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How To Make Your Windows Bird-Proof

(BIRDS/CONSERVATION) Millions of birds die every year because of accidental collisions with glass doors and windows. Thankfully there are many ways of safeguarding birds from such tragedy, i.e. window alerts. Many have also found interest in a new product called the My Spy Birdhouse. Continue reading for more on this innovative birdhouse and other tips on how to make your windows bird proof.  — Global Animal

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Is The Blue Footed Booby A Gone Goose?

(BIRDS/ENDANGERED SPECIES) ECUADOR — Blue-footed boobies are a type of seabird native to the Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. Their distinctive bright blue feet make them hard to miss among the rocky terrain. However, their population is slowly declining. Scientists speculate this may be due to the decrease in availability of sardines, which are the birds’ primary food source. Read the full article below for more details on the news. — Global Animal

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The Sky’s The Limit: Center Channels Creativity To Save Wildlife

New rehabilitation efforts are being made for animals at an animal care facility in Massachusetts.  Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Mass. has begun using what they are referring to as a hydrotherapy pool, which was built by its’ staff and volunteers. The pool is currently being used for seabirds and waterfowl; the pool was created to help remove contaminate, speed-up water proofing, and release stress by using a constant stream of cleansed water.

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Cams Give Eagle Eye View Of Live Nesting

(BIRDS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Five bald eagle cameras have been set up across the country to live-stream the peak of their nesting season. Viewers can watch as eaglets hatch, feed, and develop over time. If you’re lucky, you might even see them take off for their first flight! Eagle cams have been in use for several years, but recently exploded in popularity. Highly valued in the scientific community, the cams spread awareness about conservation to the general public and help with biological and behavioral research. Read the full article below for more on eagle cams, the history of the bald eagle’s plight, and to view the five live-stream feeds for yourself. — Global Animal

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Vultures: Nature’s Garbage Men

(BIRDS/VULTURES) Often ridiculed for being ugly and smelly, vultures undoubtedly get a bad rap. Eagles get the glory of being national emblems and symbols of war, and doves are admired for their beauty and symbolize peace. Meanwhile, vultures—like garbage men—play a very important role in nature and human society. — Global Animal

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Why A ‘V’ Formation Is For The Birds

(BIRDS/ANIMAL NEWS) Everyone’s familiar with the V formation that birds fly in when they travel, but do you know why they choose to fly in a V? Scientists from the Royal Veterinary College in London conducted a study published in the international journal, Nature, and concluded that the V formation is an energy saving way for birds to travel. Continue reading below to find out how birds save energy by flying in a V. — Global Animal

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Snowy Owls Make Southern Debut

(OWLS/BIRDS) Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions, and thus are never really spotted past the southern border of Canada. This year, however, the white owls have been spotted much farther south. Residents in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Kansas have already reported sightings. The snowy creatures’ migration rarely includes the United States, so seeing an owl this season truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To discover why the white owls are flying so far out of their usual path, and for tips about where to find them, read the full article below. — Global Animal

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See A Bird’s Eye View Of Flying Like An Eagle

(BIRDS/SKIES) GoPro has quickly become the world’s most versatile camera, allowing for an infinite amount of creativity in the photography and video production worlds. In terms of the animal kingdom, GoPro has enabled personal encounters with creatures through video capability. These unique and captivating videos allow us to see things we could previously only dream of experiencing. A few months ago, a trainer in the French Alps decided to strap his own GoPro to the back of a bald eagle. His video has become immensely popular because of what it depicts—a literal bird’s eye view as we follow the bird’s flight through the skies. Read on for some fun facts about the North American bald eagle and see the GoPro video for yourself! — Global Animal

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