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Article ID: 598086

World’s Largest Natural Sound Archive Now Fully Digital and Online

Cornell University

A major milestone has been achieved by the Macaulay Library archive at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All archived analog recordings in the 150,000-recording collection, going back to 1929, have now been digitized and can be heard online at www.MacaulayLibrary.org.

Released:
15-Jan-2013 12:00 PM EST
Newswise: Guineafowl May Spread, Not Halt, Fever-Bearing Ticks in Turkey

Article ID: 596659

Guineafowl May Spread, Not Halt, Fever-Bearing Ticks in Turkey

University of Utah

Turkey releases non-native guineafowl to eat ticks that carry deadly Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Yet research suggests guineafowl eat few ticks, but carry the parasites on their feathers, possibly spreading the disease they were meant to stop, says a Turkish biologist working at the University of Utah.

Released:
29-Nov-2012 11:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 593929

The Original Twitter? Tiny Electronic Tags Monitor Birds' Social Networks

University of Washington

A tiny, digital tag provides a first peek at the social lives of small animals. Using the tags to track New Caledonian crows revealed a surprising amount of interaction among the tool-using birds.

Released:
20-Sep-2012 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 593815

Aldo Leopold's Field Notes Score a Lost "Soundscape"

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Using those notes, professor Stan Temple and Christopher Bocast, a UW-Madison Nelson Institute graduate student and acoustic ecologist, have recreated a "soundscape" from ecologist Aldo Leopold's 70 year-old notes.

Released:
18-Sep-2012 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 592652

Pioneering eBird Citizen-Science Program Tops 100 Million Observations

Cornell University

Late last week, a 12-year-old boy near Vancouver sighted an American Robin and submitted the 100 millionth observation to eBird. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon, eBird is an online application for birders to record their checklists, and for scientists to collect a massive database of citizen-science observations.

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15-Aug-2012 10:40 AM EDT
Newswise: Birds Do Better in 'Agroforests' Than on Farms

Article ID: 592330

Birds Do Better in 'Agroforests' Than on Farms

University 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
Newswise: New Bird Species Discovered in ‘Cloud Forest’ of Peru

Article ID: 592326

New Bird Species Discovered in ‘Cloud Forest’ of Peru

Cornell 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 Nest

Cornell 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
Newswise: Purple Martins Get Prime Living Quarters on Campus

Article ID: 588380

Purple Martins Get Prime Living Quarters on Campus

University 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 Home

Cornell 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

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