Tag Archive: birds

Apr 24

From Farms to Feathers

Reclaimed wetlands bring back native plants, animals, and rare birds for the eco-win. Listen up: Fifteen years ago, the non-profit Wetlands Initiative bought 3,000 acres of former wetland in Illinois. The land had been drained and used to grow crops for more than a century. But once they began letting the water back onto the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/restoration-and-conservation-initiatives/from-farms-to-feathers/

Apr 09

A Bird’s-Eye View of Grassland Restoration

Protecting grasslands helps protect our feathered friends and water quality in one fell swoop—listen up: What’s the bird’s-eye take on grasslands? From bobolinks and northern harriers to some sparrows, many birds rely on grasslands for food and habitat. But a grassland also delivers another ecosystem benefit—it absorbs water when it rains. To learn more, CurrentCast …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/birds-grassland-restoration/

Dec 20

Backtracking Birds

Why shorelines are stopover sites: Each spring and fall, tens of millions of birds migrate through the Great Lakes region. Jeffrey Buler of the University of Delaware says many species prefer to travel at night. In a recent study, he found that if birds were still out over the Great Lakes at sunrise, they would …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/creature-features/backtracking-birds/

Sep 27

Yardwork Is for the Birds

Landscaping with native plants is a win for birds and water quality alike. Listen up, peeps: Think yardwork is for the birds? You could be right—depending on what’s growing. Plants have evolved over time to thrive in their native region. The temperature, rainfall, even nutrients in the soil are exactly what they need. Indian grass, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/yardwork-is-for-the-birds/

Dec 31

Migrating Birds Miss the Water

California’s drought has dried up wetlands, putting migratory birds at risk. Transcript of the Audio Podcast: California’s drought takes a toll on migrating birds… on this CurrentCast. Each winter, the skies over California’s Central Valley fill with birds. Frisk: “Northern pintail, mallards, gadwall, pacific whitefront geese, Ross’s geese, snow geese. Also sandhill cranes and tundra …

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