Conservation

Saving Colombia's Forests Is Crucial to Protect Prothonotary Warblers

Saving Colombia's Forests Is Crucial to Protect Prothonotary Warblers

— A new study shows that almost the entire population winters in a region with rampant deforestation—a finding that could help target conservation.
Overcrowding Might be Driving Bald Eagles to Nest on Beaches

Overcrowding Might be Driving Bald Eagles to Nest on Beaches

— On the Virginia Barrier Islands, five ground nests have been found in the past six years—something never before seen on the East Coast.
How to Get Better at Saving Oiled Birds? Lots and Lots of Practice

How to Get Better at Saving Oiled Birds? Lots and Lots of Practice

— During "oiled bird season" off the coast of California, International Bird Rescue learns to rehabilitate the trickiest patients.
Exotic Parrot Colonies Are Flourishing Across the Country

Exotic Parrot Colonies Are Flourishing Across the Country

— From Los Angeles to Miami, feral parrots have become a common sight. Are they invasive pests, or a conservation boon?
Hunting Imagery May Soon Be Mandatory for Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Hunting Imagery May Soon Be Mandatory for Federal Duck Stamp Contest

— Conservationists worry the proposed change will undermine efforts to expand sales of the stamps, a key funding source for habitat protection.
Rapidly Declining Songbird Won’t See Federal Protections Anytime Soon

Rapidly Declining Songbird Won’t See Federal Protections Anytime Soon

— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has delayed its decision on the Saltmarsh Sparrow’s endangered status to 2023. Scientists say that might be too late.
Oakland Has Its First Official Bird Thanks to These Dedicated Kids

Oakland Has Its First Official Bird Thanks to These Dedicated Kids

— After two years and a lot of hard work, a student-run campaign to make the Black-crowned Night-Heron the city's mascot sees success.
How Plover Chicks Born in a Parking Lot Spurred a City to Make Its Beach Safer

How Plover Chicks Born in a Parking Lot Spurred a City to Make Its Beach Safer

— The dramatic ups and downs of a Piping Plover family in Gloucester, Massachusetts, show what it takes to protect a threatened species.
Last Year’s Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More Than 80 Years

Last Year’s Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More Than 80 Years

— An official report says that South Florida's wading birds had an even better 2018 than we thought.
A Miraculous Discovery Near Medellín Yields Insight on a Mysterious Songbird

A Miraculous Discovery Near Medellín Yields Insight on a Mysterious Songbird

— Conservationists recently discovered a Colombian brush-finch only known by museum specimens. Now they’re racing to save it from habitat loss.
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