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  • One good tern…monitoring birds

    The use of portable, wireless cameras and monitoring equipment for recording and transmitting footage of wildlife is perhaps familiar to anyone who watches nature programs on TV. However, common to all such equipment is the problem of limited battery life, which becomes particularly troublesome when using such equipment in remote and hazardous locations. A new report in the International Journal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bird monitoring methods have potential to be improved

    The first ever European-wide study of bird monitoring practices reveals a wide range of monitoring protocols. The researchers provide recommendations for improving bird monitoring programmes, in particular, for those involving large numbers of volunteers. Biodiversity monitoring plays an essential role in wildlife protection, as it allows us to evaluate the conservation status of species ...

  • Be Safe During the Bird Flu Epidemic

    Following a case of bird flu being confirmed at a duck breeding farm in the village of Nafferton, East Yorkshire, various poultry farmers will all be on high alert after the poultry market declared a high risk. In East Yorkshire, some 6,000 birds will be culled and a 10km (6 mile) exclusion zone is in place around the farm to prevent further spread of the virus H5N8. Emergency measures to contain ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • OTT Hydromet partners with sister company Sea-Bird

    The OTT Hydromet Group has announced a new distribution strategy for the Sea-Bird Coastal product range of water quality sensors and monitors. “These instruments fit very well with our range of water monitoring technologies,” says OTT’s European Sales Manager Marcus Meckelmann. “We also share similar customer bases, so the key Sea-Bird Coastal products will be available ...

  • A bird`s eye view of conservation policy

    A team of Italian researchers have taken a novel approach to evaluating conservation policy by studying decades of photographs of a natural protected area taken from the air. The analysis revealed that conservation efforts which are managed at a local level are the most effective measures. The study results suggest that many of the policy measures employed throughout the years have failed to ...

  • Radar protects birds at oil sands facility

    The same advanced radar technology that helps keep birds and planes apart at airports is now protecting birds from contact with tailings ponds at Alberta Oil Sands production facilities. The Accipiter® Bird Protection Radar System recently installed at Syncrude Canada Ltd. facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is the largest and most sophisticated radar-based bird protection system ever ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hi-Tech Solution To Oklahoma & Texas Nuisance Birds

    Backwoods Wildlife Control, a professional bird protection company, announced today a new company initiative to respond to the growing need for Oklahoma cities and towns to control nuisance birds. Bird control has become a high priority in Oklahoma, which continues to grapple with the menace of pest birds. These pest birds continue to damage both commercial and residential building exteriors, ...


    By PRWeb

  • PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

    Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. The subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to two counts of violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act under a plea deal with prosecutors. The U.S. Justice Department said the ...


    By Associated Press

  • New bird flu strain detected in Nigeria

    A strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza previously not recorded in sub-Saharan Africa has been detected in Nigeria for the first time, FAO said today. Nigeria has recently reported two new Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks in the states of Katsina and Kano. Laboratory results from Nigeria and an FAO reference laboratory in Italy show that the newly discovered virus strain (H5N1, ...

  • 35 years of cooperation to protect wild birds in Europe

    I am delighted to be here with you to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Birds Directive and the 10th anniversary of the agreement between BirdLife and FACE. It's excellent to see the hunting community adopting such a pro-active approach to bird conservation and giving such high-profile recognition to the EU nature legislation. So, my thanks to the Federation of Associations for Hunting and ...

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces its Song Meter™ SM2 Night Flight Call Package for Monitoring Migratory Birds

    Cost effective and weatherproof package sets a new standard for acoustically monitoring birds in flight PITTSBURGH - Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, today announced the availability of the new Song Meter SM2 Night Flight Call ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • Common European birds have declined more rapidly than rarer species

    The number of birds in Europe has fallen by more than 420 million between 1980 and 2009, new research has found. The study, which examined 144 bird species across 25 countries, found that 90% of the lost numbers were accounted for by common species, such as house sparrows (Passer domesticus). The decline was steepest in the first half of the study (1980–1994), followed by a period of ...

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry. The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza has infected a third turkey farm in the state, this time a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Birds could provide a simple means of identifying high nature value farmland

    New research from central Italy shows that high nature value farmland in the region can be accurately identified by the presence of just four bird species. Once such groups of species have been identified for different regions, they can provide a quick and inexpensive tool for assessing the ecological value of farmland, the researchers say. Agriculture is a major land use across Europe and ...

  • Great Ways to Prevent Birds From Invading Your Garden

    Depending on where your personal garden resides, you may only get one chance at growing the perfect garden in the summer season. Having pest birds such as crows eat away your progress before being able to enjoy them. Bird droppings can be hazardous to personal health and even the plant’s health. Here are a few ways to prevent birds from invading your personal garden. RELATED: ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Wetlands International in Indonesia becomes secretariat of National Migratory Bird Management in Indonesia

    The meeting of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) on waterbirds has designated the Sembilang National Park in South Sumatra as ‘network site’ for waterbird conservation. The Indonesia office of Wetlands International will from now on host the national ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Audubon Scientists Find Gulf Birds and Oil Too Close for Comfort - Residual Risks at Six Months Highlight Urgency of Monitoring and Restoration

    NEW YORK - Residual oil and chemicals from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys. Audubon science teams found plentiful birds that appeared both resilient and loyal to their normal habitats as the ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • New indicator reveals impact of climate change on Europe`s birds

    It is recognised that climate change is threatening biodiversity, but there are few indicators that summarise the impacts on many species over large areas of land. An EU-supported study has developed an indicator of climate change's impact on European birds, which has subsequently been used to report threats to biodiversity. There is evidence that climate change is affecting the geographical ...

  • Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season

    FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses continue to pose serious threats to human and animal health, especially in view of the upcoming flu season. “The world is more prepared than ever before to respond to bird flu viruses in light of a decade of work on H5N1 and the recent response to H7N9,” said FAO Chief Veterinary ...

  • Drones can be used to study birds without affecting their behaviour — with some precautions

    Drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — may be used in close proximity to bird populations without causing disturbance, finds a new study. Drones hold the potential to monitor species and areas that are difficult to reach. The authors advise that, when used with caution, drones could become a valuable tool in the monitoring of species, particularly in protected areas. Drones are ...

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