Nov 1, 2022
  • Research
By Carla Rich Montez

Con el invierno cada vez más cerca y la disminución de los suministros de alimentos en sus zonas de reproducción en el norte del Ártico, más de 350 especies de aves en América del Norte están migrando hacia el sur, hacia sus zonas de invierno. Algunos viajarán distancias cortas desde sus casas de verano; otros volarán miles de millas.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Research
By Carla Rich Montez

With winter pressing closer and food supplies dwindling on their breeding grounds in the Arctic north, over 350 species of birds in North America are migrating south toward their winter grounds. Some will travel short distances from their summer homes; others will fly thousands of miles.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Research
  • Wildlife
By Dan Skinner

As the days get shorter and the temperatures cooler, the wildlife management professionals of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) find ourselves preparing for our 21st consecutive season of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management. The approach we use to manage the disease consists of two elements: surveillance and management.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • People
  • Research
By Miriam Schlessinger

Miriam Schlessinger is captivated with exploring the relationship between infectious disease and wildlife ecology, especially since it sits at the intersection of many scientific fields. The Summer Research Opportunities Program allowed her delve further into her research interests.

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Aug 1, 2022
  • Research
By Nelda A. Rivera, Nohra Mateus-Pinilla

Reports of hemorrhagic disease in the U.S. date to the late 1800s when residents in the South described a condition affecting deer as black tongue. Read here about the viruses responsible for two of the major vector-borne viral diseases affecting domestic and wild ruminants in the U.S.

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Welcome to the November 2022 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources, with an expansion of content to include a broader range of subjects—including endangered and threatened species and Illinois’ unique, high-quality habitats and the people working to preserve, protect and manage these resources.

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