Birding News #36

:: The University of Alberta has created a citizen science project to help accurately estimate the number of bird window collisions in residential homes in Canada.

:: The 2013-2014 Winter Finch Forecast is out!

:: A dramatic increase in the Ross’s Goose population is causing ecological damage to the Arctic 

:: Urban birds in Britain fare better in colder weather than rural birds do

:: The US Fish & Wildlife Service has proposed an Endangered Species Act listing of ‘threatened’ for the rufa Red Knot

:: The ABA’s Young Birders Blog — The Eyrie — has moved to a new blog address. Make sure you check their blog out and add the new URL to your favourite blog reader!

:: A game cam in Russia got some amazing photographs of a Golden Eagle taking down and killing a Sika Deer

:: The once-abundant Common Loon is facing declines in Canada

:: Black Cockatoos in Western Australia are recolonizing replanted forests at former mining sites.

:: An article by Nick Walker for the October issue of Canadian Geographic about citizen science and the important research that Bird Studies Canada does (full disclosure — I’m interviewed at the end of the article)

Great posts in birding blogs this week: 

:: From Dan at Birds Calgary: Gulls, Grebes and Grackle at Elliston Park

:: From Jeremy at A Victoria BirderDon’t Forget Your Hood!

:: From Scott at Birding is Fun: Worm-eating Warbler

:: From Mia at On the Wing Photography: Stained and Unstained Sandhill Cranes

:: From Corey at 10,000 Birds: The First Diabolical Wood Warbler Quiz of 2013

:: From Ioana at The Eyrie: 2013  Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference

:: From Sharon at Birdchick: The latest Birdchick podcast

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