Birds

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There's No Stopping Wisdom

The oldest known bird in the wild lays another egg.
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'Tis the Season for Gyrfalcons

If you're in the northern states, keep an eye out for the majestic Gyrfalcon this winter.
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Three Generations of Citizen Science: The Futurist

Jessica Zelt's database of bird sightings helps us understand how climate change is affecting North American bird populations.
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World’s Oldest African Penguin Fights Skin Cancer

Tess, a resident of the Pueblo Zoo, received radiation therapy and is doing well.   
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Three Generations of Citizen Science: The Incubator

Once Sam Droege gets a research project up and running, he dreams up a new one—and builds it.
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The Northern Goshawk, An Esteemed Bird of Prey

Ever since medieval times this raptor has been regarded by falconers as a fearsome and beautiful hunter.
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Three Generations of Citizen Science: The Pioneer

Fifty years after launching the breeding bird survey, 70 years after starting a career in bird conservation, and nearly 100 years after his birth, Chan Robbins is still watching closely.
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8 Birds to Spot in the Christmas Bird Count

Looking forward to the Christmas Birdcount but don't know which birds to look for? Here are a few suggestions.  
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How Birds Lost Their Teeth

Yes, birds used to have teeth. They swapped them for beaks more than 100 million years ago, new research says. 
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Humpback Whale Mistakes Pelican for Lunch

A pelican had an unwelcome surprise when a humpback snapped it up.
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Bird Evolution Was Rapid, and Happened Early On, Studies Say

A research project used full genome analysis of 48 bird species to determine a more specific avian tree of life.
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Rufa Red Knot Gets Listed

Rising sea levels threaten the habitat this shorebird needs to migrate.
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Where Have All the Purple Martins Gone?

A new video helps us follow the flight of 500,000 disappeared birds.
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Tokyo's Got a Parrot Problem

Feral parakeets, let loose after an exotic pet craze, have taken over the world's largest city.
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Hitchcock's Deranged Birds

Science backs up some aspects of the famed director's classic 1963 movie The Birds.
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Can Owls Swim?

A birder caught a Great Horned Owl taking an unusual route across Lake Michigan.
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Consider the Lowly Starling

Though cursed by many, the European Starling has had some famous fans.
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The Shearwater’s Best Shot

Vaccinations can protect Cory's Shearwater colonies for up to 6 years.
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How New Birds Learn Old Tricks

Learning isn't just a human trait—birds do it too.
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Tagged Bird or Avian Bomb?

Afghan authorities shot down a bird that had a suspicious-looking antenna on it. But what was it? 
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The Tiny but Tough Common Redpoll

Don't let this bird's name keep you from realizing it's uncommon capabilities.
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Stalking the Wild Ur-Chicken

A small town in Georgia may hold the genetic key to the future of poultry.
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Poultry Perfection

Explore the beautiful and bizarre world of pageant chickens through Tamara Staples’ stunning photos.
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Hummingbirds or Hummingbugs?

Hummingbirds fly more like insects than like birds, a new study reveals.
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New Flycatcher Species Discovered in Indonesia

After 15 years, a mystery bird has finally been identified—as a new species.
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A Dipper Dives

A new video catches North America's only swimming songbird in the act.
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Wishbones and Dinosaurs

The wishbone dates back more than 150 million years.
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Don’t Drink and Fly

Canadian birds that hit the fermented berries too hard may be put in a drunk tank til they sober up.
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Falcons Fighting Berry Crime

Falcons and farmers form alliances to save (literally) tons of food.
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Join Cornell Scientists with Project FeederWatch

Cornell's Lab of Ornithology needs your help tracking bird movements.
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