Conservation

The Saga Continues for Bailey, the Beleaguered Hog Island Osprey

The Saga Continues for Bailey, the Beleaguered Hog Island Osprey

— After surviving owl, wasp, and eagle attacks, the tough young bird is mending an injured wing at an Audubon rehab center in Florida.
Birding Is Taking Off in Guatemala

Birding Is Taking Off in Guatemala

— With the country's Atitlan region proving increasingly popular for birders seeking lifers, more and more locals are becoming guides.
A Year Later, It's Take Two for the Hawaiian Crow's Return to the Wild

A Year Later, It's Take Two for the Hawaiian Crow's Return to the Wild

— After three birds didn't survive a 2016 reintroduction attempt, the ʻAlalā Project revamped its strategies to make this year's release a success.
In Their Words: Scientists On Why the Arctic Refuge Must Remain Wild

In Their Words: Scientists On Why the Arctic Refuge Must Remain Wild

— We asked seven of the scientists who recently spoke out against drilling in the refuge what it would mean for this special place. Here's what they said.
More Success! Young Pennsylvania Plover Spotted in Florida on Inaugural Migration

More Success! Young Pennsylvania Plover Spotted in Florida on Inaugural Migration

— The banded bird, which fledged this summer, was part of the state's first Piping Plover brood in 60 years.
Toxic Fishing Tackle Is Hampering Loon Recovery in New Hampshire

Toxic Fishing Tackle Is Hampering Loon Recovery in New Hampshire

— A new study shows that lead poisoning is the leading cause of death for the state's Common Loon population.
What's at Stake: Restoring the Gulf Coast

What's at Stake: Restoring the Gulf Coast

— David Richard has spent four decades working to rebuild the marshes of southwest Louisiana. But Trump’s budget axes a crucial source of funding for these critical coastal restoration projects.
Helen Macdonald on What Falconry Can Teach Us About Our Relationship With Raptors

Helen Macdonald on What Falconry Can Teach Us About Our Relationship With Raptors

— In a new documentary, the author of 'H is for Hawk' befriends a goshawk and explores her lifelong fascination with birds of prey, tame and wild.
A Life Dedicated to Saving Sea Turtles and Shorebirds

A Life Dedicated to Saving Sea Turtles and Shorebirds

— Tony Amos spent 40 years rescuing and studying wildlife on the Texas coast. After his death, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a new generation is stepping up to continue his legacy.
Is That a Robo-Bird or Real Lady? For Male Sage-Grouse, Either Will Do

Is That a Robo-Bird or Real Lady? For Male Sage-Grouse, Either Will Do

— Gail Patricelli is one of a few researchers using robotic birds to study avian courtship. Her current work focuses on the Greater Sage-Grouse.