The rule implements federal protections provided by the ESA for the Cantabrian capercaillie, Marquesan imperial pigeon, Eiao Marquesas reed-warbler, greater adjutant, Jerdon’s courser, and slender-billed curlew.
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The highest rate of beak abnormalities ever recorded in wild bird populations is being seen in a number of species in the Northwest and Alaska, and scientists to this point have not been able to isolate the cause. Black-capped Chickadees, Northwestern Crows, and other birds are being impacted by the problem, which affects their ability to feed and clean themselves and could signal a growing environmental health problem.
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On September 24, Americans across the country will participate in National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. The event calls people of all ages to connect to America’s great outdoors and care for the country’s public lands.
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This summer, a flock of Eastern Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) routinely visited my Chelmsford, Massachusetts backyard. The turkeys regularly pecked their way around the yard each morning, spending most of their time scratching and grazing on spilled seed from our bird feeders.
The flock was usually comprised of about a dozen hens (females), jakes, and jennies (young male and female turkeys). The size and number of the birds, made them an imposing site in our suburan New England backyard.
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This hummingbird nest camera in Laguna Beach,California began broadcasting in May 2010. To the excitement of over 370,000 viewers, two families of hummingbirds have used the nest. The mother hummingbird called Emma by the camera operators, feeds her nestlings about every 20 …
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