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How to Stop 1 Billion Birds From Flying Into Windows and Buildings

A billion birds a year are accidentally flying into windows and buildings. The problem is particularly bad in the spring and fall, when birds are migrating across continents and hemispheres rather tha…

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It’s April: What to do in the Garden

Welcome to Spring! And April... a month full of gardening to-dos. It's a great month for planting just about everything, including trees (Arbor Day is Friday, April 24th this year) and woody sh…

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314 Bird Species Threatened by Climate Change

A new report from the National Audubon Society says climate change is threatening 314 bird species with possible extinction. From America's national mascot, the bald eagle, to the feathered friends th…

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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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Good reminders and advice as keeping fit is always important. "Stop making excuses. The weather i…

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