Pennsylvania agency offers live online streaming of bears and snow geese.
Minnesota waterfowl migration and hunting report: Species diversity continues to change as migrant ducks move into the state
Some areas in central and southern Minnesota still held good numbers of teal and wood ducks. In northern Minnesota, ring-necked numbers have increased along with other diving ducks.
Fewer birds return to their breeding grounds after going through fall migration and spending months on their wintering grounds. But the researchers were surprised to find that the migrants arriving across the U.S. southern border had an average return rate of 76 percent during the 5 years of the study (2013 to 2017) and the birds wintering in the U.S. had only an average return rate of 64 percent.
Ohio is a major migratory corridor for many species.
Pinpoints a period in late summer in the temperate zone of North America when the climate is projected to be significantly different from the historical norm. That change in climate could affect insect and plant communities, which in turn would threaten food resources for migratory birds during the crucial stage when they’re bulking up to fuel their autumn migration journey.
The whoopers that do make their way through North Dakota are part of a population of about 400 birds that are on their way from wintering grounds at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas to their nesting grounds at Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada, a distance of about 2,500 miles. Anyone seeing these endangered birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked.
Heading to warmer climes creates massive risks and large rewards for birds of all shapes and sizes, but living in north country year-round is no picnic either.
(Photo courtesy of International Crane Foundation)MEDARYVILLE, Ind. — Thousands of sandhill cranes have been roosting in rural northwestern Indiana as part of their annual fall migration. More than 10,000 cranes a day have been counted at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area. The marsh-filled wildlife area, about 40 miles southeast of Gary, has long been a pit stop for cranes as they migrate…
With the unseasonably warm weather, some migratory bird species already have arrived in the North Country, so adjust your feeders and make adjustments to your house accordingly.
Snow goose migration gets kick start.