Other Animals

Western Bluebird. Photo: Zuma Press/Alamy This article has been adapted from the Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret A. Barker and Elissa Wolfson. You can also download a printable PDF of the instructions here. In the natural world, all three species of North American bluebirds—the Eastern, Western, and Mountain Bluebirds—seek tree cavities or woodpecker holes for nesting sites. But today, natural
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A five-fold expansion in open net fish farms that scientists believe could decimate Iceland’s wild salmon stocks is pitting Big Aquaculture against ecologists in the country. Next month, a parliamentary bill is expected to extend farm licenses from 10 to 16 years, while omitting critics from oversight panels and handing primary monitoring powers to industry.
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Quaker Parakeet by Yolanda, Saskatoon, Canada Life with companion parrots is a unique pet parent experience. While most people understand how to “go the extra mile” when caring for a dog or cat, we are often mystified on how to truly make our homes a sanctuary for our parrots. Certainly, a spacious cage with plenty
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In a world where we all like to stand out noticeably, a newly born penguin in a zoo environment unintentionally did just that. In Poland’s Gdańsk Zoo, located in the Oliwa forest district of Northern Poland, a pair of African penguins carrying the recessive gene mutation of albinism contributed to the hatching of what is considered
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National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas team with Governor Hutchinson at bill signing ceremony. Photo: Randall Lee/Office of the Governor Volunteers, bird advocates, college students, and Audubon chapter members traveled from all parts of Arkansas for a day at the capitol in Little Rock. In early March, Audubon Arkansas held its first grassroots lobby day advocating
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What comes to mind when you think of a bird’s nest? Twigs, probably dry leaves, maybe some cattail fluff—perhaps even cigarette butts. Industrious creatures, birds construct their nests from just about any material they can get their claws on. From koala fur to shreds of plastic, if birds can make a nest from it, they will.  Problem is, many of the
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Wood Ducks. Photo: Steve Bly/Alamy This article has been adapted from the Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret A. Barker and Elissa Wolfson. You can also download a printable PDF of the instructions here.  These colorful ducks of forested wetlands were over-harvested for food and feathers throughout the nineteenth century. The Wood Duck’s steep decline was hastened by the
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An American man reportedly shelled out $110,000 to hunt and kill a rare mountain goat while on a recent expedition trip in Pakistan’s northern Himalayan region of Gilgit-Baltistan.. Bryan Kinsel Harlan, a trophy hunter from Texas, was photographed on Tuesday kneeling and smiling behind the butchered goat. Pakistan: US hunter shoots symbolic endangered mountain goat
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