Monthly Archives: August 2011

Birds Roost in Trees at Night

My favorite sign from a recent trip to Austin, TX. A local humor writer once quipped that the Great-tailed Grackle should be the official bird of Austin, and huge roosts in parking lot trees are a big part of living … Continue reading

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Walmart to the rescue

Walmart may turn out to be the biggest protector of urban wildlife habitat yet. Check out the latest Walmart efforts, involving $500,000 in grants to projects in DC, Chicago, NYC, and LA. Walmart’s Acres for America program has already protected … Continue reading

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Birds on Buildings

What are they doing up there? Check out my latest online article on birds on buildings, and what to do about them when they are causing trouble.

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Urban Beach Birds

When we think of urban birds, we usually think of pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows. Maybe some robins, crows, and gulls. Urban bird habitats might be parks, or yards. But pretty much any habitat can be urbanized–including beaches, as my … Continue reading

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New Urban Bird Treaty Cities in U.S.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported in July that it will award 10 U.S. cities with a total of $650,000 in funding to develop bird conversation projects. The following new Urban Bird Treaty Cities will each receive a grant … Continue reading

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