- For some, Minnesota pheasant season prep starts at preserve Updated: Oct-06-15 5:34 pm
AVON, Minnesota - The 8-month-old English pointer followed the pheasant scent, sometimes ranging in circles, sometimes diving into cover so thick only the tip of its white tail showed through the prairie plants.
- Residents along Hamilton Lake debate future of swans Updated: Oct-05-15 8:28 am
HAMILTON, Indiana - The wakeboarders and Jet Skiers of summer have gone.
- 2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class Updated: Oct-03-15 9:41 am
MIDDLETOWN, Virginia - When Ann and Robert "Rob" Simpson took a group of Lord Fairfax Community College students to the Galapagos Islands for a three-week educational visit, their tour guide showed up in a mini skirt and go-go boots.
- North Dakota drone team goes to Canada to study wildlife Updated: Oct-02-15 6:06 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History who have spent five decades studying ecology in the polar bear capital of Canada had help this past summer from an unmanned aircraft team from the University of North Dakota.
- Bald eagle dies at suburban Chicago wildlife center Updated: Oct-02-15 4:05 am
GLEN ELLYN, Illinois - A bald eagle that died this week at a wildlife center in suburban Chicago had recovered last year from a gunshot wound.
- Popular Florida bald eagle featured in live webcam dies Updated: Oct-01-15 9:29 am
NORTH FORT MYERS, Florida - Ozzie the bald eagle, who became popular after his nest was live-streamed to millions of viewers, has died.
- Injured bald eagle returns to wild in Mississippi Updated: Oct-01-15 6:16 am
CANTON, Mississippi - A bald eagle found injured 10 months ago has returned to the wild in Madison County.
- Correction: Loose Emu story Updated: Sep-30-15 6:25 pm
BOW, New Hampshire - In a story Sept. 28 about the return of an emu that had been on the loose in New Hampshire, The Associated Press reported erroneously the job of a man who took the bird back to Vermont. Kermit Blackwood is the curator at Taft Hill Farm, not the owner of the emu.
- Texas kayaker snags owl while fishing, bird snatches lure Updated: Sep-30-15 12:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas fisherman had an unexpected catch when an owl swooped down, snatched a lure and got caught on the hook.
- Pennsylvania agency increases fines for killing eagles Updated: Sep-29-15 4:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The state agency that manages wildlife in Pennsylvania is imposing much steeper fines for people who kill bald or golden eagles.
- U of Illinois finds bird that escaped from clinic handler Updated: Sep-29-15 11:54 am
URBANA, Illinois - An American kestrel that the University of Illinois used as an educational bird of prey has been found after escaping last week.
- Eureka Springs officials to address vulture infestation Updated: Sep-28-15 3:29 pm
EUREKA SPRINGS, Arkansas - City Council members are expected to discuss the possibility of relocating hundreds of vultures already roosting in a wooded neighborhood in Eureka Springs.
- Duck Day celebrates 20 years with lessons about water fowl Updated: Sep-28-15 11:03 am
FREMONT, Indiana - Twenty years ago, some students from area schools joined members of Ducks Unlimited at Marsh Lake to learn a little bit about ducks.
- War over muskies brewing on Pelican Lake in NW Minnesota Updated: Sep-28-15 10:49 am
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minnesota - Home and cabin owners on Pelican Lake are threatening to sue if the Department of Natural Resources proceeds with plans for another round of muskellunge stocking.
- Ohio State faculty seek to educate about animals on campus Updated: Sep-27-15 9:23 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Ohio State University students travel through campus on the way to classes, football games or other events, they most likely are unaware that they are following in the footsteps- or paw prints, slither trails and flight paths -of any number of creatures.
- Watershed patrolman keeps watch over 90 square miles Updated: Sep-27-15 6:16 am
EVERETT, Washington - He goes where most people can't.
- Park employees spot yellow-throated warbler in Alaska Updated: Sep-26-15 3:21 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - When two National Park Service interpreters stopped to watch a bird outside their offices in Glacier Bay, they didn't realize it was the first time the species had been spotted in Alaska.
- Advocates: Oyster farming may hurt threatened shorebirds Updated: Sep-26-15 10:58 am
Environmentalists and coastal researchers say New Jersey's efforts to establish commercial oyster farms in shallow coastal waters may be jeopardizing a threatened shorebird.
- New Virginia Tech research aviary is not just for the birds Updated: Sep-26-15 9:44 am
BLACKSBURG, Virginia - Virginia Tech celebrated the opening of its new research aviary on Sept. 21 by inviting the public to see the facility and ask questions of those who work there.
- Idaho governor sues feds over sage grouse restrictions Updated: Sep-25-15 6:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's suing the federal government for failing to provide a transparent process in setting new public land-use restrictions designed to protect sage grouse habitat.
- Lawsuits challenge limits on industry that aim to save bird Updated: Sep-25-15 6:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Officials in Idaho and Nevada and some mining companies sued the federal government over new restrictions on mining, energy development and grazing that are intended to protect a declining bird species across millions of acres of the American West.
- California rescue center overwhelmed with starving seabirds Updated: Sep-25-15 2:52 pm
FAIRFIELD, California - Across Northern California, malnourished seabirds have been appearing in alarming numbers, some shrunken to little more than feather and bone.
- Lifelong love of photography shows in man's nature photos Updated: Sep-25-15 9:20 am
WEST MINERAL, Kansas - Two cereal box tops and 50 cents in the 1940s paved the way for a hobby that has taken Emmett Sullivan through prairies, around strip pits, along roadsides and in and out of state parks in search of flora and fauna to document.
- Hawaiian crow could be reintroduced to wild as soon as 2016 Updated: Sep-25-15 7:38 am
HILO, Hawaii - Hawaii wildlife officials say Hawaii Island's native crow, the alala, could be reintroduced to the wild as early as next year.
- Fox removal effort closer to completion on Alaska islands Updated: Sep-24-15 9:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A decades-old campaign to wipe dozens of Alaska islands clean of invasive arctic foxes is a step closer to wrapping up with an eradication effort this summer on a large, uninhabited island that's also home to hundreds of feral non-native cattle.