Latest Birds News

Gators fouled by diesel spill get a scrubbing, teeth cleaned

Jan. 14, 2022 22:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their pointy teeth and scrubbing their scaly hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland. Diesel...

Pipeline spills 300,000 gallons of diesel near New Orleans

Jan. 12, 2022 19:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A severely corroded pipeline ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel just outside New Orleans after the operator delayed needed repairs, according to federal records. Most of the fuel drained into two artificial ponds...

Rare snowy owl soars over Washington, thrills crowds

Jan. 10, 2022 18:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A snowy owl apparently touring iconic buildings of the nation's capital is captivating birdwatchers who manage to get a glimpse of the rare, resplendent visitor from the Arctic. Far from its summer breeding grounds in Canada, the snowy owl was first seen on Jan....

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 09, 2022 14:13 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. January 5, 2022. Editorial: State of the State It was interesting to hear the range of pundits talking about Gov. Phil Scott’s State of the State address Wednesday. It was scattershot. In the news release issued by his...

Owl found injured at school released after recovering

Jan. 08, 2022 10:32 AM EST

WATERFORD, Vt. (AP) — A barred owl that teachers and students found injured in a school parking lot in Waterford in November was released back into the nearby woods this week. The owl had been recovering from a right-wing clavicle fracture at the Vermont Institute of Natural...

New California wildlife preserve gives animals room to roam

Jan. 03, 2022 20:04 PM EST

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Mountain lions, eagles, salamanders and other protected animals will have room to roam without threat of encroaching development thanks to a vast new nature preserve that creates a wildlife corridor connecting Northern and Southern California. The Randall...

Loon unable to take flight from frozen pond is rescued

Jan. 03, 2022 13:05 PM EST

MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A fire department came to the rescue of a loon on a frozen pond in Maine. The problem for the birds at this time of the year is that ice can leave them without enough open water needed to take off. Because of the ice, the loon couldn't take flight from Sand...

Missoula man says owl led him through blizzard to campsite

Jan. 02, 2022 08:11 AM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Mike Stevenson dropped to his knees in the dark. He searched beneath the deepening, drifting snow for the trough of snowshoe tracks marking his passage from camp earlier that day. He detected nary a trace. The storm blocked every glint of...

Mongoose caught on Kauai where invasive pest not established

Dec. 29, 2021 16:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii agriculture officials are concerned after a live mongoose was caught on Kauai, an island that doesn't have an established population of the invasive pest that threatens native birds. The state Department of Agriculture said a mongoose was found Tuesday in...

Paramedics rescue wounded owl in Myrtle Beach

Dec. 28, 2021 18:09 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two paramedics rescued a wounded owl that was likely hit by a car, officials said Tuesday. Horry County Fire Rescue said on Twitter that a crew from Fire Station 4 answered an animal rescue call Monday afternoon and found the owl. The fire department said...