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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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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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Festival helps community learn about birds
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The 17th annual Snow Goose Festival is showing off the millions of birds that migrate to the Northstate each winter. The festival is a five day event that hosts daily tours, exhibits and workshops. From Wednesday to Sunday, more than 60 field trips are …

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"Supergene" Determines Wading Birds' Sex Strategy
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A long stretch of DNA called a supergene explains the variety of bizarre tactics that a wading bird species deploys to win mates, a pair of genome-sequencing studies concludes. Common to marshes and wet meadows in northern Europe and Asia, ruffs …

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Street Artists and Muralists to Paint All 314 Threatened North American Birds
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The National Audubon Society estimates that there are more than 800 birds in North America, though it has only collected and analyzed data on just over 590 of these animals. Of these catalogued avian species, 314 birds are classified as threatened …

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The birds are back in town: Eagles, pelicans, ducks migrating north on …
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A paddling of ring-necked ducks floats in the water of the Mississippi River Saturday near Minneiska. After spending the winter in warmer locales, birds are making their annual spring migrations to breeding grounds in Minnesota and elsewhere in North …

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For the Birds: Gallinule unexpected sighting at Bristol birding hot spot
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Through the years I've observed some interesting birds in the woods through which the trails wind, as well as in the waterways surrounding the island. Some of the more interesting birds that have made appearances at this location include white-winged …

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Decorate your yard for the birds
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Decorating a tree for the birds is a fun and easy activity. Just select a live, growing tree or shrub — preferably an evergreen — that is strong enough to support birds that come to dine. Decorations that can be strung and placed on the tree include …

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Dinosaurs may have danced like birds to woo mates
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“Most or perhaps all of the behaviors present in birds today originated in nonbird dinosaurs,” says Darren Naish, a paleontologist at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. “If these scrape marks are really what the authors say they are …

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