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  • Scaup and coots
    October was a good month for migration at Lake Murray
    Birding was mostly uneventful at the beginning of October 2014 at Lake Murray, San Diego. In the beginning of the month, it was clear that some migrants were coming in. But, there were also several summer residents still hanging around as well....
  • Migrating water birds
    Migration signs this month in birding at Lake Murray, San Diego
    Migration has started slowly in the Lake Murray area of San Diego in September 2014. At the beginning of the month, very few migrants were seen. But, around the middle of September, there were some new arrivals. A couple of unusual visitors were...
  • Mallard in Eclipse Plumage
    5 ways birds change in fall
    Birds can seem very different in autumn, and they change in a number of ways to adapt to the changing season. Birders who recognize those changes will better be able to properly identify fall birds and enjoy all the diversity the season brings...
  • A diagram of the geological time scale.
    Dinosaur migration in the Americas was climate related
    Dinosaurs in Argentina and in what is now the western United States moved toward the equator due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at about the same time. This is the conclusion of research conducted by Dennis V. Kent from...
  • Workers cleaning up oil near Galveston
    Update on Galveston oil spill
    It’s been a little over a month since an oil barge and another boat being towed by a tugboat, collided just outside of Galveston causing an oil spill that threatened sensitive wildlife areas. The March 22nd accident spilled an estimated 168...
  • Selu, Cherokee's First Woman
    A Comedy In Too Many Acts: Why The Bering Strait Theory Is Still A Theory
    Well here comes another one, just like the other ones-Tom PettyExtra! Extra! Read all about it! A new and improved slant on the Bering Strait Theory! Get yours today, Extra! Extra! Excuse me while I....yawn. I'm sorry but I just can't help...
  • Snowy Owl visiting Little Talbot Island State Park
    Snowy Owl visiting Little Talbot Island State Park
    Bird watchers in Florida have a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of a visiting Bubo scandiacus or what is more commonly known as a Snowy Owl. The unusual winter visitor was spotted in Little Talbot Island State Park near Jacksonville. Sightings...
  • Know your local wildlife:  teach kids how Virginia's animals survive winter
    Know your local wildlife: teach kids how Virginia's animals survive winter
    When it comes to surviving the dim and frigid months of winter, animals have basically three strategies, the three S's of winter survival:Suit Up and Stay (Adaptation)Skip Town (Migration)Sleep Through It (Hibernation)The following slides will...
  • Gold migration from west to east
    Gold migration from west to east
    Gold has historically been a popular store of value, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. In this day and age when the collapse of major currencies is imminent due to excessive fiat currency printing, there has been a noticeable shift in...
  • Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found out why birds are migrating earlier and earlier each year.
    New research explains bird migration changes
    Dr. Jenny Gill from the University of East Anglia and colleagues explained why some bird species are migrating earlier in the year and others are not in the Nov. 13, 2013, edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.The 20 year study of...
  • Lesser scaup
    Lesser scaup arrive early in San Diego
    San Diego is the winter home of the migrating lesser scaup, one of the most common diving ducks in North America. Scaups swim under water to find food in the form of underwater invertebrates such as crayfish, insects, and clams. There are various...
  • Rufous Hummingbird in Late Summer
    Fall hummingbirds in Utah
    The temperatures may be dropping but hummingbirds are still around in Utah, even in late September and early October. Understanding when hummingbirds begin their fall migration can help backyard birders in Utah County know how long to keep up...
  • Tundra swans are popular with birdwatchers
    Winter swan tours in the Sacramento Valley
    Each year thousands of tundra swans migrate from northern Alaska to their ancestral wintering grounds near Marysville, a short drive from Sacramento. These wintering grounds are one of the premier locations for viewing swans in California, said...
  • Migration of the monarch butterfly
    Prison inmates help study monarch butterfly migration
    Even though it seems there are plenty of them in the area, we actually know little about the orange and black monarch butterfly in the Pacific Northwest. To find out more, a group of 40 inmates inside the mental health and protective custody units...
  • Autumn Foliage
    Clues for fall migration
    Fall migration is a spectacular time for birding, when birds are beginning their journeys south and time spent outdoors is more comfortable than during summer’s scorching heat. But the exact timing of fall migration varies from north to...