The American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) might not look like much compared to its more menacing cousin of “Nevermore!” fame, the Common raven (Corvus corax), but behind those beady eyes lies a keen intelligence, a playful nature, and a particular knack for problem-solving. It is the largest crow species in North America and is highly adaptable, capable […]
Birds often choose their mates based on song, making it a key factor in separating species. However, analyzing spectrograms can only tell us so much—the characteristics that birds hone in on when identifying potential mates may not be the same ones scientists notice in audio recordings. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances uses […]
Birdwatch Magazine reports Contaminated water kills thousands of Snow Gees in Montana Several thousand Snow Geese have died a harrowing death after a blizzard forced large flocks to land on the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open cast mine in Montana on the night of 28 November. Read full story at Contaminated water kills thousands of […]
Over the past few days, tourists visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal have barely been able to view it. The deadly smog that has made normal breathing impossible in large parts of northern India, particularly in Delhi, has rendered the iconic monument almost invisible. The city of Agra, where the Taj is located, is a little…
Fall is planting time in the Bay Area once the rainy season starts. If you are interested in attracting wildlife including birds to your garden check out this article from the Golden Gate Audubon Society Bird-friendly gardening resources – Golden Gate Audubon Society
Theh New York Times reported on how Crows and Ravens, which had disappeared from New York City have made a comback. Read story at Crows and Ravens Make New York Comebacks to Caw (and Cr-r-ruck) About – The New York Times
News Release U.S. Forest Service Great Basin bristlecone pine has the longest lifespan of any non-clonal organism worldwide. We found that mountain pine beetle, a native insect which has killed millions of pine trees in the past decade, is not attracted to Great Basin bristlecone pine.