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Migrating golden eagles surf the wind in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

The newly discovered migration center for raptors is a treat for bird watchers.        
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Hobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

Tomorrow I will be participating in the 8 th Annual Wintering Golden Eagle Survey. Golden eagles do not nest here in Minnesota. Even though for many years a hundred or more golden eagles have been counted as the migrated over Hawk R...

Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind ener...

Birdchick Podcast #135: Geolocators, Jesus in Bird Poop

Hobbies / Birding : Birdchick Blog

An internship for someone who is a furry and a bird watcher! 10 huge discoveries about migration discovered with geolocators. Somebody in Ohio sees Jesus in bird poop…so of course he’s going to auction it. Weird looking redpoll in A...

The Winter That Wasn’t Caused ‘Stunning’ Bird Migrations

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

North America’s freakishly warm and dry winter caused millions of birds to change their migration patterns, citizen scientists found. Participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), thousands of bird watchers “recorded the mo...

Big Migration Day: September 22,2012

Hobbies / Birding : Laura's Birding Blog

Saturday, September 22, 2012, was an amazing day for watching migrating birds. We’d had measurable snow at the Duluth airport the night before, and strong northwest winds made perfect migration conditions for all kinds of birds. My ...


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