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Backyard birds: Annual count uses citizen scientists to take snapshots of U.S. populations

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count - a four day birding event that gives scientists a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the world - marked the event’s 25th anniversary and uses the data gathered by the public to give scientists a snapshot right before a major migration period.... Read more»

Feds designate more critical habitat for endangered flycatcher

Federal officials have added nearly 500 miles of riparian area totaling nearly 90,000 acres to habitat considered critical to the recovery of the southwestern willow flycatcher, an endangered songbird.... Read more»

Desert Museum celebrates winged creatures

The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum will celebrate winged creatures and the Year of the Bat during the Festival of Flight beginning Friday. ... Read more»

Victims of the Gulf oil spill

Hundreds of oil-covered animals have been rescued from the Gulf of Mexico so far. As Erika Aguilar of KUT News reports, the volume of casualties is steadily increasing.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

You can't sit here

I'm not sure which is more of an eyesore: birds and their guano or nails/spikes designed to prevent birds from landing and leaving their guano.... Read more»

Comic: Ornithology

Cranes just wanna have fun

The Sulphur Springs Valley has attracted a record 40,499 wintering sandhill cranes this season, but not all of them are happy.... Read more»