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How a Small Army of Scientists Hopes to Save the World's Rarest Sandpiper
December 22, 2017
— The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, on the edge of extinction, is finally catching a break after scientists persuaded hunters to become fishermen instead.
In Search of the Stunning—and Possibly Extinct—Edwards's Pheasant
December 18, 2017
— No one has seen the elusive bird in the wild in nearly two decades, but it might still inhabit Vietnam's war-ravaged mountain valleys.
This Japanese Woodcarver Helps the Blind See Birds Through Touch
September 22, 2017
— Haruo Uchiyama sculpts intricate, life-size birds to teach the world about evolution and extinction. His current mission: modeling 40 species of Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Good Grammar Is a Matter of Life or Death for Japanese Tits
August 9, 2017
— These chatty birds string their sentences together in a specific order to rally friends and fend off foes.
‘Ravens,’ One of the 20th Century's Best Photography Books, Is Back on Shelves
August 2, 2017
— Masahisa Fukase’s seminal series on loss and solitude, channeled through corvids, is an avant-garde work of self-reflection.
There's an Ancient Bond Between Mongolia's Hunters and Golden Eagles
July 7, 2016
— Since the time of Kublai Kahn, the Kazakh people have allied with raptors to find sustenance in a barren, mountainous land.
A Stunning Look at the First 3-D Prehistoric Bird Wings Ever Found by Scientists
June 30, 2016
— The fossils were discovered in Myanmar amber—a form of mummification that's typical for insects.
Meet the Bird With a Full-Time Bodyguard
June 8, 2016
— This young crane got a little lost—and found hundreds of fans instead.
Birding on the Rise in Beijing
May 16, 2016
— Even the city’s notorious pollution hasn’t stopped this growing trend.
Do Birds Have an Inherent Right to Fly?
February 29, 2016
— The Indian Supreme Court is looking at the question in a more liberal—and literal—light.
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