Tag: Birds

Cooper’s hawk
May 5, 2015

Flameproof Falcons and Hawks Soar Over Areas of B.C.

It could be compared, cynically, to the legend of the phoenix. But while legend has it that the mythological bird was continually reborn from the ashes of its predecessor, researchers...

April 22, 2015

Nuclear Radiation Impacts Fukushima Birds

Some birds in highly radioactive areas of Fukushima in eastern Japan have dropped significantly in numbers over the four years since the nuclear disaster occurred. In 2011, radioactive material began...

Brown-headed cowbird
April 21, 2015

How Light Can Prevent Bird Strikes

On a cold January afternoon in 2009, a flock of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) flew into both jet engines of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 as it was flying over the...

March 23, 2015

Rare Raptor Crashes in Radford, Virginia

A small falcon species made a rare visit to Virginia earlier this month, and literally arrived with a bang. A young Merlin falcon (Falco columbarius) that crash-landed was found and...