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A close-up image shows a Yellow Warbler’s feather in great detail: yellow barbs photographed against a black background, with a brownish shaft running through the center of the feather.
The Bird Genoscape Project Aims to Unlock the Secrets in Birds’ Feathers
April 14, 2022 — Recent breakthroughs have allowed researchers from across the Western Hemisphere to begin building a DNA library filled with insights about where birds migrate and their resilience to mounting pressures.
An American Woodcock pokes its long bill into the brown earth beneath a shrub in a city park. Out of focus, behind the park's wrought iron fence, are pedestrians and vehicles.
Making Discoveries and Connections in a Time of Migrations
April 14, 2022 — There’s much to celebrate, and still much we need to understand.
A lone wind turbine is seen in the expanse of blue ocean off the coast of Rhode Island at sunset.
Off the East Coast, a Massive Network of Wind Turbines Is Coming—Along With New Risks for Migrating Birds
April 14, 2022 — Species journeying over the Atlantic Ocean will soon have to navigate wind farms. But without clean energy, their futures are more imperiled.
A huge flock of large birds flies across a blue, yellow, and pink sky, taking up the whole frame. Blurry outlines of trees are in the background.
How Migrating Snow Geese Helped Stretch My Perspective
April 14, 2022 — The seasonal movements of birds have captivated humans for millennia. Now we know enough about their flights to make surprising connections.
A colorful illustration shows a phenology wheel—a scientific diagram that uses a series of concentric circles to show the alignment of sunlight, plant growth, and insect emergence. In this illustration, birds are flying chaotically around the wheel, showing their struggle to keep up with the advancement of spring.
A Matter of Timing: Can Birds Keep Up With Earlier and Earlier Springs?
April 13, 2022 — The seasons are changing as the planet warms. Some migratory species may break under the strain—but others could surprise us.
Four photos, from left: A dead juvenile American Robin with an orange-mottled chest; a hand holds the glistening stomach of a Mourning Dove; against a red background seeds of different colors are arranged in concentric circles; two slender green plants grow in a brown, white, and black ceramic pot.
Flying Gardens of Maybe
April 13, 2022 — Artist Andrew S. Yang coaxes new life from seeds that bird-strike victims consumed, turning dead ends into second chances.
Two smiling children look at a small yellow bird, a Wilson's Warbler, held carefully by a scientist. One of the children gently touches the bird.
To Experience Migration in a New Way, Check Out a Bird Banding Station
April 13, 2022 — Visiting or volunteering at one of these sites can provide up-close avian encounters and a chance to contribute to valuable data collection.
The Many Styles of Bird Migration Are More Varied Than You Think
April 13, 2022 — It's the journey, not the destination.
Silhouettes of large birds fly across the a pink and gray sky in a line. A large full moon in centered in the frame behind them.
A Brief History of How Scientists Have Learned About Bird Migration
April 13, 2022 — Researchers today can follow birds' paths as they fly thousands of miles. But it wasn't always that way. Scroll through more than two centuries of advances in understanding this natural wonder.
philadelphia skyline at night with buildings lit up
Philadelphia Darkens Its Skyline to Protect Migrating Birds
April 13, 2022 — Spurred by a mass collision event, Audubon chapters and partners lead a Lights Out program during spring and fall migration.
Seven Ways to Make Your Home More Bird-Friendly
April 11, 2022 — From your windows to what plants you grow, there are many ways to make your sanctuary a safe place for avian visitors.
A collage of photos show: A woman holding a bird and look straight up;  A younger woman and older woman holding hands; A man holding and gazing at a photo of his parents; A middle-aged woman smiling at the camera.
The Paths We Take
April 11, 2022 — Migration is a journey that has long shaped human and avian existence. Meet four people whose lives and work reflect those close connections.
A closeup shot shows a medium-sized brown bird being held in a person's hands. Its wings are spread, and there is a small device on the bird's back.
How Birds Perform Amazing Migratory Feats—and the Mysteries That Remain
April 08, 2022 — We tackle some of your most frequently asked questions about migration.
A bright yellow Prothonotary Warbler emerges from a cavity in a mossy cypress knee, a woody structure that grows near the base of a cypress tree.
To Protect Her Subjects, a Photographer Chooses Patience Over Playback
April 08, 2022 — Kelley Luikey wants birders and shutterbugs to recognize that playing recorded songs can stress vulnerable birds.
Welcome to the Dark Side: Your Guide to Nocturnal Migration Birding
April 04, 2022 — Here’s everything you need to join a growing DIY community where the action heats up when the sun goes down.
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