US Bird Building Collision Deaths May Be As High As One Billion — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from American Bird Conservancy Up to One Billion Birds May Be Killed Annually in Building Collisions, New Study Says Low-Rise Buildings and Residences Pose Bigger Mortality Threat than Skyscrapers      (Washington, D.C., February  7, 2014) In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and […]

US Bird Building Collision Deaths May Be As High As One Billion — Natural History Wanderings

French “Lights Out” Ordinance Benefits Wildlife — Natural History Wanderings

Environmental News Network reports that France is implementing one of the world’smost comprehensive “lights out” ordinances. It includes turning off shop lights between 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., shutting off lights inside office buildings within an hour of workers leaving the premises waiting only until sunset before turning lights on, on building facades. Benefits of […]

French “Lights Out” Ordinance Benefits Wildlife — Natural History Wanderings

New York City Takes Steps To Increase Safer Bird Migration — Natural History Wanderings

from CornellLab of Ornithology Lights Out in the City that Never Sleeps New York City just took a big step toward making the city safer for the millions of birds that fly through or near the city at night during migration. On April 1, a new law went into effect that directs city-owned and occupied […]

New York City Takes Steps To Increase Safer Bird Migration — Natural History Wanderings

Light pollution increasing year round for some migrating birds: Southeastern U.S., Mexico, & Central America of greatest concern — ScienceDaily — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily Nighttime light pollution levels are increasing the most in the southeastern United States, Mexico, and Central America–findings based on year-round data collected over the last two decades in the Western Hemisphere. Read more at Light pollution increasing year round for some migrating birds: Southeastern U.S., Mexico, & Central America of greatest concern — ScienceDaily

Light pollution increasing year round for some migrating birds: Southeastern U.S., Mexico, & Central America of greatest concern — ScienceDaily — Natural History Wanderings

A wind energy company has pleaded guilty after killing at least 150 eagles — Natural History Wanderings

Nevada Public Radio  reports A wind energy company was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed over the past decade at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Read more at  A wind energy company has pleaded […]

A wind energy company has pleaded guilty after killing at least 150 eagles — Natural History Wanderings

Autumn Adventure: Flirtatious Lion — de Wets Wild

I can’t be sure of course, but I think this young lion we saw in March while visiting the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park was only this charming because he wanted us to hang around for breakfast… Young male lion next to the road near the White Imfolozi River Young male lion next to the road near the […]

Autumn Adventure: Flirtatious Lion — de Wets Wild

Bald eagles around the U.S. are contracting the bird flu — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports As the avian flu rips through the United States, birds across the country are contracting the fatal disease, including bald eagles. At least three bald eagles who contracted bird flu are dead, Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. The highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in more than 25 states, according to […]

Bald eagles around the U.S. are contracting the bird flu — Natural History Wanderings

Pesticides Leading Cause Grassland Bird Declines — Natural History Wanderings

Media Release  from American Bird Conservancy New Study Finds Pesticides Leading Cause of Grassland Bird Declines (Washington, D.C., February 25, 2013)  A new study led by a preeminent Canadian toxicologist identifies acutely toxic pesticides as the most likely leading cause of the widespread decline in grassland bird numbers in the United States, a finding that […]

Pesticides Leading Cause Grassland Bird Declines — Natural History Wanderings

Smuggler caught with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body — Natural History Wanderings

This is an old story but is another example of how serious plant smuggling is and that there are serious penalties for smuggling plants CNN reports A woman who strapped nearly 1,000 succulents and endangered cacti to her body in an attempt to smuggle them into New Zealand has been sentenced to 100 hours of community work, […]

Smuggler caught with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body — Natural History Wanderings

Women studying birds in the Amazon Forest 4/29/22 — Natural History Wanderings

The Bird Museum’s April Conservation Seminar Series by The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology The Emilie Snethlage Expedition: women studying birds in the Amazon Forest! Date and time Fri, April 29, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT The online talk will cover the adventures of eight women, bird specialists, in one of the remotest areas of the […]

Women studying birds in the Amazon Forest 4/29/22 — Natural History Wanderings