Researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered that migratory birds prefer to travel during the night. Should they still be flying by daybreak, the birds would immediately turn back and head for the nearest shore instead of continuing their journey. Using weather radar to examine the behavior of birds crossing the Great Lakes, the researchers were able to discover this unique behavioral pattern.
There's a disadvantage in using wind turbine for energy -- it's killing birds. A team of researchers has found that this technology for wind energy is not only deadly to local birds but also those migrating from hundreds of miles away.
A recent study has revealed that migratory birds could lose their breeding habitat in the Arctic region by 2070 if global warming continues.
With the use of the NASA/USGS satellites, scientists can predict where ponds usually existed and if it turns out dry during the migrating season, conservationist will deploy farmers to flood the wetlands or unused rice fields to provide resting area and food from migratory birds.