Birds

In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a bird flies among wind turbines near King City, Mo.
Charlie Riedel/AP
AP News
March 31, 2020 - 4:19 pm
The former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said billions of birds could die if the government doesn't hold companies liable for accidental bird deaths. Read more here.
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Great Horned Owl at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in the 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count.
Courtesy of Jason Weckstein
Molly Daly
February 13, 2020 - 7:42 pm
On Saturday morning, Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill cemeteries will team up with birding experts for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a free citizen science event that anyone is invited to take part. Read more here.
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An oak tree.
Courtesy of Doug Tallamy
Molly Daly
January 25, 2020 - 4:00 am
A University of Delaware professor's first book, "Bringing Nature Home," focused on a the crisis facing our native wildlife, whose numbers are in decline in part because the plants they evolved with are disappearing. His new book aims to inspire a grassroots solution to the problem.
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A huge flock of red-winged blackbirds take flight.
Courtesy of Holly Merker
Molly Daly
December 15, 2019 - 4:30 am
It's startling, exciting, and a bit ominous to find yourself surrounded by a huge flock of thousands blackbirds. Although it looks like something out of a Hitchcock movie, there's a perfectly natural explanation. Read more here.
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Miles Sanders breaks through the Buffalo Bills defense to score a touchdown during the second half.
Adrian Kraus/AP Photo
AP News
October 27, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Rookie Miles Sanders scored on a career-best 65-yard touchdown run and the Eagles snapped a two-game skid with a 31-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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An injured Chimney Swift.
Courtesy of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Molly Daly
October 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Last week, 300 migrating Chimney Swifts slammed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. It appears the birds were caught in a perfect storm of human-made hazards, all of them avoidable.
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Area birders come together at John Heinz Wildlife Refuge for the Big Sit event, held simultaneously in 44 countries.
Molly Daly/KYW Newsradio
Molly Daly
October 13, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Local birders converged on the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in an annual international birding event called the Big Sit.
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Kirtland's warbler, an endangered songbird that lives in the jack pine forests of northern Michigan
John Flesher/AP Photo, File
AP News
October 08, 2019 - 11:47 am
The federal government said Tuesday it will remove the Kirtland's warbler from its list of protected species, finding the small, yellow-bellied songbird had recovered more than half a century after being designated as endangered.
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A group of feral monk parakeets feeding in a park in Spain
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CNN
October 08, 2019 - 11:34 am
Madrid's city council is preparing a plan to clear the city of its pesky parrots -- which will include the "ethical slaughter" of the birds and and sterilization of eggs, authorities said Monday. Argentine parrots -- myiopsitta monachus, also known as monk parakeets -- are native to South America,...
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A Baltimore Oriole.
Photo by Ryan Schain, Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Molly Daly
September 20, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Birds that live and breed in North America are in big trouble. That's the conclusion of a major study published Thursday, which is more evidence that the natural world is in crisis.
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