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Researchers Identify the Hormone That Tells Migratory Songbirds to Keep Moving
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

AnnaAway
- 2 days ago - audubon.org
According to a new study, the same hormone that signals to humans we've eaten our fill triggers migrating birds to continue their trek.
Birds of Prey Plan to Cut North Yorkshire Gull-Muggings
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, gulls, hawks )

AnnaAway
- 5 days ago - bbc.com
Hawks will be used to scare away gulls in seaside towns over fears someone will be killed in a bird attack.
The Vanishing: Europe's Farmland Birds
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AnnaAway
- 5 days ago - birdlife.org
Once upon a time, they were all around us âEUR" sights and sounds as familiar as the dusky skies their flocks danced in or the wind whistling through the fields. They were the tiny flashes of colour caught by the corner of your eye as you strolled
Hens That Can Lay Eggs From Other Species Could Save Rare Birds
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, species )

AnnaAway
- 2 days ago - newscientist.com
Like a seed bank for poultry, the aviary will store primordial stem cells that give rise to eggs destined to hatch male or female offspring.
In a Hotter World, Desert Birds Will Face a Much Higher Risk of Dehydration
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, environment )

AnnaAway
- 6 days ago - audubon.org
As the climate changes, desert-dwelling birds are going to need more oases than ever to stay cool and hydrated, according to a new study.
Cat No One Would Touch Is So Grateful Someone Finally Hugged Him
Offbeat  (tags: Valentino, love, blind, uplifting, story, meowy pics )

Barb
- 1 day ago - thedodo.com
Everything about Valentino suggested people not give him the one thing he needed more than anything: human contact.
Birdist Rule #75: Get a Bird Tattoo, and Make It a Good One
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, tattoos )

AnnaAway
- 3 days ago - audubon.org
What makes a good bird tattoo you ask? Well, read on!
Residents Urged to Do Their Bit to Stop Birds of Prey Being Persecuted
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AnnaAway
- 6 days ago - bromsgrovestandard.co.uk
The appeal follows 196 illegal persecutions of birds of prey in the UK were detailed in its Birdcrime 2015 report.
Watch These Daredevil Birds Dive Into Chimneys En Masse
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, animals )

AnnaAway
- 4 days ago - sciencemag.org
During their fall migration south, thousands of chimney swift birds (Chaetura pelagica) gather in a tornadolike flock at dusk before dropping down a chimney-five birds at a time-to roost for the night.
 

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