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How Escaped Exotic Pet Birds Could Help Save Threatened Species
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, birds )

Anna
- 2 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
Though usually seen as a threat to local populations, these escapees could also help in the recovery of creatures in trouble
Israel's 500 Million Birds: The World's Eighth Wonder
Offbeat  (tags: animals, birds, migrationg, photos )

Anna
- 4 days ago - haaretz.com
German journalist and photographer Thomas Krumenacker was amazed by the bird migrations he witnessed in Israel. He couldnâEUR(TM)t help but write the book on the subject.
Alien Bird Risk From Pet Trade
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, birds )

Anna
- 6 days ago - bbc.com
The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if the pets escape into the wild, UK researchers say.
Giving Birds a Helping Hand This Uttarayan
Offbeat  (tags: environment, wildlife, protection, birds, manja )

Anna
- 11 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Each year during Uttarayan the city's skyline wears a splendid look, dotted with colourful kites, but this spells trouble for thousands of birds that get injured because of the deadly manja. Even though the ban on Chinese manja and lanterns is imposed
Guide to North American Birds
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, birds, guide )

Anna
- 15 days ago - audubon.org
All illustrations © David Allen Sibley. All bird guide text and rangemaps adapted from Lives of North American Birds by Kenn Kaufman © 1996
Parrots for Patriots: How Rescued Birds Are Helping Veterans Heal
Offbeat  (tags: animals, humans, birds, veterans )

Anna
- 16 days ago - today.com
For decades after leaving the Marines, Douglas Ladd of Portland, Oregon, struggled with anger and other emotional issues. Now he's found something to help: a bare-eyed cockatoo named Cleopatra.
2017 Brings Hope for Pacific Birds
Offbeat  (tags: environment, habitat, birds, wildlife, protection, conservation )

Anna
- 18 days ago - birdlife.org
A new year always brings new hope âEUR" but 2017 is a big one for conservation in the Pacific. The last big leap forward in 2015 was the restoration of the islands of Acteon and Gambier in French Polynesia. In 2017 we are on the countdown for the next big
No One Knows Why Dead Birds Are Falling From the Sky in New Jersey
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, birds )

Anna
- 20 days ago - popularmechanics.com
Investigators can't find a cause for the hundreds of blackbirds that fell out of the sky around Thanksgiving.
What's That Bird at Your Suet Feeder?
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, animals, birds, photos )

Anna
- 22 days ago - audubon.org
It's probably one of these eight hungry visitors.
South Korea Culls 25 Million Birds
Offbeat  (tags: animals, birds, killing, bird flu )

Anna
- 24 days ago - sbs.com.au
South Korea is culling 25 million chickens and ducks in a bid to halt the spread of brid flu first detected in mid-November.
Bird Flu Strain Is Found in a Peregrine Falcon: Five Cases Discovered in Britain as H5N8 Spreads Across Europe
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, animals, birds, bird flu )

Anna
- 24 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A highly infectious strain of bird flu was confirmed to have been found in Scotland last night.
How to Create a Backyard Habitat That's Attractive to Birds
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, animals, birds )

Anna
- 27 days ago - centredaily.com
Four essential elements to a good backyard habitat for birds are food, water, nesting sites and cover/shelter
Hawaii Counts: Meet 10 Island Birds Now Eligible For Your Life List
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, animals, protection, birds, Hawaii )

Anna
- 27 days ago - audubon.org
The American Birding Association recently voted to include Hawaii birds in their official checklist. Get to know some of the newcomers.
Want to Photograph Boreal Birds This Winter? Head to Minnesota's Sax-Zim Bog
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, photos, birds )

Anna
- 28 days ago - audubon.org
A winter haven for elusive northern species such as Great Gray Owls, the area is a popular destination for photographers and birders.
 

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