Disease impacting big birds that feed on carrion By Mike Lynch Bald eagles are testing positive for a highly contagious form of avian flu more frequently than any other bird in New York state, records show. A database maintained … [Read more...] about Avian flu hits state eagle population
ASK A SCIENTIST: A special handler of hummingbirds
Crown Point birder knows how to band the lightweights By Mike Lynch Every May, you can find Ted Hicks at the Crown Point Bird Banding Station on Lake Champlain, where he serves as the coordinator. Along with fellow volunteers, … [Read more...] about ASK A SCIENTIST: A special handler of hummingbirds
Meet a woman dedicated to helping turtles
Wildlife rehabilitator has shaped her life around patching shells By Chloe Bennett Debbie Philp was deep in a meditative drum circle when she came face-to-face with an unexpected visitor: a dancing turtle. The meditation was designed … [Read more...] about Meet a woman dedicated to helping turtles
Going for a hike with my new friend Merlin
By Tim Rowland I’m not a big fan of phone apps, but my embarrassment at constantly having to pester bird-loving friends with sound clips of unknown avians finally drove me to download Merlin, the app that pegs birdsong in the way that Shazam lets … [Read more...] about Going for a hike with my new friend Merlin
What will happen to Bicknell’s thrush?
Concerns for potential disruptions to rare bird's habitat By John Thaxton When I heard the Olympic Regional Development Authority planned to start cutting trees at Whiteface Mountain to create new ski trails, connector trails between the … [Read more...] about What will happen to Bicknell’s thrush?
New York Breeding Bird Atlas requests help from public
Bird watchers asked to submit sightings to eBird site, app By Megan Plete Postol The New York Breeding Bird Atlas is seeking contributions from birdwatchers in the Adirondacks. The project is currently in the midst of a multi-year … [Read more...] about New York Breeding Bird Atlas requests help from public