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From the soaring eagles we watch from afar to the pet parakeets and canaries chirping in our homes ...

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Countless backyards are battlegrounds between determined homeowners and squirrels fighting over bird food. No mammal is as competent at achieving their goal—ready to defy every design, every device and every technology intended to keep them from consuming sunflower seeds, peanuts and corn. Some...

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Wild Neighbors (adapted from the book)

One of the best ways to enjoy wildlife in the comfort of your home is by feeding birds in your backyard. You’ll be amazed at the variety of birds that will come to your feeder throughout the year.

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The Humane Society of the United States applauds the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources for voting unanimously on Wednesday to strengthen penalties for killing birds protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This legislation will crack down on people who intentionally kill peregrine...

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Once you have heard it, you will never forget the sound—the sickening “thud” of a bird hitting glass. Then you go outside, dreading the sight of a beautiful winged creature lying motionless on the ground beneath a window. You don't know what do to help them. And you wish you could stop this from...

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When a friend mentioned the birds dying each night in Toronto’s brightly lit downtown district, Michael Mesure had to see for himself if the rumor was true. “The very next morning, I’m down there at 4:30 a.m.,” Mesure says. As soon as he parked his car, he spotted a feathered corpse, then another...

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Ruthanne Johnson

One quick and easy solution to keep raccoons from eating seed intended for your backyard birds is to put out only as much seed as the birds will eat by nightfall. Raccoons forage at night, so they’ll miss the free lunch you’re providing. Another equally simple solution is to bring your bird feeders...

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Wild Neighbors (adapted from the book)

With the onset of spring, certain species of birds known as “cavity nesters” begin their hunt for a place to nest. The two most common are the English house sparrow and the European starling. Because of the way they build their nests, they target vents like the dryer, stove, and bathroom exhausts...

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The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of pelicans and gulls on Neptune Beach, Fla. The Case...

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a small bird eats seeds from a hanging bird feeder

Of all the surprising twists and turns my venture into the world of wildlife gardening has taken, the one that stands out most is the day I learned about the dark side of my favorite symbol of hope and summer: the sunflower. It was in the early 2000s and the fledgling gardens at my new home were...

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By Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener

Newly-released undercover footage shows inhumane treatment of animals and food safety concerns at a facility supplying eggs to Costco, the nation’s second-largest grocery retailer. The Humane Society of the United States shot the video during an undercover exposé. The investigation was conducted...

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Parrot with no feathers due to self-mutilation.

She embodied all the magic and the misery of modern parrots. Sofia popped off her perch, climbed up my arm, and leaned into my face. A Moluccan cockatoo, among the world’s most stunning birds, Sofia’s most distinctive feature is her huge round head—big, white, and inviting as a fluffy pillow. She...

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Charles Bergman

European starlings are widespread across North America. They eat a wide variety of foods and are willing to use a wide variety of places to nest and roost. This flexible nature helps them thrive in cities and suburbs as well as on farms. They are one of only a few birds who live in otherwise barren...

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Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors

Crows may be intelligent because, like us and other smart species, they are very social. The groups of crows in your backyard are extended families who share food and look out for each other. Some young crows help their parents care for younger siblings before breeding themselves. Crows work...

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Wild Neighbors (adapted from the book)

Wild turkeys can live up to 12 years.

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the misnamed “Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act,” S. 1514, which strips wolves of their federal protections in three states under the Endangered Species Act, subverting the judicial process...

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As black bear numbers increase in some North American communities and more people move into bear habitat, encounters between bears and people have risen. Whether you live in bear country or are just visiting, you can take simple steps to avoid conflicts. Why bears lose their fear of humans Bears...

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Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors

Sporting their tux-with-tails plumage, penguins are one of Earth’s most charismatic and recognizable birds.

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A keystone species, bees are responsible for sustaining ecosystems and billions of dollars in agricultural crops each year.

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To help suffering birds.

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