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Genome‐wide association study of shank length and diameter at different developmental stages in chicken F2 resource population

8 hours ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families from five hatches derived from...
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Birds and Smoke

Birds and Smoke

1 day ago   |   Ornithology

There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico. Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

1 day ago   |   10,000 Birds

Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history. To every bird, though, mid-September remains what it's always been: a good time to feed, mass, and move...
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White-browed Crake

White-browed Crake

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

The most reliable place for us to observe White-browed Crakes is in Kununurra. Right in the centre of town Lily Creek Lagoon offers a huge variety of birds both on the water...
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Marlowe Artisanal Ales: Eager to Share American Pale Ale

Marlowe Artisanal Ales: Eager to Share American Pale Ale

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

I have to admit that, at first, I found the name of this week's featured beer rather confusing. Eager to Share is an American pale ale from Marlowe Artisanal Ales of North...
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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2020?

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Mid-September offers abundant meteorological excitement in the form of variable temperatures, rushing winds, and sometimes hurricanes in the strangest places. Embrace the...
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Understanding the Risks of Rodent Poisons to Birds of Prey

Understanding the Risks of Rodent Poisons to Birds of Prey

5 days ago   |   Tufts University

A new study finds 100% of tested red-tailed hawks at Tufts Wildlife Clinic to be exposed to anticoagulant rodenticides
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Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

5 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Tiaozini is a coastal place about a 3-hour drive north of Shanghai. It is famous for its mudflats that are used as a refueling stop for Spoon-billed Sandpiper. This is a bit of...
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Bitternsweet Moments

Bitternsweet Moments

6 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

I promise this will be the last article on this wetland that's so close to where I live. Truth is, we've been getting so many migrants passing through that there hasn't been...
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Peeps and Plovers on Cuitzeo Beaches

Peeps and Plovers on Cuitzeo Beaches

6 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

In late July, I travelled a half hour north of Morelia to Lake Cuitzeo to see if our two inevitable first migratory species from up north, Baird's Sandpiper and Wilson's...
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Birds and Smoke

Birds and Smoke

There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico. Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western... Read more ...

Best Bird of the Weekend

Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history. To every bird, though, mid-September remains what it's always been: a good time to feed, mass, and move... Read more ...