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Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam
April 17, 2017
— Thousands of miles off course, the bird took a rest—on an Osprey nest.
Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood
April 3, 2017
— This Bush Stone-curlew became a punchline after spending too much time gazing at its own reflection. So, what was it thinking?
Watch Thousands of Sandhill Cranes Lift Off From the Platte River at Sunrise
March 21, 2017
— Every year, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and other waterbirds visit Nebraska in one of the greatest migration spectacles on Earth.
Look at These Sweet Bald Eagles Protecting Their Eggs From the Snow
March 14, 2017
— At the U.S. National Arboretum, both eagle parents settled on their nest to warm their eggs, and each other, through the cold, icy night.
Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage-Grouse Captive Rearing Is Deeply Flawed
February 24, 2017
— The proposal would let commercial farms harvest Greater Sage-Grouse and their eggs. But there's no scientific evidence or public interest to support such an endeavor.
Pittsburgh’s Famous Bald Eagles Lost Their Nest Tree, But They Aren't Giving Up
February 23, 2017
— Within days of losing their nest, the eagles built a new one and possibly even laid another egg, which would be an unprecedented achievement.
In India, Two Brothers Are Saving Black Kites from a Surprising Foe: Paper Kites
February 1, 2017
— Competitive kite flying in Delhi is slicing up raptors. These siblings are patching up injured birds and pushing for safer skies.
Birdist Rule #106: Go Find Yourself a Bufflehead
January 26, 2017
— Ready to move on from Mallards? Start with these adorable little ducks.
Arctic-Breeding Shorebird Populations Are Plummeting, with No Single Culprit
January 10, 2017
— As Arctic shorebird numbers decrease, scientists blame farming, hunting, development, climate change—or all of the above?
Inside the Controversial Vote to Make the Gray Jay Canada's National Bird
December 7, 2016
— The jay will likely get the title, but representatives for the other four final contenders still have plenty to say about the pick.
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