Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new research from The Condor: Ornithological Applications.
Industrial saltworks in the Pilbara and an unusual saltwater lake in the Gascoyne have been identified as unlikely but important pit stops and feeding grounds for migrating shorebirds.
They are the international travellers who come to Australia each year to rest and feast, but migratory birds face a perilous journey, officials said Friday as they launched a plan to help protect them.
(Phys.org) —Millions of migratory birds that fly tens of thousands of kilometres between their homes in Australia and Siberia are facing annihilation as development destroys the vital feeding grounds they rely on during ...
From the most parched areas of Saudi Arabia to water-scarce areas of the western U.S., the idea of harvesting fog for water is catching on. Now, a novel approach to this process could help meet affected communities' needs ...
Saturday, Sept. 6 is World Shorebirds' Day—a time to celebrate "fantastic migrants." For biologists Rebecca Holberton and Lindsay Tudor, nearly every day is World Shorebirds' Day.
Wildlife researchers on Cape Cod are tagging some of the elusive shorebirds known as red knots.
In many animal species, males and females differ in terms of their brain size. The most common explanation is that these differences stem from sexual selection. But predictions are not always certain. A team of researchers ...
A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay has been introduced.
(Phys.org) —Monitoring shows the population of rare New Zealand dotterels captured during the Rena oil spill has recovered well from the event.