Saturday, March 4, 2017

This Might Ruffle Some Feathers

Once almost hunted to extinction for their feathers, the Great Egret is now thriving thanks to conservation efforts led by the Audubon Society more than a century ago.
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Let's Talk About Birds! A Letter From Today's Guest Editor
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Audubon is guest curating Digg today. Read a letter from their site director and editor Andrew Del-Colle.
RARE OR MEDIUM RARE?
AUDUBON'S LOGO BIRD!
How The Great Egret Made An Even Greater Comeback
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Once almost hunted to extinction for their feathers, the Great Egret is now thriving thanks to conservation efforts led by the Audubon Society more than a century ago.
WE WANT TO BELIEVE
A Quixotic Cuban Quest To See If The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Still Exists
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It's been more than 70 years since the last confirmed sighting of the elusive bird, but believers hold out hope that it lives on the island. So a birder, ornithologist, writer, and photographer set off on an extreme adventure through the muck and memories of Eastern Cuba.
WE DON'T EVEN KNOW
The Five Unsolved Mystery Species In John James Audubon's 'Birds Of America'
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The ornithologist and artist painted from nature, yet the stars of several of his stunning bird folios are unrecognizable to experts.
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BIRDS LOVE TO DANCE
NOT CGI
You Really Need To See A Male Costa's Hummingbird Impress A Lady
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Is that a purple squid on your face, or are you just happy to see me?
GETTIN' LEKKY
The Greater Sage-Grouse's Mating Dance Might Make You Uncomfortable
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One word: Chesticles.
CURIOUS AND CURIOUSER
FIFTY SHADES OF JAY
How Birds Inspired The Pantone Color Palette
hyperallergic.com
The first Pantone color chart came from a surprising source: a self-published ornithology book.
BADGERS, BATS, AND BIRDS!
The Fascinating Story Behind Oregon's Secret Desert Watering Holes For Wildlife
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Attracting all kinds of animals, the "guzzlers" were created by the government more than half a century ago and are kept running by a dedicated team of volunteers.
RIP GREAT AUK
What's A Woggin? A Bird, A Word, And A Linguistic Mystery
atlasobscura.com
Whalers wrote about woggins all the times, but no one today knew what they were. To crack the mystery, experts used clues from centuries-old shipping logs, magazines, and school notebooks.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
CUE THE SLAYER
Why The Shrike Is The Most Metal Songbird
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There's a reason it's earned the nickname "the butcherbird."
We hope the rest of the weekend flies by like a woodcock: slowly. (Look it up, the woodcock really is the slowest flying bird.)

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