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The Bird Watcher: It's important to clean your bird feeder
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Over the years, I've read how dirty bird-feeders can spread an eye disease that affects house finches. I know Bergen County Audubon Society sometimes offers to clean your feeders for a modest donation. I've heard knowledgeable people say it's a good idea.

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West Nile virus taking a toll on birds
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“We've known about this difference in response of various bird species, but I do not think that anyone else has been systematic in showing that different species of birds, even close relatives, were happening,” Hochachka told FoxNews.com. “As the …

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Birds and climate to be discussed in Lakeville
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Audubon Minnesota, Conservation Minnesota, and Lakeville Friends of the Environment will present the Audubon Bird Impact Study and discuss future impacts on Minnesota birds 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Lakeville Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage …

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Over 3600 Birds Counted On St. Croix In 2015
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ST. CROIX — The 116th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was completed here on Sunday, December 27th, 2015, and a total of 3,615 birds were counted, with 75 different species sighted around the island, according to a press release issued by CBC on …

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Drones Get High Marks for Counting Birds
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Mr Hodgson and colleagues from Monash University captured high definition photographs of colonies of nesting frigate birds and crested terns on Ashmore Reef off the coast of Western Australia using an off-the-shelf octocopter. They also used a fixed …

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Bird IQ Tests: 8 Ways Researchers Test Bird Intelligence
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Forget the old saying: Birds are pretty bright. They're capable of navigating thousands of miles during biannual migrations, using tools to better access their food, and even counting from left to right. The basic definition of intelligence is the …

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Birds and animals on the Peruvian coast
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Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society are working to protect animals in a South American preserve called Punta San Juan. Birds and animals are attracted to Punta San Juan for its cold, deep waters of the Pacific Ocean, which are rich with …

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It's Time To Admit Birds Shouldn't Be Kept In Cages
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Self-mutilation is just one of the many symptoms of keeping a bird in an unnatural environment, Denise Kelly, co-founder and president of the Avian Welfare Coalition, told The Dodo. The behavior can be prompted by stress, physical illness, mental …

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In dangerous trade-off, Everglades birds ally with alligators
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MIAMI – In the swampy Florida Everglades, egrets and herons build nests that hang precariously close to alligators swimming beneath, ready to swallow any weak chicks that fall into the murky waters. This game of survival — while dangerous for the …

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'Angry Birds' Maker Wants Phones Out as Film Credits Roll
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The creators of "Angry Birds" hope movie theater audiences don't get their feathers ruffled if some filmgoers pluck out their mobile devices at the end of "The Angry Birds Movie" and point them at the screen. Rovio Entertainment is dropping a code in …

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