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This Bird's Pterodactyl-Like Cry Saved It From Being Bird-Napped

Alison Hermance | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

The Black-crowned Night Heron rookery above in Oakland made national news when a tree-trimming company cut down nesting trees and nearly tossed live baby herons into the wood chipper. Some chicks survived the near-massacre unharmed. This bird is one of those, but the drama in his young life wasn't done yet!

Wading Bird Nests Plummet

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 02.22.2013 | Miami

South Florida's wading bird population suffered during 2012, with nesting on the decline due to the return of too much water too fast for herons, Wood...

Battling for Birds After the BP Oil Spill (PHOTOS)

Sarah Hull | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Sarah Hull

The oil-slicked seabirds have flown off to bluer oceans, but the padded pool used to recuperate them remains, a thoughtful placeholder should they need to return.

Fixing the Everglades: Looking for Wisdom in An Artificial Swamp

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joseph B. Treaster

Researchers have designed open-air laboratories that are big enough for birds and fish to come in and react to what is going on. They become part of the experiment.