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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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Birds, plants take center stage at Wings and Wildflowers Festival
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The festival's agenda includes lectures from keynote speakers Gallus Quigley, Cornell eBird regional coordinator for Lake and Sumter counties; Melinda Myers, editor of Birds & Blooms magazine; Ken Meyer, co-founder and executive director of the Avian …

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Osprey nest cam offers viewers an unfiltered look at birds at Belwood Lake …
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This is the second year for the webcam, which can now run throughout the night using infrared light that does not bother the birds. A new camera was purchased for this project, which saw thousands of viewers clock 3.7 million minutes watching the birds …

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Slow, cold reptiles may breathe like energetic birds
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In one sweep, she realized that what physiologists have assumed for decades about the evolution of airflow in alligators, other living reptiles, birds and maybe even dinosaurs might just be startlingly wrong. Lungs sound simple: Air goes in, air goes …

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The world's oldest bird VOMIT proves the ancestors ate fish 120m years ago
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Instead of small beaks to peck with, like the birds we know today, in the time of the dinosaurs birds had strong jaws and teeth. Now one of these ancient birds has given a unique insight into the diet of these creatures thanks to traces found in its …

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Birds of prey as football mascots
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Have you ever wondered why so many sports teams choose birds of prey or raptors as their team mascot? The biological definition of birds of prey is birds that hunt and feed on other animals. The term raptor is derived from the Latin word rapere, which …

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Not all birds migrate; here's how to attract residents
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Blue jays — You can entice these birds by serving suet and sunflower seeds or a blend that features sunflower meats. They also love peanuts. • Cardinals — Cardinals like virtually any kind of seed (except niger) and suet. They are especially happy …

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