Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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As Andes Warm, Deciphering The Future for Tropical Birds by Daniel Grossman: Yale Environment 360

As Andes Warm, Deciphering The Future for Tropical Birds by Daniel Grossman: Yale Environment 360 | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Scientists have theorized that tropical birds in mountainous regions will move uphill as the climate warms. But new research in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the birds will stay put and face a new threat — predator snakes that will climb into their territory to escape the heat.
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BirdSleuth Teachers Take on the Amazon Rainforest

BirdSleuth Teachers Take on the Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Meeting the howler monkeys was my trip highlight! I was amazed at the instant bond that was created with them. I also loved meeting and spending 10 sweaty days with so many amazing educators!
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Watch an Amazon Baby Bird Put On Its Caterpillar Costume

Watch an Amazon Baby Bird Put On Its Caterpillar Costume | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Unlike their parents, when cinereous mourner chicks hatch they usually grow bright orange feathers making themselves look like toxic hairy caterpillars — and it’s not because they were adopted.

In a dog-eat-dog world like the Amazon rainforest, these tiny little creatures are basically easy picking for predators. They can’t run, they can’t hide, and they can’t fly.
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Get the scientific scoop here: http://phys.org/news/2014-12-amazonian-bird-chicks-mimic-poisonous.html  Photo credit: Credit: Santiago David-Rivera

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Hello Beautiful! Meet the Paradise Tanager from the Amazon

Hello Beautiful!  Meet the Paradise Tanager from the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Can't wait to see this beauty during our next visit to the ACTS canopy walkway in Peru!

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Five Rare South American Bird Species Given US Endangered Status - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Five Rare South American Bird Species Given US Endangered Status Center for Biological Diversity (press release) The brown-banded antpitta (Grallaria milleri), like other antpittas, is a secretive bird with a low population density and high habitat...
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Good news - finally - for a few of our feathered friends in South America...

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Peru, do you know how many birds you have?

Peru, do you know how many birds you have? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
So, you already know you have the third highest number of plants and animal species after Brazil and Colombia, right?
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Saturday May 9th is the Annual GLOBAL BIG DAY brought to you by our friends at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology!  Cornell organizes the event to help get a better handle on just how many birds there are in the world, where they are, and what they need, by encouraging people to go out and look for them all at once.

Sightings will be recorded in realtime using a special eBird project.

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How a Changing Climate and Disappearing Habitat Impacts a Tropical Bird - Science World Report

How a Changing Climate and Disappearing Habitat Impacts a Tropical Bird - Science World Report | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Climate change is impacting birds across the world as seasons shift. Now, though, scientists have taken a closer look at the white-collared manakin and have found that habitat degradation and climate shifts may impact this species survival.
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Amazonian birds under threat from road expansion - Imperial College London

Amazonian birds under threat from road expansion - Imperial College London | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazonian birds under threat from road expansion Imperial College London Reporting in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists examined the links between density of road networks in Pará, which is a Brazilian state found in the...
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Locally extinct birds in the Amazon slowly flock back to forests when trees regrow

Locally extinct birds in the Amazon slowly flock back to forests when trees regrow | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Some good news out of the Amazon rainforest: given enough time, deforested land can rebound enough to host bird species that had previously deserted the area, according to a recent study in The Auk.
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Glad to share some good news from the Amazon! 

 

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Scientists discover that threatened bird migrates entirely within Amazon Basin

Scientists discover that threatened bird migrates entirely within Amazon Basin | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
When one thinks of bird migrations, it's usually a north-south route that follows seasonal climates.
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