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Tag: reports from the field

Fragmentation: A Pandora’s Box for Birds

This week’s blog, written by a second year Monthly Blog Correspondent, Eli D, is ‘for the birds’! Eli, a Bass and Brookies alumni, often goes birding around Penn’s Woods. He explored a wooded area where birds inhabit places that are affected by habitat fragmentation, and muses over the benefits and costs to the ecosystem caused by these fragmented areas of wilderness during his outing.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

This week’s blog post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent and bird enthusiast, Peter. He tells us all about his experience with the Great Backyard Bird Count – an annual event that encourages birders across the globe to get out and spot their feathered friends, recording and submitting the data to assist research.

Bird Watching

This week’s post is written by Zara, a Drummers alumni and monthly blog correspondent. She elucidates how bird watching is more than just watching the birds go by! Her passion for this hobby inspires us all to give it a try.

Stink Bugs

This week’s blog is written by Lakin, an Ursids alumni, who got a whiff of a stinky insect and braved its stench to find out more. She investigated the “stink bug” and gives us all the details in her blog post, explaining why we see a sudden influx of stink bugs when the weather turns cool outside! What a stinky situation!

“The Tunnel” – Research to Reduce Bird Collisions

This week’s post comes to us from Zara, a monthly blog correspondent and Drummers alumni. She writes about bird friendly glass that allows birds to prevent window collisions. This new research in window glass has the potential to greatly reduce bird/glass impacts by making the glass more visible to bird in flight.