Article ID: 592330
Birds Do Better in 'Agroforests' Than on FarmsUniversity of Utah
Compared with open farmland, wooded “shade” plantations that produce coffee and chocolate promote greater bird diversity, although a new University of Utah study says forests remain the best habitat for tropical birds.
Released:6-Aug-2012 11:00 PM EDT
Article ID: 592326
New Bird Species Discovered in ‘Cloud Forest’ of PeruCornell University
A colorful, fruit-eating bird with a black mask, pale belly and scarlet breast – never before described by science – has been discovered by Cornell University graduates following an expedition to the remote Peruvian Andes.
Released:6-Aug-2012 1:20 PM EDT
Article ID: 588757
Groundbreaking Video Feeds Offer Rare Glimpse Into Heron NestCornell University
With high-definition and nighttime cams streaming 24/7 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, N.Y., viewers around the world are now able to follow the surprising lives of herons, including rare views still little known to science.
Released:1-May-2012 9:35 AM EDT
Article ID: 588380
Purple Martins Get Prime Living Quarters on CampusUniversity of Alabama
A University of Alabama geographer and ornithologist is leading an effort to build houses on campus for the purple martin, a popular migratory bird. Dr. Michael Steinberg stands near one of the birdhouses designed to invite purple martins to stay.
Released:20-Apr-2012 2:00 PM EDT
Article ID: 587226
‘Big Red’ Hawk, New Mother of Three, Invites the World Into Her HomeCornell University
A new nest camera high above a Cornell University’s athletic fields is streaming up-close, high-definition views of a Red-tailed Hawk nest via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds website: www.allaboutbirds.org.
Released:22-Mar-2012 1:50 PM EDT