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Learning to Grow: Gardening is for the birds!
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A woodpecker brightens a winter day. "The easiest way to assure you have birds at your feeder in winter is by giving them what they need all year long," writes Jim Stendler, a University of Illinois Extension master gardener for Kane County. "Plantings …

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Hundreds of birds dazzle Tuen Mun residents as they fly to a new fishing spot
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The 9,000 great cormorants who call Hong Kong home in winter may have found a new place to eat near Tuen Mun, according to video captured by starstruck residents and circulated on social media. The change, which has taken bird watchers by surprise, …

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Chattanooga program showcases city's birds to public
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An osprey flies at the Tennessee River Garden property in Marion County onTuesday, Mar. 16, 2016, near TVA's Raccoon Mountain pump storage facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. Efforts are under way to establish active osprey nests in the downtown …

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Low numbers of birds on Cape Ann count
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The numbers of feeder birds are high as more feeder watchers reported their birds. I think other birds were low because the weather has been so mild and most water was open, so birds were more scattered and hard to find. The Newburyport count is …

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Birds Left Over
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Jim Harrison once wrote that hunters should rummage through their freezer at summer's end, tallying up the number of birds left over from the season before. We are obliged to subtract the quantity of freezer burnt, wasted game birds from the allotment …

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European birdwatchers unravel how birds respond to climate change
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New details on how birds respond to climate change have been revealed by volunteer bird watchers all over Europe. The information they've gathered shows birds respond to changing conditions in different seasons of the year. While some species benefit …

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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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How to stop birds from killing themselves on your windows
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Thunk! Who hasn't heard the sickening thud of a bird hitting a window and rushed out to look? Sometimes we find a heartbreakingly beautiful but lifeless little body. Sometimes we find a bird stunned and gasping, or dragging a wing or leg. Some birds …

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Hooting and screeching birds of prey among the noisiest in Northeast Florida
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Hooting across much of the wilderness lands of North Florida and St. Johns County is one of the region's noisiest bird residents. The barred owl is one of 20 species native to North America and one of five species that finds the environs of Florida …

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Road Noise Hurts Migratory Birds, Says New Study
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The researchers were curious about how the sound of roads interacted with the health of migratory birds, and their results weren't pretty (they also conducted an initial writeup of their research in 2013). Birds exposed to the noise tended to have a …

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