migratory bird species

Meadows on the Connecticut-Massachusetts Border Saved for Birds

Meadows on the Connecticut-Massachusetts Border Saved for Birds

HARTFORD, Connecticut, November 18, 2008 (ENS) – A former tobacco farm stretching across 450 acres of meadows on both sides of the Connecticut / Massachusetts border will be conserved as a two-state Wildlife Management Area, the governors of both states said today. The Conservation Fund, a national organization dedicated to preserving land and protecting natural…

Migratory Ducks Carry Bird Flu From Asia to Alaska

Migratory Ducks Carry Bird Flu From Asia to Alaska

RESTON, Virginia, October 27, 2008 (ENS) – Wild migratory birds appear to be important carriers of avian influenza viruses from continent to continent, according to new research that scientists say has important implications for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus surveillance in North America. Migratory bird species, including many waterfowl and shorebirds, that frequently carry low…