Birding News #30

:: (Edited this morning to add) Workers on Enbridge’s new $300-million transmission line south of Lethbridge, AB, halted construction for four weeks last month as they waited for a pair of Ferruginous Hawks, nesting within a kilometre of the work site, to raise their three fledglings.

:: The State of Tennessee is reconsidering the controversial Sandhill Crane hunt for this year

:: BirdsEye Hotspot is one of the newest birding apps you can purchase for your smartphone

:: A new species of bird has been discovered in the montane forests of Peru

:: Downy Woodpeckers, Hairy Woodpeckers, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers are benefitting from the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer

:: Dozens of Common Grackles “fell from the skies” in Winnipeg’s North end earlier this week

:: Birdwatching is helping to reduce stress and medication to dementia patients

:: Wood Storks are expanding their range into North Carolina

::Thomas Poulsom has moved on to South America for his LEGO birds, so if you’d like LEGO to consider adding a collection of SA bird kits to their line of products, please vote for these great LEGO birds by Thomas Poulsom

:: Semipalmated Sandpipers and other shorebird species numbers are declining, not just the Red Knot

Great posts in birding blogs this week::

:: From Sam at the ABA blogCamp Colorado The Experience of a Lifetime

:: From Steve at Bourbon, Bastards, and Birds: Rockpipers Are The New Sandpipers

:: From Mia at On the Wing PhotographySnowy Plovers North America’s Smallest Plover

:: From Kathie at Kathie’s Birds: Birding in New Jersey

:: From Wally at Our Florida Journal: Taken for Granted

:: From Drew at Nemesis Bird: New Splits

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