Articles Tagged with “Birds”

15 Articles found tagged with “Birds”.

  • Murrelets Require Marine and Terrestrial Conservation

    Two decades of surveys of marbled murrelets on the west coast of the United States shows that these elusive seabirds are impacted by changing ocean conditions and the loss of old forest. Conservation actions must, therefore, take into account factors that influence both marine food resources and terrestrial nesting habitat.

    By Alex Taylor on 5th January 2021
  • Migratory Birds Affected by Climate and Land Cover Changes

    Many migratory bird species are facing global declines. A new study has examined how climate change and changes to land cover are driving those declines, and states that conservation efforts must be directed in the regions they inhabit throughout the year.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th December 2020
  • Invasive Species Interplay

    Researchers in California have discovered an interplay between 3 species – due to invasive mice on the Farallon Islands are causing migrating burrowing owls to remain on the islands to eat them. But when the mice population crashes, they switch to preying upon the endangered ashy storm-petrel.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th January 2020
  • Habitat Loss Major Threat to Australian Birds

    New research has found that habitat loss is a major concern for hundreds of Australian bird species, threatened as well as non-threatened, and south-eastern Australia has been the worst affected.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th September 2019
  • Snakes on a Plane

    Researchers have discovered why the brown tree snake has become such a successful invasive species on the island of Guam, where it has devastated native bird populations.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd December 2018
  • Limiting Climate Change Means Greater Survival

    The first study to explore how limiting climate change to a 1.5oC rise in temperature would benefit species throughout the world has found that the vast majority would survive, especially insects.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd July 2018
  • Human-Induced Noise Stresses Birds

    Exposure to constant noise from oil and gas operations is causing chronic stress in birds. In some cases, the birds also have chicks whose growth is stunted, leading to warnings that bird populations could decline due to human-induced noise pollution.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th March 2018
  • Wildlife Map Reveals Conservation Concerns

    By producing detailed maps on the distribution of the world’s reptiles, an international team of scientists has completed the ‘atlas of life’, the first global review and map of every vertebrate species on Earth.

    By Alex Taylor on 31st October 2017