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How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds

How Genetically Modified Mice Could One Day Save Island Birds

— CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, has the potential to help scientists combat invasive predators. But is tinkering with nature worth the risk?
A Beginner’s Guide to Recording Bird Vocalizations

A Beginner’s Guide to Recording Bird Vocalizations

— Capturing songs and calls can open a whole new level of birding—but equipment can be daunting. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Why Geospatial Data Is Vital to the Future of Endangered Species Lists

Why Geospatial Data Is Vital to the Future of Endangered Species Lists

— Satellite tracking and remote sensing might help save birds from going extinct, but collecting and applying the results can be complicated.
Putting Merlin's New Bird Photo ID Tool to the Test

Putting Merlin's New Bird Photo ID Tool to the Test

— We tried out the app's newest feature using photos from an SLR camera, smartphone pictures, and even our subpar art skills.
A Tiny Parrot Wearing Goggles Is Teaching Scientists How Birds Fly

A Tiny Parrot Wearing Goggles Is Teaching Scientists How Birds Fly

— A daring experiment, led by a bird named Obi, is overturning what scientists know about how birds stay airborne.
Making the World Safer for Birds, One Piece of Glass at a Time

Making the World Safer for Birds, One Piece of Glass at a Time

— At a research center in Pennsylvania, bird-friendly products are put to the test in a simple, yet foolproof way.
Robot Birds Haven't Taken Over Our Society...Yet

Robot Birds Haven't Taken Over Our Society...Yet

— With the combined powers of nature and machines, innovators can gather secret intelligence, protect our crops, and someday even deliver the mail.
How to Use Birdcall Apps

How to Use Birdcall Apps

— Apps that play birdsong can be a terrific tool for birders and bird photographers—as long as they’re used responsibly.
This 3-D-Printed Egg Could Help Us Bring More Baby Vultures Into The World

This 3-D-Printed Egg Could Help Us Bring More Baby Vultures Into The World

— A new "smart egg" project is teaching conservationists about the secrets of the nest.
Learn How Scientists Turned Extinct Birds Into Life-Like, 3-D Animations

Learn How Scientists Turned Extinct Birds Into Life-Like, 3-D Animations

— To find out more about their ecological roles, seven moas were given a chance to live again (digitally, anyway).