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For the birds: Fancy fowls strut stuff at BN show
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Nearly 1,300 cawing, clucking and quacking birds filled an Interstate Center mini expo building for the 18th annual fall show. “This year we have about 130 exhibitors,” said club treasurer Kurt Gerdes of Minonk. “This is our second year doing the show …

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THOMAS: How avian flu could affect your Thanksgiving bird
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There have been no cases of human infection by birds because the H5N2 strain of the virus is not zoonotic, meaning it cannot pass between humans and animals. (Zoonotic avian influenza, also referred to as “bird flu,” can be transmitted from birds to …

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Manhattan Mural Evokes Preservation Message, for Birds and Humans
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It is part of the Audubon Mural Project, a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and gallerist Avi Gitler to create murals of climate-threatened birds throughout John James Audubon's old Manhattan neighborhood. But its artist, Ecuador-born …

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Brookfield Zoo opens new tropical birds exhibit
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The curtain is going up on a new way to look at birds at Brookfield Zoo. It's in the Feathers and Scales Building, but this exhibit is obviously is all about feathers – South American tropical birds in a new home that, as closely as possible, resembles …

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Angry Birds Line Of Aquatics Products to Launch at SwimOutlet.com
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Rovio, creators of Angry Birds™ have agreed to a licensing partnership that will see SwimOutlet.com create a range of swimming and aquatics products for both boys and girls starting in Fall 2015. Current Photo via SwimOutlet.com & Rovio …

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Four UK bird species including puffins 'face extinction'
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Puffins are among four UK bird species now at risk of extinction, according to the latest revision of a global conservation database. Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes and pochards are on the International Union for Conservation …

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Beautiful Gardens: Dellwood yard is for the birds
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Birds of many species feel right at home nesting in the wetlands and woodlands of a Dellwood yard. Gardeners Reid Smith and LaWayne Leno have made sure that feathered guests from wood ducks to chickadees, as well as butterflies and other wildlife, are …

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These tiny birds can fly over 1000 miles – nonstop
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To learn more about the itty-bitty birds' impressive migration, a team of researchers decided to study the birds that passed through Alabama's Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on their trip south, from 2010 to 2014. Their insights into the enigmatic …

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West Nile virus killing millions more birds than previously thought, UCLA …
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Survival estimates dropped dramatically in populations exposed to West Nile virus for nearly half of the 49 bird species studied, the largest percentage of species yet found to be affected by the virus. Previous estimates have been closer to one-third …

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Enjoy a cup of java and scenery at the Fernhill Wetlands Birds and Brew Festival
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The public is invited enjoy fine coffee and wildlife at the 4th Annual Birds and Brew Festival on Aug. 22 at the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove. Sponsored by Friends of the Fernhill Wetlands and Clean Water Services, this year's festival includes …

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