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Mapping the movements of birds and beasts
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Mapping the movements of birds and beasts. February 5, 2016. Mapping the movements of birds and beasts. Be they creatures of land, sea, or air, most animal species migrate. Whales, salmon, songbirds, and butterflies all travel thousands of kilometers …

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At Sacramento airport, birds and planes don't mix well
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Armed with noise cannons, squawk boxes, shotguns and rifles, airport biologists patrol the grounds, shooing and often shooting avian intruders in hopes of reducing bird strikes, one of the airline industry's oldest problems. Similar scenarios play out …

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These Birds May Rival Chimps In Their Intelligence
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Corvids, the family of birds that includes crows and ravens, give a whole new meaning to the term “bird brain.” They show the same level of self-regulation when faced with potential rewards as chimps do, according to a study published last week in the …

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Scholarships offered for teens to study birds
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The first is offered to students ages 14-17 who have an avid interest in birds. The award covers the cost of attendance at the "Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens" session in June, which allows young birders to work with some of the country's best …

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China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade
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To minimize the chances of birds striking engines during the many airplane flyovers connected to the Beijing parade, state media reports say, the military has used falcons to chase away birds and a team of trained macaques to flush nests out of trees …

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Do birds appear on radar?
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In addition to weather events, Nexrad (NEXt generation RADar), which is operated by the National Weather Service, is also able to detect the movement of animals such as bats and large flocks of birds. You don't see the radar images made by animals on …

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Tricked-out 'treadmill' for birds could lead to better drones
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Researchers have studied birds in flight for years, with an eye toward applying the tricks they use to navigate changing conditions in the real world to design better aerial robots. Most of the insights gained so far have resulted from painstaking …

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IDNR to restore Newton Co. wetland for migratory birds
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LAKE VILLAGE | State wildlife officials say they'll restore a Newton County wetland to turn it into a rest stop for stressed-out waterfowl and shore birds during their migrations. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will re-establish the Black …

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Water helps to attract different birds
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Water draws in different birds, bird that may not be interested in the seeds that you put in your feeders. Many birds eat just insects and berries, and may never show up at your feeders. However water is essential to most birds and you might surprised …

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Female birds get drabber when their males fool around
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Bird species in which one male can mate with many females tend to have more colorful males. But the promiscuity has an even stronger effect on females, making them drabber. That's one of the more surprising conclusions in a new study of more than half …

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