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Birds of Prey

18 Reasons to Visit Berks County PA - Reading, Kutztown and Boyertown - Now

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.14.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Berks County PA, encompassing Reading, Kutztown and Boyertown, has always been a "first responder" and incubator for the arts, for preservation, for c...

This Is Why Owls Bob Their Heads

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science

A recent segment of "BirdNote" answered an age-old question about owls: Why do they bob their heads? Turns out they're not trying to freak you out so...

We May Have An Eye On the Eagle, But We Are Not Eagle-Eyed

Steve Zack | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

Most of us love nature, but how we view our relationships and any "role" in nature of course varies. We attempt to be a moral biped, and so we can be conflicted when we confront what we consider immoral behavior in nature. Yet, nature is amoral, not immoral.

A Non-Quixotic Fate for Birds of Prey in Europe?

Steve Zack | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

The unintentional devastation of India's vultures is well-known. Yet here we see Spain ready to distribute and use veterinary diclofenac. Even minor usage of the drug on livestock may well lead to a collapse of Europe's wild birds of prey.

WildCare Heals a Gunshot Red-tailed Hawk

Alison Hermance | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

This Red-tailed Hawk arrived as a patient with a shattered left leg from a gunshot.

A Major Threat To Birds Of Prey?

Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: When you're a bird of prey, height is to your advantage. Perching in a high tree or on top of a building a...

Animal Oddities: Birds That Eat People

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

For Westerners, the idea of being eaten by an animal is considered the stuff of fantasy and horror films. However, for modern humans of the not-so-distant past, the prospect of being killed and eaten by wild predators was reality.