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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 #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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Nature News #19

Bird News Nova Scotia Piping plovers’ annual migration patterns are changing, with later nesting times making them more prone to disturbances. Experts are worried that the white pelican, a threatened species in Ontario, may not survive after their winter migration … Continue reading

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Nature News #18

Bird News Unusual sightings in Ontario this year are making bird watchers happy. Satellite transmitters are being used to track loons over the Great Lakes and learn more about the spread of avian botulism. Residents of southeastern Prince Edward Island … Continue reading

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Nature News #17

Bird News Eleven oil covered birds have been treated after a vessel in the St Lawrence ran aground during a storm and leaked up to 200 tonnes of fuel into the seaway. An Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross, 10,000 kilometres from its … Continue reading

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Nature News #14

Bird News Environmentalists are accused of having double standards in prosecuting Syncrude for the death of 1600 ducks, when far more are killed by wind turbines every year. Syncrude Canada has been found guilty on environmental charges stemming from the … Continue reading

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Nature News #13

Bird News Conservationists are concerned for the Northern Gannet population in Quebec, who migrate to the Gulf of Mexico in October. Two Toronto-area men have been fined $1,500 for shooting two Trumpeter swans in a Wildlife Management Area. Inuit hunters … Continue reading

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Nature News #12

Bird News Two pairs of endangered Piping Plovers being monitored by Bird Studies Canada have nested on land protected by The Nature Conservancy in Nova Scotia. The US Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved a total of $35.7 million for … Continue reading

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