Latest Birds News

Rescuers flock together to save 275 parrots stranded by Ian

Oct. 04, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Will Peratino and his partner Lauren Stepp would not leave their Pine Island compound, even as authorities pleaded with residents to abandon their homes because of damaged roads, including a collapsed bridge that prevented deliveries of food, gas and other life-sustaining...

US proposal would permit eagle deaths as renewables expand

Sep. 29, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed a new permitting program for wind energy turbines, power lines and other projects that kill eagles, amid growing concern among scientists that the rapid expansion of renewable energy in the U.S. West could harm golden eagle...

Spanish vultures released in Cyprus to replenish population

Sep. 28, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Some 15 Griffon vultures from Spain have been released into the wild in Cyprus to help revive the east Mediterranean island's population that's dropped to just 8-10 birds because of deliberate poisoning, conservationists said Wednesday. The LIFE with Vultures...

LSU wildlife hospital releases 3 small raptors for migration

Sep. 16, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three small insect-eating raptors called Mississippi kites were released Friday by Louisiana State University's wildlife hospital. The release in Baton Rouge was timed so the birds, which are known for their aerobatics as they chase and grab insects while flying,...

New atlas of bird migration shows extraordinary journeys

Sep. 15, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bay-breasted warbler weighs about the same as four pennies, but twice a year makes an extraordinary journey. The tiny songbird flies nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) between Canada's spruce forests and its wintering grounds in northern South America. ...

For school lunch, why not a date insect or cucumber penguin?

Sep. 12, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to packing lunch for their kids, moms and dads have reliable favorites like PB&Js, bananas or maybe a bagel. Jenny Mollen has an unusual go-to — candy eyes. The writer and actor has learned that a pair of edible eyeballs attached to anything she...

Oil company settles criminal cases in California spill

Sep. 08, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An oil company on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court to negligently discharging crude off the Southern California coast when its underwater pipeline ruptured last year, a spill that closed miles of shoreline and shuttered fisheries. Meanwhile,...

Record 8 fledged chicks for Louisiana's wild 'whoopers'

Sep. 08, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A record eight whooping crane chicks have taken wing in Louisiana after hatching in the wild. It’s not just a state record for fledglings of the world's rarest crane, but one for any flock reintroduced to the wild to help save the endangered birds, the state Department of...

Could be months before sanctuary reopens after bird flu

Aug. 30, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

It could be months before a Georgia animal sanctuary reopens after being closed by bird flu that killed wild vultures roosting there, part of an outbreak that has led to 40.3 million deaths in commercial and backyard flocks nationwide. A note on the Noah’s Ark website Tuesday said...

San Diego Zoo penguin fitted with orthopedic footwear

Aug. 29, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A member of the San Diego Zoo's African penguin colony has been fitted with orthopedic footwear to help it deal with a degenerative foot condition. The 4-year-old penguin named Lucas has lesions on his feet due to a chronic condition known as bumblefoot, which...