across North America, is a well-studied species. But one particular purple martin Kramer and some fellow research ...

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Over 30 species spotted at Aravalli nature park during bird watching

Today, the team spotted 30 species of birds, including the Black Kite, Shrike, Drongo, Sparrow and Bulbul, among many others.”Read I Migratory bird spotted early in Basai as concerns mount over wetland’s futureAbout 12 participants spotted different bird species at the nature park during the 2-h ...

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International body adopts Philippine declaration on wildlife protection

The United Nations-backed Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has adopted a resolution drafted by the Philippines, which recognizes the role of migratory wildlife in achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 set by the UN.

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PH urges nations to conserve intertidal wetlands for migratory species

The Philippines on Tuesday, October 24, made a pitch for the conservation of critical intertidal and other coastal habitats for migratory species at the sidelines of the world's largest wildlife conference for the year.

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