NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.
Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag.
The New York Times
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A red-tailed hawk spotted in the Twin Cities with an arrow lodged in one of its legs has died despite efforts to save its life.
The hawk was first reported on Nov. 30, and it continued to fly with the arrow in its leg. It was finally captured Wednesday but the University ...
MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — A group that looks out for loons in New Hampshire is asking the public to watch out for those in danger of becoming trapped as lakes freeze over.
The Loon Preservation Committee says if loons don’t leave lakes in time, they risk being unable to fly to their ...
Lincoln nature center arranging trips to view birds
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Pioneers Park Nature Center ins Lincoln is arranging trips next year for people to view birds: sandhill cranes, greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse.
The first trips are scheduled for March 8 and March 9. Travelers will leave from Antelope Park in ...
Oldest wild seabird lays another egg on Midway Atoll
HONOLULU (AP) — The world’s oldest known wild seabird has laid another egg.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Laysan albatross named Wisdom appeared at her nest site at Midway Atoll National Wildlife refuge last month.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is reviewing an application to build a new wind farm in a proposal that critics warned could kill birds and bats.
The Bangor Daily News
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (AP) — Bill and Cheri Buchbinder don’t have cats or dogs or rabbits.
They have Donald.
The gray- and brown-speckled rock pigeon became a fan of the couple’s birdbath and feeder last May, and that fondness quickly spread to the Leelanau couple themselves.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and pay civil penalties as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday.
The lawsuit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara counties accused the ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota Raptor Center has euthanized a second eagle this hunting season because of lead poisoning.
The Raptor Center says it sees lead poisoning cases annually beginning with deer hunting season and lead bullets are the main cause. The birds ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres in the American West.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local):
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is sharply criticizing the Trump administration’s ...
NEW YORK (AP) — It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi.
A horde of photographers has been gathering daily in the park off Fifth Avenue for well over a ...
Navy hopes to avert ospreys from nesting on mothballed ships
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy is working on a plan to encourage a pair of ospreys to make their homes somewhere other than at the top of Bremerton’s fleet of inactive mothballed Navy vessels.
The Kitsap Sun
Oregon’s trumpeter swan breeding program adds new pair
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s trumpeter swan breeding program has a new pair of the elegant white water birds as part of its ongoing bid to restore the population of the species after it was hunted to near-extinction.
A 4-year-old male arrived at the Pronghorn Resort near Bend from ...
Bald eagle population in Massachusetts continues to grow
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — State wildlife officials say the number of bald eagles in Massachusetts continues to grow.
The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife announced Monday it had identified 76 territorial pairs of bald eagles this year, up from 68 pairs last year and 59 seen in ...
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- Idaho State JournalPortneuf Valley Audubon Society Holiday Party set Dec. 13 at Elks Lodge; Christmas bird counts Dec. 15 & 22; Eagle count Jan. 12December 10, 2018
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A rare black swan seen swimming in the Erie Canal north of Buffalo has been safely captured and moved to an animal sanctuary.
A rescue team from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals corralled the bird in North Tonawanda earlier this week.
Hawk native to South America wows crowd in Maine park
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hawk that is native to Central and South America drew a lot of attention from Maine’s birding community Friday after appearing in a park, where it brawled with a fellow raptor and dined on a squirrel.
The great black hawk has been a source of fascination in Maine ...
Police: Exotic birds worth $15,000 stolen from pet store
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say exotic birds equaling a total of $15,000 were stolen from a Connecticut pet store this week.
New Haven police say the call came in early Tuesday when a newspaper delivery man noticed a pried-open door at a pet store. The Connecticut Post
32 arrested in raid on cockfighting event near Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Animal control officers and sheriff’s deputies raided a cockfighting event in eastern Nebraska and found 11 dead roosters and one that had to be euthanized, an official said.
Cass County deputies arrested 32 people and Nebraska Humane Society officials seized 186 birds ...
Refuges open to upland game bird hunting in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s deer season wrapped up over the weekend, but it’s not the end of hunting opportunities.
The Game and Fish Department says several national wildlife refuges in the state open to late-season upland game bird hunting the day after the deer gun season ...
Missouri seeks volunteers for Christmas bird count
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking experienced birders for help with an upcoming Christmas bird count.
The National Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count runs from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. Volunteers will count birds over a 24-hour period to ...
Vermont couple looking for family peacock among the turkeys
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman whose family peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys says she’s hopeful to get close enough to catch it with a net.
The peacock belonging to Rene and Brian Johnson has been on the run for six weeks.
On Wednesday, the Johnsons posted a message ...
Menace from the sky: Black vultures attacking calves
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace: the federally protected black vultures, which swoop down and peck newborn calves and other small animals to death.
Some cattle producers have lost multiple calves to vulture attacks that have become ...
Arizona Game and Fish sets up ‘eagle cam’ for nesting birds
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it is launching a new “eagle cam” next month so wildlife watchers can safely follow the nesting season of bald eagles.
The agency said Wednesday the wildlife camera will stream images of the birds after their nesting areas are closed ...
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Bedazzled pigeon found in Arizona city reunited with owners
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A pigeon that had flown the coop with only its bedazzled vest is nesting back home in Phoenix.
The Arizona Republic reports Marlette Fernando ...
The 8,000 residents of a remote tribal village in northeastern India are busy hosting millions of migratory Amur falcons from Siberia who roost by a massive reservoir before taking off for their final destinations — Somalia, Kenya and South Africa — traversing up to 22,000 kilometers (13,670 ...
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food ...
Flamingo freezes on flight south, crashes onto Siberian road
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say that a flamingo en route to Saudi Arabia has become separated from its flock and fallen onto a road in Siberia.
The Siberian Times newspaper reported Tuesday that the bird froze in the air and crashed onto a highway in front of a car in the Kemerovo ...
Record growth for bald eagles in northern New England
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bald eagles are in the midst of record population growth in northern New England, where America’s national bird could soon find itself removed from all state endangered lists.
The eagle was once completely gone from Vermont and New Hampshire and down to just 21 pairs ...
Authorities investigating mass bird death in Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating a mass bird death in northwestern Oregon.
Officials say a bald eagle, red-tailed hawk and dozens of red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found dead in a field in Hillsboro earlier this week.
Montana Resources has high-tech ways of hazing birds
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, Ian Fairweather, president of Fairweather IT, remotely navigated a six-propeller drone his company designed and built toward an exhausted snow goose that had recently landed on the placid, reflective water of the Berkeley Pit.
But the snow goose ...
Peoria bird rescue seeks owner of bedazzled vest-clad pigeon
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A bird rescue center in Peoria is trying to find the owner of one colorfully dressed pigeon.
Jody Kieran, the director of Fallen Feathers, said Friday that nobody has come forward to claim ownership of a pigeon found wearing a bedazzled vest.
The Arizona Republic ...
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The United States Mint has released a special quarter celebrating Rhode Island’s Block Island National Wildlife Refuge.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials joined mint officials for the ceremony Thursday in Charlestown.
The Block Island quarter depicts a ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City cab driver is being hailed for saving an injured red-tailed hawk he found on the side of a major city parkway.
The Wild Bird Fund says the cab driver was driving on the FDR Drive early Tuesday when he spotted the bird of prey sitting on the side of the road. ...
National Grid to use ‘noise cannon’ to scare away crows
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — After all else failed, National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts.
Don’t worry, no birds will be hurt. The utility says the propane cannon being fired off in ...
Grant announced to aid restoration of SC’s Crab Bank
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A foundation has granted $700,000 to the effort to save South Carolina’s Crab Bank, a greatly eroded island and bird breeding area in Charleston Harbor.
The Post and Courier
Stranger things: Exotic animals only loosely protected
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The sight of humane officers carrying dozens of tropical birds, a 14-foot boa constrictor, rabbits and rats from a Macungie home recently seemed shocking, if not bizarre. And when officers removed more snakes, as well as skunks, ferrets, alligators and giant tortoises from ...
Maine turkeys thankful early as fall hunt comes to close
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s wild turkeys need to survive just a few more days to make it free and clear to Thanksgiving.
The state’s fall turkey hunt ends on Wednesday. The birds were once nearly gone in Maine, but conservation efforts brought them back to the point that some Mainers ...
Alice the owl retiring in Minnesota after 20 years
HOUSTON, Minn. (AP) — After 20 years of making an impact, a famous bird of prey is retiring in Minnesota.
Alice will be retiring in Houston, where she lives with her caretaker Karla Bloem, who founded the International Festival of Owls and the International Owl Center, the
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A young falcon circled around a sagebrush and cheatgrass field south of Arco on Thursday when a few sage grouse burst from the ground. The chase was on. The falcon closed the gap and hit one of the grouse, but not hard enough to do any damage and the grouse flew ...
Venezuela’s vanishing red bird gets a coffee pick-me-up
CARAYACA, Venezuela (AP) — Images of a tiny red bird that barely fills the palm of one’s hand appear everywhere in Venezuela — printed on money, labels of craft beer bottles and the cover of children’s school books.
But the finch-like red siskin is vanishing from the wild at an alarming ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A meticulous re-creation of a 3-decade-old study of birds on a mountainside in Peru has given scientists a rare chance to prove how the changing climate is pushing species out of the places they are best adapted to.
Surveys of more than 400 species of birds in 1985 and ...
Endangered seabirds tagged to track off-island activities
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials have tagged nine Newell’s shearwater chicks on Kauai, aiming to gain insight into what happens when the young seabirds leave the island for the ocean.
Officials with the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project and Save Our Shearwaters attached transmitters ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Harry and wife Meghan spoke with people working in the mental-health field and encountered a flightless native bird as they continued their tour of New Zealand on Monday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the last leg of a 16-day tour of the South ...
Ellsworth base uses cannons to prevent bird collisions
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An Air Force base near Rapid City has unveiled a new cannon system designed to prevent costly collisions between bombers and birds.
The Ellsworth Air Force Base has implemented a new $150,000 bird abatement system, which is comprised of a rotating cannon and a ...
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — When most think of the opening weekend of pheasant hunting season, they likely think about the thousands of bearded men who flock to South Dakota.
But one couldn’t find beards on the hunters at Royal Flush Hunting Lodge on Oct. 20.
For the second year, the lodge ...
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones.
Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was ...
Wichita bird lovers oppose stray cat ordinance proposal
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A proposed Wichita ordinance that would make it easier for residents to maintain feral cat colonies is ruffling the feathers of the city’s bird lovers.
The Animal Control Advisory Board proposed an ordinance that would set policies allowing residents to establish and ...