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Oregon girl wins worldwide support for keeping pet rooster
DUFUR, Ore. - People from all over the world are supporting a 5-year-old girl who is trying to hang on to her pet rooster in the Columbia River Gorge town of Dufur where the mayor says it has to go because of a noise complaint.

Mayor...

Snowy owls roosting in Berks
Perched on the roof of a Penn Township home, the visitor from the north looked a bit out of place.

Following a long trip south from the tundra of northern Canada, the snowy owl was content taking a break for much of New Year's Day to...

Snowy owl visiting Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A snowy owl has made a rare appearance in Florida.

The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/1atwPrP ) that one of the Arctic birds has been spotted since last week in Little Talbot Island State Park....

Retired South Carolina man raising hundreds of birds

FLORENCE, S.C. - Some people might have issues with their life going to the birds, but Billy Powers relishes it.

For more than 20 years, he has raised more than 300 breeds and sizes of chickens, ducks, pheasants, doves,...

Injured bald eagle facing challenges
Concern is growing over the future of an injured bald eagle undergoing rehabilitation at Red Creek Wildlife Center in Schuylkill County.

Peggy Hentz, the center's founder, said the majestic bird's broken right leg may not be...

2 eagles, police dog enliven the day for La Salle Academy students
There was fur, and there were plenty of feathers.

But on a recent day at La Salle Academy in Shillington, the very different visitors made it a point not to cross paths.

At a "Fun Friday" celebration to mark the end of the...

80 parrots in need of a good home
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Maybe ten times a week, someone calls Steve Lazicki looking to get rid of a parrot.

They're too loud, too demanding and sometimes just too long-lived.

Now, the shelter that Lazicki calls his...

Saving the parrots: Texas A&M team sequences genome of endangered macaw birds
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 8, 2013 - In a groundbreaking move that provides new insight into avian evolution, biology and conservation, researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a...

Pet duck beaten to death in Longswamp Township, state police say
Someone beat a pet duck to death and tried to set two vehicles on fire at a man's home in Longswamp Township, state police said Thursday.

Troopers said that between March 15 and March 30, someone went to the residence of a...

Vermont officials: It's time to remove bird feeders
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is urging people to take down their bird feeders to avoid attracting hungry bears emerging from their winter dens.

Col. David LeCours of the department recommends...

Cockfighting felony bills filed in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. - Cockfighting is big business because Mississippi has the second weakest cockfighting law in the nation, according to Humane Society of the United States.

John Goodwin, HSUS' director of animal cruelty...

N.C. woman rescues, rehabilitates all types of birds
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The thump was a familiar sound to Cherry Oaks resident Billie Lennon. A bird had struck the large window in her den and was lying stunned on the ground.

It appeared the bird was injured, Lennon said, and she was...

Ohio restaurant appeals for return of pet chicken
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - A western Ohio restaurant is trying to help a patron get his pet chicken back.

Peach's Bar and Grill in Yellow Springs has offered a $100 reward for the safe return of the pet named "Falcon," with no questions...

Wis. couple says pet chicken alerted them to blaze
Fire clucks to the rescue: Wisconsin couple credits pet chicken with alerting them to blaze

Sanctuary sees record migration
170 golden eagles spotted passing Hawk Mountain during autumn season

About golden eagles
Description: Named for the golden feathers on its crown, the golden eagle is considered one of the largest predatory birds in North America.

Wingspan: Stretching up to 7 feet.

Where found: The birds can be found...

Neighbor charged with killing family's pet turkey
GULF BREEZE, Fla. - Investigators say a neighbor and his friend used a bow and arrow to shoot and kill a Panhandle family's pet turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner.

Sheriff's deputies arrested two Santa Rosa County teens on...

Turkeys: Some people eat them, some feed them
LOS ANGELES - Turkeys: Main course or animal companion?

OK, so it isn't even close. According to the industry group National Turkey Federation, more than 46 million of the big birds will be served as Thanksgiving dinner this...

Bill Uhrich: Young dove tests resolve for letting nature take its course
I thought it would be easy to just keep on walking.

After all, I'm a firm believer in the Prime Directive.

That's the principle in the old "Star Trek" series that humans should not interfere with the natural order of...

Once forbidden, pigeon breeding now legal in Hialeah Florida
MIAMI - High above the Miami sky, two pigeons are falling in love.

And on the ground, Mario "Mayito" Lopez is beaming.

This is what he has trained his prized pigeon, El Bastardo, to do: elegantly seduce lady birds and...

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