‘Strong and consistent effect:’ Research links common insecticide to bird harm

Newly published research is providing more compelling evidence that a common insecticide is harming migratory birds. Story continues below In the first study to combine field and lab work, Christy Morrissey of the University of Saskatchewan has found that one type…

Logging firm says concern for birds must be balanced against industry needs

A Nova Scotia forestry firm says calls to halt its logging during the nesting season of dwindling species of migratory birds must be balanced with the industry’s practice of harvesting throughout the year. Naturalists who have been combing through 76…

Tracking the loon population at Prince Albert National Park

An opportunity is been given to nature lovers to help count the loon population at Prince Albert National Park in northern Saskatchewan. Those taking part in the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey will help scientists track and report on the health…

Alberta researcher suggests bird personalities vary widely and are tough to change

Research from the University of Alberta is putting a whole new meaning on the term bird brain. Biologist Kimberley Mathot has been delving into how birds develop individual personalities. READ MORE: Millions of songbirds ‘vacuumed’ to death every year during…

Sask. government reminding people to leave young wildlife alone

The Saskatchewan government is reminding people in the province to leave young animals in the wild alone. This includes animals such as fawns, ducklings, rabbits and songbirds. Even if the animals appear helpless or lost, the province said in most…

Rare feathered visitor draws onlookers to Brookfield, N.S.

A winged visitor has made a rare appearance in Nova Scotia. The Glossy Ibis, a slender and long-beaked bird, has found its way north from the warmth of its normal habitat in the southeastern marshes of the United States. Jason…

‘It’s terrible’: High numbers of canine abuse reports nothing new, says Manitoba dog rescue

Dogs continue to be the most reported animals abused or neglected in Manitoba, according to the latest data from the province’s animal welfare program. Since numbers began to be tracked in 2013, there has been a steady increase in reports…