- Dead ostrich, pig found in SW Idaho conservation area Updated: May-27-15 11:34 am
NAMPA, Idaho - Federal authorities are leading an investigating in southwest Idaho after the bodies of an ostrich, a pig and three coyotes were found in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
- Some worry water cleanup could hurt Great Salt Lake birds Updated: May-25-15 1:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A $74 million project to clean up ground water contaminated by mining has environmentalists worried that the pollutants could end up hurting birds on the Great Salt Lake.
- Stringing an emerald necklace of islands Updated: May-25-15 12:14 am
SARASOTA, Florida - It's a five-minute paddle from the North Siesta Key Bridge to Edwards Island.
- Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success Updated: May-24-15 3:21 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds.
- Kansas logs first sighting of tropical piratic flycatcher Updated: May-24-15 12:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A small bird that's typically found hundreds of miles away in Mexico and South America apparently made its way to western Kansas, watchers say, giving the Sunflower State a couple of possible firsts in the birding world.
- Conservationists spot endangered piping plovers in Duluth Updated: May-24-15 12:44 pm
DULUTH, Minnesota - A conservationist group is encouraging the public to stay away from some areas of Duluth's Park Point beach, after two endangered piping plovers were spotted there earlier this month.
- Beachgoers: Watch out for piping plovers Updated: May-24-15 10:24 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Beachgoers are being reminded that six pairs of piping plovers nesting along the sandy shores of Hampton and Seabrook, New Hampshire, are an endangered species in the state.
- Cannes celebrities protected by seagull-deterrent falcons Updated: May-24-15 6:34 am
CANNES, France - As Mary J. Blige walked outside with her entourage and Mads Mikklesen sipped his chilled glass of wine, the VIP guests of Cannes' Grand Hyatt Martinez appeared blissfully unaware of the dangers circling above their heads.
- Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds Updated: May-22-15 8:13 pm
Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.
- Wildlife habitat conservation program reaches million acres Updated: May-22-15 10:19 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Conservation Reserve Program offshoot that's aimed at boosting wildlife habitat has surpassed 1 million acres, thanks to a recent signup of land in North Dakota.
- Muncie looks to get rid of hundreds of bothersome geese Updated: May-21-15 10:01 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - The city of Muncie wants to relocate hundreds of Canada geese amid growing complaints about the birds becoming a nuisance in parks and along city trails.
- Dunes trail closed to pets to protect nesting piping plovers Updated: May-21-15 8:17 am
EMPIRE, Michigan - A popular hiking trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been temporarily closed to pets in an effort to protect endangered birds.
- Good Samaritan helps rescue loon Updated: May-21-15 7:01 am
CORNISH, New Hampshire - A good Samaritan has come to the aid of a trapped loon in a pond next to the post office in Cornish, New Hampshire.
- 24 little penguins from Australia go on display at Bronx Zoo Updated: May-20-15 4:54 pm
NEW YORK - Two dozen members of the world's smallest penguin species have taken up residence at the Bronx Zoo.
- Man fined for illegally killing golden eagle near Glasgow Updated: May-20-15 5:40 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A 60-year-old man who acknowledged killing a golden eagle near Glasgow must pay a $3,000 fine and $3,000 in restitution.
- Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds Updated: May-19-15 6:26 pm
PORT AUSTIN, Michigan - The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines.
- It's not an ostrich: Emu causes highway traffic jam Updated: May-19-15 6:19 pm
DOUGLASVILLE, Georgia - Drivers may have mistaken it for an ostrich, but an emu was at the heart of a highway traffic jam in metro Atlanta.
- Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird Updated: May-19-15 6:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened or endangered species already has delayed energy projects and oil and gas deals.
- FMC removes toxic bait used to control pigeons Updated: May-19-15 4:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The French Market Corporation has been using an avian toxicant on roofs in Jackson Square to get rid of pigeons.
- Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird Updated: May-19-15 3:43 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released a plan to protect the habitat of a struggling bird species from being destroyed by wildfire.
- Ohio hunters check more than 17,000 wild turkeys this spring Updated: May-19-15 3:09 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State officials say hunters checked more than 17,000 wild turkeys during Ohio's spring and youth hunting seasons for those birds.
- Piping plover nest prompts protection at West Michigan beach Updated: May-18-15 8:02 pm
LUDINGTON, Michigan - A nesting pair of endangered birds have set up home at a Lake Michigan shoreline park, prompting western Michigan authorities to protectively rope off 10,000 square feet of beach.
- Piping plover nest forces closure of part of Delaware beach Updated: May-18-15 6:35 pm
LEWES, Delaware - Wildlife officials are closing a half-mile stretch of Gordons Pond Beach after the first piping plover nest of the season was found.
- Protected ospreys delay construction on Kentucky Lake bridge Updated: May-18-15 4:08 am
AURORA, Kentucky - Officials say work can resume on three piers of a new western Kentucky bridge where construction was delayed because protected ospreys were nesting there.
- US House moves to delist lesser prairie chicken Updated: May-16-15 2:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. House has taken steps to remove federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken.