- What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics Updated: Aug-31-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates.
- Indiana to restore wetland, create migratory bird rest stop Updated: Aug-31-15 4:02 am
LAKE VILLAGE, Indiana - State wildlife officials say they'll restore a northwestern Indiana wetland to turn it into a rest stop for stressed-out waterfowl and shore birds during their migrations.
- Hunting season for teal begins Tuesday in Michigan Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is experimenting for a second year with a hunting season for teal, a small duck species.
- Some homeowners on Indiana lake mourn swans legally killed Updated: Aug-29-15 7:11 pm
HAMILTON, Indiana - Some homeowners on a northeastern Indiana lake say they're saddened that a neighbor legally killed off a flock of white-plumed swans that had long been a presence on the lake.
- Eugene's 'Birdman' nearing record for bird species seen Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Ever since avid birdwatcher Noah Strycker read the Guinness World Records book long ago, he knew he wanted to set a world record.
- Ancient northern Idaho cedar grove survives nearby wildfires Updated: Aug-28-15 5:09 am
EAGLE, Idaho - An ancient cedar grove appears to have survived a wildfire that burned through northern Idaho, leaving officials optimistic about the chances a similar stand in Montana will survive.
- 32 cats, 1 bird rescued from Merrimack County hoarding house Updated: Aug-28-15 5:05 am
HOOKSETT, New Hampshire - New Hampshire animal safety officials say they have rescued 32 cats and one bird from a Merrimack County hoarding home.
- Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states - regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
- Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area now open daily Updated: Aug-27-15 6:12 pm
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Lining the southern shore of Lewisville Lake is a 2,000-acre chunk of what ecologists call the "real" Texas.
- South Dakota pheasant numbers up 42 percent Updated: Aug-27-15 1:34 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Pheasant hunters in South Dakota should have a better season this year thanks to an estimated 42 percent jump in the number of birds, state wildlife officials said Thursday.
- Birmingham Zoo closes aviary after bacteria found in bird Updated: Aug-27-15 11:14 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham Zoo has temporarily closed a bird aviary after tests found a bacterial infection that can cause respiratory problems in birds and humans, zoo officials said.
- Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish Updated: Aug-27-15 11:07 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.
- Ruling brings uncertainty to seekers of eagle 'take' permits Updated: Aug-26-15 5:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal court has cast uncertainty over plans by a major wind farm developer and others by striking down a 30-year government permit for eagle deaths caused by industrial facilities.
- Wildlife education center adds bobcat kitten, bald eagle Updated: Aug-26-15 3:35 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Salato Wildlife Education Center at Frankfort has added a young bald eagle and a bobcat kitten to its collection of exhibit animals.
- Wildlife Center of Virginia to release 2 bald eagles Updated: Aug-25-15 2:53 am
WAYNESBORO, Virginia - Two bald eagles nursed back to health by The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be released this week.
- Northern Arapaho Tribe calls on feds to drop eagle appeal Updated: Aug-24-15 6:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribe is calling on the federal government to drop a legal appeal that's blocking the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the central Wyoming reservation it shares with another tribe.
- Birds test positive for West Nile virus in Portage County Updated: Aug-24-15 5:59 pm
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin - Health officials say two dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Portage County.
- Monitoring gives endangered shorebird a boost Updated: Aug-23-15 12:19 pm
SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Monitors say they've seen the highest numbers of piping plovers on record after the endangered migrating shorebird saw its numbers drop perilously low just a few years ago.
- Jury convicts man of animal cruelty for abusing macaw Updated: Aug-21-15 11:19 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A Great Falls man accused of breaking the leg of a macaw and punching and choking the bird on Thanksgiving has been convicted of felony animal cruelty.
- North Dakota waterfowl, fall wild turkey hunting seasons set Updated: Aug-20-15 10:17 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department has set dates and regulations for the waterfowl hunting season and is accepting license applications for the fall turkey season.
- $2 million Pentagon grant to benefit Nevada sage grouse Updated: Aug-19-15 2:37 pm
RENO, Nevada - State and federal land managers working to keep the greater sage grouse off the list of endangered species have secured a $2 million grant from the Pentagon to help finance habitat restoration beneath thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace in Nevada.
- Midland man acquitted in roaming peacocks dispute Updated: Aug-19-15 1:23 pm
MIDLAND, Texas - A West Texas man who offers a home to peacocks that like to roam has been cleared of 19 misdemeanor animal control violations.
- BLM timber harvest plans displease Lane County commissioners Updated: Aug-18-15 10:16 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane County Board of Commissioners is set to formally voice opposition to four new alternative management plans proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for 2.3 million acres of federal forestland in Western Oregon, known as the "O&C" lands.
- Swarm of birds in Omaha draws in spectators Updated: Aug-17-15 5:05 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Spectators have gathered to watch tens of thousands of birds swirl like black leaves in the sky to roost in a row of ash trees in Omaha.
- More North Dakota land being dedicated to wildlife habitat Updated: Aug-17-15 10:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Ducks and geese and maybe even bees stand to benefit from an expansion of North Dakota land into certain federal conservation programs.