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AP PHOTOS: Amid conflict, pigeon keeping thrives in Kashmir

Jun. 28, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a teenage schoolboy, Syeedna Ismail Hussain Banday cultivated pigeon keeping as his favorite hobby in the heart of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Three decades later, though he went on to become a civil engineer and set up his own construction company, his untiring love for...

Birds living in 2 states may be settling in Louisiana, too

Jun. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two U.S. states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state's first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are...

‘The Birds’ attempts world record at Fort Myers’ Lab Theater

Jun. 25, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Every night, the audience throws things at actor Steven Michael Kennedy. And it’s not just the theater audience: The cast and crew throw things, too. They’re not attacking Kennedy with rotten tomatoes, though. They’re throwing Peeps —...

Casa Grande woman saves several colonies of burrowing owls

Jun. 19, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Call it a “hoot” done it. Quick thinking by a Casa Grande woman saved several colonies of burrowing owls from being entombed as vehicles were parked near habitats across the street from Vista Grande High School during the recent graduation ceremony. ...

Starving California pelicans released after rehabilitation

Jun. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A dozen of the hundreds of brown pelicans found starving on the Southern California coast were released Friday after rehabilitation at a wildlife center. The pelicans were returned to the wild at Corona del Mar State Beach after treatment at the...

Help swallow-tailed kites come home to Mississippi

Jun. 12, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Swallow-tailed kites are among Mississippi’s most striking birds with their contrasting black and white feathers and long V-shaped tails. Researchers have asked that sightings of swallow-tailed kites in Mississippi be reported for several years, but this...

Jail birds leave behind $3,000 mess at historic lockup

Jun. 08, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A family of jail birds has left behind a nearly $3,000 mess at the historic Steuben County Jail in northeastern Indiana. The Steuben County Commissioners have approved spending that amount of money to clean up the waste left behind by a family of starlings,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 06, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 31, 2022. Editorial: Auto future is Michigan’s to lose U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg likely didn’t drive on Michigan’s “damn roads” to get to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference this week, hosted at the...

Miller moths migrating into Colorado's Front Range cities

Jun. 04, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Millions of moths have begun migrating into Colorado Front Range cities, a climate-driven seasonal surge that bug scientists say will reach an exceptional intensity this year, from now until around early July when moths fly up to the mountains. They play a key...

Oregonians asked to turn off lights as birds migrate north

Jun. 03, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During migration season, millions of birds fly though Oregon as they head north for the summer. “We’re talking about songbirds, we’re talking about waterfowl, we’re talking about birds of prey,” Portland Audubon Society conservation director Bob...