Threatened bird snowy plover thrives after Hurricane Michael
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Amid the devastation of Hurricane Michael along Florida's Panhandle, experts say there's a ray of hope: a once imperiled bird is enjoying a renaissance.
North Dakota pheasant season opens with bump in bird numbers
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's pheasant season is open to hunters.
The season opened Saturday and continues through Jan. 5.
The state Game and Fish Department says a brood survey...
US forest managers want judge to revisit tree-cutting ban
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service wants a federal judge to reconsider an order that halted tree-cutting across thousands of square miles of forest in the Southwest, saying efforts...
Better protection sought for Thailand’s helmeted hornbill
BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand's dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow...
Montana wildlife experts warn hunters of bear encounters
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife authorities have warned hunters of an abundance of both black and grizzly bears in western regions.
The Missoulian reports that wildlife experts are...
Once nearly extinct, songbird coming off endangered list
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The federal government said Tuesday it will remove the Kirtland's warbler from its list of protected species, finding the small, yellow-bellied songbird had recovered...
Bald eagle found shot on trail euthanized
DERRY, Pa. (AP) — State wildlife authorities say a bald eagle found shot last week on a western Pennsylvania trail has been euthanized.
The Tribune-Review reports that the older male eagle...
Scientists work to save eagles from lethal toxin in lakes
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Researchers have been trying to learn more about a plant that has invaded lakes across Georgia and the Southeast, contributing to the deaths of eagles and other birds.
Arizona officials grab 18 dogs and 67 birds in hoarding case
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials from the county animal shelter in Tucson, Arizona, say they have taken in 18 small dogs and 67 birds seized in a suspected animal hoarding case.
Cannon Beach bans feeding wild animals
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The Cannon Beach city council has banned the feeding of wild animals including birds, raccoons, squirrels, opossums and rabbits, among others.
Bad weather grounds eagle set to fly filming Alpine glaciers
PARIS (AP) — Eagles may be majestic, but they aren't impervious to bad weather.
A white-tailed eagle named Victor won’t be filming over the Alps this week after forecasts forced a foundation...
Girl Scout leader: Man takes her troop’s plastic flamingos
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A Girl Scout leader in Ohio says someone took 50 plastic flamingos her troop was using to raise money.
Leader Jessica Husted provided the Springfield News-Sun...
Soaring eagle films crumbling Alpine glaciers as Earth warms
PARIS (AP) — The images will be stunningly beautiful yet also hint of dire future consequences. Filmed with a camera mounted between his majestic wings, they’ll show how a white-tailed eagle named...
$15.5M to 4 groups for Gulf of Mexico research
Four teams of scientists are getting a total of $15.6 million from BP oil spill fines to study fish, other sea life and birds in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials said Wednesday.
Condor chick makes 1st flight attempt from Utah cliff
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In another sign that California condors are making a comeback in the wild three decades after nearing the brink of extinction, a condor chick left its nest and made its first...
Fewer bald eagles hatch in Arizona in 2019, from 87 to 71
PHOENIX (AP) — State wildlife officials say fewer bald eagles have been born in Arizona this year despite a record number of breeding areas for the 2019 season.
Endangered Hawaiian crows released into Big Island forest
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Conservationists have released seven Hawaiian crows into the wild, increasing the population of the critically endangered birds, officials said.
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Green gaming: Video game firms make climate promises at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Gaming is going green — and some of the biggest game companies hope players will, too.
The companies behind PlayStation, Xbox, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Twitch and other...
A bald eagle found near death takes flight again in Maryland
WOODSTOCK, Md. (AP) — A once-starving bald eagle that spent the past 7 weeks regaining her strength at a wildlife sanctuary has taken flight once again in Maryland.
Rare, deadly virus detected in 3 Pennsylvania counties
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rare, potentially deadly virus transmitted by mosquitoes has been confirmed in three Pennsylvania counties.
The Pennsylvania departments of health and agriculture...
Dakotas duck hunters seeing positive trends in conditions
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — After weathering poor wetland conditions in North Dakota and South Dakota over the last few years, duck hunters in the two states known for abundant waterfowl are seeing...
Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970
WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows.
Federal biologist: Black vultures are invading West Virginia
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal biologist says federally protected vultures are invading West Virginia, having migrated from Central and South America about 45 years ago and now settling up the...
California Highway Patrol captures flightless fugitive emu
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities have captured an emu after the flightless fugitive led officers down a highway.
The Fresno Bee reported Friday that the bird was apprehended...
Vermont Fish and Wildlife invites public to bird bandings
ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting bird lovers to learn more about bird banding and conservation at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison and...
Maine hunters get more cracks at wild turkeys this fall
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine wild turkey hunters will be able to take more of the big birds this year than in previous years in some parts of the state.
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Eno the elusive emu dies during capture in North Carolina
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Animal control officials in North Carolina are sad to report that an elusive emu has died while being captured.
Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across US West
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the wide-ranging bird species...
Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to...
US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states...
Bird revival: Total pheasant numbers up 10% in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's annual pheasant brood survey released Monday shows that total pheasants are up 10% from last year and broods have increased by 17%, which state Game and Fish...
Reward for info on shooting of pelicans along Montana river
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information in the shooting of possibly dozens of pelicans along the Bighorn River.
Hunting guide who used electronic bird caller pleads guilty
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois owner of an outfitter service has pleaded guilty to federal charges that included deploying an electronic bird caller to lure geese into shooting...
Snowstorms, heavy rains, take toll on Minnesota pheasants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers say late-season snowstorms and heavy spring rains have taken a toll on Minnesota's pheasant population.
Vermont golf course postpones geese hunt after outcry
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont golf course has put off a hunt for Canada geese after an outcry from some landowners and area residents.
Quechee Club's property manager Ken Lallier said...
Record number of piping plovers hatched at NH beaches
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — It's been a great summer for piping plovers in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says a record number of state-endangered and federally threatened...
Canada goose hunting season opens in New York state
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Canada goose hunting season is open throughout most of New York state.
Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says the September goose hunting season is...
Scientist who successfully rebooted puffin colony to retire
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A scientist who helped re-establish puffins on islands off the Maine coast is retiring at month's end.
Dr. Steve Kress served as executive director of the Seabird...
Bald eagle hit by car on I-95 rescued by trooper, officer
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A bald eagle is recovering after it was hit by a car on Interstate 95 and rescued by a New Hampshire state trooper and Fish and Game officer.
Officials look for disease as hailstorm-killed birds decay
MOLT, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials are watching for signs of disease as the carcasses of thousands of birds that died in a hailstorm are decaying on the shores of a Montana lake.
Bald eagles to be released after being nursed back to health
POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release three bald eagles into the wild this week after they were nursed back to health.
Hail storm kills, maims more than 11,000 birds in Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a hail storm packing 70-mile-per-hour winds killed or maimed more than 11,000 pelicans, cormorants and other birds when it rolled over a central...
Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere.
Putin gives pilot who landed in cornfield Russia’s top medal
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a...
Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough...
Songbirds silenced as Colombia fights wildlife trafficking
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The metal doors of a shoebox-sized cage open up and a bird tagged #811 launches into a giant aviary. The palm-sized finch performs a midair pirouette, lands on a willow...
Report: 2 Maui bird species have declined by more than half
HONOLULU (AP) — Wildlife agencies say two native bird populations on Maui have declined by more than half, a report said.
Fewer than 312 Maui parrotbills and 2,411 crested honeycreepers...