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Audubon: Climate Change Threatens Minnesota Birds

The haunting cry of the common loon, Minnesota’s state bird, could disappear from the state due to climate change, along with more than half of Minnesota’s other bird species, according to a study by the National Audubon Society.

09/09/2014

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Audubon Society: New Stadium Could Be ‘Death Trap’ To Birds

A prominent ornithological group says the forthcoming Vikings stadium will be a serious threat to birds unless its glass is changed. The Audubon Society said that they are calling on the team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to modify the stadium’s current specs.

07/23/2014

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News Click: Bird-friendly Vikes Stadium

07/23/2014

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Post-Rehab, Injured Snowy Owl Ready To Be Released

A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota plans to release the owl on Saturday along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border.

04/18/2014

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Owl Festival Draws Bird Lovers To SE Minnesota

Lots of folks will give a hoot about the far southeastern Minnesota community of Houston this weekend. The International Festival of Owls is expected to draw nearly 2,000 visitors Friday through Sunday to the city of 979 people.

03/07/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All': Birds, Colds & Calendars

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for Heather Brown to dig into the Good Question mailbag to answer some of your best queries. And it looks like, despite it being so late in the season, people still have many questions about winter.

02/28/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All': Birds, Colds & Calendars

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for Heather Brown to dig into the Good Question mailbag to answer some of your best queries. We start with a question many of you have written in this winter concerning.

02/21/2014

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DNR: Don’t Try To Rescue Swans Who Look Stranded On Ice

It’s hard to believe any birds can tough out our Minnesota winters. Swans in Monticello choose to stay through the ice and snow, some even living on ice with only a patch of water nearby. But lately, the Department of Natural Resources has received a lot of calls about birds on ice. Nongame Wildlife Information Officer Lori Naumann says people think they’re stranded, but that’s usually not the case.

12/26/2013

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Doctor: Lead Bullets Poisoning Minnesota’s Raptors

Hunters across the state have been waiting for this weekend as deer season starts. And as Minnesotans load up to head out, a veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center is making a plea. Eagles it seems are being taken down by bullets, without even being hit.

11/08/2013

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Good Question Reply All: Stadium Lights, Goose Bumps, And More

Heather Brown answers all your questions, from where did goose bumps get its name to where do bird go during a thunderstorm.

10/04/2013

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Wildlife Center Seeing More Injured Turtles This Year

We are surrounded by wildlife here in Minnesota. Every once in a while you’ll see a sick or injured animal. The Twin Cities is home to one of the largest independent wildlife medical centers in the nation.

09/30/2013

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Baby Animals May Not Need Your Help

Minnesota is in the midst of a baby boom. Everything from squirrels to birds to bunnies to deer is breeding and that has the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center busy.

05/23/2013

Two parrots sit on a bar in a bird market in Hong Kong on November 18, 2010. Hong Kong scrambled to contain any outbreak of bird flu but vied to reassure the public after the teeming city recorded its first human case of the illness since 2003. (credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

John Williams Video Smack Down For 4-30!

Bird dancing to DAFT PUNK! You gotta be kidding me!

04/30/2013

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Good Question: Are Birds Built For This Weather?

The first robin is often thought of as a sign of spring. But the first hundred robins hanging out in your front yard? That’s the sign of a Good Question.

04/15/2013

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Tracking Falcons’ Comeback Along The Mississippi

Jackie Fallon is a falcon fan. The vice president of field operations for the Midwest Peregrine Society was up before sunrise last week to make a trip along U.S. Hwy. 61 and check on several peregrine falcon nesting sites.

04/08/2013

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