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Pileated Woodpeckers and Their Relationship with Beech Bark Disease Infected Trees

Pileated Woodpeckers and Their Relationship with Beech Bark Disease Infected Trees

Introduction Since its introduction to North America in the late 1800’s (McLaughlin and Greifenhagen 2012), beech bark disease (BBD) has become a widespread health problem in forests across eastern North America, including the St. Lawrence Lowlands. It has devastating effects on American beech trees (Fagus grandifolia), drastically changing eastern forest compositions, as well as significantly […]

Bird Diversity at the Morgan Arboretum

Bird Diversity at the Morgan Arboretum

Birds come in a wide variety of species, each with its own distinctive colours, calls and behaviours. While some birds’ lifestyles cause them to enter in direct competition with others, such as two species competing for the same nesting sites, other groups may avoid such conflicts by adapting to different food sources and habitats. In […]

The Black-capped Chickadee’s Natural History

The Black-capped Chickadee’s Natural History

Identification and Description                                   The Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a passerine bird belonging to the family Paridae. It is a charismatic species that approaches humans without fear, which makes it much easier to see than other birds. It is a very small bird with a total body length of around 12 to 15 cm and […]

The American Crow

The American Crow

The American Crow, also known as Corvus Brachyrhynchos, belongs to the family of Corvidae, and is a native species found throughout North America. It is present from Alaska, down to British-Columbia, all the way east to Newfoundland ranging as far south as Florida (A.O.U., 1998). These birds migrate during the winter months to the more […]