Conservation

Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

Watch ‘Birds of May,’ a New Documentary About Red Knots

— The film explores the growing debate over the environmental impact of oyster farms in Delaware Bay, an important stopover site for the threatened shorebirds.
Possible Border Wall Plans Would Be 'Devastating' for Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Possible Border Wall Plans Would Be 'Devastating' for Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

— Located in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, the refuge features a variety of habitats that are home to a staggering diversity of birds and other wildlife. Growing evidence suggests the wall could go right through it all.
New Government Report Contradicts Trump Administration Climate Claims

New Government Report Contradicts Trump Administration Climate Claims

— The report, which paints a dire picture of the planetary changes caused by warming temperatures, is awaiting official White House approval. But scientists worry its findings will be downplayed or suppressed.
Deforestation and Drought in the Tropics Are the Biggest Threats to U.S. Forest Birds

Deforestation and Drought in the Tropics Are the Biggest Threats to U.S. Forest Birds

— Within 40 years, migratory songbirds will face greater danger where they overwinter in Central America than where they nest, new research says.
To Remember What Americans Can Achieve Working Together, Look to Utah’s Sagebrush Country

To Remember What Americans Can Achieve Working Together, Look to Utah’s Sagebrush Country

— In Box Elder County, incredible progress is being made to restore sagebrush habitat and protect the Greater Sage-Grouse on private and public lands. But the review of federal sage-grouse conservation plans has some nervous.
50 Years Later, North America's Biggest Bird Count Keeps Delivering New Insights

50 Years Later, North America's Biggest Bird Count Keeps Delivering New Insights

— To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the North American Breeding Bird Survey, a set of newly published papers show how valuable the project's volunteer-driven dataset is to conservation.
Success! Piping Plovers Nested in Pennsylvania for the First Time in 60 Years

Success! Piping Plovers Nested in Pennsylvania for the First Time in 60 Years

— The two nests were the result of years of conservation work along the shores of Lake Erie by Audubon Pennsylvania and its partners.
Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

— An author, ornithologist, and professor of ecology and conservation at Clemson University, Lanham spoke on the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in birding, among other themes.
Two Brothers Want to Save Boobies by Turning Your Feet Bright Blue

Two Brothers Want to Save Boobies by Turning Your Feet Bright Blue

— Worried about a declining population of Blue-footed Boobies in the Galapagos, the boys decided to raise money and awareness—by selling socks that match the birds' famous feet.
Even a Little Bit of Oil Can Wreck a Bird's Ability to Fly, New Study Shows

Even a Little Bit of Oil Can Wreck a Bird's Ability to Fly, New Study Shows

— Western Sandpipers with oil on less than one-fifth of their feathers have a tough time flying—a finding that underscores the dangers offshore drilling and spills pose on migratory birds.