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How Weird Will Wildlife Get During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

How Weird Will Wildlife Get During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

— To find out, two smartphone apps will give amateur naturalists and astronomers the ability to record their observations during the event.
Female Birdsong Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

Female Birdsong Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

— A new community-sourced project is tackling the gender and geographical skew in avian song research.
This Guy Is Mapping How Warblers Migrate, Just by Listening to Them Sing

This Guy Is Mapping How Warblers Migrate, Just by Listening to Them Sing

— We know where Mourning Warblers spend their winters and summers. But where they go inbetween is a mystery—one that can be solved through their songs.
Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count

— Data show high temperatures may have spurred unusual migration patterns for some species.
Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Great Backyard Bird Count

Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Great Backyard Bird Count

— This weekend, get outside and participate in the global bird-counting event that helps scientific research. Here's how to get started.
For Actor Lili Taylor, Birding Is Full of Thrills

For Actor Lili Taylor, Birding Is Full of Thrills

— On a recent Christmas Bird Count, we go on a 4 a.m. owl chase and witness a diving hawk with the veteran star and activist.
A Photo ID Quiz That's Perfect for Beginner Birders

A Photo ID Quiz That's Perfect for Beginner Birders

— Test your birding knowledge with 10 species often found during the Christmas Bird Count.
One Simple Way to Help Hummingbirds Threatened by Climate Change

One Simple Way to Help Hummingbirds Threatened by Climate Change

— By tracking these tiny birds, we can detect important imbalances in the environment.
Birds in North America and Europe Are Quickly Packing Their Bags—Here's Why

Birds in North America and Europe Are Quickly Packing Their Bags—Here's Why

— Decades of data show that climate change is manipulating the way species move across continents.
How You Can Help Protect Birds In 15 Minutes This Weekend

How You Can Help Protect Birds In 15 Minutes This Weekend

— In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Audubon CEO David Yarnold highlights citizen science projects including the Great Backyard Bird Count.