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9:25 am
Mon September 16, 2013

NASA Radar to Track Migrating Birds Over Delmarva

Heron
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NEWARK, Md. (AP) – A team of scientists is using a high-tech NASA radar to monitor the fall migration of birds over the Delmarva Peninsula.

The Wilmington News Journal reports scientists will be looking at where birds are stopping, eating and lingering as they examine the best habitats that remain for the region’s migratory son birds.

University of Delaware research Jeff Buler says the majority of birds are migrating at night. He says residents can hear their flight calls if you listen carefully.

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9:27 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Impact on Wildlife of Superstorm Sandy Studied

Red Knot, migratory bird that feeds along Delaware Shore
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A research team is looking at the effects that Superstorm Sandy had on birds and plants in tidal marshes from Maine to Virginia.

For the study, technicians have visited hundreds of marshes to assess bird populations and measure vegetation.

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11:13 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Essay: Birds Ponder the Automobile

Credit Birds - George Merrill

The Holiday season is when one often sees Delmarva's bird population migrate to the south.

But, Delmarva Public Radio essayist George Merrill wonders, what they must think of all those cars they pass by below.

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