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Stories with subject: Birds
  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:15 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games.

  • New River bald eagle hit by train and vehicle dies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:55 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A female bald eagle that nested in the New River Gorge has died from injuries suffered last month when she was hit by a train and later by a vehicle.

  • Seabird from Atlantic spotted on Alcatraz 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:20 pm
  • ALCATRAZ ISLAND, California - Biologists have flocked to Alcatraz Island to get a glimpse of a seabird that is believed to have never previously visited the waters of the Pacific.

  • 2 eggs offer hope for endangered whooping cranes 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:38 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Two eggs sitting on a nest of marsh grass and sticks in a crawfish pond offer a hope in a project to bring back the endangered whooping crane to south Louisiana.

  • Edgewood man accused of illegally selling feathers 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:46 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico man has been arrested for allegedly selling feathers from federally protected eagles.

  • Up to $7,500 reward for info in bald eagle death 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:01 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Humane Society of the United States are offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for killing a federally protected bald eagle.

  • Winter's just ended; time for brush fire season 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:50 am
  • PLAISTOW, New Hampshire - New Hampshire residents just getting used to spring now have to deal with brush fire season.

  • Utilities look to lure ospreys from utility poles 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:37 pm
  • WEST FALMOUTH, Massachusetts - Utility officials are on the lookout for returning ospreys that nest in the cross arms of utility poles on Cape Cod.

  • Bald eagle killing in St. Bernard Parish examined 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:14 pm
  • VERRET, Louisiana - Authorities are offering up to $7,500 for information about whoever killed a bald eagle near Verret in St Bernard Parish. The eagle was found April 4 near the parish fire station on Highway 300.

  • Citizens can weigh in Monday on outdoors issues 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:46 pm
  • LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Residents in all 72 Wisconsin counties will get a chance to weigh in Monday on issues ranging from whether to allow the hunting of tundra swans to whether hunters should be allowed to venture onto private land to retrieve a hunting dog.

  • Rare whooping crane spotted at Lake Okeechobee 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:37 am
  • MIAMI - One of the few surviving whooping cranes from a failed attempt to establish a Florida-based flock of the endangered birds has made a rare appearance at Lake Okeechobee.

  • Students seek safer cell tower osprey nest 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:16 am
  • HELENA, Montana - After a long winter migration, the pair of ospreys nesting on a cellphone tower across from Kessler Elementary School returned Wednesday. Little did they know during their time away the efforts that went into making their nest safe for them and this year's crop of chicks.

  • Official: Birds along Missouri River could change 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:53 am
  • VERMILLION, South Dakota - A biology researcher at the University of South Dakota says life will likely be changing for birds along the Missouri River.

  • Conservationists seek more protection for grouse 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:04 pm
  • DENVER - Conservation groups say they will go to court to force the Obama administration to do more to save the lesser prairie chicken, arguing a recent federal ruling doesn't stop the energy industry from killing the grouse or encroaching on its habitats in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Public comment period for cuckoo extended 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:15 am
  • PHOENIX - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is giving the public more time to comment on a proposal to list the Western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo as threatened.

  • Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:17 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.

  • Young bald eagle released after injury recovery 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:19 pm
  • NORTH THETFORD, Vermont - An immature bald eagle was released back in the wild in North Thetford after being nursed back to health by a Vermont organization that cares for injured birds.

  • Controlled burn aims to help sparrow habitat 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:39 pm
  • MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A controlled burn in the Lansing area is expected to help improve habitat for the Henslow's sparrow.

  • Probation ordered for illegal feather sales 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:36 pm
  • WICHITA, Kansas - An Oklahoma man has been sentenced in Kansas for selling feathers from federally protected eagles and hawks to undercover federal agent.

  • DNR plans guided birding tours in April and May 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:04 am
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Bird lovers can join viewing tours in April and May at waterfowl areas managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

  • Osprey return to Missoula baseball stadium nest 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:27 pm
  • MISSOULA, Montana - A pair of osprey have begun building a nest on a man-made platform along the Clark Fork River in Missoula that biologists reserved for the fish-hawks after a pair of early-bird Canada geese laid claim to the spot last year.

  • Alcoa asks for name suggestions for baby eagle 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:09 pm
  • RIVERDALE, Iowa - Officials at the Alcoa Davenport Works in Riverdale are asking for help naming an eaglet that hatched last week in a nest watched by millions of people over the Internet.

  • Falcon nesting closes some areas around Sequoia 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:27 pm
  • FRESNO, California - A section of the Sequoia National Forest and surrounding areas have been closed to the public to provide privacy to the only known nesting pair of peregrine falcons in the area.

  • Michigan gets share of migratory bird funding 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:13 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is getting a share of $61 million in funding to protect, restore and enhance wetlands and other areas that are migratory bird habitats.

  • Georgia eagle population continues steady growth 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:47 pm
  • COVINGTON, Georgia - During a late-March aerial survey by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, more than 25 bald eagle nests were counted in northeastern Georgia. All but three represented viable adults and chicks.