This Week in Bird(ing) News: Science, Citizen Science, and Citizen Savagery
Birding in Israel? Report your sightings to help build an eBird-like database of the country’s avifauna.
New studies find that:
Proving that cruelty knows no bounds, some (language unsuitable for a family blog) in Virginia Beach is shooting blow darts at birds. Meanwhile, an Oregon farmer caught a beating from a neighbor irritated by his loud “bird cannons.” (Who knew there was such a thing?)
Engineers are trying to mimic the mechanics of how birds perch in hopes of improving drones’ ability to land on wires.