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Loose Feathers #708

Wild Turkey / Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS
Birds and birding news
  • In Australia, a single cat caused the collapse of a Fairy Tern colony after it killed 6 adults and 40 chicks.
  • A new book considers the career of George Bird Grinnell, an early conservationist who founded the original (but short-lived) version of the Audubon Society.
  • A pair of Common Loons in Wisconsin has been fostering a Mallard duckling this summer.
Science and nature blogging
  • 10,000 Birds: Uncommon Yellowthroats
  • Laura's Birding Blog: Le Conte's Sparrow: Losing a Favorite Sound
  • Vermont Center for Ecostudies: VTBees Update From the Field
  • Bird Ecology Study Group: Why do Woodpeckers Make Holes in Trees?
  • Avian Hybrids: How many species of Red-shouldered Hawk are there?
  • In Defense of Plants: Meet the Blazing Stars 
  • spiderbytes: The great black widow race: how males use the silk road to find females faster
Biodiversity and conservation
  • An interactive map shows an endangered or threatened animal for every state.
  • Endangered Species Act protections are being restored to Grizzly Bears around Yellowstone National Park after a court found that they were delisted improperly.
  • A scientist is studying parasitic flies to learn more about the Buffy Flower Bat of the Bahamas.
  • Two rare ferns were recently rediscovered in Australia after they were thought to be extinct. 
  • A new species of jewel beetle was discovered in Green-Wood Cemetery by researchers looking for the Emerald Ash Borer and other potential pests.
  • Maine Audubon is mapping where roadkill happens most frequently to identify problem spots where the road could be redesigned to add tunnels or signage.
Climate change and environmental politics
  • Coastal flooding, especially sunny day flooding during high tides, is likely to keep getting worse. 
  • A heat dome over Greenland is causing record melting of its ice sheet.
  • The same heat dome broke a temperature record in the UK.
  • Black carbon, which exacerbates both climate change and respiratory illnesses, was mysteriously deleted from New Jersey's recent climate change bill shortly before it was passed and signed into law.
  • An opponent of public lands is being appointed to head the Bureau of Land Management, which has responsibility for much of the federal land in the West.


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