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(Left to right) Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird Steven Mlodinow/EOL.org; Greg Lasley/EOL.org; dfwuw/EOL.org hide caption

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North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say

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The sounds of pleasant, relaxed bird chatter made eastern grey squirrels resume foraging more quickly after hearing the sounds of a predator, researchers found. Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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The Other Twitterverse: Squirrels Eavesdrop On Birds, Researchers Say

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A common guillemot (Uria aalge) brings a sprat to feed to its chick. The laying dates of this species were followed for 19 consecutive years on the Isle of May, off the coast of southeast Scotland. According to a new paper in Nature Communications, many birds are adapting to climate change — but probably not fast enough. Michael P. Harris hide caption

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In this May 13 photo provided by the National Park Service, this female California condor spreads her wings. Biologists have confirmed that she laid an egg that has hatched and there is a new baby condor at Zion National Park. National Park Service/AP hide caption

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Even birds who are accustomed to urban noises can be spooked by the boom of fireworks, take off and crash into trees, cars and buildings. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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This 4th Of July, Think Of Your Feathered Friends As You Plan For Fireworks

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A Seychelles magpie-robin at the protected Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles. James Warwick/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 1 Million Species Are At Risk Of Disappearing. Humans Should Act Now

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One World Trade Center (WTC) stands in the lower Manhattan skyline as birds fly over the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey, on Feb. 8, 2019. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An American coot flies over Brooklyn's Prospect Park Lake on Feb. 5. Courtesy of August Davidson-Onsgard hide caption

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Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Gulls were eating more juvenile salmon than biologists realized, which meant fewer of the fish were making it to the ocean. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images hide caption

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Axel Hirschfeld looks at the remains of dead birds while holding a Levant sparrowhawk. The bird was found locked in a small enclosure without food or water in a field used by poachers in the town of Ras Baalbek, Lebanon, in September. Sam Tarling for NPR hide caption

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This turkey seemed to be in a fowl mood in 1987 when President Ronald Reagan used the word "pardon" for the first time in reference to sparing a Thanksgiving turkey. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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