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New Study Fuels Debate About Source of Birds’ Magnetic Sense

This link gives you a very good overview of the latest arguments about whether Cryptochromes,  which are sensitive to magnetic fields and exist in the eyes of birds, help with their navigation.  All the great and good involved in this … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Migration, a theory 2021

In January 2021 I had the opportunity to have another test of my theory that migratory animals (fledgling cuckoos) use an innate sense of direction to find their way to their destination. I did a zoom presentation to some of … Continue reading

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Magnetoreception – the ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field

David Keays is one of the mega stars of animal navigation research and has spent a life time trying to work out how magnetism might work. Here is a summary of his latest work: Magnetoreception is the ability to sense … Continue reading

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Ways pigeons might home

Here is a fascinating YouTube video discussing different ways a pigeon might home. The people shown here are our heroes, who are really important people in the animal navigation world and especially in Pigeon navigation. You will find Tim Guildford … Continue reading

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Do you have a sense of direction?

There is a lot of work going on in the navigation field.  All the researchers in this field are now clear that navigation takes place in the sub-conscious.  I made the mistake of thinking that native peoples who seemed to … Continue reading

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The Albatross

You will find other descriptions here of Henri Weimerskirch’s work on Albatrosses under Albatrosses on this site as well as Anna Gagliardo’s work on the use of smell in navigation. A book recently written by Adam Nicholson called “The Seabirds … Continue reading

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Successful acceptance test of the ICARUS qualification model

This site takes you into the world where technology is trying to understand animal migration by using tags and a sophisticated satellite system to follow routes taken by animals.  Up until now tags have often been very heavy, or at … Continue reading

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