As Avian Flu Ravaged Wild Condors, One Chick Became a Ray of Hope
By Zoe Grueskin
October 03, 2023 — Helpless to stop the virus, biologists did everything in their power to protect the endangered species amid the deadly crisis—including trials of an avian flu vaccine never before used on U.S. birds.
Social Dilemma: What’s at Stake When We Propel Wild Birds to Stardom?
By Willy Blackmore
October 03, 2023 — Manhattan Bird Alert, a New York-based social media account, has fueled the rise of celebrity birds while attracting droves of new birders. But like many a story of unchecked fame, the phenomenon is also a cautionary tale.
Revealing the Mysteries of Whip-poor-wills—and What It Might Take to Save Them
By Susan Cosier
September 29, 2023 — Recently uncovered secrets long held by species in the elusive nightjar family, and those still waiting to be unraveled, could provide information vital to curtailing their recent losses.