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To Help, or Not to Help, ask red-cockaded wodpeckers

“There! I see one!” one of my fellow classmates excitedly exclaimed. I followed the trail of her finger and lifted my binoculars to my eyes just in time to see a red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) pecking on a nearby tree. … Continue reading

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It’s not easy to be an American coot: The trials and tribulations of a black, red-eyed bird

Upon first glance the american coot, Fulica americana, is not particularly impressive. With its solid black body, red eyes and white bill, you might think that it is just a duck. But beware! This is a very common misconception that … Continue reading

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