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Birds are vertebrates, who share similar characteristics like feathers, beaks, and also the ability to lay eggs.
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Swallow-Tailed Kites | Making It Grow
Swallow-Tailed Kites | Making It Grow

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Much of the forested land in the Southeast is privately owned. Today, many landowners harvest their trees sustainably, preserving habitat for animals of all kinds, including the world’s most beautiful...
Red Cockaded Woodpecker Trivia Quiz | What's Wild
Red Cockaded Woodpecker Trivia Quiz | What's Wild

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The first episode of What's Wild takes viewers to the Sandhills region of South Carolina. If you caught the premiere episode, this quiz is for you. Scroll down to test your knowledge! Want to brush up...
Red Cockaded Woodpecker | What's Wild
Red Cockaded Woodpecker | What's Wild

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In our first episode of What’s Wild, we’re traveling to the Sandhills and checking out the Red Cockaded Woodpecker! Let’s see how this threatened bird species adapts to life in this unique ecosystem...
Tricolored Heron | The Salt Marsh
Tricolored Heron | The Salt Marsh

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The tricolored heron is bluish on the back and wing, white on its belly and throat, and reddish-brown on the back of its neck and head. This medium-sized heron is the most common heron of the salt...
Great Egret | The Salt Marsh
Great Egret | The Salt Marsh

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The great egret is a large white wading bird. Unlike the snowy egret, the great egret has a yellow bill and black legs and feet. This bird is the symbol of the National Audubon Society. Their long...
Oystercatchers | The Salt Marsh
Oystercatchers | The Salt Marsh

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Boldly patterned in black and white, the stocky American oystercatcher is hard to mistake. It has long red legs and a large red bill. As the name suggests, they feed mainly on oysters, although they...
Snowy Egret | The Salt Marsh
Snowy Egret | The Salt Marsh

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Snowy egrets are smaller versions of the great egret. They have white feathers, black legs with yellow feet, and a black bill. Snowies sometimes wade slowly through shallow water, stirring the mud...
Marsh Wren | The Salt Marsh
Marsh Wren | The Salt Marsh

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The wrens build their nests in the tips of living Spartina. The nests are made out of dead Spartina. They are not open, but are covered, so the nest looks like a ball of dead grass. There is a hole on...
Great Blue Herons | The Salt Marsh
Great Blue Herons | The Salt Marsh

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Great blue herons are the largest of our herons. Standing over 3 feet tall, with a large, 6-inch-long dagger of a beak, they eat anything they can spear. They are bluish-gray in color. They most often...
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve | 27:Fifty (1992)
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve | 27:Fifty (1992)

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Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, in Duluth, Minnesota, is a haven for several species of hawk. Visitors, bird-watchers, and enthusiasts can come to catch a glimpse of these magnificent birds of prey. Hawk...