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  • Decoy calendar.
     // Field & Stream; Jan1992, Vol. 96 Issue 9, p54 

    Recommends 1992 wildfowl calendar to bird lovers, waterfowl enthusiasts and decoy collectors. Contact information.

  • Too many gulls, not enough terns.
    Surette, Ralph // Canadian Geographic; Nov/Dec92, Vol. 112 Issue 6, p10 

    Focuses on how the world's increasing gull population means bad news for their close relatives, the terns. How gulls bully terns and decrease their numbers; The tenfold gull increase since 1900 noted by New England birders; Biologist Tony Lock of the Canadian Wildlife Service; Public objections...

  • Holiday greenings: Christmas for the birds
    Smith, Walton R. // American Forests; Nov/Dec1989, Vol. 95 Issue 11/12, p34 

    No abstract available.

  • Fine-tuned for feeding and flying.
    McClure, A. // Sierra; May/Jun90, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p94 

    Describes how various diversities among birds helps each to survive best in its own environment. Dull feathers for protection and bright feathers for mate attraction; Different shaped bills and beaks; Hawks, woodpeckers, crossbills, and more.

  • Now and then.
    Hinchman, Hannah; Stine, Annie // Sierra; Jul/Aug93, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p42 

    Returns to the scene of the author's introduction to nature as a third grader at the Aullwood Audubon Center in Ohio. Upland forest; Remnant prairie; Swale; `Wet woods'; Feelings that verge on reverential.

  • Where there's a bill there's a way.
    Hinchman, Hannah; Stine, Annie // National Geographic World; Nov90, Issue 183, p26 

    Presents a photo essay of various bird bills. Pelican, shoveler, and cardinal; Hummingbird, black skimmer, and red crossbill; Osprey, woodpecker, and eagle; Roseate spoonbill and puffin.

  • Bird with a bright idea.
    Hinchman, Hannah; Stine, Annie // National Geographic World; May91, Issue 189, p16 

    Depicts a robin that nested in a street light in Minnesota. Light provided heat and protection.

  • Just humming along... ...and clowning around!
    Hinchman, Hannah; Stine, Annie // National Geographic World; Jun91, Issue 190, p30 

    Depicts a humming bird and an eight-year-old girl in clown make-up.

  • The tick-picking oxpecker.
    Gloor, Arthur // National Geographic World; Apr96, Issue 248, p15 

    Presents information on how oxpeckers find food on the bodies of mammals in Africa. What foods the birds eat; How the oxpeckers get their food; Information on how the birds lead the animals to safety; Bird's description.

  • The birds of winter.
    Knight, Frank // Conservationist; 1993, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p21 

    Focuses on the behavior of a dozen winter birds which can be attracted to feeders. Chickadee; Tufted titmouse; Blue jay; Mourning dove; Types of feed; How to give the birds a sporting chance against predators; `The Bird Feeding Book: An Easy Guide to Attracting, Identifying and Understanding...

  • Snowbirds boost business.
    Knight, Frank // Inside Tucson Business; 08/25/97, Vol. 7 Issue 22, p3 

    Reports on the economic impact of the increased number of snowbirds migrating to Arizona in 1996.

  • Population variation in a tropical bird community.
    Loiselle, Bette A.; Blake, John G. // BioScience; Dec92, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p838 

    Examines variability in bird populations in tropical wet forests of Costa Rica at two scales. Description of variation associated with altitudinal migrants in the 44,000-hectare Braulio Carrillo National Park; Temporal population variation of birds on study sites at La Selva Biological Station;...

  • Bird watch.
    Loiselle, Bette A.; Blake, John G. // World Monitor; Jan93, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p12 

    Presents a map that shows the current status of a number of endangered bird species around the globe that are currently nearing extinction or are in decline. Nigel Collar of the International Council for Bird Preservation in Cambridge, England; Report in book titled `Vital Signs,' published by...

  • Birds of prey fly again.
    Tudge, Colin // New Scientist; 8/22/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1835, p22 

    Reports on the comeback that some birds of prey are staging after being on the brink of extinction. The most spectacular comebacks are those of the California condor and Mauritius kestrel. How they had been poisoned; The captive breeding program that was established. INSET: 1: What is a...

  • How birds take the air.
    Vines, Gail // New Scientist; 9/12/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1838, p16 

    Focuses on research by zoologists at Harvard University on how birds breath in and out because their lungs appear to contain no mechanical valves. Claim of the location of an `aerodynamic valve'; How it works; X-rays that show the valve in action.

  • Decline of birds.
    Vines, Gail // World Watch; May/Jun95, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p8 

    Reports on the findings of surveys of some of the world's 9,600 bird species. Decline in populations of grassland birds and species found in shrubby habitat; Population trends for all bird species regularly occurring in Europe.

  • Bird songs indicate health of forests.
    Vines, Gail // Current Science; 11/30/90, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p12 

    Reports that birds are ideal indicators of habitat disturbance. Canada Warbler; Details; Ecology.

  • Size-dependent variation in reproductive success of a long-lived seabird, the Antarctic Petrel.
    Andersen, Reidar; Pedersen, Hans Christian // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p333 

    Presents a study which examines how the reproductive success of a long-lived seabird, the Antartic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) is influence by variation in parental qualify. How the quality of parents can interact with and influence the effects of stochastic variation in the environment;...

  • Energetics and thermoregulation by small passerines of the humid, lowland tropics.
    Weathers, Wesley W. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p341 

    Presents a study which examined how the Variable Seedeater (Sporophila aurita, Emberizidae) responds to temperature. Method which was used in the study; Details on the Variable Seedeaters' responses to heat; Results of the study.

  • Survival, productivity, and abundance in a Wilson's Warbler population.
    Chase, Mary K.; Nur, Nadav // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p354 

    Analyzes the patterns in survival, productivity, and abundance in a Wilson's Warble (Wilson pusilla) population, using data from a ongoing study at the Palmarine Field Station of the Point Reyes Bird Observatory from 1979 throught 1996. Information on the species in the study; Protocol for the...

  • Declines in abundance and species richness of birds following a major flood on the upper...
    Knutson, Melinda G.; Klaas, Erwin E. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p367 

    Examines the abundance and species of birds breeding in the Upper Mississippi River from 1992 onto 1994, to identify effects of a major flood in 1993 on the bird assembly. Effect of the flooding on bird nesting in the floodplains; Estimated amount of birds species which were counted during the...

  • Foraging ecology of three sympatric turacos in a montane forest in Rwanda.
    Chin Sun; Moermond, Timothy C. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p396 

    Studies the forgaging ecology of Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeloa cristata), Ruwenzori Turaco (Musophaga johnstoni), and Black-billed Turaco (Tauraco schuettii) between November 1991 nd December 1992 in a tropical montane forest in Rwanda. What the turacos were fed on; Information on the overall...

  • Landscape modification and patch selection: The demography of two secondary cavity nesters...
    Holt, Rachel F.; Martin, Kathy // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p443 

    Focuses on the study regarding the demography of the Mountain Bluebird (Sislia currucoides) and the Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) with respect to landscape modification and patch selections. Various effect of landscape modification on the bird population; Where the study was carried out;...

  • Can passerines synthesize vitamin C?
    Del Rio, Carlos Martinez // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p513 

    Presents a phylogenetic reanalysis of which suggests that L-gulonolactone oxidase (GLO) has been lost and regained in passerine birds and cannot be predicted from either phylogenetic affiliations or diet. Association between environmental factors and the ability to synthesize vitamin C; Factors...

  • The effects of fluctuating food availability on breeding Artic Terns.
    Suddaby, D.; Ratcliffe, N. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jul97, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p524 

    Focuses on study regarding the effects of fluctuating food availability on breeding Artic Terns (Sterna paradisaea). Methods which was used to carry out the study; Results of the study.

  • Response of Eastern Willets (Catoptrophorus s. semipalmatus) to vocalizations of Eastern and...
    Douglas, Hector D.; Marks, J.S. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Apr98, Vol. 115 Issue 2, p514 

    Presents the findings of a study on two taxa of Willets, using playback experiments to test the biological significance of a divergence in song features. Examination of species recognition and reproductive isolation in two geographic races of the Willets; Methodology used to conduct the study;...

  • Flight of angels.
    Findley, Timothy // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416); Oct95, Vol. 20 Issue 124, p74 

    Relates a sequence of extraordinary bird appearances. Appearance of rare birds during dog burials; Birds in autumn.

  • The Dish on Turkey, Part II.
    Findley, Timothy // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416); Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 25 Issue 161, p22 

    Part II. Presents information on turkey. Turkey that is most commercially raised; Nutrients found in turkey.

  • How to eat like a bird.
    Buff, S. // Mother Earth News; Feb/Mar92, Issue 130, p66 

    Explains how to attract various species of birds to your backyard by providing supplemental food for them. Seeds; Sunflower seeds; White proso millet; Safflower seeds; Thistle seed; Peanuts; Corn; Seed mixtures; Other seeds; How to feed; Suet; Peanut butter; Fruit; Evening Grosbeaks; Hairy...

  • Organochlorine contaminants in avian wildlife of Severn Sound
    Norstrom, R. J.; Braune, B.; Bishop, C. A.; Weseloh, D. V.; Martin, P. A.; Legierse, K. // Water Quality Research Journal of Canada; 1995, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p693 

    No abstract available.

  • Washington: Clouds of birds fill the sky.
    Wyatt, J. Michael // Backpacker; Jan1989, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p52 

    Describes the return of thousands of shorebirds to Bowerman Basin National Wildlife Refuge near Hoquiam, Wash. INSET: Travel information..

  • Two wings and a prayer.
    Rennicke, J. // Backpacker; Oct90, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p24 

    Discusses the mysteries of bird migrations and the migrations' international and ecological implications. Man-made obstacles and other dangers; Possible reasons for migrations; Mechanics of avian navigation; Migratory bird treaties.

  • Avian nations.
    Wallace, D.R. // Wilderness (07366477); Fall90, Vol. 54 Issue 190, p42 

    Discusses research on bird migration, which remains largely a mystery regarding the `why' and `how,' although more is known about `where' the birds go and when. Migration methods; Tracking; Mass and velocity of migration; Species involved. INSET: A sickness in the woods (dwindling songbird...

  • Bird trainer: No fly-by-night job.
    Witte, M. // Career World; May90, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p19 

    Describes the offbeat job of Gary Denzler who is a zoo bird trainer and entertainer. How he got started; Accomplishments; His responsibilities; What he would like to do when he retires.

  • Birds become a bother at California's Alcatraz Island.
    Witte, M. // Christian Science Monitor; 8/11/97, Vol. 89 Issue 179, p12 

    Examines the problems caused for tourists by birds on Alcatraz Island, California. Estimates for the number of birds living on Alcatraz; The types of problems the birds cause; The protection of the birds by the National Park Service; Balancing the needs of tourists with the needs of the birds.

  • Observations on Some Fruit-eating Birds
    Kontak, Gail E. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jan1979, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p183 

    No abstract available.

  • Practical Methods of Estimating Volume and Fresh Weight of Bird Eggs
    Hoyt, Donald F. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Jan1979, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p73 

    No abstract available.

  • Copulatory Behavior of the American Bittern
    Johnsgard, Paul A. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p868 

    No abstract available.

  • Differential Utilization of Prey Resources by Great Horned Owls and Barn Owls in Central Chile
    Jaksic, Fabian M.; Yanez, Jose L. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p895 

    No abstract available.

  • Fecundity of the Brown-headed Cowbird in Southern Ontario
    Scott, D. M.; Davison Ankney, C. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p677 

    No abstract available.

  • Feeding Territories of Brown Skuas (Catharacta lonnbergi)
    Volkman, Nicholas J.; Butler, Ronald G.; Trivelpiece, Wayne // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p669 

    No abstract available.

  • Forced Copulation in Captive Mallards. I. Fertilization of Eggs
    McKinney, Frank; Cheng, Kimberly M.; Burns, Jeffrey T. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p875 

    No abstract available.

  • Group Foraging by Mockingbirds in a Florida Strangler Fig
    Merritt, Peter G. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p869 

    No abstract available.

  • Hummingbird Foraging Behavior at Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
    Wissink George, Mary // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p790 

    No abstract available.

  • Kin Selection in Rio Grande Turkeys: a Critical Assessment
    Balph, David F.; Hatch Balph, Martha; Innis, George S. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p854 

    No abstract available.

  • Stones: an Important Incubation Stimulus for Gulls and Terns
    Coulter, Malcolm C. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p898 

    No abstract available.

  • Wind Direction and the Species Composition of Autumn TV Tower Kills in Northwest Florida
    Crawford, Robert L. // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct1980, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p892 

    No abstract available.

  • Our Aviary.
    Gaylord, R. S. // Plateau Area Writers Quarterly; Dec2011, p15 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of observing different kinds of birds while living in Puget Sound.

  • Lead concentration in the bones of the feral pigeons (Columba livia): sources of variation relating to body condition and death
    Janiga, M.; Zemberyova, M. // Archives of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology; Jul1998, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p70 

    Tributyltin and its breakdown products, mono- and di-butyltin, were determined in water birds collected from Lake Huron (the Great Lakes), marine coastal United States, and the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Concentrations of butyltins in the liver of birds collected from Lake Huron...

  • Rediscovery of Hylopezus (macularius) auricularis: Distinctive Song and Habitat Indicate Species...
    Maijer, Sjoerd // Auk (American Ornithologists Union); Oct98, Vol. 115 Issue 4, p1072 

    Opinion. Reports on the discovery of the Hylopezus (macularius) auricularis bird species, which was named after a subspecies of the Spotted Antipitta. Where the first four specimens of the Hylopezus were discovered; Who the species was discovered by; Collection of a specimen on 12 June, 1995;...

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