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Don’t shoot the messenger: Shakespeare’s Henry IV is not entirely to blame for the starling invasion

March 25, 2011 11:45 AM I start my search by listening for their louder bedfellows. Great-tailed grackles may be the most common bird on Rice’s campus after the usual plethora of chipping sparrows. A short while after I started living … Continue reading

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The stop and go life of the killdeer, America’s shoreless shorebird

I usually hear them on my way back from work at night. With a high-pitched keen, a small dark shape would dart through the black of the unlit IM (intramural) fields in the corner of my eye. “Are those bats?” … Continue reading

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