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Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2020 Audubon Photo Awards
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Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2020 Audubon Photo Awards

Every year the contest attracts entries capturing rare and unusual moments in the avian world. Here are this year's highlights.

How Bird-Friendly Are Your Holiday Decorations?
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How Bird-Friendly Are Your Holiday Decorations?

Artificial plants, string, and netting can harm birds. Here's how to make your decor safe for them—and, with a bit of effort, even welcoming.

Holiday Open House @HOME Brings Event Safely To You
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Holiday Open House @HOME Brings Event Safely To You

— Spring Creek Prairie’s annual event goes virtual with lists, links, and Facebook Live
Researchers Reveal the Mysterious Fall Movements of a Familiar Backyard Bird
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Researchers Reveal the Mysterious Fall Movements of a Familiar Backyard Bird

New studies suggest that northern populations of White-breasted Nuthatches might also have irruptive years—and 2020 is one of them.

Another Consequence of Suppressing Wildfire: Trees Are Invading the Prairie
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Another Consequence of Suppressing Wildfire: Trees Are Invading the Prairie

Left unburned, woody vegetation is crowding out habitat, but proactive landowners are learning to use fire to restore America’s grasslands.

At a Time of Standstill, Remembering the Significance of Life on the Move
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At a Time of Standstill, Remembering the Significance of Life on the Move

With fall migration well underway, birders can appreciate the ecological and societal importance of global mobility during a difficult year.

Hoot ‘n’ Howl Fest: Free Socially Distanced Event at the Prairie
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Hoot ‘n’ Howl Fest: Free Socially Distanced Event at the Prairie

— Fall Fest has transformed into a smaller, safer version of the annual event
The Remarkable Life of Roxie Laybourne
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The Remarkable Life of Roxie Laybourne

From deep within the Smithsonian, the world’s first forensic ornithologist cracked cases, busted criminals, and changed the course of aviation—making the skies safer for us all.

Paint a Fall Nature Scene at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary
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Paint a Fall Nature Scene at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary

The group painting program, Paint on the Platte, starts at 2 pm next Saturday

How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic
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How Migrating Birds Could Warn Us of the Next Pandemic

In 1918, an avian flu virus became a devastating human contagion. Scientist studying shorebirds and waterfowl are hoping they can foresee such events and possibly even prevent them.

Swainson's Hawk

Latin:  Buteo swainsoni

Illustration for Swainson's Hawk

Rufous Hummingbird

Latin:  Selasphorus rufus

Illustration for Rufous Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Latin:  Megaceryle alcyon

Illustration for Belted Kingfisher

Wild Turkey

Latin:  Meleagris gallopavo

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