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How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model
August 16, 2017
— A biologist traced mercury from a company spill to contamination in songbirds, and devised a new way to hold polluters financially accountable.
After Dozens of Duck Deaths, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Gets Drained
June 13, 2017
— The National Park Service began emptying the parasite-ridden pool for a thorough cleaning on Sunday.
Proposed Budget Cuts Signal First Attack on Current Sage-Grouse Protection Plan
May 31, 2017
— Sweeping land-use plans kept the Greater Sage-Grouse off the endangered species list. What happens if the Trump administration rolls them back?
Meet Old Man Plover, the Pride of the Great Lakes
May 17, 2017
— 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.
This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City
May 15, 2017
— The Wild Bird Fund tends to thousands of birds with help from committed rehabbers and curious rescuers. Meet some of the patients in recovery.
Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths
May 12, 2017
— With input from local wildlife groups and birders, the owners are shutting down the lights and turning up the dialogue around bird-friendly practices.
Nearly 400 Migratory Birds Were Killed by One Texas Building in a Single Night
May 5, 2017
— Animal Services was able to rescue just three birds after a massive number of spring migrants hit a glass-sided tower in Galveston.
British Birders Chartered Private Flights to See Europe's First Red-winged Blackbird
May 2, 2017
— The bird, a female, was reported on a remote Scottish island this weekend, inspiring "twitchers" throughout the UK to go on the chase of their lives.
Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam
April 17, 2017
— Thousands of miles off course, the bird took a rest—on an Osprey nest.
Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood
April 3, 2017
— This Bush Stone-curlew became a punchline after spending too much time gazing at its own reflection. So, what was it thinking?
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