birds

Filling piping plover research holes

May 26, 2021

Since piping plovers were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1985, researchers have been uncertain about some population dynamics and connectivity among the ...

Eradication lets Rat Island shed its name

April 16, 2021

Rat Island, one of many islands in the Aleutian archipelago in Alaska, used to be aptly named. Invasive rats first arrived after escaping from a Japanese shipwreck ...

Bird declines tied to fewer insects

March 2, 2021

Some studies have documented insect declines. Others have documented bird declines. But scientists hadn’t connected the two — until recently. In a study ...

To quiet your mind, listen to the birds

January 14, 2021

Hearing birds singing, and sometimes perceiving high biodiversity, may increase people’s well-being. Past research had looked at human connections to nature in ...
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