Massive Southern Invasions by Northern Birds Linked to Weather Shifts


Massive Southern Invasions by Northern Birds Linked to Weather Shifts.

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Playa Post – Vol. 13, #5


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Check out the latest Playa Post, the newsletter of the Playa Lakes Joint Venture.

Among other cool stories, here’s your chance to engage in some important Citizen Science to benefit the playas.

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The Nature Conservancy – Cool Green Science Blog


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Check out The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science Blog!

Hope for bats facing White Nose Syndrome.

Your happy place, revealed.

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Cornell Lab eNews – June 2015


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There are lots of neat new updates from the Cornell Lab eNews.  Among them:

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Birds Alive! Newsletter from the Handbook of the Birds of the World #12


The latest Birds Alive newsletter has been released.

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Among the many cool things in this newsletter . . .

Important bird area discovered in Ethiopia

2 Jun 2015 – 06:30 — Eduardo de Juana

Bird observations made in Muktar Mountain Forest in December 2013–January 2014 included six species of global conservation concern, 25 Afrotropical highlands biome-restricted species and two Ethiopian endemics: Yellow-fronted Parrot (Poicephalus flavifrons) and Juniper Babbler (Parophasma galinieri). The survey strongly suggests that the site qualifies as a highland biome Important Bird Area. The forest covers c.3600 ha and lies at an altitude of 2000–3010 m in the south-eastern Ethiopian highlands, 25 km far from the nearest town.

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Check out the Internet Bird Collection’s Photo of the Month, by Marco Valentini.  There’s a blue and a green on the bird in that photo that I think is unique in the animal kingdom.

Also, what’s that?  A new Atlas to German Breeding Birds you say?

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*Owl Release – Wed. June 10*


*Owl Release – Wed. June 10*.

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