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Learn How Birds Have Regional 'Accents'

Learn How Birds Have Regional 'Accents'

— Part seven of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
The Catbird Has a Simple Trick to Outsmart Deadbeat Brood Parasites

The Catbird Has a Simple Trick to Outsmart Deadbeat Brood Parasites

— When it comes to protecting its nest from the Brown-headed Cowbird and other parasites, the quirky Gray Catbird is especially talented.
Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Leaves Little Room for Birds or Conservation

Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Leaves Little Room for Birds or Conservation

— If the administration's proposed budget signals its values, one thing is clear: protecting birds and the places they need is not high on the list.
Drilling in the Arctic Refuge Threatens the World's Birds

Drilling in the Arctic Refuge Threatens the World's Birds

— Hidden in the President's newest budget proposal is the potential opening of the refuge to new oil and gas development.
Sorry, Hollywood, but Ian Harding Would Rather Be Birding

Sorry, Hollywood, but Ian Harding Would Rather Be Birding

— Best known for his role on the show 'Pretty Little Liars,' Harding's new book 'Oddbirds' shares his love of birding and birds with a new audience.
How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

How Grebes Build Floating Nests That Keep Their Eggs High and Dry

— Dead and rotting aquatic plants are the Pied-billed Grebe's nesting materials of choice.
Listen: This Birdsong Time Machine Resurrects the Lost Sounds of New York

Listen: This Birdsong Time Machine Resurrects the Lost Sounds of New York

— An ecologist, a sound engineer, and a multimedia artist teamed up to recreate forgotten soundscapes of the city's past wildlife.
Birdist Rule #45: Learn to Deal With Incredibly Annoying Bugs

Birdist Rule #45: Learn to Deal With Incredibly Annoying Bugs

— Here are some of the worst bugs you'll encounter while birding, as well as some methods for prevention.
New Jersey Greens Its Highways With Native Plants—and Your State Can, Too

New Jersey Greens Its Highways With Native Plants—and Your State Can, Too

— The drivers behind the state’s new landscaping law share their story, along with tips on how to get your local politicians on board.
Meet Old Man Plover, the Pride of the Great Lakes

Meet Old Man Plover, the Pride of the Great Lakes

— He’s had a long life and dozens of chicks. But most importantly, he’s a symbol of prosperity for a rebounding species and region.