Birds

In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo Northern Arizona University researcher Matt Johnson looks for tamarisk beetles along the Verde River in Clarkdale, Ariz. The beetles were brought to the U.S. from Asia to devour invasive tamarisk, or salt cedar, trees. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
July 26, 2019 - 8:16 pm
CLARKDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Johnson treks along an Arizona riverbank and picks out a patch of yellow-tinged tamarisks. He sweeps a cloth net across the trees, hoping to scoop up beetles that munch on their evergreen-like leaves. He counts spiders, ants and leafhoppers among the catch and few...
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This July 12, 2019, photo released by International Bird Rescue shows baby snowy egrets being cared for in Fairfield, Calif. The animal rescue group is asking for help caring for baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland. (International Bird Rescue via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 7:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland. International Bird Rescue said Wednesday it needs donations and volunteers to help feed and care for the...
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In this July 15, 2019, image made off from a video, a man holds penguin near a sushi shop in Wellington, New Zealand. A pair of "vagrant" blue penguins have been forcibly removed after waddling into a New Zealand sushi shop and refusing to leave. (TVNZ via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 5:14 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean. Wellington police described them as "waddling vagrants," while the store's co-owner joked...
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In this April 19, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a female California condor at Utah's Cable Mountain in Zion National Park, Utah. Biologists have confirmed that this female California condor laid an egg that has hatched at the park and there's a new baby condor. Park rangers said Tuesday, July 11, 2019, they estimate the California condor hatched in May, nestled in a crevice of a sweeping red-rock cliff. (National Park Service via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 3:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sweeping red-rock cliff at Utah's Zion National Park is now the home of a new California condor chick as the species makes a comeback in the wild three decades after they were on the brink of extinction, biologists have confirmed. The chick is believed to have hatched in...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2006, file photo, gulls nest near the North Landing area of the Farallon Islands National Refuge, Calif. The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, will hear public comment on a federal plan to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on the Farallon Islands in an effort to eradicate a mice infestation, a proposal that is drawing criticism. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 10, 2019 - 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until they address questions on the impact to wildlife. The California Coastal Commission heard public...
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A SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Falcon rocket has a payload military and scientific research satellites. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 25, 2019 - 11:48 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but...
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June 20, 2019 - 12:14 am
VERMILION CLIFFS, Ariz. (AP) — A baby California condor has been spotted in far northern Arizona. The Peregrine Fund says one of its biologists confirmed the nestling last week at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. It's the first hatching of a bird in the wild during the current breeding season...
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This photo taken on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and provided by the Phoenix Zoo shows a big-eyed baby pygmy owl, one of four hatched at the zoo three weeks ago under a special breeding program. The cactus ferruginous pygmy owls are being raised by two pairs of adult owls. Three pairs of the tiny owls laid 11 eggs among them, but only four hatched. The owls weigh just 3 ounces as adults and nest in the cavities of the saguaro cactus. Its population has declined in recent decades and the species is now believed to number fewer than 100 in the state. (The Phoenix Zoo via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 8:05 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls. The cactus ferruginous pygmy owls hatched three weeks ago and are being raised by two pairs of adult owls. Three pairs of the tiny owls laid 11 eggs among them, but...
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This April 8, 2019 photo provided by the National Parks Service shows a California condor in Zion National Park in Utah. On Thursday, May 30, 2019, park rangers said they suspect a pair of endangered California condors has hatched their first egg because of behavior changes between the male and female birds. (National Parks Service via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 5:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — There's likely a new baby condor at Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Park rangers said Thursday that they suspect a pair of endangered California condors has hatched their first egg because of behavior changes between the birds. They estimate the chick to be about 3 weeks...
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FILE - This Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, of an image from a remote video camera provided by the Friends of Big Bear Valley, shows a bald eagle parent watching over its two chicks, on a nest covered with snow that fell overnight in the Angeles National Forest near Big Bear, Calif. Late season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a Southern California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera. The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday, May 27, 2019 by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the San Bernardino National Forest. (Friends of Big Bear Valley via AP,File)
May 28, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Late-season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera . The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the...
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