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Two bluebirds perch next to each other, one holding a bug and the other a bunch of grassy material in their beaks.
Spring Into Action
March 26, 2024 — Migration reminds us of what we’re all collectively working to build: a world where birds thrive.
Why Is it So Hard to Keep Cats Indoors?
March 26, 2024 — When a neighbor’s pet entered her life, our writer devised a plan: Put a GPS tracker on it and delve into why we let our beloved felines wander outside despite the risks they pose to birds and themselves.
A fluffy orange cat stands in a long, elaborate wood and mesh enclosure outside.
DIY: Treat Your Cat to the Perks of the Outdoors—Minus the Pitfalls—With a Catio
March 26, 2024 — Build an enclosed oases that allows your feline to enjoy time outside without posing a danger to wildlife or encountering hazards himself.
A person holds a tall plastic pole beside a lake with mountains in the background.
Saline Lakes Are Dying—Scientists Hope This Unusual Shorebird Can Help Save Them
March 26, 2024 — An international team of researchers is conducting fieldwork from Canada to Argentina to help tell the story of the Wilson’s Phalarope, a species in peril whose essential habitats across the hemisphere are at risk from overuse and drought.
A bird flies between skyscrapers, the fading moon overhead.
The Surprisingly Long History of the Movement to Make Buildings Safer for Birds
March 26, 2024 — Documenting the birds injured and killed by flying into buildings is difficult, emotionally draining work. One New York City Audubon volunteer looks to the past to find hope for the future.
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Life Support
March 26, 2024 — We’ve constructed a world that caters to humans. There’s still time to learn how to share it.
A black and white cat sits in a clear box sticking out of a window in a brick building.
Ready-made Catios Ensure the Purr-fect Fit for Any Owner
March 26, 2024 — The wide range of structures available for purchase means everyone can find one that’s the cat’s meow.
A black and white print of a Hooded Merganser illustration next to awls on a printed table cloth.
A Printmaker Dives Into the Aquatic Domain of a Regal Duck
March 25, 2024 — Artist Meg T. Justice provides a fresh perspective on the habitat that sustains the Hooded Merganser.
The sun is just above the horizon, and it casts light across a field with purple blooms in the foreground
7 Destinations For Viewing Spectacular Wildflower Blooms
March 25, 2024 — Catch the bonanza of color unfurling in mountain meadows, lush forests, and desert dunes across the United States—and see some birds, too.
A floating grid abuts a building atop a vast plane of water. Fish are grown inside nets being held aloft in this grid.
Conservationists Urge Caution as the Federal Government Promotes Fish Farming
March 22, 2024 — Aquaculture comes in many forms and can be done sustainably, but a push for more offshore operations raises concerns, environmentalists say.
A woman is climbing up a crack in an otherwise solid red mountain, off in the distance are mesas and valleys in various shades red and rust.
Rock Climbers Rise to the Occasion to Protect Cliff-Nesting Raptors
March 22, 2024 — In Bears Ears National Monument and climbing areas around the country, adventurers are working with scientists and educating their peers to prevent harm to the majestic birds whose habitat they share.
A fisheye view from above a paraglider, the earth looks remote but the sky is filled with gliders.
To Understand How Birds Soar, a Scientist Looks to Paragliders
March 22, 2024 — Like vultures, the aerial athletes rely on thermals to power their flight. But how do they find these invisible updrafts?
Illustration of an adult and child smelling flowers outside next to a house.
New Laws Protect Bird-Friendly Yards From Neighborhood Rules
March 22, 2024 — A blossoming legislative trend prevents homeowners associations, which set landscaping rules for a growing number of Americans, from forbidding native plants.
Illustration of a house and building next to trees and birds.
Conservation Groups Retool Their Missions to Address the Affordable Housing Crisis
March 22, 2024 — Protecting green space can drive up local property costs, so land trusts are forming new partnerships to create homes for people and wildlife.
Portrait of Amy Tan sitting on a stone wall in a garden.
In Amy Tan's Newest Book, the Drama Is All About the Birds
March 22, 2024 — The acclaimed novelist recently started exploring a world of avian characters through nature journaling. The result is a work of art.
A big blue sky and rows of green trees separated by a smaller strip of dirt, that dirt is slowly flooding.
A California Wetland Program’s Flood of New Funding Lifts Hopes for Shorebirds
March 14, 2024 — With many species rapidly declining along the Pacific Flyway, conservationists and landowners in the Central Valley are creating temporary wetlands where birds need them most.
A large beaver dam holds back a pond. In the background, a person in a blue jacket walks beside the pond in a foggy green landscape.
In the Arctic, Beavers Are Climate Winners. Should We Let Them Take Over?
February 27, 2024 — The voracious builders are reshaping the tundra, and generating controversy about whether their presence is cause for concern—or hope—in a warming world.
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