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A Single Mexican Island May Be Our Best Hope for Saving Black-footed Albatrosses

November 18, 2023 — To secure the future of the imperiled seabirds, scientists are transporting eggs from Hawaii to Mexico, where Laysan Albatross foster parents await.

As Stands of Whitebark Pine Disappear, Could the Clark's Nutcracker Soon Follow?

November 18, 2023 — A intrepid researcher faces steep odds as she attempts to study nutcrackers in the Cascade Mountains. But the birds—and the singular trees they help sustain—are too important for her not to persist.

The Bone-eating Bearded Vulture Is Reclaiming Europe’s Skies

November 17, 2023 — Once widely persecuted, the majestic scavenger is making a remarkable rebound in Europe, but new threats could undermine a full recovery.
Illustration of a prairie chicken walking on a farm with cows, a tractor, and an oil well in the background.

How to Fortify the Endangered Species Act for the Next 50 Years

November 17, 2023 — In the years ahead, flora, fauna, and the ecosystems they depend on will face many hazards, both old and new. These actions could strengthen the act’s ability to meet evolving challenges.

A Force of Conservation, the Endangered Species Act Faces a Fraught Future

November 17, 2023 — Fifty years after its passage, the powerful policy has proven effective at preventing wildlife from going extinct. Only with innovation and advocacy can it continue to do so for decades to come.

A Beloved Winter Finch Is In Decline—and Scientists Want to Know Why

November 15, 2023 — Feeder visits from Evening Grosbeaks are rarer than in the past, and a new initiative is trying to understand the root causes.

This New App Looks to the Birds to Bolster Southeast Alaska’s Economy

November 15, 2023 — A birding trail developed by Audubon Alaska and partners seeks to shift the region away from reliance on extractive industries.

How Do Birds Respond to Extreme Wildfire Haze? Project Phoenix Aims to Find Out 

November 15, 2023 — Harnessing the power of community science can help birds as smoke pollution from blazes becomes more extreme.

Why Bird Advocates Want to Double Down on Conservation Across the Americas

November 08, 2023 — A bipartisan U.S. bill would ramp up funding for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, an under-the-radar program with a long reach.
A photo of author, Carl Safina, looking to the top right of the frame

Can a Scientist and an Owl Be Friends?

November 08, 2023 — Best-selling author and ecologist Carl Safina has made a career out of his deep explorations of the animal world. But his recent relationship with a rescued owl caused him to go even deeper.
Two sandhill cranes flying in front of out-of-focus transmission lines.

The Race Is on to Build Big Power Lines, Clean Energy’s Missing Ingredient

November 07, 2023 — Careful siting and thoughtful construction can make transmission lines less dangerous for birds, experts say.
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