Birds in the News

How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model

How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model

— 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

After Dozens of Duck Deaths, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Gets Drained

— 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

Proposed Budget Cuts Signal First Attack on Current Sage-Grouse Protection Plan

— 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

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.
This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City

This Tiny Hospital Helps Injured Birds Survive the Commotion of New York City

— 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

Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths

— 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

Nearly 400 Migratory Birds Were Killed by One Texas Building in a Single Night

— 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

British Birders Chartered Private Flights to See Europe's First Red-winged Blackbird

— 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

Maine’s First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam

— 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

Everyone Called This Bird a Narcissist, But Really It's Just Misunderstood

— This Bush Stone-curlew became a punchline after spending too much time gazing at its own reflection. So, what was it thinking?