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How do hurricanes affect bird migration? 
Any day in late August, September, or October, vast numbers of little birds are heading southward during hurricane season. When they fly into one of these systems they have no way of detecting what’s ahead.
You’ve probably heard about the radio-tagged whimbrel story: The bird flew through the recent storm Irene and made it out the other side. They’re pretty tough birds—one of the larger shorebirds. I’d doubt that little warblers and thrushes could do that. There are probably substantial numbers of little migrants that just get taken out during the storm. Storms can also drop a lot of exhausted birds back to some point that presumably they’d left a day or two before.
Read the entire fascinating article here: How Do Hurricanes Affect Birds?

How do hurricanes affect bird migration?

Any day in late August, September, or October, vast numbers of little birds are heading southward during hurricane season. When they fly into one of these systems they have no way of detecting what’s ahead.

You’ve probably heard about the radio-tagged whimbrel story: The bird flew through the recent storm Irene and made it out the other side. They’re pretty tough birds—one of the larger shorebirds. I’d doubt that little warblers and thrushes could do that. There are probably substantial numbers of little migrants that just get taken out during the storm. Storms can also drop a lot of exhausted birds back to some point that presumably they’d left a day or two before.

Read the entire fascinating article here: How Do Hurricanes Affect Birds?

Sunday November 4th // Filed under: animals, nature, environment, storm, hurricane, birds, aves,
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5,000 birds, 900 dolphins dead in PeruThe country’s northern beaches were earlier this week declared off-limits as scientists scrambled to pin down what was causing such a massive toll.

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5,000 birds, 900 dolphins dead in Peru
The country’s northern beaches were earlier this week declared off-limits as scientists scrambled to pin down what was causing such a massive toll.

Thursday May 10th // Filed under: animals, environment, dolphins, birds, pelicans, Peru,

Leda Huta: Keystone Pipeline Could Push Endangered Whooping Crane Into Extinction

If you were to choose a route through which to move toxic, highly corrosive, sludgy crude oil, would you place it on the same narrow corridor used by one of the world’s most endangered birds? The Canadian energy company TransCanada did and the Obama administration is on the verge of approving that absurd proposal.

Thursday September 8th // Filed under: conservation, birds, nature, environment,
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Ode to Martha, the last passenger pigeonOne of eastern North America’s most iconic animals vanished forever on Sept. 1, 1914. Now, 97 years later, the passenger pigeon has become an icon for something else: manmade extinction.

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Ode to Martha, the last passenger pigeon
One of eastern North America’s most iconic animals vanished forever on Sept. 1, 1914. Now, 97 years later, the passenger pigeon has become an icon for something else: manmade extinction.

Thursday September 1st // Filed under: animals, extinction, endangered species, birds, nature, environment,