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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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Who Dats and Dirty Birds gather outside Superdome: photo gallery
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The Who Dats of New Orleans and the Dirty Birds of Atlanta mix and mingle outside the stadium before the game between the Falcons and Saints at the Superdome on Thursday evening, October 15, 2015. Comments …

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LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Great Blue Heron holds fast among newcomer birds
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Last weekend had us set up with a couple of very cool early mornings, but the payoff was tremendous with the showing of birds. There were a couple of very large flocks of Double-crested Cormorants, some Blue- and Green-winged Teals, a good-sized group …

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These 5-cent bands help save the birds you love
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Metal bands like these recovered by waterfowl hunters help scientists understand migratory bird patterns, life expectancy and survival rates. The band on the left was recovered from a mallard in the fall of 2011 in Manitoba. The middle band was …

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Marcia Davis: Hungry birds exhibited unusual behavior
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Tennessee bird-watchers get excited about pipits mainly because they seldom have an opportunity to see these uncommon migrants and winter residents. American pipits nest in the harsh Arctic tundra and above the tree line in western U.S. mountains. Drab …

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Guest Post: How do birds see the world?
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How do birds fly around objects without crashing into them? Their object perception must be similar to ours, despite having a dramatically different brain and separate evolutionary history. Birds and mammals share a last common ancestor roughly 275 …

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Beer and biking event is for the birds
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Arlene KoziolBlue herons, a familiar bird on Wisconsin's waterways, is one of the many species that people can see during Saturday's Birds, Bikes & Brews. The Madison Audubon Society event is a fundraiser, but primarily a way to get people interested …

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Modern Birds Took Flight 95 Million Years Ago
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Modern birds — from the soaring eagle to the tiny hummingbird — share a common ancestor that lived about 95 million years ago in South America, a new study finds. That feathery common ancestor laid the groundwork for its innumerable descendants.

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Prince Charming for birds in distress
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Prince Mehra's passion for birds turned into social service six years ago when he launched the “first bird ambulance of the country” for these speechless creatures. Mehra, a signboard painter, started the ambulance service to provide medical care to …

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