A neonicotinoid insecticide reduces fueling and delays migration in songbirds

Authors: Margaret L. Eng, Bridget J. M. Stutchbury, Christy A. Morrissey Year: 2019 Publication: Science Publication Link: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6458/1177 Abstract: Neonicotinoids are neurotoxic insecticides widely used as seed treatments, but little is known of their effects on migrating birds that forage in agricultural

MistNet: Measuring historical bird migration in the US using archived weather radar data and convolutional neural networks

Authors: Tsung‐Yu Lin, Kevin Winner, Garrett Bernstein, Abhay Mittal, Adriaan M. Dokter, Kyle G. Horton, Cecilia Nilsson, Benjamin M. Van Doren, Andrew Farnsworth, Frank A. La Sorte, Subhransu Maji, Daniel Sheldon Year: 2019 Publication: Methods in Ecology and Evolution Publication Link: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/2041-210X.13280

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: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)30873-5?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982219308735%3Fshowall%3Dtrue 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: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479719309296?via%3Dihub 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: https://academic.oup.com/condor/article-abstract/121/2/duz008/5476728 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: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1365-2656.13075?af=R 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 2019 – 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

1st Week of August 2019 – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

There was a good combination of shorebird and warbler nocturnal movements this week. True migration seemed more apparent among the warblers. The two most common warblers were Black-and-white Warbler (an estimated 58 birds) and American Redstart (56 birds). The next two most