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A Third of U.S. Birds in Trouble

Someone just commented to this blog about not seeing as many whippoorwills as usual. That fits with what’s happening to about a third of the 800 species of birds in the United States that are declining, threatened or endangered.

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livestock in native grasses

A Win-Win for Prairie Chickens and Ranchers

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Patch-burn grazing partnership improves prairie for birds and cattle.

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A Working Plan for Waterfowl

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It's no accident duck populations are soaring.

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photo of two quail in snowy woods

After the Blizzard of 2011, Can You STILL Find the Quail in this Picture?

Even after last week’s snowstorm, the quail are still alive and still under the shrub thickets shown in the photo from last week’s post.

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Albino Hummingbird Flying

Albino Hummingbird Flying

This extremely rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird visited flowers and feeders at Lake Waukomis in the Kansas City area in late August 2012. Hummingbirds are migrating southward now and backyard feeders are a help to them in their journey. Photos courtesy Linda Williams.

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Albino Hummingbird Perched

Albino Hummingbird Perched

This extremely rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird visited flowers and feeders at Lake Waukomis in the Kansas City area in late August 2012. Hummingbirds are migrating southward now and backyard feeders are a help to them in their journey. Photos courtesy Linda Williams.

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Photo of an American coot.

American Coot

The American coot is a black or dark gray ducklike member of the rail family. Adults have a black head and neck and a pointed, ivory-white bill with a black ring near the end.

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Photo of an American coot floating ducklike in water.

American Coot

Although it floats like a duck, the American coot is actually in the rail family. Note its short tail and wings and the pointed white bill.

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Photo of an American coot walking on ice, with lobed toes visible.

American Coot

The American coot has a chickenlike walk. Note that the toes are not webbed like a duck's but instead have distinctly scalloped lobes.

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