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Found: A Stash of Illegal Birds' Nests
They were seized by U.S. Customs agents in Dallas.
May 23, 2017
'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture
A collaboration of art and ornithology mourns the calls of Sydney's lost birds.
Added by JenPenguin
Robo-Falcons Will Soon Patrol Edmonton International Airport
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... a robotic bird protecting planes!
May 11, 2017
Europeans Are Losing Their Minds Over This Boring Bird
Fame is contextual.
May 09, 2017
Gorgeous, Gruesome Reminders to Bird-Proof Your Windows
When doves and pigeons collide with glass, they leave haunting images behind.
May 03, 2017
Heath Hen Sculpture
A memorial sculpture to heath hens stands on the spot where the last heath hen, Booming Ben, was last seen.
Added by AaronNetsky
Urban Turkeys Are Wreaking Havoc in Boston
They may attack people they consider "subordinate," officials say.
April 25, 2017
Have You Seen This Bird?
The Arrow Goose of Amherst, New York, is quickly becoming the stuff of legend.
April 17, 2017
Ancient Puebloans Probably Had Farms for Macaw Feathers
Some archaeologists recently studied a lot of old bird bones.
April 11, 2017
When Ostrich Eggshells Were Luxury Goods
Be careful when you collect them.
April 11, 2017
A Pigeon's Violent Encounter With a Roller Coaster Rider
April 10, 2017
Why Are Penguins' Sex Lives So Scandalous?
Since the early 1900s, these adorable birds have been too freaky for us to handle.
March 15, 2017
In Indianapolis, a Series of Ramps Just for Ducklings
They're pretty cute.
March 08, 2017
Some Turkeys, a Dead Cat, and a Lot of Turkey Experts
What's going on here?
March 02, 2017
What Happens When 80 Falcons Fly Coach
They were probably on their way to a hunting trip.
January 31, 2017
Watch This Irresponsible Raven Eat a Parking Ticket
Quoth the raven, "You owe $25."
January 24, 2017
Nørre Nebel, Denmark
This quiet bird sanctuary on the Danish coast is home to something not usually found in a conservation area: hunters' cabins.
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Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick
The world's largest clay lick, where parrots gather to snack.
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
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