Latest Birds News

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...

Bird migration starts with some unruly starlings

Sep. 12, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Thick chattering flocks of European starlings are a common sight in South Florida this time of year, products of a Shakespeare fan’s long-ago folly but a hint that summer’s fire will soon extinguish. The stocky black birds, an invasive...

German town seeks owner of baby ostrich found in local park

Sep. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Is anyone missing an ostrich? An animal shelter says it is looking for the owner of an ostrich chick that was found in the German town of Krefeld late Friday. German news agency dpa reported Saturday that passers-by called the fire...

Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Sep. 09, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday that a growing number of oiled...

Missouri River species recovery plan sees deep budget cuts

Sep. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Beneath the swirling waters of the Missouri River, underwater microphones eavesdropped on fish. A boat of biologists drifted downstream, listening for the crisp beeps that would indicate a pallid sturgeon, tagged with an electronic tracker,...

Songbird deaths in Indiana, other states remain a mystery

Sep. 06, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators still don’t know what’s killing songbirds around Indiana and other states — and, experts say, they may never find out. Researchers started receiving reports of sick songbirds in June. While at first the birds were just found in a...