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Much-loved migratory birds are winging back to the isles
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I am so excited that I had to tell someone,” emailed my neighbor Joanne. “My kolea is back!” This message was one of several I received last week reporting sightings of Hawaii's much-loved migratory shorebird, the Pacific golden plover, or kolea in …

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Birds Figured Out How to Cure Malaria a Long Time Ago
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In 1998, scientists in India noticed that when an outbreak of malaria flared up, these birds would both eat and line their nests with the greenery from the flower tree. When the scientists stripped the nests of the herb, the sparrows quickly replaced …

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Birds do it: Sex with multiple partners is in nature
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The demise of this Disney-fied view of bird life began several decades ago when scientists, suspecting that there might be more to the family life of birds than meets the eye, vasectomized some male blackbirds only to discover that their supposedly …

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These FDNY firefighters save birds when not saving people
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Charlie Roberto and Firefighter Bobby Horvath spend countless hours of their off-duty lives educating people about wildlife and saving critters in distress. Roberto, 59, is a self-taught naturalist who can identify over 500 species of birds on sight …

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Spring Bird Workshops for Everyone at Quinta Mazatlán
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Join professional bird guide in March at Quinta Mazatlán. Bruhnke is an award winning wildlife photographer, professional tour guide for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, owner of Naturally Avian, guide for Texas Pelagics and in March will be at the world …

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Traffic Is Changing How City Birds Sing
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“You can tell a lot about a bird by how it sings, whether it's trying to attract a mate or defend its territory. Because many noises are physically difficult for birds to produce, you can glean information about the health of a bird from its calls …

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Bird poaching continues to result in victims
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Over the course of the year, dozens of birds will arrive to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Gipuzkoa with firearm-inflicted wounds, evidence that there are still illegal activities taking place which threaten biodiversity conservation. 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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