Global warming is increasingly affecting wild bird populations, and because the Arctic is warming more rapidly than any other part of the world, populations of Arctic migratory birds are potentially the most vulnerable.
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Dialects, a well-known feature of human languages, can also be found in the vocalizations of various bird species.
Early in their ecology classes, students learn that plants and animals facing a changing climate have three options: adapt, move, or die.
Few groups of organisms possess striking visual displays that rival the bright colors and intricate patterns of bird feathers.
In the first two years of my PhD I applied for a slew of small grants and was roundly rejected from every single one. Multiple times.
There’s no shortage of studies demonstrating that conditions during one part of birds’ annual of breeding and migration cycle can affect individuals in subsequent stages — a phenomenon known as carry-over effects.
Imagine living in a grassland landscape with an almost constant low-frequency hum from spinning wind turbine blades. The humming is distracting, so what do you do?
To understand the impact of restoration efforts, one of the things we can do is study the wildlife that lives in these human-restored habitats.
Affectionately known to some as the “green-headed monster,” the Mallard is one of the world’s most recognizable species of waterfowl.
I am lucky that one of the species of hummingbird I study, the Blue-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea), occurs on my university’s campus in the mountains of Bogotá, Colombia.