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Biologists work to save massive number of sick sea birds
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RODEO BEACH, Calif. (KTVU) — Up and down the West Coast, thousands of starving sea birds are washing up on shore, dead or near death, as biologists are scrambling to save the ones they can. "They should be feisty. They should be angry at being looked …

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Indian Kashmir begins bird census at Himalayan wetlands
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Every year International Waterbird Census (IWC) is conducted to monitor the population of theses birds around the world. less. Migratory birds fly above wetlands in Hokersar,16 kilometers (10 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday …

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Celebrate our birds at 28th Festival of the Cranes
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From my Downtown Albuquerque office, I have a fairly commanding view of the middle Rio Grande Valley. Past the houses and commercial buildings, the bands of golden-leafed cottonwoods make ribbons that mark the river's course. Every now and again at …

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New arachnids living in symbiosis with birds
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The nests of sociable weaver birds (Philetairus socius) are the largest of any bird, and may contain up to 500 individuals, while also harbouring a wide variety of organisms acting as ectoparasites on the birds themselves—similar to fleas on a dog—or …

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One of the highest tides of the century brought flocks of birds to West Wales
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The tidal event wasn't just for fans of gorgeous scenery, it also attracted flocks of birds, which include waders and ducks. Sighting from previous years included kingfishers, little egrets, black-tailed godwits, greenshank, knot and curlew. “The big …

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For the birds: Fancy fowls strut stuff at BN show
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Nearly 1,300 cawing, clucking and quacking birds filled an Interstate Center mini expo building for the 18th annual fall show. “This year we have about 130 exhibitors,” said club treasurer Kurt Gerdes of Minonk. “This is our second year doing the show …

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Diggin' In: Counting birds, counts during National Bird Feeding month
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Bird-watching is an entertaining and educational way for young and old to pass boring winter days. Even preschool kids can participate and practice their counting and color recognition skills. Counting birds becomes even more important during the Great …

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THOMAS: How avian flu could affect your Thanksgiving bird
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There have been no cases of human infection by birds because the H5N2 strain of the virus is not zoonotic, meaning it cannot pass between humans and animals. (Zoonotic avian influenza, also referred to as “bird flu,” can be transmitted from birds to …

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Manhattan Mural Evokes Preservation Message, for Birds and Humans
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It is part of the Audubon Mural Project, a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and gallerist Avi Gitler to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon's old Manhattan neighborhood. But its artist, Ecuador-born …

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Grain elevator light show called a threat to birds
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What about the birds? That's what Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve say about the plan to illuminate an Outer Harbor grain elevator next month. The preserve's friends has told the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. the light show could pose harm …

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