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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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Wayne Greene: Swallow protections are for the birds, Mullins and Inhofe say
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The birds aren't endangered. Cliff swallows can be found in every state outside the southeast and Hawaii, and barn swallows can be found in every state except Hawaii, according to Sen. Jim Inhofe's office. The International Union for Conservation of …

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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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Two birds test positive for West Nile virus in Huron County
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HURON COUNTY — Two birds in Huron County have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Tom Cooley, a biologist in the DNR's wildlife disease lab, said the birds were examined Aug. 26. One was a …

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Audubon's purchase of 2-acre Tampa Bay island is for the birds
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Photo of a roseate spoonbill on April 17, 2015. This bird was banded as a chick on April 12, 2007 at the same island. It is now an 8 year adult that has returned to the same colony it was hatched to raise a family of its own. Photo provided by Audubon …

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Kites, birds and cold-blooded creatures
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The Illinois Kite Enthusiasts Club will present synchronized kite dancing with 90-foot kites while professional falconers will present birds of prey from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Also learn about gardening, recycling, composting and outdoor cooking …

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Birds at rest: Rehabilitation center nurses animals back to health
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The center has several of these birds, some of which can be released, and others that will have to remain at the center. One young cormorant wound up at the center after an eagle attacked him and dropped him in a tree. A taxi cab driver climbed the …

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THE GARDENER STATE: Birds, bays and blossoms
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No single person or group of experts could possibly count all of the species of birds on our planet or even in our counties; therefore, people from all over the world will be participating in this weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count and entering their …

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Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to US
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Each spring, billions of migratory birds arrive from countries further south, the researchers estimated. These birds likely bring more than 19 million neotropical ticks to the United States, the study authors explained. But the ticks have little to no …

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In the body, cells move like flocks of birds or schools of fish
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SAN DIEGO — Cell biologists are taking clues from marching ants, flocking birds and other animals to learn how groups of cells move through the body. Such studies are yielding insights about cell movement during development as well as the spread of …

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