Birds

Keith Russell, program manager of urban conservation at Audubon Pennsylvania, lowers his binoculars while conducting a breeding bird census, at Wissahickon Valley Park Friday, June 5, 2020 in Philadelphia.
Jacqueline Larma/AP Photo
AP News
June 23, 2020 - 12:03 pm
Christian Cooper's encounter with a white woman who targeted him in New York City's Central Park after he told her to leash her dog, which happened on the same day as George Floyd's death at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, has been cited in nationwide protests against systemic...
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White-throated Sparrow feeding on red sumac fruits.
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Kim Glovas
April 12, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Chester County woman wants to connect people with birds as a way of dealing with anxiety and isolation. Read more here.
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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.
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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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