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  • Program Helps Service Members Keep Their Pets

    March 8, 2013 4:26 PM

    Instead of giving up their dogs for good, a foster program is helping service men and women come home to their pets. Staff Sergeant Bethany Morgan-Taylor is back at Fort Polk after serving a tour overseas. Her dogs have been living in Lafayette with a foster parent through a... more »
  • "Flocking" Acadiana for The Children's Shelters of Acadiana

    December 14, 2011 10:25 AM

    KATC was flocked just in time for Christmas! The Children's Shelters of Acadiana Youth Inc. are committed to "making little lives brighter". These crazy birds, along with other groups like them, are migrating around the Acadiana area, landing in the front yards of unsuspecting residents and business owners. The... more »
  • Weather radar clutter is boon for biologists

    February 18, 2011 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) For years images of bats and birds that show up on weather radars have been an annoyance at best. But now, biologists say this information can give them a treasure trove of data about the animals they study. Researchers told the annual meeting of the American Association... more »
  • Dead Birds in Lake Charles

    February 10, 2011 12:31 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Residents of Lake Charles noticed dozens of dead birds on Lake Street Thursday morning. The birds were found on Lake Street between Gauthier Road and Tank Farm Road in Lake Charles. No word yet on what caused their deaths.
  • Geological Scientist Discusses Bird Deaths

    January 5, 2011 10:49 PM

    South Louisiana can be added to the growing list of places to report massive bird deaths, but what does it all mean? KATC's Maddie Garrett sat down with geological scientists to find the answers. Dr. Wylie Barrow is the expert when it comes to migratory birds in South Louisiana.... more »
  • Update: Louisiana has mass bird kill just days after Arkansas

    January 4, 2011 7:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It isn't easy being a blackbird in the South. First, New Year's Eve fireworks were blamed in central Arkansas for making thousands of blackbirds confused, crashing into homes, cars and each other. Then 300 miles to the south in Louisiana, power lines likely killed about 450... more »
  • Louisiana state wildlife vet: 450 dead birds had trauma

    January 4, 2011 4:01 PM

    Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian says at least some of an estimated 450 birds that died in Pointe Coupee Parish may have flown into a power line. Jim LaCour says about 50 were near a power line off of La. 1, and the other 400 or more were about a quarter-mile... more »
  • 500 birds found dead in Louisiana

    January 4, 2011 10:03 AM

    LABARRE, La. (AP) - State biologists are trying to determine what killed an estimated 500 birds that littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Point Coupee Parish. The birds included red-winged blackbirds and starlings. Monday's discovery along Louisiana Highway 1 came just three days after more than 3,000 blackbirds fell... more »
  • In Christmas tradition, Gulf Coast birds counted

    December 24, 2010 6:59 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - As dawn breaks on the Gulf of Mexico, Hans Holbrook and Chris Brantley stomp onto the beach in rubber boots, telescopes and tripods slung over their shoulders, alert for signs of birds. Grand Isle's annual Christmas bird count has begun - early, as always. This... more »
  • 3 trillion pigs down, Angry Birds keeps thriving

    December 9, 2010 10:00 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The slaughter of some 3 trillion pigs is the kind of thing that's usually met with outrage. But Angry Birds, the extremely popular smart phone app, is a pop culture sensation, addicting mobile users at a rate nearly as impressive as the body count that its... more »
  • Birds Along LA's Shores Doing Surprisingly Well After Oil Spill

    October 13, 2010 5:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Audubon Society says it has surveyed bird populations along Louisiana's oil-tainted shores and found them doing surprisingly well nearly six months after the BP oil spill. But the bird society also cautioned that oil continues to ooze out of the ground in many... more »
  • Last Flock of Oiled Birds Released

    October 7, 2010 10:40 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - The pelicans, laughing gulls and a black crowned night heron that were released on Raccoon Island are last major group of oil-leak affected birds to be released in Louisiana after their rehabilitation. On Thursday about 20 people were on hand as the birds flew away. Wednesday's... more »
  • Birds released on Island Cleaned of Oil

    September 23, 2010 10:01 AM

    RACCOON ISLAND, La. - Two months after hundreds of oiled pelicans were discovered on Raccoon Island, brown pelicans cleaned of oil have been released on the island - also cleaned of oil. The release of four brown pelicans and another 11 birds onto Raccoon Island on Tuesday was the first... more »
  • Birds Released

    August 28, 2010 9:40 PM

    State and federal biologists today released another 79 birds rehabilitated after rescue from oil impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along the Louisiana coast. Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Mary Parish was selected by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and U.S. Fish... more »
  • Farmer Flooding Fields For Migrating Birds

    July 29, 2010 11:02 AM

    MAMOU, La. (AP) - Water gurgling from a well is flooding Craig Gautreaux's rice and crawfish fields, turning the farm into a wetland for migratory birds whose usual Gulf of Mexico wintering grounds are threatened by the oil spill. Across eight states, farmers such as Gautreaux are inundating fallow fields... more »
  • 16 Clean Birds Released in Southwest Louisiana

    July 29, 2010 10:22 AM

    GRAND CHENIER, La. (AP) - Sixteen birds washed of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill are free in southwest Louisiana. State and federal biologists released 13 laughing gulls, two royal terns and a sandwich tern on Wednesday at Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier. State Wildlife and Fisheries... more »
  • Farmers Create Habitats for Migrating Birds

    July 29, 2010 6:48 AM

    MAMOU, La. (AP) - Water gurgling from a well is flooding Craig Gautreaux's rice and crawfish fields, turning the farm into a wetland for migratory birds whose usual Gulf of Mexico wintering grounds are threatened by the oil spill. Across eight states, farmers such as Gautreaux are inundating fallow fields... more »
  • Oil Has Killed 2,599 Birds, 483 Sea Turtles and 62 Mammals

    July 22, 2010 5:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of dead birds collected on the Gulf Coast has more than doubled in the past month as oil from BP's broken deepwater well continues to wash up on islands and beaches rich in bird colonies. So far, officials say 2,599 dead birds had been... more »
  • 130 Birds Killed, 15 Rescued in St. Bernard Parish

    July 20, 2010 8:02 PM

    DRY BREAD ISLAND, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says oil hit St. Bernard Parish and killed more than 100 birds. Department official Robert Love said Tuesday that it's the first significant effect on wildlife in the parish behind the Chandeleur Islands, which were hit in early... more »
  • Smallest Victims Biggest Challenge In Rescuing Birds From Oil

    July 12, 2010 1:13 PM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - The smallest victims are the biggest challenge for crews rescuing birds fouled with oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. There's no way to know how many chicks have been killed by the oil, or starved because their parents were rescued or died struggling in... more »
  • Birds Migrating Toward The Gulf Of Mexico In Coming Months

    June 29, 2010 11:32 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill prompts a new push to quickly increase wetlands habitat for birds migrating toward the Gulf of Mexico. "More than 50 million migratory birds traveling south in coming months will instinctively head toward the marshes and coastlands of the northern Gulf... more »
  • Officials: No dead, oiled birds found in Texas

    June 7, 2010 9:49 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - Federal officials responding to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say no dead, oiled birds have been found in Texas. Authorities at an oil spill command center in Robert, La., said Monday that a tally it released Sunday was incorrect. Petty Officer 1st... more »
  • 60 Oiled Birds, 41 of Them Pelicans, Rescued

    June 4, 2010 9:25 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - In one day, the number of oiled birds at Louisiana's rescue station more than doubled. Authorities say 60 birds, including 41 pelicans, were coated with oil on Thursday when strong winds blew a heavy slick from the Gulf of Mexico spill to the rookery at... more »
  • So Far, Few Oiled Birds, No Turtles, Brought In

    May 7, 2010 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - When you're getting ready to rescue sea turtles from an oil spill, the shopping list includes 50 wading pools. Michele Kelley, Louisiana state marine mammal and sea turtle stranding coordinator, says they've probably ruined every child's summer in New Orleans because they bought all the kidding pools.... more »
  • Abbeville Chicken Nuisance

    April 24, 2010 11:51 PM

    There's a new debate stirring in Abbeville. It involves a city councilman, two neighbors and a flock of chickens. Abbeville resident, Winifred Mouton says there are free-range chickens roaming her neighborhood, and they've become a nuisance. "There's too many chickens around all in the neighborhood. They be all... more »

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