Bulgaria Winter Birding February 13, author Rockjumper Birding Tours
Nov 30 2015
Good transport and roads, fascinating scenery, comfortable accommodations, great food and a
wonderful group of participants all combined to make this, our maiden Bulgaria in Winter birding adventure, a resounding success!
Scientists know that upward currents of warm air assist birds in flight. To understand how birds find and navigate these thermal plumes, researchers used reinforcement learning to train gliders to autonomously navigate atmospheric thermals. The research highlights the role of vertical wind accelerations and roll-wise torques as viable biological cues for soaring birds. The findings […]
The adoption of 'silvopastures' -- incorporating trees into pastureland -- can provide habitat for forest bird species and improve connectivity in landscapes fragmented by agriculture. But how do silvopastures measure up to natural forest habitat? New research shows that birds in silvopasture forage less efficiently than those in forest fragments but offers suggestions for how […]