bird habitat Articles

  • Networking habitats to protect and enhance biodiversity

    Biodiversity is influenced by how different habitats within a given region are connected. A new project in the Alps has made initial progress in establishing an ecological network to promote and enhance biodiversity within Alpine regions. Additionally, the project aims to raise awareness among policymakers of the importance of ecological connectivity. The Alps are the largest natural region left ...

  • What Pest Birds are Protected?

    Pest birds can become a costly nuisance to property owners. Some people have resorted to lethal means to eliminate their bird problem, but they don’t realize that doing so could be a violation of state and/or federal law. Many migratory birds are protected from harm by these laws and heavy fines have been levied against violators. Currently, there are only three birds that are not federally ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Identification of Fish-Eating Birds

    There are 61 species in 14 families of fish-eating birds in Iran. The fish-eating birds of the north of Iran belong to 41 species in 10 families which include 67.2 percent of total fish eating bird species and 71% of fish-eating bird’s family of ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Water Quality and Habitat Improvement at a Decommissioned Phosphate Fertilizer Facility

    As part of their long-term site restoration plan, ICI created within the former prefiltration pond a pond/wetland/upland wildlife habitat to benefit local species of birds, mammals, and plants, along with a myriad of other living creatures. The site already supported a wide range of flora and fauna, which has been enhanced by this restoration. The completed project now provides for selected areas ...

  • Migratory birds - Connecting Wetlands and People

    Management of migratory species succeeds where critically important sites are well managed along flyways. Migratory waterbirds depend on a range of secure sites from their breeding grounds to staging and nonbreeding sites that they use during their annual migrations. These birds depend on a range of natural and man-made wetland habitats - many are managed as nationally protected areas, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wacky Weather: What it Means for Seasonal Birds

    Last Tuesday started off like an average early-May day in the town of Carlsbad, New Mexico, with temperatures steadily rising into the low 80s. As late afternoon approached, light rain started and became stronger as the evening went on. It wasn’t until after dinner that Carlsbad resident Skye Pope noticed a much louder tapping sound on his windows and roof than simply rain, and went outside ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Bird-b-gone withstands the test of time!

    Way back in 1995 the Bank of America branch in Mission Viejo California had a bad pigeon problem. The birds, a flock of about 20 pigeons, were nesting under the eaves and roosting all over the outside of the building. Customer complaints and maintenance costs necessitated that bird control products be used. By coincidence the owner of Bird-B-Gone, Inc., Bruce Donoho used this branch for his ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • How to Keep Birds Away from Airports

    The last thing you want at an airport are birds hanging out around the tarmac and airfield. Pest birds can be very hazardous to aviation with birds colliding with aircraft, known as bird strikes, possibly causing aircraft to crash. Pest birds can be difficult to get rid of once they nest on your property. Here are a few tips on how ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • A study of the compatibility of habitat and water quality enhancement objectives in urban wetlands of southern California, USA

    With the rising urbanization of the coastal watersheds of California, requirements for control of urban runoff have created demand for treatment wetlands to improve surface water quality and attenuate storm flows. Concurrent with this need, significant wetland and riparian habitat have been lost. Pressure is mounting to restore, enhance, and create wetlands with multiple objectives (i.e., habitat ...

  • Modelling Wetland Bird Response to Water Level Changes in the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Hydrosystem

    Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River (LOSL) wetland bird abundance and diversity are greatly influenced by lake and river hydrology. Our study used an interdisciplinary ecosystem approach, blending avian and plant ecology, ecohydraulic, statistical ecology and modelling to evaluate potential impacts of water level fluctuations on indicator species representative of the wetland breeding bird ...


    By Springer

  • Why Are Electric Substations Attracting Nuisance Birds and How Can We Stop Them?

    See how liquid bird repellent helped eliminate pest birds around electric substations in this article by BirdBuffer LLC. Several years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric engaged in an endeavor to find a better solution to keep birds out of their substations in California. An article written by Kellie Collins, Steve Yonge, and Ron Critchlow of the San Francisco Pacific Gas and ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Testimonial Jersey International Airport

    Company: Jersey International Airport Location: Jersey, United Kingdom Product: Aerolaser Handheld Reason: Danger of low altitude bird strikes In use since: Summer of 2015 Benefits for Jersey International Airport Cost reduction in bird strike prevention Less ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • State of nature in the EU - Results from reporting under the nature directives 2007–2012

    This report describing the state of nature in the EU is based on reports from Member States under the Birds (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats (92/43/EEC) directives and on subsequent assessments at EU or EU biogeographical levels. This is the first time that the Member States' reports required by the Birds Directive have included information on population sizes and trends of birds; it is the second ...

  • The costs and socio-economic benefits associated with the Natura 2000 network

    The EU’s Habitats and Birds Directives form the basis of efforts to conserve Europe’s biodiversity, with the implementation of a network of protected areas – Natura 2000 – lying at their heart. Implementation of Natura 2000 involves substantial capital investment and requires resources for on-going management and monitoring activities. The network can also deliver a variety of socio-economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mercury‐contaminated terrestrial spiders pose a potential risk to songbirds at Caddo Lake (Texas/Louisiana, USA)

    Methyl mercury (MeHg) is an environmental contaminant that can have adverse effects on wildlife. Because MeHg is produced by bacteria in aquatic ecosystems, studies of MeHg contamination of food webs have historically focused on aquatic organisms. However, recent studies have shown that terrestrial organisms such as songbirds can be contaminated with MeHg by feeding on MeHg‐contaminated ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Bringing aeroconservation down to Earth

    From migrating birds to pollinating bees to seed-dispersing plants, thousands of species depend on the quality of the aerosphere­ — the layer of air that surrounds our planet. Despite this, aircraft, wind farms, drones, telecommunication towers and other anthropogenic infrastructure increasingly crowd this critical habitat. Current species conservation efforts are generally focused on ...


    By Ensia

  • Forest camera traps monitor world’s endangered species

    Hidden in some of the world’s most impenetrable forests, a network of cameras with inbuilt motion sensors are snapping animals in their tropical habitats. The photographs in this gallery were captured in forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They provide information on animal populations that are usually unseen by humans. With the help of local inhabitants, scientists from the TEAM ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • We must hear — and heed — the nightingale’s warning

    Our rapidly changing world is devastating bird populations, reflecting the health of their habitats and sending us a message about the quality of our own lives. Many birders enjoy playing an imaginary game with one another: “Blindfold me and place me anywhere in the world — I bet I can identify where I am, as long as you let me hear the birds.” This ...


    By Ensia

  • Impact of Man’s Activities on a Closed Fishing-Lake, Lake Maryout in Egypt, as a Case Study

    Manyas, also known as the Bird Paradise Lake, is situated near the south-eastern coasts of the Marmara Sea in Turkey. This shallow lake, is a unique natural reserve providing habitat for migratory birds with its rich fauna and plankton species. The objective of this work is to study the ecological and water quality changes resulting from increasing anthropogenic pollution and human intervention ...


    By Springer

  • Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Water Quality of the Manyas Lake, Turkey

    Manyas, also known as the Bird Paradise Lake, is situated near the south-eastern coasts of the Marmara Sea in Turkey. This shallow lake, is a unique natural reserve providing habitat for migratory birds with its rich fauna and plankton species. The objective of this work is to study the ecological and water quality changes resulting from increasing anthropogenic pollution and human intervention ...


    By Springer

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