Latest Birds News

Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur 'rewilding' in cities

Dec. 07, 2022 10:45 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In a bustling metro area of 4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into isolated thickets to study Detroit's most elusive residents — coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks among them. Harris and colleagues have placed trail...

Florida Atlantic defeats Eastern Michigan 101-73

Dec. 04, 2022 18:28 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Bryan Greenlee had 23 points in Florida Atlantic's 101-73 win against Eastern Michigan on Sunday. Greenlee also contributed five rebounds for the Owls (7-1). Nicholas Boyd scored 17 points and added seven rebounds. Vladislav Goldin had 15 points and seven...

Poisons killed beloved owls in Tampa Bay

Dec. 03, 2022 03:19 AM EST

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Mark Schocken took thousands of pictures of the great horned owls in Philippe Park, but he didn’t often capture them eating. Then one clear afternoon, binoculars slung over his shoulder and camera in hand, he watched the mother bird plop a rat in front...

Illinois DNR suspects bird flu in deaths of 300 waterfowl

Nov. 30, 2022 15:41 PM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — State wildlife officials suspect that bird flu killed at least 300 waterfowl recently found dead at public hunting sites across southern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday the wild birds, mostly snow geese, have been found...

Turkeys on ‘cute urban farms’ grow even as land gobbled up

Nov. 20, 2022 00:08 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — While most people only think about turkeys around meals on the holidays, Maud Kelly enjoys watching them wobble on her family farm in Bolivia. “I raised quite a bit this year and it’s the most I’ve ever raised,” she said. “It’s a crazy amount of...

US gives protections to rare Midwest bird as prairie suffers

Nov. 17, 2022 21:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government announced protections Thursday for two populations of a rare prairie bird that's found in parts of the Midwest, including one of the country’s most prolific oil and gas fields. The lesser prairie chicken's range covers a portion of the...

'The Lion King' hits a key milestone in its circle of life

Nov. 16, 2022 17:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1997, audiences in Minneapolis at the Orpheum Theatre saw something no one had ever seen before: leaping antelopes, fluttering birds and elephants lumbering through the orchestra seats. “The audience started screaming so early. When the animals...

Climate reshapes life for tenacious gannets on Quebec isle

Nov. 13, 2022 14:13 PM EST

PERCE, Quebec (AP) — On Quebec’s Bonaventure Island, the ghosts of human habitation from years past and the birds that breed there now in extraordinary numbers tell the same story: of lives lived hard in a place of fairy-tale beauty. You see this from the tender ages on the...

Faithful mates, hot tempers form primal life for gannets

Nov. 13, 2022 02:22 AM EST

PERCE, Quebec (AP) — Northern gannets share two maxims familiar to humans: “home sweet home” and “don't tread on me.” They pack together on a Bonaventure Island plateau like New York commuters jamming a subway, only they're louder. They are devoted parents and could teach...

Animals trafficked in Mexico on social media sites: report

Nov. 10, 2022 12:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new report suggests that trafficking of wild and endangered species is common in Mexico and occurs largely online, where traffickers contact potential customers on social media like Facebook. The Center for Biological Diversity said in a report Wednesday it...