:: The late June floods in Southern Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan have not just affected people, but wildlife too. One of the Saskatchewan species greatly affected is the endangered Piping Plovers because they are ground nesters.
:: The Preston Marina in Lancashire (UK) is using old tires as artificial nests for Common Terns, which has helped to more than double the tern population in the area.
:: Birders in England spotted a rare White-throated Needletail, only to watch it fly into a wind turbine and die
:: Researchers on Guam have found that the island’s spider populations grew as much as 40-fold in the wake of entire species of insect-eating birds devastated by the invasive Brown Tree Snakes.
:: A story from The Ottawa Citizen about declining bird populations and the Bird Life International conference last week in Toronto.
:: Lawyers for wildlife advocacy groups in San Francisco say that a $130 million highway project is killing endangered Cliff Swallows.
Great posts in birding blogs this week: