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a bird ina toque and scarf by a candle

Are Christmas lights bad for birds?

December 14, 2018 — 
How so?

Lazy avain teenagers // Photo: Christoph Ng

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Baby birds act like teenagers, new research finds

September 13, 2018 — 
Researchers spy on fledgings with video cameras to reveal previously unseen behaviour

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Smithsonian, Teen Vogue: These teen birds love sleeping in, too

September 13, 2018 — 
A new study suggests young grassland songbirds postpone fledging in order to mooch off mom and dad as long as they can


The burrowing owl // Photo: Jennie Horvat

For grassland bird conservation, it’s not the size that matters

August 7, 2018 — 
U of M researchers uncover something unusual that will help us save grassland birds

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NY TImes: Near Noisy Oil Fields, Lovesick Birds Change Their Tunes

March 13, 2018 — 
If a sparrow sings his heart out on an oil field, but his would-be sweetheart can’t hear him above the oil pumps, what’s a bird to do?

Savannah Sparrow sits on a hand // Photo: Clair Curry

Landmark study reports on new layer of complexity in songbird communication

March 5, 2018 — 
An update from the songbird file

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Savannah Sparrow // Photo: Paulson Des Brisay

Canadian songbirds forced to change their tunes

January 24, 2018 — 
Some Canadian songbirds have to change their tunes because noise pollution from things like oil and gas drilling equipment otherwise drowns out important parts of their songs, U of M researchers have found

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Golden-winged Warbler // Photo: Christian Artuso

Trouble in Manitoba’s golden-winged warblers population

November 28, 2017 — 
Genetic change is underway in what was once thought to be the most genetically pure songbird population

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Books / Photo d-221, flickr

Looking after each other, SSHRC grants empowering communities through research

November 15, 2017 — 
'All innovation is inherently social, which means the social sciences and humanities are especially important in this time of rapid change'

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Yahoo!: Soil testing underway for 100 properties in St. Boniface amid contamination concerns

September 12, 2017 — 
University of Manitoba researchers and volunteers went yard-to-yard in south St. Boniface Monday collecting garden vegetables and soil samples for testing amid concerns the dirt is contaminated.

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