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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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'The Angry Birds Movie' plot news: Why are the birds so angry?
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He shared, "The question Rovio gets more than anything is 'Why are these birds so angry?' This is the origin story for how that conflict came to exist between birds and little green piggies." Voice actors of the film include Jason Sudeikis, who will be …

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How to Log a Forest Without Hurting Birds
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Just under the canopies of the tropical rainforests of West Africa live nearly 200 bird species that have evolved to excel in one of the oldest and most biologically diverse places on Earth. Their large eyes help them see when little sunlight …

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6 Baby Birds to Make You Squeal
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William Burt wasn't a typical teen: He spent a lot of his time tailing after super-secretive marsh birds. He wanted to photograph them—and the water birds were just the start of an obsession with elusive species, including rails, bitterns, nightjars …

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The surprising way that birds and wind turbines can coexist
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It has long been the tarnish on one of the cleanest forms of energy: Wind turbines, a rapidly growing source of electricity around the world, can be deadly to birds, including rare and threatened species. At a single wind farm near Altamont, Calif …

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Duke researchers examine birds' ability to mimic human speech
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An international team of researchers mapping the genomes of birds has discovered a structure in the brains of parrots that likely explains their ability to mimic human speech. The structure identified by the Duke University-led research team may …

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Vt. rescue helps exotic birds find forever homes
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Tony Olson and his wife, Mysty, are bird lovers. They own four parrots, and they run the only registered Parrot Rescue in the state of Vermont, maybe even New England. They take in unwanted birds at Feathered Hearts Avian Rescue. "All over, Vermont …

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Uncommon Birds Visit Chicago in Winter
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Some humans may be inclined to ditch the Windy City once temperatures plummet, but for certain northerly birds, the Chicago area is a welcome winter retreat. In particular, four species within the finch family can be found visiting the Chicago Botanic …

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Cookies on the BBC website
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The harsher the winter, the harder it becomes to get an easy meal in the countryside, forcing more birds into our gardens and the nuts and seeds left out for them. But this season has been unseasonably mild, so are numbers of garden birds significantly …

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Who you callin' chicken?
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Modern English Game birds strutted around wire cages with their extremely long legs, looking like feathered dinosaurs as the judges surveyed their wing spans and markings. White Crested Black Polish birds peer out from beneath shiny white mullets …

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