News on the Wing

August Edition

 Audubon Society@audubonsociety
Ah, our little Puffin chick. Still fluffy, still growing. Have you tuned in lately? (link: http://explore.org/puffinchick) explore.org/puffinchick @exploreorg
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BirdLife@BirdLife_News
When something’s wrong, make a change! In Chile, modifications to the purse seine fishing technique cause a 98% reduction in seabird bycatch. Now, this project has been pronounced one of the best 500 environmental initiatives in Latin America: (link: https://bit.ly/2tXlL8B) bit.ly/2tXlL8B
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WWT  WWT – @WWTworldwide
It’s good news for the UK’s crane population – according to experts at WWT, @UniofExeter and @Natures_Voice, after a 400 year absence the cranes are back, and they’re here to stay! > (link: https://www.wwt.org.uk/news/all-news/2018/07/wwt-news/cranes-here-to-stay-new-model-predicts/) wwt.org.uk/news/all-news/…
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Audubon Society@audubonsociety
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards! Take a look: (link: http://ow.ly/ZkOU30kONDm) ow.ly/ZkOU30kONDm
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Cornell LabCornell Lab –@CornellBirds
We’re thrilled to see the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act introduced to the Senate; would set aside $1.3 Bn for wildlife conservation. Thx Senators @SenatorRisch, @Sen_JoeManchin, @SenAlexander, @SenatorHeitkamp! More on the bill: (link: http://ow.ly/AB5x30l0wUL) ow.ly/AB5x30l0wUL
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Audubon SocietyAudubon Society – @audubonsociety
The Endangered Species Act has prevented 99% of the species under its care from going extinct, including the Whooping Crane. Don’t let Congress dismantle this bedrock law: (link: http://ow.ly/O8IG30l0EgT) ow.ly/O8IG30l0EgT
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Tiel Lover  Tiel Lover – @tiellover
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Audubon SocietyAudubon Society – @audubonsociety
Have you ever watched crows dive-bombing a hawk or an eagle—otherwise known as “mobbing”? (link: http://ow.ly/Qqsp30l5fcW) ow.ly/Qqsp30l5fcW
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ZSL ScienceZSL Science – @ZSLScience
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Audubon SocietyAudubon Society – @audubonsociety
Read the incredible story of Owlier the Great Horned Owl, who endured 300 miles in a truck grille and a car wash. (link: http://ow.ly/LcGY30jHrDS) ow.ly/LcGY30jHrDS
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Little Green Space  Little Green Space – @LGSpace
Worried about declines in bees, butterflies and other insects? Easy ways to help in your garden:

Don’t over-tidy
Let grass grow long
Let dandelions grow
Plant lavender & sedums
Leave some nettles
Provide an undisturbed wood pile
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BBC Earth  BBC Earth – @BBCEarth
Where have Scotland’s eagles gone?
The mystery of Scotland’s ‘disappearing’ eagles
bbcearth.com
Chris Packham  Chris Packham – @ChrisGPackham
I’m the guest editor for @NatGeoUK ‘s August edition – you can read here why ‘Caring is not enough – We must act .’ (link: https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/environment/2018/07/caring-not-enough-we-must-act) nationalgeographic.co.uk/environment/20…
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Audubon SocietyAudubon Society – @audubonsociety
Artist Jenny Kendler’s stirring installation features a single eye from 100 different bird species threatened by climate change. We asked her our most pressing questions, including why she chose to just focus on the eyes. (link: http://ow.ly/slQC30lbpw4) ow.ly/slQC30lbpw4
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 IUCN UK Peatlands IUCN UK Peatlands –@IUCNpeat
Our #peatlands do more for us than you might think:
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BBC Wildlife  BBC Wildlife –@WildlifeMag
How to identify common caterpillars Here are 12 common UK species for you to look for with typical foodplants: (link: http://ow.ly/sCOo30l64Lp) ow.ly/sCOo30l64Lp

Felicity Rose Cole

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Little Green Space  Little Green Space –@LGSpace
RT if you’re going to help bees, butterflies, moths and hoverflies in your garden by thinking like a pollinator!

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 Audubon SocietyAudubon Society – @audubonsociety

Greater Sage-Grouse once numbered in the millions, but their numbers have declined precipitously. Don’t let @BLMNational weaken conservation protections for this iconic species. Take action to #SaveGrouse: (link: http://ow.ly/ea7x30le6eW) ow.ly/ea7x30le6eW
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BirdLifeBirdLife – @BirdLife_News
How will climate change affect bird migrations?
How will climate change affect bird migration? Our scientists explain
Audubon SocietyAudubon Society – @audubonsociety
Have you had a chance to look at the winning shots from this year’s Audubon Photography Awards? (link: http://ow.ly/ZkOU30kONDm) ow.ly/ZkOU30kONDm
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RSPB Birders  RSPB Birders – @RSPBbirders
Pictures of the first white-tailed sea eagle chicks to hatch on Orkney in 145 years: (link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45011797) bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla… @RSPBScotland
Parent eagle approaching two chicks in the nest
Orkney’s sea eagles pictured in the nest
bbc.co.uk
BirdLifeBirdLife – @BirdLife_News
Our flagship scientific study found that one in eight birds is threatened with extinction.
Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, new study finds
birdlife.org
David Steel  David Steel – @SteelySeabirder
Young Puffling being ringed ready for release. Thousands are on the move after a good breeding season.
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American Bird Cons. American Bird Cons. – @ABCbirds1
Kirtland’s Warbler recently secured the support of the Towsley Foundation, which will fund continued efforts for this #conservation-reliant species, where management efforts are necessary for a stable or growing population. Learn more: (link: https://abcbirds.org/article/kirtlands-warbler-recovery/) abcbirds.org/article/kirtla…
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bird/h bird/h – @BirdPerHour
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Audubon SocietyAudubon Society – @audubonsociety
Whooo’s who? On #OwlAwarenessDay get to know these different owls.
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Bento the Bird  Bento the Bird – @pepitamem
from: potatopato on facebook
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July Edition 

From CBC

Sweetpea, the Sunnyside Greenhouses parrot, loving new home, owners say

The blue-and-gold macaw is more relaxed and less vulgar with her new human flock

Laurie Rupert is the new owner of Sweetpea, the long-time resident parrot of now-shuttered Sunnyside Greenhouses in Calgary. (Danielle Nerman/CBC)

 

“The popular Sunnyside Greenhouses parrot is settling in well at her new Calgary home — and has even stopped swearing, her new owner says.”

Read Rachel Ward’s full article here on the heartwarming story of how Sweetpea is settling into her new home.


From CBC News Edmonton:

Alberta neuroscientists identify what makes parrots not so bird-brained

“Brains of the tropical birds wired differently than avian relatives, study finds

July 05, 2018

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New research from the University of Alberta sheds light on the inner workings of the parrot brain. (Canadian Press)

Being called a bird-brain may not be so insulting after all, suggests a new University of Alberta study.

Neuroscientists have discovered that parrots, remarkably intelligent birds, share neural circuitry similar to primates.”

Read CBC’s full article here.

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Audubon Society
Audubon Society – @audubonsociety
Customize your own birdsong alarm clock with this smartphone app: (link: http://ow.ly/z2bu30kGSEc) ow.ly/z2bu30kGSEc
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RSPB
RSPB – @Natures_Voice
If you find a baby bird on the ground, please follow this advice on our website before acting: (link: http://natu.re/jlFHwf) natu.re/jlFHwf thank you.
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RSPB
RSPB – @Natures_Voice
It’s rather warm out, so make sure to give the birds a safe and reliable way to find fresh water by building a bird bath! (link: http://natu.re/7Vx25d) natu.re/7Vx25d #homesfornature #heatwave #ThursdayThoughts
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Audubon Society
Audubon Society -@audubonsociety
Are bird dads the best dads? What do you think? (link: http://ow.ly/Vm6e301nxSw) ow.ly/Vm6e301nxSw #FathersDay
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Check out the full article here to read about males of some bird species that really go above and beyond for their family!

BBC.COM – Man scales 45ft tree to rescue parrot

“A man says he climbed a 45ft tree armed with custard creams to retrieve his runaway parrot.

Chris Phelan, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, said his pet Caesar flew off while being transported to his outside cage.

He said “probably 200 people” were looking for the parrot – who had been missing for two days – before the dramatic rescue.”


To read the bbc.com article and watch the video, go to:
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-nottinghamshire-44498279/sutton-in-ashfield-man-scales-45ft-tree-to-rescue-parrot#


Welcome!

On Bird Newz you’ll read about current news, events, ideas, controversies, etc., involving, affecting or impacting companion and wild bird species around the world.

To launch this column, let’s begin with an incredible video production – turn up your speakers!

Bird Song Opera | YouTube Video

from the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society

“Music by W. A. Mozart, arranged and edited by Volker Pannes, www.shakeup.de
Many thanks to “Hollywood” Dave Surtees, aficionado of strange humor, for sending this in.   [Chuck Almdale]”

Visit the Society’s website for more information on the great work they do – https://smbasblog.com/

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