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The Mystery of the Golden-winged Warbler's Decline Starts to Unravel
March 8, 2018
— New research finds that the songbird's recovery might be stunted by habitat degradation where it overwinters.
How to Choose a Bird-Friendly Coffee
March 6, 2018
— When it comes to caffeinating responsibly, selecting the right brew can be confusing. This guide should help.
Birds In The News
The Bizarre Walk of the Western Grebe Caught on Camera
March 1, 2018
— Western Grebes famously run on water, but few ornithologists have seen them using their aquatic feet to scamper across land.
Ecologists Bested by Drone in a Competition to Count Birds
February 16, 2018
— A novel experiment pitted a drone against experienced wildlife spotters to estimate the size of faux flocks. Despite the results, some ornithologists are wary of the new technology.
Behind The Shot
A Rare Encounter With an Even Rarer Bird
February 15, 2018
— How Noppadol Paothong captured the one-and-only prairie chicken “Sampson” up close.
A Lifetime of Hammering Trees Might Affect Woodpecker Brains After All
February 9, 2018
— A new study into the woodpecker brain shows proteins linked to CTE in football players, but it’s unclear whether birds suffer the same fate
How to Bird at Your Office, Like a Boss
February 7, 2018
— When your workday gets dull, steal a glance out the window.
For Birds, a Steady Head Is the Key to Incredible Focus
February 6, 2018
— A recent video of a hunting kingfisher demonstrates how birds are uniquely adapted to stabilize their gaze.
In New Poll, Majority of Westerners Support Current Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan
January 29, 2018
— The bipartisan poll also details widespread support for protecting public lands and waters, and an uptick in voters identifying as conservationists.
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