Wildlife Rehabbers share their owls with Brooklyn at Raptorfest 2013 in Prospect Park

Wildlife rehabbers let Brooklynites get close to the hawks, owls and eagle they’ve saved. We got to touch an owl!

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NYC's top wildlife rehabber may be shut down by suburban politics

The town of Oyster Bay wants to shut down Bobby Horvath, the wildlife rehabilitator you call when you’ve got a coyote, owl, hawk, or pelican problem in NYC.

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Prospect Park owls fledged; Hawk parent nabs a pigeon

The Prospect Park owls have learned to fly, but are still hanging around near their nest with their parents.

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Tell the feds you want a Chicagoland NWR

Tell the FWS that Chicago and Milwaukee would like Hackmatack, a new wildlife refuge they could drive to. You might see whooping cranes, river otter, cougars, blandings turtles and all kinds of birds there. They take comments until April 27 and are set to decide this fall.

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Houston organizes rehabbers in Wildlife Center of Texas

The women who care for wildlife around Houston have professionalized the group, which treats mockingbirds, armadillos, pelicans, sea turtles and anything covered in oil.

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Hawk blooper at Prospect Park Raptorfest

Hundreds of Park Slope parents and birders got to see a bald eagle, an orange-faced king vulture and a ton of hawks fly through Brooklyn’s Nethermead.

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Top 10 Animal Webcams of 2011

Just a couple years after the Shiba Inu cam sensation, wild animals are fascinating millions of viewers with reality TV, family tragedies and triumphs.

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The hazards of being a hawk in New York City

Kestrel at a hole in a cornice

One hawk widowed to rat poison has to raise her eyasses alone in Riverside Park. A kestrel got so big laying eggs, she can’t fit into the cornice nest cavity.

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Kestrels in NY Cornices

Kestrel at a hole in a cornice

In New York City, kestrels turn to rotted out cornices of old tenement buildings for nesting cavities. Starlings team up to push them out of the neighborhood

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Wildlife near Fukushima: thriving but radioactive

major migration routes

Wild boars are thriving near Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant, but test with really high levels of radiation. What will happen to the birds and fish that migrate through?

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