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2016 Bird of the Year VOTE
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, birds, contest )

- 23 hours ago -
Who is your 2016 bird of the year?
What Exactly Are Flamingos Anyway?
Offbeat  (tags: audio, birds, flamingos, wildlife, protection )

- 1 day ago -
Are they herons? Some type of ibis? And why are they pink? This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide.
Say Hello to the Drone That Even Birds Can't Distinguish From the Real Thing
Offbeat  (tags: drones, birds )

- 2 days ago -
For everyone whoâEUR(TM)s already sick of the average propeller-topped drone, we dare you to say the Bionic Bird is like any other youâEUR(TM)ve ever seen
Big Birds: Graceful Swans Return to Snohomish County Fields
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, environment, animals, birds )

- 2 days ago -
Two of the NorthwestâEUR(TM)s most popular annual visitors, swans and snow geese, have arrived from the north some from as far as thousands of miles away to spend winter in Western Washington before heading back to raise their young.
New Video Exposes the Yellow-Breasted Chat as a Total Trash Bird
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, birds, video )

- 3 days ago -
DonâEUR(TM)t let the mean old city get you down, buddy.
Birds Aid the Clouds
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- 7 days ago -
As summer arrives in the North Pole, hundreds of sea-dwelling bird species from across the globe make the lengthy journey to the Arctic to clamour over their share of a summer-only, one-of-a-kind food haul.
The Clever Ways Common Redpolls Survive Harsh Northern Winters
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, winter, birds )

- 8 days ago -
The tiny Common Redpoll, one of the smallest members of the finch family, weighs only as much as four pennies, yet it survives the cold and darkness of winter in the far North. Most birds depart in autumn to warmer climes.
190,000 Birds Euthanized in the Netherlands to Avoid Bird Flu Outbreak
Offbeat  (tags: animals, birds, avian flu, euthanized )

- 8 days ago -
Several countries are fearing another possible pandemic as the H5N8 virus, also known as the bird flu, is spreading across the world like wildfire. Netherlands has reportedly euthanized more than 190,000 ducks in the country in hopes of containing
Learn to Tell a Northern Shrike From a Loggerhead Shrike
Offbeat  (tags: environment, wildlife, protection, birds )

- 10 days ago -
If you live in the northern United States, you can see the Loggerhead Shrike in summer and the Northern Shrike in winter (they breed up in the taiga and tundra).
Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, birds )

- 10 days ago -
The recent die-off is the latest in a string of mysterious seabird mortalities in the Pacific Ocean.
Give a Gift to Help Birds
Offbeat  (tags: gifts, holidays, Audubon, birds, protection )

- 12 days ago -
We know you love birds and the world we share âEUR" so weâEUR(TM)re giving you a powerful way to show it. Audubon stands for principled, effective conservation efforts on behalf of birds. When you embrace this mission, too, your symbolic adoption signals it.
What Messages Do Female Birds' Markings Send?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, birds, markings, wildlife, protection )

- 12 days ago -
Both male and female birds use traits like plumage brightness to size each other up, but a new study on Northern Cardinals in The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that the meanings of female birds' markings may vary from one place to another,
The Birdist's Rules of Birding Rule #80: Decide How You Feel About Eating Birds
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, birds )

- 12 days ago -
ItâEUR(TM)s a topic thatâEUR(TM)s kind of hard to avoid on Thanksgiving.
Befriend Birds, Save Earth
Offbeat  (tags: protection, wildlife, birds )

- 12 days ago -
With modest beginnings a year ago as an effort by a number of youths from Khalisha Belpukur village in Nilphamari's Saidpur upazila to protect wild birds, the voluntary organisation 'Setu Bondhon', with its slogan Let's become the friends of birds
15 Awesome Instagram Accounts for Beautiful Bird Photos
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, pictures, photos, birds, Instagram )

- 13 days ago -
Here at Audubon, we love ourselves a good bird photo. As we wait for the next Audubon Photography Awards contest to kick off, weâEUR(TM)ve been scouring Instagram for the very best #birdstagrams to tide us over

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