Sleeping Unsafely Tucked in to Conserve Energy in a Nocturnal Migratory Songbird

Authors: Andrea Ferretti, Niels C. Rattenborg, Thomas Ruf, Scott R. McWilliams, Massimiliano Cardinale, Leonida Fusani Year: 2019 Publication: Current Biology Publication Link: Keywords: sleep, migration, sleep posture, bird, avian, metabolic rate, energy conservation, alertness, stopover Abstract: Each spring and fall, millions

Light pollution in USA and Europe: The good, the bad and the ugly

Auhors: F. Falchia, R. Furgonia, T.A. Gallawayb, N.A. Rybnikovac, B.A. Portnovd, K. Baughe, P. Cinzanoa, C.D. Elvidgef Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of Environmental Management Publication Link: Keywords: Light pollution, Sustainable lighting, Artificial light at Night (ALAN), Energy waste, Artificial night sky

Near-ultraviolet light reduced Sandhill Crane collisions with a power line by 98%

Authors: James F. Dwyer, Arun K. Pandey, Laura A. McHale, and Richard E. Harness Year: 2019 Publication: The Condor Publication Link: Access: Subscription Keywords: Antigone canadensis, ACAS, Avian Collision Avoidance System, line marking, Nebraska Abstract: Midflight collisions with power lines impact

Urban areas affect flight altitudes of nocturnally migrating birds

Authors: Sergio A. Cabrera-Cruz1, Jaclyn A. Smolinsky, Kyle P. McCarthy, Jeffrey J. Buler Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of Animal Ecology Publication Link: Access: Subscription Keywords: Aeroecology, bird migration, flight altitude, light pollution, urbanization, radar Abstract: Urban areas affect terrestrial ecological processes

Long-distance migratory shorebirds travel faster towards their breeding grounds, but fly faster postbreeding

Authors: Sjoerd Duijns, Alexandra M. Anderson, Yves Aubry, Amanda Dey, Scott A. Flemming, Charles M. Francis, Christian Friis, Cheri Gratto-Trevor, Diana J. Hamilton, Rebecca Holberton, Stephanie Koch, Ann E . McKellar, David Mizrahi, Christy A. Morrissey, Sarah G. Neima, David Newstead, Larry

3rd Week of August – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

The density of nocturnal migration nearly doubled over the previous week. Flight calls increased 81% to 3,724 and total estimated birds by 90% to 2,344. The most common migrant was Magnolia Warbler with an estimated 326 birds. Chestnut-sided Warblers were not far