Birding News #45

:: An article from The Toronto Star about the benefits of Project FeederWatch

:: Bird Studies Canada has taken part in nocturnal owl surveys in Ontario for 18 years, and The London Free Press interviewed some volunteers at the bird observatory, including my friend Daniel, about the owls.

:: The South Island Kokako was declared extinct in 2007 but after some recent sightings, the Kokako is now listed as “data deficient”

:: A study finds that a high percentage of Laysan Albatross chicks are raised by same-sex female pairs

:: A story about Red Knots and Horseshoes Crabs from the New York Times

:: A Canadian researcher finds that toxic chemicals banned decades ago are contaminating the livers, eggs, and plasma of Glaucous Gulls in the Arctic.

Great posts in birding blogs this week: 

:: From Nate at 10000 BirdsHow to CBC Like a Pro

:: From Drew at Nemesis BirdDigiscoping adapter roundup for smartphones

:: From Nicholas at Hipster BirdersLake Mayer Before the Ducks Return

:: From Sharon at Birdchick: The latest Birdchick podcast

:: From Josh at Ontario Birds and Herps: “Yellow-legged” Gull saga continues

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