Geographical Location: Western

October 4, 2019

Researchers discover hummingbird hybrid zone

Two closely related species — Allen’s (Selasphorus sasin) and rufous hummingbirds (S. rufus) — are interbreeding in a newly discovered hybrid zone spanning from Northern California to southern Oregon. Around 2013...

September 30, 2019

Most of elephant seal population born from ‘supermoms’

Elephant seals have had a spectacular journey from the brink of extinction, and they may owe it to a group of “supermoms” responsible for most of the reproduction. In a...

September 6, 2019

Watch: California embarks on massive wildlife overpass

California is building what state transportation officials will be the world’s largest wildlife overpass. Paid mostly with private donations, the overpass will span 200 feet across 10 lanes of U.S....

August 29, 2019

Speakers and decoys quickly attract Caspian tern colonies

Decoys and a good set of speakers are the perfect tools for attracting Caspian terns to new nesting grounds — and perhaps away from imperiled salmonids they feed on. “It’s really...

August 28, 2019

Nevada recognized for wildlife crossings

Nevada wildlife and highway officials have been recognized for their work in building wildlife overpasses to increase safety for both motorists and animals. The Federal Highway Administration issued the Nevada...

August 26, 2019

Mountain lions select specific spots to hunt primary prey

When pumas are going after their primary prey of black-tailed deer, they change the types of landscape they use, according to new research. The discovery could be important for wildlife...

August 26, 2019

Western Section will host nature photography workshop

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society, along with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of The Wildlife Society, will host Nature Photography for Biologists and Enthusiasts, A Workshop for...

August 23, 2019

The Lifeblood of Reno-Tahoe: Hunting and Fishing the Truckee Watershed

Reno locals, particularly those with a penchant for outdoor activities, often refer to their home and the surrounding area as Truckee Meadows, after the Truckee River and surrounding watershed, which...

August 21, 2019

Four Klamath dams to be removed by 2022

Four dams along the lower Klamath River in southern Oregon and Northern California could be removed by 2022. The Capital Press reports that the nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corp., has...

August 15, 2019

In Mexican wolf recovery, did science and politics clash?

A new study contends that the science used in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2017 Mexican wolf recovery plan was skewed by political influence. The publication has revived longstanding...