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Lisa Noschese
A bird-centric New Items Collection
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  • Birds on the Move.
    20 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 2 4
    1. Let’s begin in Ireland: Netting seabirds is great fun. And it’s crucial for science and conservation. Lying about 10 kilometres northeast of the mainland, Inishtrahull island is home to thousands o...
  • Coastal Creatures.
    13 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    1. Good news: In a victory for the northern spotted owl, the Biden administration has struck down a Trump-era plan that would have removed more than 3.4m acres of critical habitat for the imperiled bi...
  • A Marvel of Nature.
    06 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    1. Love Triangle: A scandal is unfolding at UC Berkeley, and at its center are the flirtations of an interloper and a wounded mate. Grinnell and Annie have made their home atop the Campanile, a 307-fo...
  • A Merry Murder.
    30 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    * Last week a photo of our common Fall migrant, the White-throated Sparrow, was inexplicably labeled a White-throated Warbler. An investigation into the source of this mistake is being vigorously purs...
  • Bird Radar.
    23 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    1. Across North America, hundreds of bird species waste time and energy raising chicks that aren’t their own. They’re the victims of a “brood parasite” called the cowbird, which adds its own egg to th...
  • Magnificent Migration.
    16 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    1. Some penguins match the vocal calls of fellow penguins to their faces or other aspects of their physical appearance, making them the first birds besides crows known to have this double-sense recogn...
  • Diplomatic Delivery.
    09 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    1. A dispatch from the Andaman Sea: By the end of 2019, I was ready for a change of scenery. Working as a natural history photographer, I’d spent the previous two years tracking snow leopards in the H...
  • Fall Flights.
    02 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    1. No surprise: Bird-watching has boomed during the pandemic, and all that extra interest has translated into citizen science initiatives seeing a huge swell in participation. “All of those observatio...
  • Oh My Godwit.
    25 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    1. Welcome back: Thousands of migrating birds have been welcomed back to New Zealand to the sound of cathedral bells, after making one of the longest avian migration flights in the world. Eastern bar-...
  • The World of Whimbrels.
    18 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    1. Whimbrel migration stars in last Sunday’s CBS Sunday Morning: 2. The remarkable Whimbrel: With a Swarovski birding scope beside him and a pair of Vortex binoculars hanging from his neck, Alan Kneid...
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