Tag: Songbirds

September 14, 2016

Migrating birds rush to spring breeding grounds

When it comes to spring migrations, the early bird gets the best breeding site. Now, radar data have revealed that birds rush for that advantage, flying faster than they do...

June 9, 2016

How songbirds respond to changing weather

Weather data sets and bird surveys from past years in the Badlands and prairie regions of the United States can give researchers clues about the future of songbird species. In...

August 13, 2015

The High Speed Chase to Find Why Birds Change Altitudes

It was generally around 4 a.m. when the car chase would start to get old. Melissa Bowlin would be thinking, “Please just land, bird — that spot looks great over...

White breasted nuthatch
July 23, 2015

Why Environment Matters With Songbird Genes

Similar kinds of habitats may be more important than geographic proximity when it comes to finding which birds are of a genetic feather. A new study examining white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta...

June 22, 2015

The Call of the Last Golden-Winged Warbler in Georgia

It had been over two years since the last golden-winged warbler was seen in Georgia, but Nathan Klaus and Jim Wentworth hadn’t given up hope when they set out to...

April 15, 2015

Luck Connects Research Bird from Illinois to Nicaragua

Nobody knew precisely where it came from, and it didn’t have a particularly remarkable name when researchers first discovered it in September 2014 in the Seversen Dells Nature Preserve in...

Blackpoll warblers
April 1, 2015

Tiny Songbirds Make Epic Trans-Atlantic Migration

A half-ounce songbird makes an epic three-day flight while migrating between eastern Canada and the U.S. to Venezuelan winter grounds, according to a new tracking study. The blackpoll warbler (Setophaga...