Tag Archive: birds

Transient Birds and Beach House Refuge

Birds, migration, and climate change. Mix them all together and intuitively, we can imagine an ecological train wreck in the making. Many migratory bird species have seen their numbers plummet over the past half-century – due not to climate change, but to habitat loss in the places they frequent as part of their jet-setting life …

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Coastal Properties offer haven for birds

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Owls – Florida’s Remarkable Nocturnal Birds of Prey

To be successful hunters of the night, owls have some truly amazing physiological adaptations. This closeup of a barn owl shows a few in the large eyes and dish shaped face that help perfect its hearing and sight. Compliments UF/IFAS File Photo Some of my favorite creatures are owls, and as you can see by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/12/05/owls-floridas-remarkable-nocturnal-birds-of-prey/

March is an ideal time to consider wild birds

Spring is a dynamic time for wildlife. If you enjoy watching nature, now is a fantastic time to get outdoors to see some interesting activity. March is also one of the best times of year to do some active management on your property to enhance the habitat you provide for wildlife. Purple martins select nest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/03/22/march-is-an-ideal-time-to-consider-wild-birds/