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Hungry Seabirds and Snowy Owls Show Worrying Declines in IUCN Red List Update

Hungry Seabirds and Snowy Owls Show Worrying Declines in IUCN Red List Update

— Climate change is pushing more birds to the brink, but a kiwi comeback and other bright spots show that conservation pays off.
Galapagos Finches Are Proving to Be the Poster Birds of Evolution Again

Galapagos Finches Are Proving to Be the Poster Birds of Evolution Again

— Except this time, there’s a major twist.
An Owl Trapped in a Christmas Tree Once Traveled From Oregon Into Canada

An Owl Trapped in a Christmas Tree Once Traveled From Oregon Into Canada

— Fortunately the Northern Saw-whet survived the surprise trip.
44 Perfect Gifts for the Bird and Nature Lovers in Your Life

44 Perfect Gifts for the Bird and Nature Lovers in Your Life

— From tech to tomes to (tasteful) bird-themed trinkets, here's what to get everyone on your list.
Zinke Proposes Opening Three Marine Monuments to Commercial Fishing

Zinke Proposes Opening Three Marine Monuments to Commercial Fishing

— If the Secretary of the Interior's recommendations are followed, the delicate ecosystems within each protected area could collapse.
Step Up Your Holiday Baking Game With These Realistic Bird Cookies

Step Up Your Holiday Baking Game With These Realistic Bird Cookies

— Ecologist Sarah MacLean is whipping up a cookie guide to the birds of North America, and she has some tips for your kitchen.
To Understand How Hummingbirds Feed, Think of Them As ‘Feathered Bees’

To Understand How Hummingbirds Feed, Think of Them As ‘Feathered Bees’

— Bee science is inspiring a new generation of scientists probing how hummingbirds navigate their flowery environments.
New Aquatic Dinosaur Find Is a Strange and Startling Avian Hodgepodge

New Aquatic Dinosaur Find Is a Strange and Startling Avian Hodgepodge

— A swan-like neck, penguin-like flippers, and a duck-like posture combine to make a bizarre new addition to the world of dinosaurs.
Today Is the 57th Anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today Is the 57th Anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

— The Arctic coastal plain hosts a staggering amount of wildlife, but less than two percent of this vital habitat is currently protected.
Defying Tribes and Public Opinion, Trump Slashes Utah National Monuments by Two Million Acres

Defying Tribes and Public Opinion, Trump Slashes Utah National Monuments by Two Million Acres

— The president gutted Bears Ears and cut Grand Staircase-Escalante in half, but experts say he’s on shaky legal ground.