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Why some birds sing elaborate songs in the winter
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Male birds' puzzling off-season singing in winter could be practice for flirting in spring. Europe's great reed warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) and some other male long-distance migrants sing extensively when overwintering in sub-Saharan Africa …

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Nature Notes: Birds abound with early spring in Flagstaff
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Birds, birds, birds. I have been hearing birds in my neighborhood and the surrounding woods for over a month now. They seem particularly frisky and vocal this spring, especially just before and after the little storms we've been having. According to …

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Birds, too, are thinking about love
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Recent snows have created a palette that is continually decorated with the tracks of mammals, and birds are quiet save the ever-active chickadees at the feeder. As part of our winter program, children will spend some time sitting quietly hoping to …

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Ron Krupp: Giving endangered birds a chance
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It was established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds that extend along the Atlantic Flyway between northern breeding grounds and southern wintering areas. The refuge consists of 6,729 acres mostly wetland habitats with more than 200 …

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Eagle-eyed: Dutch police to train birds to take down unauthorized drones
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Guard From Above's chief executive officer Sjoerd Hoogendoorn described the project in a press release as “a low-tech solution for a high-tech problem.” He and the company's chief operating officer, Ben de Keijzer, train birds of prey to catch …

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From Alabama to Colombia: Angry Birds and Other Wonders of Cartagena
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Two loud green birds stomped along a cornice in front of a sculpture of Saint Toribio, giving him hell. Others quarreled from a metal scaffold in front of the church named for this saint, fussing and ruffling their feathers over his benign indifference …

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Backtag 10: Birds can break silence in the woods
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“There are two common owls in southern Wisconsin woods that hunters are likely to hear, but probably won't see,” said Bob Ross, of Wild Birds Unlimited in Madison. “Barred owls and great-horned owls are common and easily recognized by their morning …

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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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