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CT Losing Our Birds As Forest Lands Shrink
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Bob Augusta of Simsbury searches for birds on a Hartford Audubon Society bird walk in April. A Connecticut Audubon Society report finds that we are losing an average 2,400 acres of forest to development each year while purchasing or protecting about …

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LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Some water birds move in while others move on
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Migratory movement has been medium to high, and now the ducks and other water birds are moving in, some of them right through the area without stopping. Two small groups of beautiful American Avocets have come through, and it is easily possible to …

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Drone Borrows Bird's Technique For Low Power Flight
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Humans don't need to reinvent the wing to make a better flying machine. Instead, they can just copy a design from nature. Falcon evolution has had millenniums to perfect wing design, while humans have been flying for barely more than a century. So to …

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Winter survival is for the birds
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Second, warm blood flowing through the birds' arteries passes close to cold venous blood returning from the feet. As arterial blood warms up the venous blood the feet are kept cool, and the small amount of tissue in the feet is supplied with just …

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Did you notice fewer birds flew south this winter? Study blames climate change
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Climate change is starting to change the behavior of birds around the world, including some species here in the United States, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers. Warmer temperatures in some northern states are …

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Dodo Birds Weren't 'Dodos' After All
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Dodos weren't as dumb as their reputation suggests. New research finds that these extinct, flightless birds were likely as smart as modern pigeons, and had a better sense of smell. Dodos (Raphus cucullatus) had gone extinct by 1662, less than 100 years …

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3 guilty of capturing, killing nearly 200 protected birds
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Three men from Burma were found guilty for killing hundreds of birds illegally last summer at Cunningham Lake. U.S. attorneys say this is the first case of its kind in Nebraska. In court Thursday, So Reh, Su Reh and Lu Reh pled guilty to the citation plea.

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Tiny Birds, Big Drama: Inside the World of the Birdmen of Queens
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Ostensibly, it's a battle of the birds. But there is just as much grandstanding by their male handlers. Many hail from Guyana, with others from Trinidad, Suriname and Brazil, places where amateurs and professionals line grassy roadsides and town …

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Bird watching on the campaign trail
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This Ohio bird is remarkable for its stamina and surprising ability to maintain flight in the absence of any wings or supporting currents. It defies gravity by continuing its desired Washington-bound path. However, if the yellow-headed trump and the …

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Eugene's 'Birdman' nearing record for bird species seen
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ever since avid birdwatcher Noah Strycker read the Guinness World Records book long ago, he knew he wanted to set a world record. Growing up with a fascination of birds, Strycker considered embarking on a yearlong trip to break …

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