All birds

June 10, 2014

Peregrine falcon babies growing up fast to be the fastest

Adult peregrines fastest animals in the world, at speeds over 200 mph

Peregrine falcon family

June 5, 2014

At home with UIC’s falcon family

Keeping three falcon chicks fed is a busy job

Illustration of the flu virus interacting with a human respiratory tract

December 3, 2013

Common food additive may block deadly avian flu

Compound may stop virus from infecting healthy cells

group of chickens

October 23, 2013

Food additive may prevent spread of deadly new avian flu

Additive in chicken feed could reduce spillover of virus from birds to humans

Joel Brown holding an owl

October 15, 2013

Joel Brown keeps eye on predator-prey pairs

Biologist obsessed with rattlesnakes, rats and similar critters

Maria Carrasco holding a barred owl

April 16, 2013

Raptor rescuer takes injured birds under wing

How do you hold an angry bird? “Grab tight and never let go,” Maria Carrasco says.

Peregrine falcon Rosie sits on a ledge at UH

April 9, 2013

Will Rosie hatch more eggs at UH?

Is Rosie done with motherhood? We’ll have to wait and see, says Field Museum expert Mary Hennen.

April 3, 2013

Back to nature in Cook County’s backyard

Arnold Randall wants Cook County residents to rediscover nature in their Forest Preserve.

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