Birds http://wunc.org en Cape Point Closed To Off-Road Vehicles http://wunc.org/post/cape-point-closed-road-vehicles <p></p><p>One of the most popular sections of the Cape Hatteras seashore is off limits for vehicles for the next few months. The Cape Point area south of Buxton is the migratory home to the piping plover, a nationally- recognized threatened species.</p><p>In 2011, the park service implemented a vehicle management plan that requires a 75 foot buffer zone be put up to prevent off-roaders from driving near the birds.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:40:43 +0000 WUNC News 33187 at http://wunc.org Cape Point Closed To Off-Road Vehicles What's Inside The Brains Of Songbirds http://wunc.org/post/whats-inside-brains-songbirds-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Scientists are learning fascinating things by studying songbirds.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:20:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27683 at http://wunc.org What's Inside The Brains Of Songbirds Flight Of The Oystercatcher http://wunc.org/post/flight-oystercatcher <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:00:44 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19945 at http://wunc.org Flight Of The Oystercatcher Wildlife Resources Commission Investigates Dead, Injured Brown Pelicans http://wunc.org/post/wildlife-resources-commission-investigates-dead-injured-brown-pelicans <p>State wildlife officials are continuing to investigate the deaths and injuries of brown pelicans along the North Carolina coast.&nbsp; They say more than 200 of the birds have been found.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:27:01 +0000 Gurnal Scott 14956 at http://wunc.org Wildlife Resources Commission Investigates Dead, Injured Brown Pelicans NC Organization Helps Save Ducks In Trinidad http://wunc.org/post/nc-organization-helps-save-ducks-trinidad <p></p><p>In 2009, <a href="http://shwpark.com/">Sylvan Heights Bird Park</a> received a call from the US Embassy in Trinidad, asking them to help restore two species of nearly-extinct native ducks, the White-Faced Whistling Duck and the Bahama Pintail. Four years later, they are celebrating the successful introduction of individuals of both species back into Trinidad, a promising sign for the health of native populations. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:09:18 +0000 Laura Candler 9295 at http://wunc.org NC Organization Helps Save Ducks In Trinidad What's Inside The Brains Of Songbirds http://wunc.org/post/whats-inside-brains-songbirds <p></p><p><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,'nimbus sans l',sans-serif; font-size: small;">Scientists are learning fascinating things by studying songbirds. Sophisticated microscopes are able to see the smallest level of detail in the brain and determine how it changes in response to learning. Researchers at Duke University are using this technology to study the brains of songbirds and determine what implications their findings could have for humans.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:08:32 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 8267 at http://wunc.org What's Inside The Brains Of Songbirds Carolina Parakeet http://wunc.org/post/carolina-parakeet <p>Today, parakeets are creatures of the tropics, but one breed in particular was native to the forests of the Eastern United States, including North Carolina.&nbsp; The Carolina Parakeet went extinct in the early 20th century, but continues to fascinate the public. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:24:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 3926 at http://wunc.org Carolina Parakeet Study: Climate Change Altering Bird Migration http://wunc.org/post/study-climate-change-altering-bird-migration <p>There's more evidence that climate change is altering bird migration patterns.<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031662" target="_blank"> A new study </a>from UNC-Chapel Hill finds some species along the east coast are migrating three-to-six days earlier than they were just ten years ago. Allen Hurlbert is an assistant professor of biology at UNC. He says birds face problems if they get the timing wrong.<br> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:13:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 3189 at http://wunc.org Climate Change Forcing Tropical Bird Migration http://wunc.org/post/climate-change-forcing-tropical-bird-migration <p></p><p>A new <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0028535" target="_blank">study</a> out of Duke University finds global warming is forcing tropical birds in Peru to migrate to higher elevations. But it also finds they're migrating at a slower rate than the world is warming. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:10:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7056 at http://wunc.org Climate Change Forcing Tropical Bird Migration Another Wave of Pelican Deaths Hits the Coast http://wunc.org/post/another-wave-pelican-deaths-hits-coast <p></p><p>Dead and injured pelicans are washing up on North Carolina shores. Around 20 dead birds were found on North Topsail Beach earlier this month. Many had severely broken wings. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:00:00 +0000 WUNC News 7124 at http://wunc.org Another Wave of Pelican Deaths Hits the Coast