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Meet Old Man Plover, the Pride of the Great Lakes
May 17, 2017
— He’s had a long life and dozens of chicks. But most importantly, he’s a symbol of prosperity for a rebounding species and region.
This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City
May 15, 2017
— The Wild Bird Fund tends to thousands of birds with help from committed rehabbers and curious rescuers. Meet some of the patients in recovery.
Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths
May 12, 2017
— With input from local wildlife groups and birders, the owners are shutting down the lights and turning up the dialogue around bird-friendly practices.
Nearly 400 Migratory Birds Were Killed by One Texas Building in a Single Night
May 5, 2017
— Animal Services was able to rescue just three birds after a massive number of spring migrants hit a glass-sided tower in Galveston.
British Birders Chartered Private Flights to See Europe's First Red-winged Blackbird
May 2, 2017
— The bird, a female, was reported on a remote Scottish island this weekend, inspiring "twitchers" throughout the UK to go on the chase of their lives.
Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam
April 17, 2017
— Thousands of miles off course, the bird took a rest—on an Osprey nest.
Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood
April 3, 2017
— This Bush Stone-curlew became a punchline after spending too much time gazing at its own reflection. So, what was it thinking?
Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise
March 21, 2017
— Every year, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and other waterbirds visit Nebraska in one of the greatest migration spectacles on Earth.
Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow
March 14, 2017
— At the U.S. National Arboretum, both eagle parents settled on their nest to warm their eggs, and each other, through the cold, icy night.
Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed
February 24, 2017
— The proposal would let commercial farms harvest Greater Sage-Grouse and their eggs. But there's no scientific evidence or public interest to support such an endeavor.
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