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Saving Birds From Deadly Industrial Traps Isn’t Hard

Saving Birds From Deadly Industrial Traps Isn’t Hard

— There are easy ways to reduce bird deaths from manmade hazards. So why does the Trump administration want to blunt their legal enforcement?
Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?

Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?

— Yes, that is a cardinal. We asked experts how this redbird might have gotten its golden feathers.
John James Audubon Made a Mardi Gras Appearance

John James Audubon Made a Mardi Gras Appearance

— The Rex parade, New Orleans’ oldest Mardi Gras parade, featured the naturalist in a celebration of the city’s history.
It's Official: Flamingos Belong in Florida

It's Official: Flamingos Belong in Florida

— New historical evidence suggests the Sunshine State’s leggy pink emblems aren’t just escaped captives—they’re heralds of a species in recovery.
Spring’s Early Birds Go to Battle for Your Nest Box

Spring’s Early Birds Go to Battle for Your Nest Box

— The competition to find a good home is fierce between Tree Swallows and bluebirds.
Ecologists Bested by Drone in a Competition to Count Birds

Ecologists Bested by Drone in a Competition to Count Birds

— A novel experiment pitted a drone against experienced wildlife spotters to estimate the size of faux flocks. Despite the results, some ornithologists are wary of the new technology.
The Law That Protects Our Birds Is in Dire Threat

The Law That Protects Our Birds Is in Dire Threat

— We must uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, writes David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society.
Why You Should Start Searching for Rusty Blackbirds

Why You Should Start Searching for Rusty Blackbirds

— Aside from helping to boost your blackbird appreciation, spotting this declining species can also aid in conservation efforts.
A Rare Encounter With an Even Rarer Bird

A Rare Encounter With an Even Rarer Bird

— How Noppadol Paothong captured the one-and-only prairie chicken “Sampson” up close.
It's Almost Time for the Great Backyard Bird Count

It's Almost Time for the Great Backyard Bird Count

— Are you planning to take part this weekend?