Tag: red-winged blackbird

July 26, 2021

Toxic algal bloom cause mixed reactions in birds, reptiles

Toxic algal blooms could stress out wildlife, and in some cases, cause weaker immune systems in reptiles and birds in the Great Lakes region. Blue-green algae blooms are caused by...

February 20, 2018

Does all that hammering hurt woodpeckers’ brains?

A woodpecker’s head takes a lot of pounding. In its lifetime, a woodpecker may peck wood over 50 million times at a force of about 1,200 to 1,400 Gs —...