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Bird Secrets Revealed: How to Survive in the Winter-time

As one of the many creatures that call the outdoors their home, birds can endure a significant amount of struggle while winter strikes. Cold temperatures can generate a lot of questions on how these flyers survive such harsh conditions. From behavioral attitudes to feathery benefits, birds of all kinds hold unique capabilities that work to preserve warmth amidst a time of chills and shivers.

Migration

Leaving the cold altogether seems like an ideal solution for many birds. Although the journey may require quite some time, migration is a popular fix for a number of species. This bird survival mannerism appears almost too obvious to be a ‘secret.’

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Feathers, feathers, and more feathers

Feathers do more than keep birds cute and fluffy—they act as a means of insulation. Many birds even hold the ability to grow extra feathers during times like these. An oil coating atop the feathers provide waterproof capabilities while working as additional lining against the cold.

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Homie Hangout

For the birds who decide to endure the winter, hanging out in flocks acts as a smart survival technique. Cuddling up with fellow friends helps to maintain warmth, while establishing a lesser likelihood of being attacked by surrounding predators. More birds equal a more effective lookout.

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Lay low

A great way to stay warm is to simply save the energy. Laying low in winter calls for less engagement in activity for birds. By avoiding things such as territorial defense, singing, or even up keeping nests, more energy can be utilized for the maintaining of warmth.

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Shake it

Birds exhibit special behaviors to keep themselves warm. For example, shivering obtains added heat from movement of muscles and circulation. Fluffing feathers even produces air pockets for extra insulation. Doesn’t that make you want to shake your tail feathers?

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Written by Nicole Afable for Bird-X, Inc.

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Pigeons and Radiologists: More Similar than you Think

Pigeons tend to be recognized as common pest birds that inhabit the city. With this mindset, many individuals fail to acknowledge their intellectual capabilities. Past research has determined that the capacity to comprehend human emotion and expression, recognize differences between images, and even arrange alphabet letters.

 

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According to Audubon, a new study has revealed pigeon capability to identify cancer, in the form of microscopic images. But, how is this tested? Over the course of 15 days, the birds were trained to tell the difference between an image of cells exhibiting cancer and cells that do not.

 

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Placed inside a box with a touchscreen, the pigeon was exposed to a medical image. When the bird was ready, a yellow button representing cancerous cells, and a blue button representing healthy cells, was available to click.

 

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Treats are always the perfect means of encouragement. So, when the correct button was pressed for the corresponding image, the pigeon would be given a reward. This supported their ability to pinpoint one visual pattern from another. Through the course of training, pigeons were able to sort out the cancerous cells from the healthy ones.

 

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It was concluded that about 85% of the time, a correct answer was given by the pigeons. Impressive huh? Sounds like these birds are natural radiologists…


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Pigeon radiologist might be pushing it…Less success was found for a pigeon’s ability to compare images that were black and white, or when organizing mammographic densities and masses. In these cases, the photos seemed to memorized rather than its contents being identified.

 

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However, the success rate for detecting cancer cells jumped to 99% accuracy when pigeons worked together rather than individually. That is the epitome of teamwork right there.

 

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In the long run, this knowledge could possibly contribute to the betterment of cancer diagnostic devices. This situation definitely calls for a big thanks to the pigeons. Now you know, pigeons are much more than pests that roam the street—they are some wise winged creatures. How’s that for a ‘bird brain’?

 

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Written by Nicole Afable for Bird-X, Inc.

True Colors: Beautiful Birds of the Rainbow

Nature never seems to disappoint. When it comes to birds, their wide range of colors makes it difficult to not be astonished by its beauty. For every color of the rainbow and the hues in between, there is a bird who shines them bright. Get ready to be amazed by these six birds that make up the ROYGBIV. There is more to them than meets the eye—even though their looks are pretty satisfying themselves.

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RED: The Scarlet Tanager can be found throughout the eastern area of North America. However, they are quite difficult to spot as they remain high within forest canopies; way far from sight. Although breeding male Scarlet Tanagers stay true to their name, female and nonbreeding males hold colors of a green-yellow color.

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ORANGE: The Royal Flycatcher can be easily recognized by its orange tinted crest atop its head—illustrating the reason for its name. This colorful crown is displayed as means for courting or even as competition with other males for territory.

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YELLOW: The Sultan Tit is a yellow crested songbird found in areas of Central Nepal, the eastern Himalayas, Northern Thailand, and Southern China. Bright yellow pigments can be spotted across their chest, as well as their head for a Mohawk-like appearance—giving them a punk rock sort of vibe.

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GREEN: The Livingstone’s Turaco is a crazy-beautiful exotic bird—from their green complexion, white tipped feathers, and all the way to their bold orange eye. Found in subtropical lowlands within Africa, their diet is primarily composed of fruits.

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BLUE: Within South America’s Amazon Rainforest dwells a bright-feathered bird known as the Spangled Cotinga. The males shines with a turquoise-blue hue while females are grey overall. Interestingly enough, the Spangled Ctinga does not vocalize. However, during flight, these birds are known to make a whistling sound with their wings.

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INDIGO: Can you guess this next color? As observed through its name, Indigo bunting males hold indigo-colored feathers. These birds enjoy lounging in weedy and bushy areas while singing above treetops and shrubs. As night migrators, Indigo Buntings use the guidance of the stars to take them from place to place.

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VIOLET: As one may have noticed, male birds apparently like to rock color more than females. Male Violet-backed Starlings can be recognized by their white bellies and violet back. These birds are rarely found on the ground, yet spotted in high places. As a monogamous species, Violet-backed starlings will remain with their mate until death.

Written by Nicole Afable for Bird-X, Inc.

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Bird Migration Superlatives: And the Award Goes to…

Forty percent of all birds tend to migrate every year for the purpose of finding ample food, abundant nesting grounds, and pleasant weather. This totals to at least 4,000 bird species who are regular migrants. With such a large number, there always has to be the best of the best. Who’s the fastest migrator? Who travels the farthest? Who travels the least? There’s no need to wonder anymore. Presenting to you, the superlatives of bird migration:

1. Mr. Sky High: The highest flying migratory birds are known as the Bar-Headed Geese. These fliers hold the record of reaching altitudes of up to 5 ½ miles above sea level. At this extreme height, there is 10% less oxygen than what is found at sea level.

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2. Ms. Distance Dare Devil: The Arctic Tern wins the award for longest migrator. In its average life of 25 years, this flier collects about 1 million kilometers under its belt. For North American Arctic Terns, distances of 24,000 miles are traveled every year. Not only can these birds fly long distances, but they also see more daylight than any other bird around.

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3. Mr. Speedy: The Great Snipe is known as the fastest migratory bird, reaching speeds up to 60 mph during flight. It is not common to find birds that are extremely fast while traveling extremely far. However, the Great Snipe is one of these rarities as they can fly 4,200 miles non-stop.

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4. Ms. Keep it Short and Simple: The Mountain Quail is known for traveling the shortest distance for bird migration. Gathering in groups of up to 20, Mountain Quails begin their journey from their summer homes and up through the mountains. As ground dwelling birds, migration is done on foot, with a distance of only 20 miles.

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5. Mr. Heavy Weight: With males weighing up to 16 kg and females weighing about 5 kg, the Great Bustard is deemed the heaviest migrating bird. As one of the heaviest among all flying birds, the Great Bustard cover a distance of 2,000 miles during migration.

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6. Ms. No Sleep: The trophy for the migratory bird that flies the farthest distance without stopping goes to the Bar-tailed Godwit. Without taking a break for food, water, or rest, this bird can fly up to 7,145 miles in 9 days. Truly incredible…

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Written by Nicole Afable for Bird-X, Inc.

Fascinating Facts about Migration and its Feathery Flyers

The season of fall is here. For many bird species, this means it’s time to take off and begin the long journey of migration. For bird-lovers it means it’s the perfect occasion to witness a spectacle in the sky. With a motivation to escape the harsh weather and lack of resources, these feathery flyers travel for miles and miles to reach areas with abundant food and nesting. Before reaching their ideal location, bird migration can last anywhere between a few weeks to a whole four months. Migration is not only essential for the survival of some birds, but it is an extremely interesting phenomenon to get to understand. Get the ultimate scoop with these five fascinating facts about migration:

1. Its Latin root. The word migration stems from the Latin word, migra, meaning “to move.” Obviously, the correlation between the two words can be easily recognized as birds take flight to move from one location to the next as the seasons begin to change.

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Bird migration in the sunset

2. Dangers and Risks. The journey of migration is far from fun and games. Not only is the adventure time-consuming, but it is also quite dangerous. Due to such factors like extremely harsh weather and human involvement, many migrating birds never make it back to their original location. It is recorded that window collisions alone cause about 1 billion bird deaths per year.

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3. Energy Intake. In advance to beginning migration, birds enter a state of hyperphagia. Hyperphagia can be defined as an abnormal increase in appetite. During this time, birds bulk up on their food, store it as fat, and later utilize it as a source of energy during the long trip. For some, this process can even double their normal weight.

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4. Professional Navigators. Ever wonder how birds navigate their way during migration? Surely they do not have access to Google Maps or a fancy GPS system. However, they have abilities much cooler than modern technology. Migrating birds have unusual sensory systems. It is through elements such as the sun, land forms, wind patterns, and the magnetic field of the earth that allow them to track where they are, where to go, and where to return.

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5. Get in Formation! Have you ever spotted a large group of birds that seem to be flying in an organized pattern? Well, from linear formations to V and J shaped arrangements, migrating birds have a specific reason for why they fly like they do. Birds benefit from the updrafts made by the flapping wing motion from preceding birds: creating an aerodynamic effect for those flying behind. As each bird takes a turn in the front of the formation, the whole flight is able to conserve much energy.

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Birds Migrating in Formation

 

Written by Nicole Afable for Bird-X, Inc.

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6 Facts that Will Make You a Master of the Raptors

What are large in size, carnivorous in nature, and phenomenal in flight? If you’re thinking that raptor is the name, you definitely know hunting is their game. With over 500 species of raptors in the world, these adaptable predators can be spotted in practically all climates. The combination of their powerful bills and massive talons give raptors a reputation of exceptional hunters. Get the scoop with these 6 facts that will soon make you a master of their kind:

1. Day & Night: There are 2 main groups when it comes to raptors. There are the day fliers (diurnal) that include hawks, eagles, and vultures versus the night fliers (nocturnal) such as owls.

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The 2 groups that make up raptors

2. Spring & Summer: The most prevalent seasons for raptors to hunt is during spring and summer when responsibilities of feeding their young is more common (due to the raptor’s breeding cycle).

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Hawk caring for young in nest

3. Feeding & Beheading: One raptor known as the Sharp-Shinned Hawk is recognized to make a gruesome meal. Before delivering the hunted food to its family, the male will rip off and consume the prey’s head. LAME!

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Sharp Shinned Hawk with its prey

4. Hunt & Seek: Raptors have 2 distinct reasons for hunting. It is not in their mindset to simply attack prey for fun or to terrorize. If a raptor is seen in action, they are either hungry for a meal or defending their property.

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5. Size & Weight: Large raptors frequently pursue prey that weighs up to 20 pounds. However, this does not stop these predators from going for larger creatures. If a raptor feels as if their territory or young are threatened in any way, they won’t hesitate to make a move.

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6. Pets as Prey: As birds of prey, raptors have been the subject to multiple cases of pet attacks. With the inability to distinguish between pets and prey, small family-owned animals become victims of an easy meal. Although these incidents are rare, stories do show up in the news from time to time. Pets Beware!

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Although raptors may be seen as the coolest of creatures, these hard-core hunters can definitely put small pets at risk. It is always important to remain cautious and take preventative measures to keep your cute and cuddly companions away from harm. By allowing small pets to roam in supervised and contained areas, while removing bird feeders from your property (which attract more prey for the raptors), your fuzzy family members can be kept safe, sound, and smiling.

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Written by Nicole Afable for Bird-X, Inc.

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3 Pesty Birds that Like to Live in Your Home

“Home Sweet Home”—A phrase that is turned untrue when bothersome creatures decide to become extremely close neighbors. Barn Swallows, woodpeckers, and house sparrows are 3 of these pesty birds that may move-in to become uninvited members of your family. Here are a few interesting facts that you may not know about these three groups of home-invading birds.

What to Know About Barn Swallows

  1. The shape and intensity in color of these blue crowned, orange faced, and cinnamon bodied fliers can determine both gender and maturity. Males are bolder in their coloration when compared to females. Also, juvenile barn swallows tend to have shorter tails and chubbier bodies than grown adults. Think of it as their baby fat!

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  2. Holding a diet that is mainly flying insects, barn swallows cruise extremely low from the ground to prey and feast in mid-air. Talk about multi-tasking…
  3. Barn swallows nest almost exclusively to man-made structures. Creating a mixture of saliva and mud, they build their bowl shaped nest against a vertical surface. To make their homes cozier, they line the bowl with grass and feathers. Are these birds nesting on your home?  Find out all you need to know about getting rid of barn swallows.

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Woodpeckers – The Pokers and Probers

  1. Using their sharp chiseled beaks, woodpeckers peck from 8,000 – 12,000 times a day, which can cause colossal damage to a tree, a telephone pole, or the side of your house. Sounds like a huge headache to me.

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2. A woodpecker’s head strikes hard surfaces at a rate that is 1,000 times the force of gravity. The reason they experience no harm is due to their                shock absorbing capabilities—reduced cranium space that prevents movement, thick neck muscles, and a special armor that protects the brain.

3. There are 3 main reasons that woodpeckers drum. Firstly, drumming holes becomes a means of communication that either attracts a mate or            advertises a specific area as their personal territory. Secondly, pecking is the process of building a nest that lies within the hole that the woodpecker      creates. Last but not least, it is a way of collecting food as small insects can be probed out of the wooden holes with the woodpecker’s long, narrow,        and sticky tongue. Are woodpecker’s destroying your home? Here are a few woodpecker repellent solutions to put a halt to the constant                       drumming.

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House Sparrows…They’re Everywhere!

  1. House sparrows are one of few birds that can survive in both rural and city landscapes. These adaptable creatures associate highly with humans, building their nests inside structures such as streetlights, gas station roofs, and traffic light fixtures. bird nest, pest bird, nest hole, house sparrow,
  2. Hop, hop, hop! These birds tend to get around by hopping rather than walking. During courtship, a male house sparrow hops near the female with a raised tail, dropped wings and puffed-up chest. In hopes of impressing the female, the male continuously bows and chirps for approval. Very impressive…bird bunny, bird hop,
  3. House sparrows like to bathe in dust. Why? Throwing dry soil and dust over its body help to keep their feathers in mint condition. Don’t know how to get rid of house sparrows around your home? Keep your property clear of these noisy birds.

There are plenty of other unexpected birds that might also want to move in to your cozy home, so never underestimate these feathery squatters!

Written by Nicole Afable for Bird-X, Inc.

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Spiders – the Creepy Crawlers We Need

There are plenty of creepy, crawly pests in the world, but spiders seem to take the top spot for the most terror-inducing specimens. Although your fist instinct when you see one of these eight-legged creatures scuttling around is to stomp on it, you might want to reconsider. The population of spiders is on the decline, and that poses some serious problems for their biggest threat- humans.

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Spider Extinction= Insect Apocalypse?

“If spiders disappeared, we would face famine,” says Norman L. Platnick, who studies arachnids at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, where a live spider exhibit debuted this month (Washington Post). “Spiders are primary controllers of insects. Without spiders, all of our crops would be consumed by those pests.”

Although it is unclear how large of an impact the impending insect invasion might hold, the importance of spiders in agriculture is apparent. The predatory spiders mixed with chemical control provide some of the only ways to limit herbivorous pests, as there are large amounts of food provided for them in our crops. In fact, spiders are especially crucial in organic farming practices, relying heavily on biological pest control practices.

According to a study conducted in 1990, researchers found 614 species of spiders in U.S. croplands, a figure which represents about 19% of the spider species in North America!

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The Big Deal(s) About Spiders

As if that wasn’t enough to get you on the side of the arachnids (I mean, we need crops to survive!), there are numerous other reasons why spiders should be our friends, including the possibility of them providing medically relevant information. A spider’s venom contains thousands of different chemical compounds, along with combinations that could be medically significant. At this moment, there are scientists at Yale examining whether chemicals in the venom of an Australian funnel-web spider could be used to improve pain-control medications. In addition to this study, there is also a physiologist at the University of Buffalo attempting to heal muscular dystrophy patients with a chemical compound in the venom of a South American spider (see “Good Venom“).

The list of these studies and possibilities are endless. Along with their venom, the silk that spiders produce could have very important applications. Few people know that spider silk has a higher strength-to-density ratio than steel! This means that its components could one day be used in products such as airplanes, surgical threads, and even bulletproof vests.

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With all of these miraculous possibilities, just think of what the spiders have to offer that have not been discovered yet. “Scientists have identified almost 45,000 different spider species,” says Platnick, “and that’s at best one-half of what actually exists. When we lose a spider species, we may lose a compound that could have cured epilepsy. We may lose a silk that could have produced a strong and lightweight material.”

The decline of spiders, like most other threatened animals, is due to human activity. Spiders have experienced loss in numbers with the aid of habitat loss and even hobbyists who collect spiders to examine, kill, or exhibit. Many conservation scientists have abandoned tracking the estimate for how many spider species are wiped from Earth every day. But, there is still hope for new species emerging from unexplored places, rich in biodiversity. In 2011, an expedition led by the California Academy of Sciences identified 300 new species, including many spiders, on Luzon Island in the Philippines in just 42 days. Just imagine how many more undiscovered spiders there are in the world, each with its own set of skills and benefits that humans could put to use rather than carelessly destroy.

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Choose Humane Deterrents

So, the next time you see a harmless spider sneaking around your home, resist the urge to squish it, step on it, or flush it down the toilet. Instead, try to guide it back outside (or deter it from getting in any dangerous places with a Transonic BugChaser) so it can continue the job of keeping the population of its smaller insect prey down to a manageable level.

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Written by Jean Burr for Bird-X, Inc.

The Problems of Barn Swallows

When you think of troublesome pests, you probably picture rodents, bugs, and a variety of different, pesky birds. But in the past few years, one pest has succeeded in becoming a concern for both pest control companies and conservationists: barn swallows.

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Why Are Swallows Such a Big Problem?

Swallows, also called barn swallows, are tiny birds that can be found in nearly every area of the world, only excluding Antarctica. Each bird can build a nest in as little as 24 hours, causing huge issues for homeowners trying to deter them – especially if there is an infestation of multiple birds, which is usually the case. Although swallows eat massive quantities of pesky insects (it’s their main source of food!), they tend to become the larger pests by building their mud nests on man-made structures. Swallows can damage property, and their droppings that fall under the nests cause major health concerns, requiring expensive and time-consuming clean-up and repair.

Swallows are protected under Federal Law, which means nests may not be removed once eggs are laid inside until the chicks have hatched. Prevention of swallows is legal, but is very challenging.

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The Disappearance of Swallows

This brings us to our next issue: the strange disappearance of swallows. Swallows used to be even more common than they are now, but bird watchers and conservationists have noticed them suffering the greatest decline in population of any bird group in North America.

PhD student Tara Imlay and master’s student Sarah Saldanha (DAL) have been hard at work to solve two mysteries: why is this population decline happening, and how can we help prevent it from continuing?

“This decline is especially concerning because this type of bird used to be so widespread and abundant and the decline of a common, widespread species hints at a broad scale cause,” says Saldnha. “Although this decline may be attributed to changes in North American ecosystems, it may also be attributed to changes in the birds’ wintering grounds.”

The two students are spending their summer at a bustling research center near Sackville, N.B., run by both the Arcadia University and Ducks Unlimited. Imlay and Saldanha are both focused on figuring out what is causing the decline in numbers for the Barn, Bank, Tree, and Cliff Swallow populations in the Maritimes.

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Theories and Data Collection

Before we dive into their actions and research, we must first know the two leading theories related to the Swallow population decline. The first theory explains that the decline is correlated to the decline in insect abundance, or even bad timing of when insect abundance is highest and when swallows are breeding. The second theory is related to the fact that the biggest drop in numbers have been in the species that travel long distances to Central and South America during the migratory season in winter. What this theory is suggesting is that the conditions at wintering locations or during migration could be negatively impacting these swallows.

How are these two ambitious students examining these theories during their studious summer? The first theory (one that suggests a connection between the numbers of insects available to the birds and when they are available) is being put to the test through their careful tracking of a number of factors in the swallows’ summer routines. These factors include including variable insect populations, the date the first eggs are laid and when the eggs hatch, as well as the number of eggs laid, the number that hatches, and chick survival rates. This information gathered will show them if insect abundance is constricting population growth.

“This is the first time automated telemetry on is being used on the local scale,” explains Saldanha. “With this technology, I am getting a much better understanding of how the birds are travelling and using the habitat in their daily lives.”

In order to test the second theory mentioned (the wintering ground theory), the team is using a numerous methods. One of these methods includes using lightweight nets intended to collect feather samples from adult birds, allowing the students to determine where the birds spend the winter and their stress levels during that period. This collection of information will allow them to determine whether wintering ground conditions are also causing the population decline.

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How You and Bird-X Can Help

With all of these possible threats adding to the disappearance of swallows, why contribute to it by using inhumane methods to get rid of these creatures? Here at Bird-X, we offer a wide variety of products developed to deter swallows from ruining buildings and nesting in areas they don’t belong.

There are a couple of steps in getting rid of swallows humanely and safely. First, you must fully remove any nests and thoroughly clean up droppings and feathers. We suggest using a cleaning solution and adding a coat of fresh paint over surfaces that will be treated. Swallows are habitual, so it is incredibly important to remove nests from these areas so they cannot be reused in the future.

Second, you get to choose how to combat these pesky birds, using our products to suit your given situation. Bird Netting remains the only option that will work in 100% of its applications against swallows. The netting provides a physical barrier that will block off areas you do not want the birds invading, including rafters, building sides, and other areas a family of swallows might build their mud nests. If you do not want netting, there are some very effective ultrasonic units that we carry, including the Ultrason X and the QuadBlaster QB-4. It is important to note that sonic (audible sounds including recorded predator calls and distress cries) have little effect on barn swallows because they feel secure in the man-made structures they have decided to call home. Ultrasonic devices, unlike sonic devices, rely on irritating, inaudible frequencies rather than frightening noises, and therefore can be much more effective in the prevention of swallows.

Gels & taste aversion repellents can also be very effective, as birds (like any other animal) hate anything that makes their food taste bad! And finally, if the swallows are frequenting a dimly lit area or if the birds visit and build nests mostly at night, you could try the Bird BLazer light deterrent, a product that uses alternating laser beams to frighten off troublesome birds.

Save the Swallows!

With all of these effective options, humans can definitely help combat the unnecessary population decline in swallows, even if the birds are causing some problems on properties. Here at Bird-X, there are always safe, humane, eco-friendly ways to help deter animals and keep them out of areas they don’t belong!

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Written by Jean Burr for Bird-X, Inc.

Video (below) taken by Kelly Nelson of Bird-X, Inc.

Curbing the Costs of Common Pests: How to use SOUND to Humanely Rid Your Home of Pests

Repel Common Pests With Sound

Ultrasonic, Silent-to-Humans Sound Units Repel Pests

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