Birds

May 31, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of four peacocks that wandered away from the Philadelphia Zoo and created a traffic jam on a nearby highway was found dead on that stretch of road on Thursday. Zoo staffers had been working with authorities to try to locate the peacocks after they took a stroll along part of...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:02 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities across a huge swath of the American West that were enacted to protect a declining bird species. Interior Department officials on Wednesday released a draft of their proposed...
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This April 28, 2018 photo made from video provided by Pepperdine University shows one of a pair of pelicans crashing a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. The long-beaked birds flew in Saturday as the class of 2018 was receiving diplomas outdoors on a lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Video shows one of the big birds landing among seated observers who managed to toss it back into the air, only to have it land on a red carpet at the center of the ceremony. It finally waddled away. (Grant Dillion/Pepperdine University via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 9:31 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A pair of pelicans majoring in curiosity crashed a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in Malibu. The brown, dive-bombing birds joined the class of 2018 on Saturday as graduates were receiving diplomas on a lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A video shows one of the...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect the imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday, Monday, April 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 square miles in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.(Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration's sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird. Wildlife advocates asked courts to reverse lease sales on more than 1,300 square miles (3,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Idaho Power Co. apprentice lineman Claysen Hale prepares to change out jumpers and stirrups on a power line in Eden, Idaho. U.S. officials on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. (Heather Kennison/Times-News via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior's approval is for the two final segments of the Gateway...
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April 13, 2018 - 7:00 am
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — A utility in South Carolina will not be charged after its crew removed an osprey nest last month. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will not proceed with an investigation of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.'s...
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March 14, 2018 - 4:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man shot more than 130 hawks and other legally protected birds of prey on his land, leaving the carcasses to pile up at the foot of trees and telephone poles, wildlife officials said Wednesday. California Department of Fish and Wildlife managers believe...
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March 04, 2018 - 10:27 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A pair of ospreys along the Georgia coast is captivating viewers watching their daily routine on a webcam. The Savannah Morning News reports that so far this year, the two raptors on Skidaway Island have renovated their home, fought off an intruder, and mated, with the cameras...
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February 21, 2018 - 12:59 pm
DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons. A hawk has been killing and devouring pigeons near the entrance to M & T Bank in suburban Syracuse for several...
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FILE- In this October 2017 file photo, a black bear walks in Granite Basin, amid low-lying blueberry thickets, in Juneau, Alaska. A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it's the first instance of a temperate plant being primarily dispersed by mammals through their excrement rather than by birds. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
February 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in...
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