Tag Archives: Birds

Cliff swallows and the extended phenotype

            Some birds prefer to build nests in trees or simply nest in tree cavities. One species, in particular, prefers to build a nest out of mud on the side of an outhouse. Searching along … Continue reading

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Changing heron behavior?

By Lindstedt and Gazaille Last fall, we began a research project that involved studying the behavior of the Great Blue Heron and it’s nesting habitat. We have made several trips to what is known as “Heron Island” on Lake Norman. … Continue reading

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Bird diversity

By Monroe, Ellis, Dufresne *This is a follow-up to the previous post Surprisingly, many bird species populate the Statesville, NC area. Currently we are taking an inventory of bird species along a section of a greenway trail. We are conducting … Continue reading

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Human/Crow Commensalism?

Some local observations and a quick survey got us thinking about a possible link between increasing bird populations and urbanization. First of all, we have noticed from being outside conducting research the last four years, the crows have seemed to … Continue reading

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