Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have found that the mysterious deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds in the Western U.S. were primarily caused by a cold blast that killed off edible insects and induced hypothermia. Around…

North America has lost around 3 billion birds since 1970, study finds

North America has lost around 3 billion birds since 1970, study finds

A new study found that North America has approximately 3 billion fewer birds that there were in 1970. The loss represents a 29% population decline, making it an "overlooked biodiversity crisis" according to the authors. "I couldn't believe that…

Thousands of ducks and geese found dead along Lake Erie and Maumee River

Thousands of ducks and geese found dead along Lake Erie and Maumee River

Wildlife officials say they have no idea what is killing thousands of ducks and geese along Lake Erie and the Maumee River. Infected birds simply throw their heads back and lose their motor skills before they die. No one knows how far it could spread. "This may…