Tuesday, February 17, 2009

bird conservation and other alternative birding news

Latest News Stories from the American Bird Conservancy Bird News Network

Fishermen Work to Keep Birds Off the Hook Thursday, February 12, 2009 West Coast fishermen are voluntarily taking measures to stop the accidental killing of seabirds which can be snared on the hooks of long-line fishing boats.
FAA Agrees to Study Lighting Requirements for Bird-Killing Towers Friday, February 06, 2009 The FAA has announced plans to conduct a study that will examine whether steady-burning sidelights on tall communications towers can be safely eliminated without endangering air traffic.
Phosphate Mine Gets Green Light at Expense of Wetlands Wednesday, February 04, 2009 In January, the state of NC amended a water quality certification to enable the expansion of a phosphate mine in Beaufort County.
Survey Finds Rare Hummer in New Areas, Locates First Ever Nests, Identifies Females Tuesday, January 27, 2009 The results of an ABC-funded study of the distribution and nesting of the globally endangered Esmeraldas Woodstar have just been released by Fundacion Jocotoco, with some encouraging news.
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Helps Priority Birds in Tennessee Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Bird conservation in the Appalachian Mountains received a big boost recently with the completion of a significant conservation acquisition in east Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau.
Three Massive New Protected Areas in the Pacific Benefit Seabirds, Marine Life Wednesday, January 07, 2009President George Bush announced yesterday the creation of three new Marine National Monuments that will protect vast areas of the Pacific Ocean.
Energy Developments Threaten Sage-Grouse Habitat in Wyoming Tuesday, January 06, 2009 The Greater Sage-Grouse is facing a severe decline in the amount of suitable breeding habitat due to energy development.
Government Review Confirms Red Knot and Other Imperiled Bird Candidates Should Be Listed as Endangered Species Friday, December 12, 2008 FWS has released its revised list of species that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Habitat For The Declining Cerulean Warbler And Other Wildlife Conserved In Ozarks Wednesday, December 10, 2008 A coalition including ABC, the state of Missouri, TNC, and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation has protected 80 acres containing important floodplain habitat in the watershed of the Current River.
Western Bluebird Reintroduction Second Year Successes Monday, December 08, 2008 An ABC partnership project to return Western Bluebirds to one of their ancestral breeding territories on the San Juan Islands of northwestern WA State is nearing completion of the second year of its five-year timeline, with a number of important advances.

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Other Bird Conservation News

Study: Birds shifting north; global warming citedThe Associated Press - Feb 10, 2009WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to global warming, the canary in the coal mine isn't a canary at all. It's a purple finch. As the temperature across the US ...

Cats tagged in bird killing studyBBC News, UK - 20 hours agoIt is thought this is "significantly affecting" some urban bird species. Rebecca Dulieu, a PhD student in environmental biology at the university has ...

Heart Mountain Wind farm feasibility appraisedPowell Tribune, WY - 1 hour agoHeart Mountain has a bird conservation area. There are raptors and bats that could become tangled in turbine blades, Molvar said. ...

World's largest wetland threatened in BrazilMacon Daily, GA - 5 hours agoOf the Pantanal's 650 bird species, the largest has a wing span of nearly 3 meters (yards) and the smallest weighs only 2 grams (0.07 ounce). ...

Migratory Songbird Mystery SolvedNational Geographic, DC - Feb 12, 2009The new information will aid future conservation efforts. The researchers equipped 14 wood thrushes and 20 purple martins with tiny geolocators—the first ...

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