- Gun club investigated over pigeon cruelty allegations Updated: Feb-11-16 1:20 pm
BENSALEM, Pennsylvania - A suburban Philadelphia gun club is under investigation after an animal rights group released video they claim shows a member abusing a wounded pigeon after a shoot.
- Michigan bird sanctuary expands to protect sensitive species Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 am
BELLEVUE, Michigan - The Michigan Audubon Society's Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary is growing by 80 acres to help protect sensitive species that breed at the property.
- Tribes issue $5,000 fine for owl killing Updated: Feb-10-16 7:22 pm
BREWSTER, Washington - The Colville Confederated Tribes have issued a $5,000 citation for the killing a rare hawk owl.
- Correction: National Aviary-Sloth story Updated: Feb-10-16 11:28 am
PITTSBURGH - In a story Feb. 9 about a two-toed sloth, The Associated Press reported erroneously how the animal was acquired. It was purchased from a breeder, not donated.
- Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation Updated: Feb-10-16 10:30 am
PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi - State and federal authorities are investigating the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian.
- Hawaii legislators call for more security at Kaena Point Updated: Feb-08-16 7:55 am
HONOLULU - State lawmakers are considering heightened security at Kaena Point on Oahu following the deaths of at least three Laysan albatross and the destruction of several of the birds' nests at the nature reserve.
- Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens Updated: Feb-05-16 6:13 am
ROYAL OAK, Michigan - Eighteen Detroit Zoo employees are on a privately funded cruise to Antarctica this week ahead of the opening of the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center.
- Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has decided to sue the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse - following similar lawsuits lodged by Idaho and nine Nevada counties, ranchers and two mining companies.
- Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off Updated: Feb-04-16 5:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them.
- Eagle struck by truck released after treatment, recovery Updated: Feb-04-16 3:57 pm
SELIGMAN, Arizona - A golden eagle rescued after being struck by a truck is back in the wild of northwestern Arizona.
- In Boston area, the bald eagle population is soaring Updated: Feb-04-16 12:26 pm
BOSTON - People spotting bald eagles in the skies over the Boston area aren't hallucinating - there really are more of the majestic birds of prey setting up shop in the urban eastern areas of the state, experts say.
- Shooting deaths of 2 bald eagles in Missouri investigated Updated: Feb-04-16 10:38 am
ST. LOUIS - Agents with the Missouri Department of Conservation are investigating the shooting deaths of two bald eagles over the span of less than a week.
- Oregon Wild's litigious past a factor in Ochoco opposition Updated: Feb-04-16 9:45 am
BEND, Oregon - Oregon Wild's proposal to declare 300,000 acres of Ochoco National Forest land as a national recreation area has been widely opposed by the residents and officials of Crook County for the land use restrictions that many say such a designation could lead to.
- Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles Updated: Feb-02-16 3:31 pm
RENO, Nevada - A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in Nevada on charges accusing him of killing two federally protected golden eagles and illegally possessing more than 120 individual eagle and hawk feathers that he reportedly told authorities he kept for religious ceremonies.
- Kansas hunting outfitters target of federal investigation Updated: Feb-02-16 3:22 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Federal agents raided a hunting lodge in Kansas' Flint Hills as part of an investigation into allegations of illegal hunting and baiting that included the use of undercover hunters, GPS tracking of vehicles and camera surveillance, court documents show.
- New nests for endangered bird installed at Point Mugu Updated: Feb-02-16 2:54 pm
OXNARD, California - Girl Scouts helped biologists carry nests made from palm fronds into the marsh wetlands at Naval Base Ventura County, hoping to lure an endangered bird to make its home there.
- Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones Updated: Feb-02-16 10:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.
- South Dakota birders asked to help with national count Updated: Feb-02-16 2:10 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Bird enthusiasts in South Dakota will get an opportunity to make their passion count during a citizen's science project to be conducted this month across North America.
- Artists capture images of crows that fill Terre Haute's sky Updated: Feb-01-16 8:26 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - At sunrise and sundown, art objects fill the winter sky above Terre Haute.
- Officials: No cause for alarm after dead swans found at park Updated: Jan-28-16 7:00 am
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - State officials say there's no cause for alarm after dead swans were found floating in a lake in western Michigan.
- Injured bald eagle found on ground in Beaumont euthanized Updated: Jan-26-16 6:13 pm
BEAUMONT, Texas - An injured bald eagle found on the ground near an elevated electrical transmission line in Southeast Texas suffered burns and had to be euthanized.
- Appeals court: Airports have wide latitude to kill birds Updated: Jan-26-16 2:58 pm
NEW YORK - The operator of New York City's airports has the legal right to kill migratory birds when necessary to protect planes, a federal appeals court said Tuesday as it rejected a challenge from an animal advocacy group.
- Ducks and geese covered in jet fuel from tank spill Updated: Jan-26-16 8:47 am
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia - Animal rescuers have been cleaning nearly 60 ducks and geese covered in jet fuel following a tank farm leak.
- Roof collapses onto bird exhibit at eastern Pennsylvania zoo Updated: Jan-26-16 4:59 am
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - Officials say snow caused a zoo's roof to collapse in eastern Pennsylvania.
- American white pelican lands in upstate New York Updated: Jan-25-16 3:03 am
SYRACUSE, New York - An American white pelican is still prowling Syracuse's Inner Harbor.