In the Pacific Northwest, the range expansion of Barred Owls has already contributed to a conservation crisis for Northern Spotted Owls.
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You have probably heard the startling impact of a bird hitting a glass pane, or perhaps you’ve come across a dead bird beneath a window. While the effect on the bird was lethal, you were likely affected by that event too.
After a catastrophic natural event such as a volcanic eruption, what happens to the birds that live in the affected area?
Sand and gravel pits may seem like an unlikely place to nest, but they greatly resemble Bank Swallows’ natural habitat along rivers and lakeshores.
Early in their ecology classes, students learn that plants and animals facing a changing climate have three options: adapt, move, or die.
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.
Have you ever looked up at a mountaintop in the distance and wondered what birds might be living there? When mixed-species flocking fanatics like ourselves see that mountain, another set of questions catches our imagination.
Animals that do well in urban areas tend to be the ones that learn to make use of resources such as the food humans throw away. But is our food actually good for them? A new study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications suggests that a diet of human foods such as discarded cheeseburgers might …