Birds

Travis White, Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Incident Management Team, holds their drone at a drone demo Monday, May 20, 2019, in Park City, Utah. In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a new survey released on Monday, May 20, 2019 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 20, 2019 - 4:23 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly...
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In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, photo a San Diego Zoo's animal care staff member cares for the first chicks born at the San Diego Zoo African Penguin colony in San Diego, Calif. The fluffy pair of 2-month-olds, named Doug and Barbara, in honor of Douglas G. Myers, president/CEO of San Diego Zoo Global, and his wife Barbara Myers, are the first chicks hatched at the Zoo from eggs laid by the colony's resident penguin couples. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Global via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 10:06 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo has two new arrivals: a pair of endangered African penguin chicks. The zoo announced Wednesday that the fluffy chicks, named Doug and Barbara, hatched two months ago. The eggs came from two breeding couples. The zoo says it's the first time eggs laid by its adult...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo a man tosses dirt on a fire as he tries to save his home on Bettas Road near Cle Elum, Wash. Federal officials have released a plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species, including imperiled sage grouse. Officials say the 248-page document released this month is a paradigm shift relying on advances in technology and analytics to categorize sagebrush areas based on resistance and resilience to wildfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)
April 23, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species — including imperiled sage grouse — is a paradigm shift in strategy, federal officials said. The 248-page document released this month emphasizes new...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, an adult peregrine falcon circles near its nest on a ledge overlooking Lake Mead in Temple Bar, Ariz. A Nevada state wildlife biologist is finding that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. Joe Barnes tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. (Andrea Cornejo/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
April 21, 2019 - 11:32 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo shows an adult whooping crane, a critically endangered species, in captivity at the Audubon Nature Institute's Species Survival Center in New Orleans. In a study released on Monday, April 15, 2019, whooping cranes, ravens and peregrine falcons are among the celebrities of the sky in the eyes of Americans, even those who’ve never laid eyes on one. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How interested are Americans in different kinds of birds? A new study used Google searches to find out. Whooping cranes, common ravens and peregrine falcons were deemed celebrities, because people searched for them a lot on the internet, even in places where the birds don't live...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, an endangered cassowary roams in the Daintree National Forest, Australia. On Friday, April 12, 2019, a cassowary, a large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea, killed its owner when it attacked him after he fell on his property near Gainesville, Fla. Cassowaries are similar to emus and stand up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and weigh up to 130 pounds (59 kilograms). (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
April 13, 2019 - 9:58 pm
ALACHUA, Fla. (AP) — A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his farm in Florida, authorities said Saturday. The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on the...
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April 11, 2019 - 7:25 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket and for the first time landed all three boosters Thursday, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight. The new and improved Falcon Heavy thundered into the early evening sky with a communication satellite...
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This 2017 photo provided by the Museum of Northern Arizona shows an unidentified man wearing a headpiece fashioned out of an animal hide at the Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture in Flagstaff, Ariz. The hide did not come from a state wildlife repository, but the photo shows how Native Americans use animal parts for religious and cultural purposes. Arizona wildlife officials are on the lookout for bear, bison, badger and other carcasses for Native Americans' religious and cultural use under a unique new program that allows tribes to make requests for various animal parts. (Ryan Williams/Museum of Northern Arizona via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 1:09 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state's wildlife agency. A recently launched program allows Arizona's nearly two dozen tribes to make requests to the...
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In this image made from video, an albino penguin is seen along in its enclosure in Gdansk zoo, Gdansk, Poland, Friday, March 22, 2019. An extremely rare white penguin has made its public debut at the Gdansk zoo in northern Poland. The albino penguin hatched in mid-December and has been under veterinary care. In natural conditions such unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of survival. (AP Photo)
March 22, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland. The albino penguin hatched in mid-December and has been under veterinary care. In the wild, such an unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of...
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This March 4, 2019, image from video provided by Earth Conservation Corps Eagle Cam, shows Bald Eagles Liberty and Justice on their nest in Washington. It’s a tale containing seemingly everything you’d need for a proper soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. Washingtonians, along with a global community of eagle-watchers, have been transfixed this winter by the tale of Liberty and Justice, a pair of bald eagles who have nested and raised eaglets together for 14 years on the grounds of Washington’s police academy (Earth Conservation Corps via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 8:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tale of star-crossed lovers, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. Washingtonians, along with a global community of eagle-watchers, have been transfixed this winter by the saga of Liberty and Justice, a pair of bald eagles who've become local celebrities. The birds have...
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