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Is Bird Feeding Really Harmful?

There’s something wholesome, rewarding, and selfless about putting out some seeds for birds to eat. It can’t be easy living life out in the cold, trying to tell the difference…

Planet of the Birds? Wild parrots picking up language from domesticated birds

In the film The Planet of the Apes, chimpanzees and other monkeys effectively pick up English and became super smart as humans dwindle in numbers and intelligence. Now, it appears…

Rescuing a baby bird nearly cost mom $535

In a fairly bizarre example of how important laws are sometimes extremely misused, the mother of a girl who saved a baby bird was initially slapped with a $535, only…

Real Birds Use Suet Keyboard to Tweet (Video)

Just five years ago, the words “twitter” and “tweet” were only associated with sounds of birds, but the creation of a very popular website had seemingly purloined the words forever.…

Ticklish Little Penguin is Huge Hit (Video)

Like anyone with access to a computer, I sometimes get distracted by those videos of cute animals doing hilarious things. Although I am usually pretty strong when it comes to…