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Nobody Wins The War Between Birds and Planes
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Encounters like this, officially termed “bird strikes,” are on the rise–but they were already fairly frequent. Last year, in the U.S. alone, a record 13,668 bird strikes were reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)–a few dozen a day, up …

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The parakeets at Oblation Papers & Press just had baby birds
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"Pica and Pixel are tending to a nest of young hatchlings!" Oblation Papers & Press announced on Tuesday. The parakeets, housed in a cage inside the Pearl District print shop, have greeted customers with their chirps since 2014. Now, shoppers will hear …

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Wild birds in Brazilian state of Amazonas being illegally traded for food and …
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Wild birds in the state of Amazonas in Brazil are being trafficked for food and pet trade, according to a new study published today in Mongabay's open-access journal, Tropical Conservation Science. Researchers found that between 1992 and 2011, the …

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Web Extra: Arkansas Kids Investigate Birds, Climate Change
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Little Rock Audubon Center recently enlisted the help of 19 local students to create a video newscast about how climate change is affecting birds. The video (watch below), produced by filmmaker Gabe Gentry, is part of the center …

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The Brilliance of the Birds
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What are the most intelligent creatures on the planet? Humans come first. (Though there are days when we have to wonder.) After Homo sapiens, most people might answer chimpanzees, and then maybe dogs and dolphins. But what of birds? The science …

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Outdoors: Birds need winter water
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As winters grips the land, animals are faced with iced-over lakes, ponds and streams, making it hard to find a life-giving drink, especially for birds. Unfrozen water can be as hard to find, or maybe harder, than food during the winter. Many people …

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Wintering birds start winging their way into Charlotte
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By now the birds that we commonly think of as neotropical migrants have passed through. Gone are most of the warblers, tanagers, thrushes, and flycatchers that drew birders into the field from late August to mid-October. There may be a few individual …

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Recent rains bode well for birds, waterfowlers
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Little more than a week ago, prospects for the millions of waterfowl that spend all or part of autumn and winter in Texas and for the 100,000 or so waterfowl hunters looking forward to the state's 2015-16 duck and goose hunting seasons looked quite good.

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How many birds in your back yard?
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CONCORD – Fill up those bird feeders and dig out your binoculars for New Hampshire Audubon's Backyard Winter Bird Survey. This annual statewide survey will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. Biologists need assistance from citizens …

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Night parrot capture and tagging hailed as 'holy grail' moment for bird lovers
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Following an 18-month search for a night parrot, fellow ornithologist Steve Murphy netted one of the birds on 4 April. Feather samples were taken from the bird, and a small tracker, with a battery that lasted for 21 days, was placed on its leg to gain …

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