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How to Attract Birds With Water - Birding and Wild Birds - About.com
Birds need water for two reasons: drinking and preening. Water helps keep a bird's body cool both from the inside and outside. Water baths can also remove ...
http://birding.about.com/od/attractingbirds/a/attractwater.htm
The Waterbird Society - Conserving Aquatic Birds
Overview of the Waterbird Society, a not-for-profit bird organization devoted to the study and conservation of all aquatic birds.
http://birding.about.com/od/Organizations/a/Waterbird-Society.htm
How Do Wild Birds Keep Warm in Winter? - Birding and Wild Birds
Offer Liquid Water: Birds can melt snow to drink if necessary, but doing so will use precious energy that is needed to maintain body heat. If the birds can drink ...
http://birding.about.com/od/birdingbasics/a/howbirdskeepwarm.htm
Misting Pet Birds - Do Pet Birds Need to be Misted - About.com
Should I do this for my pet bird, and if so, what are the benefits? Answer: Misting your pet bird with fresh clean water each day can provide a variety of benefits to ...
http://birds.about.com/od/grooming/f/misting.htm
Preening: Why and How Birds Do It
Birds that produce powder down are less likely to bathe or immerse themselves in water and do not require the stronger waterproofing that preen oil provides.
http://birding.about.com/od/birdbehavior/a/Preening.htm
Threats to Summer Birds - Summer Bird Hazards
Drought: Severe drought eliminates water sources necessary for birds to stay cool and healthy. Piscivorous birds, ducks and shorebirds that rely on aquatic food ...
http://birding.about.com/od/Threats/a/Threats-To-Summer-Birds.htm
Bird Foraging Behavior - How Birds Get Food
Learn about how birds eat and how to use that behavior for bird identification. ... upper body in order to get at aquatic foods such as algae or other vegetation.
http://birding.about.com/od/birdbehavior/fl/Bird-Foraging-Behavior.htm
What Is a Bird? - Animals and Wildlife - About.com
There are even many species of birds that are at home in the water as skilled swimmers and divers. Birds range in size from the massive Ostrich (Struthio ...
http://animals.about.com/od/b/g/bird.htm
How Oil Affects Birds - Birding and Wild Birds - About.com
The birds most affected by oil spills and petroleum contamination are those that spend a majority of their time at sea or near the water, such as gulls, ducks, ...
http://birding.about.com/od/birdconservation/a/oilaffectsbirds.htm
What Is a Wading Bird? - Wading Bird Characteristics
Legs: All wading birds have long, thin legs and long, agile toes. This helps the birds keep their balance in wet areas where water currents may be present or ...
http://birding.about.com/od/birdprofiles/a/What-Is-A-Wading-Bird.htm
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