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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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Photograph of American Crow

American Crow

Adults are entirely black with a long, heavy bill. Voice is the well-known “caw, caw.”

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Photograph of American Crow

American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos
Crows scarcely need an introduction. A flock of them flapping over a cornfield, against an October sky, is a scene worthy of a painting, but the corn farmer doesn’t see it that way!

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American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica
This inspiring, robin-sized shorebird should receive a medal for its incredible annual odyssey from Argentina to the Arctic tundra, a distance of over 20,000 miles, with about 3,000 miles of it over open water.

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