Category Archives: Nature News

Nature News #31

Bird News Cattle egrets spotted in Ottawa Three NL men charged for excessive harvest and illegal selling of migratory birds Find out how you can help the chimney swift Cold front sends Saskatchewan’s ducks south in numbers Mammal News Aussie … Continue reading

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Nature News #30

Bird News Scientists in Nova Scotia are working to protect roseate tern habitats. Syncrude blames freezing rain for the most recent duck deaths at tailings pond. More than 390 birds have now died after landing on the tailings ponds owned … Continue reading

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Nature News #28

Bird News A Canada goose with a natural feather disorder is being helped by caring man in ON. A poacher in New Brunswick has received heavy fines and had his licence suspended for hunting black scoters. Sightings of turkey vultures … Continue reading

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Nature News #27

Bird News Researchers tracking the migration of a red knot have documented an annual flight of 26,700 km between its Argentinian wintering grounds and breeding site in Nunavut. Levels of toxic mercury in the eggs of water birds downstream from … Continue reading

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Nature News #26

Bird News The Sprague’s pipit, a threatened species in Canada for 10 years, will not get help in the US because “federal wildlife officials are too busy saving other species to conduct the studies and hold meetings necessary to get … Continue reading

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Nature News #25

Bird News A study in a peer-reviewed journal shows annual bird mortality in the bitumen tailings ponds of northeastern Alberta greatly exceeds industry estimates. A team of Canadian scientists is conducting an initial assessment of contaminant concentrations in northern fulmars. … Continue reading

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Nature News #24

Bird News Sea bird experts from around the world are meeting in Victoria, BC next week for the first World Sea Bird Conference, focusing on science, conservation and information sharing. The first-ever active sandhill crane nest discovered in New Brunswick … Continue reading

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Nature News #23

Bird News A research project on Vancouver Island is working on the problem of estuarine marshes being damaged by expanding populations of Canada Geese. An innovative restoration technique for the Lewis’s woodpecker is underway in BC, with workers creating rot … Continue reading

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Nature News #22

Bird News Syncrude sentencing in the deaths of 1,800 ducks has been delayed until October so they can proceed with “creative sentencing discussions.” Mammal News A melanistic (all black) chipmunk has been found in Ontario. Photo here. An online petition … Continue reading

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Nature News #21

Bird News The Peregrine falcon population is on the rise in Ontario, but concern still exists about the low population numbers. A 65 year old bird lover in rural Saskatchewan will be closing his home-based rescue shelter after being told … Continue reading

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