By Jared Wolfe Linked paper: Effects of breeding and molt activity on songbird site fidelity by Luiza Figueira, Pedro Martins, C. John Ralph, Jaime L. Stephens, John D. Alexander, and Jared D. Wolfe, The Auk: Ornithological Advances When playing at home, sports teams usually benefit from home-field advantage. A similar advantage exists among migratory birds that return to the same …
Wood warblers are among the most diverse and colorful songbirds in the Americas. Originally named “Lawrence’s” warblers, a hybrid type resembles Blue-winged warblers, but they have the distinctive black face mask and black throat patch that is unique to Golden-winged warblers.
However, I have developed a particular affinity for hummingbirds, thanks to their colorful feathers, incredible physiology, and graceful behaviors.
Bird migration is one of the most spectacular wildlife phenomena on the planet, especially that of shorebirds that migrate thousands of miles every year.
What do you do when you have to teach field ornithology during a lockdown? This is the dilemma that I shared with many college instructors this spring.
Population size estimation is experiencing a bit of a renaissance, due in no small part to the recent “three billion birds lost” paper by Rosenberg et al.
More Americans are discovering birding as a hobby during the pandemic, but for many ornithologists, bird research will look quite different this year.
Bird song has long been considered a sexually selected signal, used predominantly by male songbirds for territorial defense and mate attraction.
If you were searching for a summer home for your young family, would you choose a place amidst lush coastal meadows, or high up in the mountains?
The beauty of specimens in biological collections is that they keep serving researchers for an indefinite period of time after they have been collected.