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Bird Snap App

The BirdSnap app can help amateur ornothologists identify bird species – and even fill you in on similiar ones (and how to tell the difference).

08/11/2014

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Villanova U. Professor’s Research Into Familiar Songbirds Yields Surprising Results

According to a recently published study of two species of familiar backyard birds, the area where they overlap and interbreed is moving north, which researchers say demonstrates the effects of climate change.

04/26/2014

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Bare Branches Reveal Summer Secrets

If you often hear birds singing or see them flying in and out of trees near you, winter is the perfect time to go for a walk and see if they left a nest behind.

01/15/2014

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Eggshells Are For The Birds

Through the winter, gritty eggshell bits help birds digest their food and provide some calcium.

01/07/2014

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Nature’s Garden

Some of the best things in my garden I didn’t plant but I’m glad mother Nature has a green thumb!

09/25/2013

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Bald Eagles Nesting At Heinz Refuge For Fourth Year In A Row

The bald eagles at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia are spending a lot of time on the nest — waiting for new life to emerge.

02/26/2013

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Presentation Features Birds’ Courtship Rituals

As you make plans for Valentine’s Day, you might want to look to the birds and bees for some inspiration. Head to The Wagner Free Institute of Science for what they’re calling ‘pOrnithology’.

02/05/2013

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Pesticide Causes Birds To Fall From Sky In New Jersey

A pesticide used legally by a farmer has caused birds to fall from the sky in Millville, New Jersey.

08/14/2012

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What To Watch For At Eagles Training Camp

The veterans are at Lehigh, and Eagles training camp has begun. Here’s a rundown of what to look for.

07/26/2012

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When Droppings Sprout

You can find things growing in the strangest places sometimes – a cherry tree by a lamppost, or some vine winding up through an azalea. Ever wonder why?

06/25/2012

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Baby Peregrine Falcons Stall Installation Of AC Casino’s New Signs

Tuesday was to be the day that The Atlantic Club put up signs letting the world know the new name of the Atlantic City casino.

06/05/2012

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‘Stepdad’ Steps In To Take Care Of Franklin Institute’s Red-Tailed Hawk Babies

Bird-watchers keeping tabs on the nest of Red-tailed Hawks at the Franklin Institute have reason to rejoice: The mother hawk has allowed an unattached male to bring food to her babies.

05/09/2012

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Trio Of Baby Red-Tailed Hawks Now Nest At Franklin Institute

There’s a trio of babies in the Red-tailed Hawk nest at the Franklin Institute. The last egg hatched Monday morning.

04/23/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Thing About Spring?

03/19/2012

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Endangered Species Act Faces Cuts That Could Endanger Local Wildlife

The Endangered Species Act may itself be endangered, say its supporters, targeted with death by a thousand cuts.

12/18/2011

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