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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eagles Vs Drones: Dutch Police Eye Birds to Prey on Drones
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It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky. Police are working with a Hague-based company that trains eagles and other birds to catch drones to …

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