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Bob Gwizdz: Birds first, then the fishermen swoop in
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KALAMAZOO — The cedar waxwings were going nuts. There was a big hatch on (mostly caddisflies, but some mayflies, too) and the birds were dervishing, feasting on the bugs in the air. I took it as a sign. The trip upstream was interrupted by a brief …

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Strictly for the birds — and their admirers
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A grey crowned crane, or crested crane, which is the national bird of Uganda, looks out of its enclosure while on display outside Seattle's Burke Museum during the annual Birds at the Burke event on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Visitors could view and …

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Photographer Art Fox Shares 'Broken Journey' of Migratory Birds
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Each year, millions of migratory birds pass through northeastern Illinois on their way to summer breeding grounds. But thousands won't make it. They will become victims of what's called window kill. A photography exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature …

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Arizona's Raptor Experience teaches attracting birds into the landscape
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Paul and Anne Schnell of Arizona's Raptor Experience were at Watters Garden Center on Saturday, March 12, teaching local gardeners about birds in the landscape. The two of them promoted plants and spoke on how to create the right kind of habitat for …

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Staten Island man arrested for shooting and killing a flock of birds, then …
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“I happened to pick the poor bird up. It had a bullet right through its chest here, a BB. But I mean a hole, right in heart,” the neighbor said. “The poor bird was in a state of panic, and I held it. I was hysterical. And I'm yelling at him, and he's …

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These are the craziest birds' nests in the world
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When you think of a bird's nest, you probably picture a typical bowl-shaped structure made of twigs and leaves, right? Well, it turns out some bird nests are a bit more complicated than that. Sociable weaver nest Shutterstock/EcoPrint. To woo a mate …

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Windsor Fair for the birds – and livestock, music, more
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The teenagers, who had several different types of birds competing for awards in the poultry show on the first day of the annual Windsor Fair Sunday, specialize in call and runner ducks, African geese, fancy pigeons, quail and a variety of rare poultry.

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University of Minnesota tests reflective film to head off bird collisions
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Stephanie Beard knows where the most dangerous places are at the University of Minnesota — at least for birds. For years, the veterinary technician has been tracking their unfortunate collisions with windows on the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.

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Mapping the movements of birds and beasts
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Mapping the movements of birds and beasts. February 5, 2016. Mapping the movements of birds and beasts. Be they creatures of land, sea, or air, most animal species migrate. Whales, salmon, songbirds, and butterflies all travel thousands of kilometers …

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Proposed prison site next door to delicate bird habitat, environmentalists say
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SALT LAKE CITY — Look up the Gillmor Audubon Sanctuary on Google Maps, and you're out of luck–but it's a 3,000-acre habitat protected by the world's best known advocates for birds: the Audubon Society. “It's like Europe in Columbus's day; it's like …

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