ornithology

A grayscale map of the world with graduated symbols representing in pink observe bird extinctions, blue for fossils records, and orange for undiscovered bird extinctions.

Human-Driven Extinction of Birds

Mark Altaweel

Researchers using models an records calculate that as many as 11% of all bird species have gone extinct since the Late Pleistocene.

A seabird with wings outstretched flying out from the ocean with water splashing around the bird.

Individual Seabird Adaption to Climate Change

Mark Altaweel

Scientists tracked the migratory patterns of 145 seabirds to map how individual shearwaters are adapting to climate change.

A closeup of the head of a green heron.

Herons and Egrets in the Silicon Valley

Caitlin Dempsey

Egrets and herons are a familiar sight at many of the lakes and ponds found across the Silicon Valley.

A wild turkey stands in the dried grass in front of a green bush.

Where are Wild Turkeys in California From?

Caitlin Dempsey

The wild turkeys that roam California were originally introduced from Texas.

A blackbird sitting on the metal railing of a fence with a puffed chest.

Springtime Birds at a Horse Stable in Northern California

Caitlin Dempsey

Spring has sprung! A horse stable in Northern California is active with barn swallows, Acorn woodpeckers, and Brewer's blackbirds.

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