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SUU football: T-Birds scoop and score their way to win over Cal Poly
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Despite letting four players eclipse the 100 yard mark rushing and allowing 582 yards of total offense, the T-Birds walked out of Eccles Coliseum with a 54-37 victory over Cal Poly. With the victory SUU improves to 6-2 on the season, and 5-0 in the Big …

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Jeff Lowenfels: Why birds matter more to your garden than you think
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Many people don't believe me when I tell them that birds are a big part of the soil food web and hence gardening. I know: It sounds counterintuitive, as our feathered friends are not soil dwellers. Nonetheless, they have an important role in gardening …

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Nashville center helps birds of prey in trouble
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Because of that, the center is housing and caring for 70 birds of prey. About 40 of those birds are considered patients and 30 are “resident” birds that will never be released back into the wild. Reynolds said the center has housed more than 90 birds …

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Quiet winter riversides may still be full of birds
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In the summer, the air around California's Central Valley rivers and streams is lively with birds flapping and chirping. Although these riparian areas go quiet in the winter, it's not true that the birds are gone. It turns out that while many birds …

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Australia plan to protect 'long-haul' birds
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"There is a growing need to reduce the threats to their habitat," he said, adding that this was critical for the birds' continued survival. Australia's coastal and freshwater wetlands are a resting and feeding zone for the migratory shorebirds—with …

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Study: Prehistoric birds could fly high
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Analysis of an exceptionally well-preserved bird wing fossil suggests at least some ancient bird species were capable of the kinds of aerial maneuvers modern flyers perform. In other words, prehistoric birds could ascend to considerable heights, and …

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Animal Courtship: Two Blue-Capped Cordon Bleu Birds Sing, Dance, And Leap For …
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The blue-capped cordon bleu bird, a type of finch from Africa, courts more amusingly. The male bird tap dances at a very fast pace. To the human eyes, it looks like he is jumping. In between his performance, he leaps and sings. The choosy female finch …

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10 Everyday Items That Are Toxic to Birds
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Birds can be like toddlers: They both like to check things out by putting them in their mouths. Just like children, when pet birds are out unsupervised, this habit of tasting things can get them into trouble. As an avian veterinarian, I treat birds …

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After the Oregon standoff, wildlife refuge is again for the birds
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The day four final holdouts ended the armed occupation of a remote wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, a new occupation was just beginning. According to two decades' worth of federal data, Feb. 11 is, on average, the earliest date that migrating tundra …

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LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Summer birds give way to fall
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This should be a fabulous fall for observing birds, and I have noticed that The Northern Reaches is loaded with plenty of them. A little more exploration in that area has yielded several areas that I wish to keep in mind for assorted sightings of our …

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