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Central Park Bird Watcher Raped in Broad Daylight

'Do you remember me?' attacker asked

(Newser) - "Do you remember me?" That's what a man asked a 73-year-old bird watcher in Central Park yesterday before allegedly beating and raping her, the New York Times reports. And indeed, the woman did remember him: She'd spotted the man masturbating in the park a week and a... More »

Man Charges Fee to View Rare Bird From Kitchen

... but it all goes to bird charities

(Newser) - An Oriental Turtle Dove made a wrong turn and ended up 3,000 miles off course in the United Kingdom. Avid ornithologist Steve Akers spotted the bird in his backyard, informed other local bird enthusiasts, and then proceeded to turn his kitchen into a viewing parlor, charging about $8 for... More »

Hummingbird Lovers Strap Feeders to Their Faces

Masks allow birders to get up close and personal

(Newser) - Hey, birders, sick of stomping around hoping to catch a glimpse of a hummingbird in your binoculars? Then heartsick.com has just the thing for you. For the low, low price of $79.95, you get a colorful thingy that looks like a welding mask and doubles as a hummingbird... More »

As Guerrillas Flee, Bird Watchers Flock to Colombia

(Newser) - Colombia’s guerrilla forces have suffered major setbacks in recent years, and bird lovers are singing a happy tune, the Wall Street Journal reports. Last month saw the return of Steven Hilty, the man who literally wrote the book on Colombian bird watching, after a more than 20-year absence. Another... More »

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