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Why didn't birds die along with the rest of the dinosaurs?
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This mass extinction famously ended the age of dinosaurs. But not every dinosaur died out. A class of feathered theropod dinosaurs, better known as birds, live on. How did they survive? It may have been a seedy affair, according to a team of …

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Cardinals at your bird feeders could reduce visits by other birds: Outdoor Insider
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No one is suggesting that northern cardinals somehow be prevented from visiting backyard bird feeders. And it's doubtful that many backyard birders, who tend to cherish the bright red bird, would follow such a suggestion. However, a study of bird …

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Treaty protecting migratory birds celebrates 100 years, but threat persists
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2016 is the 100th anniversary of the United States Fish and Wildlife Services Migratory Bird Treaty and The Audubon Society of Kalamazoo is celebrating by sponsoring a showing of the widely acclaimed documentary film on bird migration, "The Messenger," …

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GOOD BIRDING How birds are named, renamed
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Marbled godwit. Ruddy turnstone. Red-necked phalarope. Pine siskin. Who on earth is naming these birds? Meet the American Ornithological Union, or AOU. This association of professional bird scientists was established in 1883 and was modeled after the …

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We Asked An Ornithologist To Factcheck Angry Birds–And the Results Might …
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It's hard to say why so many of the world's most popular mobile games—Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, Crossy Road—feature birds. Maybe avian creatures are just easy to animate. Maybe we can't pass up the opportunity to tweak dinosaurs about how far they've …

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Coastal Journal | Devoted volunteers brave the elements to count birds weekly …
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Rain, wind and cold won't keep Tracy Tate from her appointed rounds Thursdays at Rudee Inlet, where she spends the morning surveying the ocean for sea birds. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Tate is standing on the concrete walk by the inlet jetty …

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'The Birds Outside Sang': A Moving Exploration of Trauma and Survival
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Florist's debut album “The Birds Outside Sang” is a beautiful, deeply affecting exploration of trauma and survival. Florist, a folky sweetly indie pop four-piece self-described “friendship project,” is led by Emily Sprague and features Rick Spataro …

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'Birds' exhibit lands at Toledo Museum of Art
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Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli's Birds, is a free exhibition at the museum that runs through Aug. 7 and was coordinated to coincide with the Biggest Week in American Birding, an annual birding festival, May 6-15, hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

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Why Do Birds Sing the Same Song Over and Over?
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The twittering of birds can fill any spring or summer day with music: All you have to do is open your window to hear crows "caw," killdears call "kill-deah! kill-deah!" and chickadees sing "chickadee-dee-dee." But come back an hour later, and you'll …

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With paper tigers and birds, he gets disabled into origami fold
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Chennai: From making little birds behind his back, to creating a boat with a story, origami artist Shivaraman Ananthanarayanan was doing everything he could to get his audience into the fold. "Origami, the art of paper folding, is something everyone …

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