Conservation

Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

— Inspired by the Red-cockaded Woodpecker's resilience, the Houston Astros affiliate has chosen the bird to be its official mascot.
From Canoes, Fishermen Guard Africa's Famous Shoebills Against Poachers

From Canoes, Fishermen Guard Africa's Famous Shoebills Against Poachers

— Live chicks can go for thousands of dollars on the black market. So dedicated locals have banded together to protect the birds and their nests.
A Hunter’s Plea Against Poisoned Ammunition

A Hunter’s Plea Against Poisoned Ammunition

— In a New York Times op-ed, Jim Minick outlines the many ways lead threatens public safety and the sanctity of birds.
Meet the Man Who Sang Like a Bird and Helped Save the Redwoods

Meet the Man Who Sang Like a Bird and Helped Save the Redwoods

— Charles Kellogg advocated for California's redwood forests to crowds across the country—while warbling from a giant tree-mobile.
Minnesota's Newest Sports Stadiums Take Very Different Approaches to Bird Safety

Minnesota's Newest Sports Stadiums Take Very Different Approaches to Bird Safety

— The homes of the Vikings and the Loons stand in stark contrast when it comes to preventing avian collisions. They’re both also about to be tested.
Yards With Non-Native Plants Create ‘Food Deserts’ for Bugs and Birds

Yards With Non-Native Plants Create ‘Food Deserts’ for Bugs and Birds

— New research finds that Carolina Chickadees require a landscape with 70 percent native plants to keep their population steady.
Raptors Around the World Are Still Being Massacred. What Can Be Done?

Raptors Around the World Are Still Being Massacred. What Can Be Done?

— A series of high-profile poisonings and shootings has drawn attention to age-old fears and conflicts that fuel these wildlife crimes.
How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

— Sick Red Knots, Sanderlings, and Ruddy Turnstones have been turning up at hospitals in record numbers as toxic algal blooms take their toll.
Guardians of the Grebes

Guardians of the Grebes

— To protect climate-threatened Hooded Grebes, volunteers camp out at remote, high-elevation lakes in Patagonia for the entire breeding season.
Scientists Make Plea to Protect a Rare Hummingbird They Just Discovered

Scientists Make Plea to Protect a Rare Hummingbird They Just Discovered

— By their estimate, fewer than 750 Blue-throated Hillstars remain in the fragile Ecuadorian Andes.