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5 of Canada’s Favorite Winter Birds

Winter can be a cold, bleak and depressing time of year, yet there is incredible beauty, if you know where to look. Birds that are usually hidden by dense foliage are revealed by the starkness of the …

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Why You Should Join The Christmas Bird Count

To get outside and forget about the stress of the holidays, why not become a citizen scientist and take part in the Audubon's 114th Christmas Bird Count? Whether you live in snow or sun, you can ma…

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Should Bird-Lovers Feel Guilty About Wind Power?

One reason alternative energy as a home power source (and beyond) is so popular is that it's supposed to be better for the environment. It's nonpolluting, doesn't involve harmful extraction and refi…

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If You Care About Birds, Watch This 4-Minute Video

This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn't ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just…

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What to Do When You Encounter a Wild Animal

Even if you live in an urban environment, encounters with wildlife are common. People—animal lovers in particular—who come across what looks like an abandoned or hurt wild animal are often compelled…

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Male Lyrebirds Get Their Groove on

The elusive lyrebird, one of Australia's unique animal species, knows how to dance to its own song, according to scientists. The discovery supports the long held theory that for humans as well, music …

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How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

It’s that time of year when winged travelers everywhere are making their spring migrations, leaving behind warm climates for adventures farther north, hopefully stopping along the way so we can catch …

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What to Expect When You Adopt a Pet

Taking the time up front to understand what it takes to care for an animal for the rest of his/her life is a critical step in becoming a pet parent. If more people truly understood the magnitude of th…

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No Fair! Dogs Get Better Vet Care Than Cats

The notion that dogs are man's best friend is true in more ways than one. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, dogs …

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What Should You Do if You Find a Baby Bird?

  Spring has sprung, and for birds, that means one thing -- it's baby season! The babies of most species of wild birds will hatch in the coming months, and these adorable critters will be on t…

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Walking, walking, walking…preferably with a dog or two.

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When you eliminate the smoking and drinking.....you have a real competitive advantage ;O) TYFS

My main exercise is walking,( I use a rolling walker.) in the "Great Outdoors of NYC Streets". Very…