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Watch a Black Heron Fool Fish by Turning Into an Umbrella

Watch a Black Heron Fool Fish by Turning Into an Umbrella

— The behavior, called canopy feeding, is an especially effective way to hunt.
The Trump Administration Can't Ignore Raúl Grijalva Anymore

The Trump Administration Can't Ignore Raúl Grijalva Anymore

— Gavel in hand, the new House Natural Resources chairman is ready to take on industry and work to restore protections for birds and public lands.
A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

— The rarity popped up at the Beijing Zoo earlier this month, revealing a booming Chinese birding scene.
EPA Struck Secretive Deal Over Toxic Site Leaving $13 Million in BP’s Pocket

EPA Struck Secretive Deal Over Toxic Site Leaving $13 Million in BP’s Pocket

— Emails show that, at BP’s request, EPA handed control of the Anaconda Copper Mine to Nevada, sidelining tribes and residents who fear they'll never have clean water.
Where Some of Your Favorite Summer Birds Head Each Winter

Where Some of Your Favorite Summer Birds Head Each Winter

— In Oaxaca, Mexico, many U.S. bird species mingle with residents of the tropics as the weather starts to chill.
Birdist Rule #96: Know Which Wrens Live Near You

Birdist Rule #96: Know Which Wrens Live Near You

— And how to find them.
The Interior Department Is Using Faulty Logic to Justify New Oil Projects

The Interior Department Is Using Faulty Logic to Justify New Oil Projects

— A government report claims that extracting 120 million barrels of oil from the Arctic Ocean will lower global carbon emissions. Economists disagree.
What's Up With the Weird Mouths of These Finch Chicks?

What's Up With the Weird Mouths of These Finch Chicks?

— Coming in many shapes, colors, and sizes, strange mouth markings might aid in chick survival.
Why the American Woodcock's Ears Are Below Its Big Eyes

Why the American Woodcock's Ears Are Below Its Big Eyes

— Thanks to a rearranged skull and brain, this bird can forage for worms while keeping watch for predators.
Report on Arctic Drilling's Environmental Impacts Is Deeply Flawed, Critics Say

Report on Arctic Drilling's Environmental Impacts Is Deeply Flawed, Critics Say

— The public can now weigh in on the Trump administration's analysis of how oil development will affect birds and wildlife on Alaska's coastal plain.
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