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  • Wrist bones prove birds evolved from dinosaurs
    Wrist bones prove birds evolved from dinosaurs
    A great disagreement has existed between paleontologists and developmental biologists about the development of the wrist bones of modern birds and the possible evolution of modern birds from dinosaurs. The source of the century long argument has...
  • Archaeopteryx
    Birds didn't evolve from dinosaurs in one fell swoop, but over millions of years
    Dinosaurs didn’t suddenly give way to birds, a new study finds, but slowly transitioned into fowl though a piecemeal evolutionary process. Scientists have long understood that birds evolved from their more grounded brethren, but research...
  • Bald Eagle
    In southern Illinois, Makanda and Jonesboro are for the birds, well bird lovers
    If you’re a bird lover in southern Illinois or plan to visit southern Illinois, you won’t want to miss the wonderful opportunities here to appreciate our natural bird wildlife. Fall and winter can be the perfect time to take in some of...
  • Ruddy duck by Jennifer Miller
    2014 Duck Stamp winning subject a San Diego favorite
    The winning entry for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Service “Duck Stamp” competition is a San Diego favorite, the ruddy duck. Jennifer Miller of Olean, New York was the winning artist of the acrylic painting. The second place...
  • Birds: Making spirits soar in the Florida Keys
    Birds: Making spirits soar in the Florida Keys
    The beauty and value of birds in the Florida Keys may be measured by their frequent portrayal in art. Florida Keys artists seek to capture the allure and essence of the subtropical islands that dangle off the southern tip of Florida by portraying...
  • The cure for worry: Look at the birds
    The cure for worry: Look at the birds
    You might go to a godly counselor when you are worried. If he or she tells you to look at the birds of the air, you will probably think you have gone to the wrong person for advice. It doesn't seem helpful to look at birds high in the air when...
  • Cockatoos can learn how to make tools from each other, scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute at Seewiesen, have found. After watching another bird demonstrate Kiwi manufactures a tool.
    Scientists prove birds learn to use tools from their peers
    The first documented evidence that any species of bird learns how to make and use tools from other birds has been discovered by scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute at Seewiesen. The study...
  • Solar Power Plant
    When green energy and nature collide
    The quest for a cleaner environment has taken on new levels. However, is it at the expense of birds and other wildlife? While environmentalists search for alternative sources of energy, birds and other important species of animals are dying at...
  • Facts about the Northern Bobwhite Quail
    Facts about the Northern Bobwhite Quail
    The northern bobwhite quail is a small rotund, ground dwelling bird. Adults grow to about 10 inches long with 15-inch wingspan. This quail has a mottled brown, buff, white, black and gray body with a short, dark tail. Males have a white throat...
  • California solar plant Birds
    California solar plant: Birds ignite into flames, burn up from solar plant glare
    A California solar plant provides eco-friendly energy, unless you’re a bird on the unfortunate flight path over the solar mirrors' concentrated sun rays. Thousands of flyby birds have their wings seared, bursting into flames and plunging...
  • Birds igniting: California solar plant burns birds to death in midair (+Video)
    Birds igniting: California solar plant burns birds to death in midair (+Video)
    According to the stories reported by workers at the facility, the state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert is the envy of the best snipers. California's BrightSource Energy plant kills a bird every two minutes from its intensely...
  • Mallard duck
    4 facts about San Diego's waterfowl
    San Diego is a great place for waterfowl watching all year. But few people know that San Diego is a bit different than much of the rest of the country when it comes to waterfowl. Here are some facts about wild waterfowl in San Diego that most...
  • Facts about the Indigo Bunting
    Facts about the Indigo Bunting
    The male indigo bunting is commonly seen as a breeding species and at migration hot spots. In the spring, the Indigo may be present in large flocks, particularly during migratory fallouts, and is often seen in brushy habitat or along weedy margins...
  • Thousands of shorebirds
    September 6th is World Shorebirds Day
    September 6th is a time when everyone around the world, including San Diego, celebrates World Shorebirds Day. This day is celebrated every year on September 6th or as close to a weekend to that date as possible. It celebrates shorebirds and helps...
  • Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood saves bird with broken wing
    Fame and fortune isn’t keeping superstar Carrie Underwood from being an animal advocate. Along with speaking out against animal cruelty and volunteering at an animal shelter, Underwood took the time to rescue an injured bird, reported Fox...