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The Telegraph reports that the kittiwake has become the first British bird to be added to the IUCN’s Red List of British birds facing extinction where plastic has been a factor in its decline. There used to be millions of kittiwakes nesting around UK’s shores but now there are only

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Just as people sometimes adjust their tone of voice to be heard in cities, researchers have found that songbirds do as well. In a study published in November’s issue of Behavioral Ecology, researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center analyzed how songbirds are affected by both general noise

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The Peregrine Fund recently took five regionally endangered Orange-breasted Falcons to Belize to be released. The three female and two male falcons are part of the best hopes for reviving the dwindling population of wild falcons. They were bred in captivity in Sheridan, Wyoming, where 40 chicks have been produced,

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One of the world’s rarest birds recently passed a key milestone – the Pale-headed Brush-Finch was downlisted from Critically Endangered to Endangered on the IUCN Red List of globally threatened birds after more than a decade of sustained conservation action. I recently spoke with Daniel J. Lebbin, Ph.D., Conservation Biologist

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Two independent environmenal organizations, Ontario Nature and Ecojustice, were in court recently for a lawsuit launched last March which is a private prosecution against Menkes Development, the owner of a Scarborough, Ontario office building called Consilium Place. The building complex is comprised of three towers which were constructed using reflective window surfaces

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The Nature Conservancy has some useful tips on how to become a birder, which can also be transferred to how to become a wildlife watcher. Becoming a birder all starts with getting a pair of binoculars. When birdwatching, a little brown bird flying into a tree can become a little yellow

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In much of the U.S., May is peak migration month. Today is International Migratory Bird Day. This morning I joined a birding group on  a tour at VanDusen Gardens and saw a wide range of birds, some of which are passing through Vancouver on their way north. If you visit

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Ducks Unlimited leaders met with congressional and federal agency representatives in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss the critical role wetlands conservation programs play across the U.S. Hunters and anglers generate almost $80 billion in the U.S. economy each year, Scott Sutherland, Director of the Governmental Affairs Office for Ducks

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Results of one of Britain’s most successful conservation programs was spotted in the skies above England during the recent RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, reports the RSPB. At the turn of the 20th century, there was just a handful of red kites left in the UK, and the few that remained

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The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has a good list of the top 10 ways we can all help protect birds this Spring. Some of the bird friendly tactics are to help support ABC, such as joining them or watching their Action Centre for campaigns you can help with. One example

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There are slightly more than 9,700 species of birds in the world, but like many animals, their existence is in jeopardy. Human activity and development have a negative impact on our feathered friends. Nowhere is this more evident than on the 6,000 oil and gas platforms scattered throughout the Gulf

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One of the sweetest sounds of spring is that of birds chirping and singing in the trees. For avid birdwatchers, enticing birds into their yard with a little bird seed is a common practice. The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) wanted to know if bird lovers were hurting the creatures they

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Three new scientific studies by University of California researchers confirm that lead poisoning of endangered California condors and other wildlife is due to scavenging animals ingesting fragments of spent lead hunting ammunition, reports the Center for Biological Diversity. Researchers found that one-third of wild condors are suffering from chronic lead

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The results of this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) are in. Participants submitted more than 92,000 checklists to the GBBC this year, giving the organizers a snapshot showing the whereabouts of many hundreds of bird species across the United States and Canada. Altogether, participants identified 596 species and recorded

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Conservation leaders from Audubon and other groups in Washington to rally support for the reauthorization of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, reports Audubon Magazine. The Act was established to protect neotropical migrant birds which by mid-April will start appearing in the Hudson Valley. Since its passage in 2000, the

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