Latest Birds News

North Dakota drought taking toll on prime pheasant areas

Sep. 25, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Drought that has plagued North Dakota this summer might cut into the success of the fall pheasant hunting season in a state considered one of the nation’s prime pheasant areas. Wildlife officials also are concerned about what the upcoming winter...

What a cracker! Merkel pecked by parrot

Sep. 24, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel provided a rare splash of color amid Germany's staid election campaign while visiting a bird park where she posed with half a dozen parrots. Not content with the bird feed on offer, one of the rainbow lorikeets took a peck...

Wildlife officials: 157 doves confiscated after illegal hunt

Sep. 20, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia game wardens confiscated 157 doves from an illegal hunt in the southeast part of the state, state wildlife officials said. The doves had being hunted at an illegally baited field in Tattnall County, the Georgia Department of Natural...

Louisiana releases rehabbed oiled birds found after Ida

Sep. 19, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two birds captured after they were found oiled at a Louisiana refinery following Hurricane Ida have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, state wildlife officials said. The birds were released Thursday at the Bayou Teche National...

Illinois proving popular route for American white pelicans

Sep. 19, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A kind of bird that not that long ago was so rare in Illinois that people traveled hours just to catch a glimpse of one have lately been winging their way through the Chicago area. Snow-white 30-pound birds called the American white pelican are on their...

Colombian teen draws, donates bird guide to raise awareness

Sep. 17, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Jacobo Rendon, 14, began setting out in March 2020 with his ornithologist mother on a mission to spot, count and record the birds they saw in their Colombian town of El Carmen de Viboral. Working with binoculars and a borrowed camera, they figured it could make for a nice science fair entry....

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

Sep. 16, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. ...

NRG: 90 geese dead after fuel spill at Millsboro plant

Sep. 15, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — About 90 Canada geese have died after last week's 30,000-gallon diesel fuel spill at NRG Energy’s power plant on the Indian River near Millsboro, the company said. The spill was discovered Sept. 8 after a pressurized hose detached from a diesel...

Medicine Lodge ceramics point to early Crow inhabitants

Sep. 12, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Artifacts found this summer at Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site are slated for radiocarbon dating, which could tell researchers more about when the Crow, or Apsáalooke, people came to the area, according to the Wyoming State Archaeologist. ...

Brown pelican population is growing on Virginia’s coast

Sep. 12, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Squadrons of brown pelicans glide over the ocean at Virginia Beach’s North End on most summer mornings. Their pointy beaks and grayish-brown wings stand out against the blue horizon. They are latecomers to Virginia — breeding here was...