birds

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In a property adjacent to the Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, Ohio, sits Raptor Inc., a nonprofit organization run mostly by volunteers that is dedicated to treating, rehabilitating and releasing back into the wild hundreds of formerly injured birds of prey.

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They're small, quick, and full of color. The ruby-throated hummingbird is beginning its annual migration south to warmer climates, so now's the perfect time to see lots of them.

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Kentucky residents have until the end of the month to voice opposition to the increased hunting of migrating sandhill cranes — the so-called “rib-eyes of the skies.”

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved changes allowing hunters to harvest more of the birds, but the decision isn’t final until it goes before a legislative subcommittee later this summer.

Migrating sandhill cranes are prized in Kentucky for two reasons.

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New signage, vegetation and lighting are greeting birds and visitors alike at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's renovated Wings of the World exhibit. The bird house reopens Saturday after a six-month renovation.

Bird Control Group

Move over scarecrows. Farmers are taking a new look at lasers as a way of scaring away birds who are eating their crops.

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One-time Cincinnati Post photographer Robert Clark is now an acclaimed freelance photographer who often goes on assignment for National Geographic