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Science Sunday Archive

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Raptor Population Index Project

www.rpi-project.org

How Song Birds Evolved a Sweet Tooth

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how-songbirds-evolved-a-sweet-tooth

Why do Birds Grow New Feathers?

https://blog.cwf-fcf.org/index.php/en/molting-101

 Mobbing Birds - What's Going on?

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/sometimes-i-see-little-birds-going-after-a-big-bird-why-do-they-do-this

Woodpecker Study

https://www.audubon.org/news/new-study-shakes-long-held-belief-woodpecker-hammering

Incredible Bird Changes for Migration

https://www.audubon.org/news/five-incredible-ways-birds-change-their-bodies-spring-and-fall-migration#:~:text=Five%20Incredible%20Ways%20Birds%20Change%20Their%20Bodies%20for,weight%20in%20fat%20as%20they%20prepare%20for%20migration

Can Birds Smell

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-51-quirks-and-quarks/clip/15919883-how-birds-smell-a-book-says-well-sometimes?subscribe=true

The Biggest Jerks at Your Feeder

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/11/28/bird-feeder-pecking-order

Top of the Flock at your Feeder

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.6268087/when-it-comes-to-bird-feeders-there-s-a-pecking-order-and-size-really-matters-1.6268088

Pandemic Bird Song

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2021/bird-song-became-softer-during-pandemic-thanks

Dawn Chorus

https://www.wired.com/2014/03/birds-sing-morning/

White-throated Sparrows Changing Their Tune

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/the-white-throated-sparrow-song-thats-taking-over-north-america

The Hum of the Hummingbird

https://phys.org/news/2021-03-technique-unravels-hummingbird-wings-characteristic.amp?fbclid=IwAR34dT4IhB8Akx5Wbl97UC75YodHGqs6dcRr_SQi5tdOiEmsziHBwFf4cnE

How Land Birds Cross the Open Ocean

Some land birds travel hundreds of kilometers across the ocean without stopping during migration but how do they do it?

https://www.mpg.de/17436480/0907-ornr-how-land-birds-cross-the-open-ocean-987453-x?fbclid=IwAR3ZiCE0cuj0xyeE6PHM7dsBa-OsCmIrN1p5zOijdr1MfCvav0Whpf6rwCI

Predicting Migration

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00510-4

Birds Bring More Happiness - According to Science

https://www.audubon.org/news/more-birds-bring-more-happiness-according-science

Loon Survey Report

Have you visited a Canadian lake this summer? Heard the call of the beautiful Loon? Citizen Scientists help Birds Canada monitor the loons breeding and survival rates. Read their 40-year report on this survey now.

https://www.birdscanada.org/bird-science/canadian-lakes-loon-survey/

Everything you Need to Know About Feathers

As our birds are in the middle of molting their older feathers for brand new ones - this article covers everything you need to know about feathers - the anatomy, evolution, how they function & much more.

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/feathers-article/?fbclid=IwAR3iLHcnJas9ffE6GQL-v8pMu_f9aZxJ-vVMux88pnBL5RBqKLDbqudi98w

New study suggests falcons have natural 'eye makeup' to improve hunting ability

Falcons are amazing hunters! Could these markings could be the key to their talents? 

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-falcons-natural-eye-makeup-ability.html?fbclid=IwAR3m-LRXYOObvcwabpx-8_ChtaVqA7vZN4uaH5LGUSzNoIBjuB4KOKxGa0k