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The Lark Descending: Are Non-Native Birds Undervalued in New Zealand?
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Anna
- 32 days ago - theconversation.com
New Zealand has an audacious plan to protect its native birds. The country has pledged to rid itself of introduced mammalian predators by 2050 and, this year, will spend $20 million on the Battle for the Birds, one of the largest predator control
Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #93
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Anna
- 32 days ago - voices.nationalgeographic.com
Thank you to all the photographers for contributing your work and please keep your beautiful photographs coming!
Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer-Watch Out for Juveniles!
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Anna
- 32 days ago - audubon.org
Baby birds are about to be on the loose, but identifying them can be tricky.
How We're Saving the Kings of the Ocean
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Anna
- 33 days ago - birdlife.org
It has been another busy year for the Albatross Task Force, and our teams have made good progress in reducing the bycatch of vulnerable seabirds in some of the worldâEUR(TM)s most deadly fisheries.
Birds of All Feathers Work Together to Hunt When Army Ants March
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Anna
- 33 days ago - sciencedaily.com
When army ants move out, a new study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.
How Did Bird Babysitting Co-Ops Evolve?
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Anna
- 33 days ago - phys.org
Because species that are cooperative breeders are concentrated in geographic hot spots, scientists have long suspected that basic features of the environment play a role in its evolution.
Five Neat Tricks to Keep Your Cat From Attacking Birds
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Anna
- 33 days ago - birdlife.org
Cats are born predators, so thereâEUR(TM)s no point in chastising them for doing something that comes naturally for them. Instead, owners have to accept that they are responsible for bringing a domesticated animal into their home and feeding it, and thus they
In Search of the Gray-Headed Chickadee, the Most Mysterious Bird in the U.S.
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Anna
- 34 days ago - audubon.org
Audubon's chief scientist recounts his trek to the threatened Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the last known haven for one of the rarest birds in North America.
Teakettle, Cheeseburger . . . Pidaro? The Case for Using Real Words to Remember Bird Songs
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Anna
- 34 days ago - audubon.org
Some bird guides eschew words for more literal translations of a bird's song, but doing so ignores the point of mnemonic devices: aiding memory.
I Can't Believe We Still Have to Raise Funds to Protect Penguins
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Anna
- 34 days ago - birdlife.org
Rory Crawford, from the BirdLife International Marine Programme team, blogs about BirdLife's latest work to save penguins from extinction.
Paradise Saved: Some of World's Rarest Birds Rebound on Pacific Islands Cleared of Invasive Predators
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Anna
- 35 days ago - birdlife.org
Five remote Pacific islands are once again safe havens for four of our worldâEUR(TM)s rarest bird species following the success of one of the most ambitious island restoration projects ever implemented
The Surprisingly Specific Conditions Robins Need to Nest
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Anna
- 36 days ago - audubon.org
Not only is temperature a factor, but the picky birds also take into account humidity levels. Here's why.
Into Brazil: ABC's Work To Save Some Of The World's Rarest Birds
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Anna
- 36 days ago - abcbirds.org
The reality is clear: Brazil is home to some of the world's rarest birds, with the highest number of threatened birds in the world.
Orioles Are Amazing, Adaptive Birds
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Anna
- 36 days ago - qctimes.com
Imagine being one of the most brilliantly colored birds in North America, dressed in your blaze-orange best year-round, in a world where winged predators are not color blind like so many other predators.
BMC's Wooden Nests To Attract Birds Take Flight
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Anna
- 36 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
When was the last time you noticed a sparrow in your backyard or balcony?

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