Today is World Migratory Bird Day – an international celebration of the ecological importance of birds.
Watch the official World Migratory Bird Day trailer here:
Their future is our future!
To learn more about the fantastic collaborations which are happening to help conserve our migratory birds, visit the World Migratory Bird Day website.
An amazing feat for a tiny creature!
Weighing the same as a small carrot, every year, this rare North American songbird travels nearly 4,000 miles round trip, across mountain ranges, the body of a continent, the Gulf Stream and open ocean. Most of this journey has been a mystery, until now.
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/scientists-track-first-time-one-rarest-songbirds-its-yearlong-migration-180962390/#jGmhL26dY4bCE5Bh.99
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The journey of the Kirtland’s warbler is discovered thanks to a combination of the latest tiny technology and centuries-old solar location methods
Source: Scientists Track, For the First Time, One of the Rarest Songbirds on Its Yearlong Migration | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian
Ambelopoulia is a traditional Cypriot delicacy that has caused a lot of controversy in the past 42 years. Ambelopoulia is a dish that consists of several songbirds that have been grilled, boiled or pickled. The original dish used Sylvia atricapilla, more commonly known as blackcaps. Eventually the dish was changed to include many more species of […]
via The Ambelopoulia Controversy — Chris Blogs about Stuff