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Article ID: 705103

Damning Evidence of Dam’s Impacts on Rainforest Birds

Wildlife Conservation Society

A study by an international team of conservation scientists found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has caused the local bird population to collapse.

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7-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704878

New-Generation Maps Light Up Information on Birds, Powered by Data from Citizen Science and Satellites

Cornell University

Move over, range maps: A new series of dynamic bird maps from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology reveals unprecedented details not only about where the birds are, but how their numbers and habitats change through the seasons and years.

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4-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704590

Researchers visually track disease transmission, reveals previously unknown connections

Northern Arizona University

The study, which was recently published in Nature, tracked how disease is spread by placing colored dust on hibernating bats to mimic how a fungal pathogen is transferred from one individual to another. Then, biologists found connections between how the dust moves and actual diseases spread.

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28-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704445

Research on bats funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State microbiologist Chris Cornelison is among a collaborative team of researchers awarded a $365,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to combat white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease causing the rapid decline of tricolored bats in Texas.

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27-Nov-2018 9:35 AM EST

Article ID: 704325

Free Flying with Falcons

University of California San Diego

The sport of parahawking, or paragliding in partnership with a bird of prey, is an opportunity to experience flying like a bird. And the Torrey Pines Gliderport adjacent to the University of California San Diego is one of the only places in the world where you can don a harness, jump off a seaside cliff and soar with a raptor. Alumnus David Metzgar co-leads the unforgettable flights, as well as a falconry school and other interactive encounters with hawks, falcons and owls.

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21-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704297

Among Birds-of-Paradise, Good Looks Are Not Enough to Win a Mate

Cornell University

Male birds-of-paradise are justly world famous for their wildly extravagant feather ornaments, complex calls, and shape-shifting dance moves—all evolved to attract a mate. New research published in the open-access journal PLOS Biology suggests for the first time that female preferences drive the evolution of physical and behavioral trait combinations that may also be tied to where the male does his courting: on the ground or up in the trees.

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20-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704059

What Did Birds & Insects Do During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

Cornell University

In August of 2017, millions peered through protective eyewear at the solar eclipse—the first total eclipse visible in the continental United States in nearly 40 years. During the event, researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the University of Oxford watched radar to observe the behavior of birds and insects.

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15-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST

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