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How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Itís 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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Preserving the Incredible Birds-of-Paradise (Video)

Deep in the rainforests of New Guinea, the birds-of-paradise live out their lives. They are perhaps best known for their elaborate, colorful plumage and their unusual hopping mating dances, but th…

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Beautiful Half-Female, Half-Male Wild Bird (Photos)

Nature gets up to some fascinating things without our intervention! The blog Why Evolution is True recently shared these amazing photographs of a wild gynandromorph cardinal. For those who don't kn…

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Habitat Fragmentation Is for the Birds

By s.e. smith, Networx s.e. smith writes about San Francisco remodeling and plumbing issues for Networx. There are around 10,000 bird species worldwide, and an estimated 13% of them are threaten…

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‘Bladeless’ Wind Turbine Spares Birds

By Alyssa Danigelis, Discovery Channel A World War II veteran built a prototype for a quiet, bladeless wind turbine shaped like a drum, designed to protect birds and bats from getting killed in i…

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Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead

By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel Funerals, by definition, are ceremonies honoring a dead person, but researchers have just observed what appears to be the avian version of a funeral. Tere…

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Coffee Plantation Forests: Best for Birds?

By Jennifer Hattam, TreeHugger Clearing wooded "shade" plantations for open farmland doesn't just hurt biodiversity, it may also make it more difficult to control pests and can lead to crop losse…

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