As birds begin migrating back north this spring, many will end up injured or killed as they fly through downtown Chicago, and volunteers at a suburban wildlife center will try to nurse the survivors back to health.
David Skeberdis pleaded guilty to one count each of cruel treatment to animals, violation of animal owner’s duties, and companion animal hoarding.
Two times in three days birds have forced the emergency landing of an American Airlines jet at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Pilots say this time of year, in particular, is the most risky for bird strikes.
Chicago Congressman Michael Quigley hopes to prevent millions of bird deaths annually with legislation he’s just introduced in Washington, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Birders tallied more than 50 species of birds yesterday.
An Aurora man found with hundreds of birds in his home still has birds in his home, it was revealed in court on Tuesday.
The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club is putting all of the birds up for adoption beginning Tuesday Dec. 4. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
A birdwatcher with 30 years behind the binoculars says birders are seeing incredible numbers of seldom seen birds in suburban back yards.
Hundreds of birds that had been flying free in a trash-strewn townhome in Aurora were in a new home on Saturday.
Contract workers hired by the city of Aurora removed nearly more than 300 birds from the home of a hoarder in Aurora, after he failed to remove them by a Friday morning deadline.
It sounded like Big Bird had found a big home on the Millennium Park Lawn this week.
An Aurora homeowner has been working all night, racing the clock to clean up his home, after local officials declared it a nuisance because of the huge mess inside, when they found as many as 300 birds flying around inside the home.
A Kane County judge has authorized the city of Aurora to enter a enter the home of a hoarder who has about 300 birds flying inside his house, after he earlier blocked crews from cleaning up the mess inside.
Outside of his west suburban Aurora townhome Monday, Dave Skeberdis admitted right away: “I am a hoarder.”
A disturbing discovery of dead birds by a house painter prompted authorities to investigate a case of animal hoarding in Aurora.
Several generations of Chicago lifeguards gathered along the lakefront yesterday to remember “the Bird Lady of North Avenue Beach.”
As if a stroll through Lincoln Park on a fine day weren’t enough to convince Chicagoans that city summers are a more than adequate payback for the preceding winter, there are innumerable jewels nestled within the landscape to ensure that great things await you at every turn. Peaceful gardens and ponds, historic buildings and statues, playlots and paths abound, and in the middle of it all is a world-class (and free!) zoo…
The Christmas Day bird count on Chicago’s lakefront for this year, and the North Shore count on Monday, are being described as two of the best ever.
This is the season for a hardy band of volunteers who wander the dark streets of the Loop, trying to save migrating birds who’ve smacked into buildings.